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Application for Admission to
J.S.D. Program
Office of International Law and Policy
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Illinois Institute of Technology
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661-3691
(312) 906-5134 Voice
(312) 906-5355 Fax
Application Procedure
  1. The application consists of this online application form and a series of other essential documents as listed below. All documents should be submitted according to the application procedures.
  2. You must complete this application in one sitting. Fill in all blank spaces and verify submission at the end of the form.
  3. In addition to this application, the following documents are required to complete the applicant's file. Applications will not be reviewed by the commitee until applicant's file is complete:
    • A current resume or CV;
    • Two letters of recommendation;
    • Official academic transcript translated into English;
    • In cases where English is not a candidate's first language, an official TOEFL report of a score of 100 (internet) or official IELTS report of a score of 7.5;
    • A writing sample that is originally written in English (translations of works written in another language do not qualify) along with a signed statement that it is the work of the candidate;
    • A dissertation proposal in English and in the range of 1500 to 2500 words (five to ten double spaced pages) with a meaningful working title and a bibliography that lists relevant works that proved significant in the formulation of the applicant's thinking about his or her project.
  4. Please go to application procedures for complete application instructions. All materials submitted with or in support of an application become property of the College of Law and are not returnable.
  5. Please note the deadlines for submission of application materials.

Application Form
1. Birthdate: (mm/dd/yyyy)
2. Year of Entering:    August 2016
Personal Information
First Name:
Middle Initial:
Last Name:
Business Affiliation: 
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
U.S. State/Territory    Zip Code:       
Foreign State:    Postal Code:   
(include international codes)
Email Address:
4. Office Address:
U.S. State:    Zip Code:       
Foreign State:    Postal Code:   
(include international codes)
  Email address:
5. May we contact you at work? Yes No
6. Gender * : Male   Female
7. State of legal residence * :
8. Country of citizenship * :
If not USA, give visa status: Permanent resident F1 student Other visa:
9. City of birth * :
10. State of birth (US only):
11. Country of birth * :
12. Are you of Hispanic or Latino Origin? (means a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
Yes No
13. If you wish to be identified with a particular racial or ethnic group, please check one or more of the following: *
African American or Black (A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.)
Asian American (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.)
Chicano/Mexican American
Native American, Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.)
Other Hispanic, Latino
Puerto Rican
14. Next of kin/Contact person in the U.S. Relationship
City: State: Zip Code:
14a. Next of kin/Contact person outside the U.S. Relationship
City: State: Postal Code:
(include international codes)


Lawyers are held to the highest ethical standards.  The failure to disclose an act or event such as the ones described below is often more significant, and leads to more serious consequences, than the act or event itself.  Failure to provide truthful answers, or failure to inform the Office of International Law and Policy of any changes in your answers, may result in revocation of admission or disciplinary action by the College of Law.  An affirmative response does not necessarily prejudice your admission to Chicago-Kent.

15. Have you ever been convicted of, plead guilty or nolo contendre to, or received a period of supervision for, any offense other than a minor traffic or parking violation, or is any charge now pending against you concerning such an offense?  (A "minor traffic violation" is a violation for which only a citation was issued, e.g. speeding.  You must report any other traffic offense, including any offense in which acting under the influence of a drug or alcohol was an element of the offense.) You must disclose each instance regardless of whether a conviction was reversed, set aside or vacated, or the record sealed or expunged.

Yes No

If yes, give details below.

16. Have you ever been dropped, suspended, placed on academic or social probation or warning, or otherwise disciplined by any college or university, for any reason? Yes No

If yes, give details below.

17. Have you ever been suspended, placed on probation or warning, or otherwise disciplined by any professional organization or state agency charged with reviewing professional conduct or are any charges or proceedings that could culminate in such sanctions pending?

Yes No

If yes, give details below.


Do you consider English to be your primary language? Yes No

If English is not your primary language, when did you take or when do you plan to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language?

Date TOEFL Score

19. Have you previously applied to Chicago-Kent College of Law? Yes No

If yes, in what year?   What was the decision?

20. To what other law schools have you applied?

21. Please list in chronological order all colleges, universities, graduate and/or professional schools you have attended, including all part-time or summer programs, whether or not you received credit or were a candidate for a degree.

Name Location Dates of
College or
College or
Graduate or
law school)
Graduate or

22. In what states and/or countries have you been admitted to practice:
(give year of admission)

23. List all scholastic or academic honors you have received including scholarships, fellowships, prizes, honor societies, publications, etc.

24. Employment record: List (most recent first) full-time, part-time and summer employment, including military service. (Use a separate sheet, if necessary, or submit a resume.)

From To Position Held Name & Location
of Employer
for Leaving

Describe your responsibilities in your current position:

25. Has any member of your family attended IIT? Yes No
Chicago-Kent? Yes No

If yes, what is this person's name, year of graduation, and relationship to you?
Year of Graduation:

26. References (persons who might be contacted by the law school).  Please furnish the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the two individuals from whom you have requested recommendations.
Name Position Address Telephone Number
(include international codes)

I. I certify, to the best of my knowledge, that all statements submitted are correct, complete, and my own work, and that I will notify Chicago-Kent of any changes in the information contained herein arising prior to my matriculation to the law school (whether or not the Committee has already acted on my application.)

I understand that failure to supply accurate, complete, and updated information may result in a filing of Applicant Misconduct with LSAC, withdrawal of any offer of admission or cancellation of registration, and may be a violation of the Chicago-Kent College of Law Code of Conduct and may also jeopardize my eventual admission to the bar.  I understand that this application and also other records gathered for my admission file are confidential and will be handled in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment).
I agree: (check box if complying)

II. If this application for admission is approved, I agree to comply with all rules and regulations of the law school as published in the Student Handbook.  I also acknowledge that I will comply with the Chicago-Kent College of Law Code of Conduct.
I agree: (check box if complying)

III. If admitted to IIT, I hereby authorize the Director of Student Health at Illinois Institute of Technology, or any physician approved by the director, to examine me and treat me in cases of emergency when the Medical Department or the dean has been unable to get in touch with my parents, guardian, or spouse. (A student who for religious reasons does not wish to sign this statement should write to the Director of Admissions.  Some churches have forms which may be used by students requesting exemption from medical provisions.)
I agree: (check box if complying)


Please carefully read all of the information on this form before submitting.  If you need to amend your application after submission, please contact

To clear the form and start over, press this button:

* Information on sex, age, ethnic origin and citizenship status is collected for compliance reports in connection with federal regulations pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended by Executive Order 11375 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 86, 45 C.F.R. and is not mandatory.  All information is confidential and will not be used to discriminate in admission to or participation in any of the educational programs or activities offered in the colleges of Illinois Institute of Technology.

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