Diversity at Chicago-Kent
Chicago-Kent is committed to maintaining the diverse community that has been one of its strengths since its founding more than a century ago. The first female student was a graduate of the class of 1891, and Ida Platt, the first African-American woman admitted to the bar in Illinois and the second black woman admitted to practice law in the United States, was a graduate of the class of 1894.
Our students come from 35 states and 15 countries. Forty-six percent of our students are women, and 19 percent are students of
color. The Admissions Committee encourages applications from members of disadvantaged groups and encourages applications from participants in the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) program. For additional information on the Chicago-Kent community, visit the Student Body Profile.
To learn more about diversity at the law school, we invite you to attend our upcoming Students of Color and Cultural Diversity Open House for prospective students.