With over 900 students, Chicago-Kent is the second oldest law school in Illinois. An arm of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent is one of the few law schools affiliated with a technological university. Located at 565 WestAdams, the very modern law school is equipped with the latest technology and includes both a five-story library and mock courtroom that seats one hundred people.
Chicago Kentcan be found in the Loop neighborhood, just west of the actual Loop of the El trains. It iswalking distance tothousands of law firms, big and small, as well as state and federal agencies, and public interest advocacy centers, not to mention the United States district and appellate courts and the local circuit and appellate courts. Ashuttle bus connects the law school with the maincampus, which is three miles south of the Loop. The law school is also within walking distance of two El stops, a CTA subway station, the Metra commuter system, and long-distance passenger rail.
Until recently, the Loop consisted almost exclusively of office buildings, but the State Street revival is now in full swing, and Millennium Park, particularly in the summer,is drawing a sea of humanity for recreation, dining, and entertainment. new construction condominium towers now grace the skyline along Michigan Avenue, and condominium conversions deeper inside the Loop have attracted a growing number of residents to the heart of the city's commercial center. The Art Institute of Chicago, already the second largest art museum in the country, recently grew even bigger with the opening of the Modern Wing, and the Jay Pritzker Pavillion across the street is an outdoor concert venue of staggering beauty, thanks to the architectural talents of Frank Gehry. Just a block away, Macy's, and Old Navy are among the growing number of retailers setting up shop in the neighborhood.