Studying Law at UChicago

The Socratic Method

The Socratic Method is not used at UChicago to intimidate, nor to "break down" new law students, but instead for the very reason Socrates developed it: to develop critical thinking skills in students and enable them to approach the law as intellectuals.

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The Life of the Mind

What sets Chicago apart from other law schools is our unabashed enthusiasm for the life of the mind—the conviction that ideas matter.

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Interdisciplinary Inquiry

UChicago's devotion to interdisciplinary inquiry is as old as the school itself.

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The Quarter System

The quarter system allows students to take fewer courses each quarter than a semester system, but more courses over their entire legal education.

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Public Interest

The Law School offers support to students and graduates seeking public interest work, including through individual counseling and resource matching, information on job opportunities, guaranteed summer public interest funding, post-graduate public service financial support, speakers and programs, networking connections, and more.

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Leadership Training

A collection of programs and initiatives prepares students to lead in whatever fields they choose.

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Clinics and Experiential Learning

Students gain experience by working transactional and litigation-based legal clinics, meeting with faculty outside the classroom, attending talks with distinguished guests, staffing journals, and competing in Moot Court.

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