If you want to work in Chicago after graduation, Chicago-Kent does make sense; however, Case is a MUCH stronger school and you could save a lot of money on living expense loans for 3 years. Case Western is strong in certain areas of the U.S., but in St. Louis, most firms aren't really aware of Case Western. It really depends on where Case's alumni are located. That being said, unless you 100% want to live in Chicago after graduation, then go to CW. If you are 100% certain about Chicago...it's a toss-up, but I'd probably consider Chicago-Kent, sheerly because the Chicago market is really hard to break into from the outside.