Well I think all three of these schools have reputable programs. They have strong regional reputations. They are all within the Top 100 of the US News Law School rankings. Accordingly, Loyola and Chicago-Kent do well salary wise in terms of private practice (this, according to the current US News salary data). It is my understanding that most programs (including part-time evening programs) meet four out of the standard five day week. According to US News, Chicago-Kent's part-time program is rated 10th in the country. Loyola's part-time program is rated 16th in the country. Depaul's part-time program is rated 21st in the country.It is untrue that "big law" is out of one's options at these schools. And as for government work, the most recent data shows that very few graduates (in terms of a percentage) are in this sector. Most are in the private sector. If you are interested in large law firms, you can do your own research at large firms in Chicago like Mayer Brown and Winston Strawn, do a search of the graduates from any of these schools, and see the current number of associates and/or partners. In my view, it is always problematic to rely on advice from users on message boards. It would be better to talk to actual admissions officers at these schools to help you figure out what you want to do. Do your own research of law school graduates from these schools at firms of all sizes to get an accurate assessment of what options are available, pursued, and granted.I hope that helps.PS: No matter what you decide, it is never too early to begin preparing for the LSAT.Thank you-I appreciate your feedback and honesty.
"Egregious Depaul trolling? Explain that. What proof or indication is that statement based on? I've said nothing with bias toward any of the three schools hunnie 0913 mentions. I've actually used data to back up my statements."Not to get into a huge thing, but you actually didn't show any data. And, while I'm on the more optimistic side of the ledger, I tend to agree; you're not getting Mayer Brown or other Chicago biglaw from DePaul or Kent unless you're top in the class (I mean, absolutely top), and even then only maybe. That's not an avenue that's open to you as a part-time student. There's simply too much competition.
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