« on: May 02, 2007, 03:09:31 PM »
Regarding the Chicago job market, it is the second biggest legal market in the country after New York. Kent does well placing grads in firms, although there is a lot of competition from local schools like U of C, NU, UIUC and Loyola. Salaries are high at the big firms coming out of law school, and cost of living here is cheap relative to DC or NY. If you don't mind moving, and want to work in a firm, Kent is a great option. However, if you're serious about wanting to stay out east and working in international/government law, American has the definite advantage. Also, Kent really isn't that portable outside of Chicago/Midwest. That also should be something to consider.