The School

The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. Chicago does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.

History of the Law School

The Law School opened its doors in 1902, twelve years after the founding of the University of Chicago. It has been an innovator in legal education ever since.

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Mission of the Law School

What sets UChicago Law apart from other law schools is its unabashed enthusiasm for the life of the mind--the conviction that ideas matter, that they are worth discussing, and that legal education should devote itself to learning for learning's sake.

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Learning Outcomes

The Law School’s program of instruction is designed to train superb lawyers who will be leaders in all parts of the profession.

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Law School Art & Architecture

Our mid-century modern building was designed by famed architect Eero Saarinen.

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University of Chicago Nondiscrimination Statement

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to University programs on the basis of individual merit.

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Accreditations and Memberships

The University of Chicago Law School has been accredited by the Association of American Law Schools since our founding in 1902. The Law School has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1923, the first year the ABA began accrediting law schools.The Law School has had a chapter of Order of the Coif since 1912.

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