IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law Announces LL.M Program in Athens, Greece and afterwards in Chicago, Illinois, USA with 75 % and 100% Guaranteed Tuition Scholarships

1 Απρ 2019

For Lawyers from Greece

IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Announces

LL.M Program in Athens, Greece and afterwards in Chicago, Illinois, USA
with 75 % and 100% Guaranteed Tuition Scholarships

IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law - US based Law School along with School of American Law announces two interlinked programs with guaranteed 75% and 100% guaranteed tuition scholarships for lawyers from Greece.

  • 1. School of American Law SAL Program in Athens, Greece and afterwards 
  • 2. LL.M Program in Chicago, IL, USA.

School of American Law in Athens is hosted by Nomiki Bibliothiki Athinon (www.nb.org). SAL Program covers two semesters: September - December (the first semester) and January-May (the second semester) in Athens, Greece. It includes ten mandatory courses conducted in English and delivered solely by Chicago-Kent Professors visiting from USA & UK. Ten mandatory courses cover contemporary subjects: International Business Transactions, E-Commerce, Online Contracting, Antitrust Law, IP Asset Management, Intellectual Property Law, Global Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Law, Comparative Law, Introduction to American Legal Systems & Legal Writing.

Learning mode is only one course per month (five courses per semester) covering only weekends through full day lecture starting at 10am by 5pm. In total, 5 weekends will be covered each semester by the live classes; besides, pre- and after-class readings and exam submission shall be expected from students. Nevertheless, SAL Program blended structure combines five courses with intensive live classes in Athens, Greece and five courses with online classes. Students who can take a weekend away from work and family and would like to spend more time in classroom with Chicago-Kent Professors’ and colleagues’ environment, are invited to Athens, Greece once a month for all ten mandatory courses. Those students who reside out of Greece and cannot physically attend the live classes, are offered to take five courses online while remain five courses shall be taken through live classes. Under this option, students may initially choose which structure is preferable for them while studying at SAL Program. SAL Program will notify students which five courses might be taken online.

After completing SAL Program, graduates continue LL.M education at Chicago-Kent in Chicago, IL, USA. Master’s study at Chicago-Kent is finished with earning LL.M in “U.S., International and Transnational Law” in one semester (five months) instead of regular one academic year. This is a legal study for postgraduate academic degree duration of which is five months for SAL Graduates. For graduates who held SAL Certificate, LL.M degree in Chicago is earned by completing one semester full time study, meanwhile, they may choose to continue another semester at Chicago-Kent for continuation their educational (Ph.D.) and professional (BAR exam) achievement.

Our Program graduates will receive:

  • 1. After graduating SAL Program in Athens, Greece - Certificate of Completion of School of American Law. Certificate will be issued by SAL and Chicago-Kent jointly and signed by the Dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law and Head of SAL Program.
  • 2. After graduating IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law – LL.M Diploma from IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Since 2015 SAL Program in Athens educated more than 150 students from Balkans, Mediterranean & Europe, with opportunity to receive an immersive overseas experience and gain the global competencies that will define their future role in the global landscape.

Our Program Advantages

  • Getting benefits from the blended structure of SAL Program starting in Athens, Greece without leaving current jobs by attending interactive live and/or online classes. Blended structure allowing to complete SAL Program in Athens, Greece though combined intensive five live courses and five courses through digital media from traditional classroom;
  • TOEFL Waiver for SAL Program graduates, submitting SAL & LL.M applications without taking TOEFL or IELTS exam;
  • Preferential and immediate Admission to Chicago-Kent LL.M after completion of SAL Program;
  • Earning LL.M in “U.S., International and Transnational Law” at Chicago-Kent in one semester instead of one academic year;
  • Guaranteed 75% and 100% tuition scholarships;  
  • After completing one semester at Chicago-Kent, students may continue education for the optional second semester and earn LL.M degree in the most demanding directions: LL.M in Trial Advocacy, LL.M in International Intellectual Property Law and LL.M in Financial Service Law with 75% scholarships;
  • After completing Master’s study at Chicago-Kent, graduates may continue Doctoral study (Ph.D./SJD) with 75% tuition scholarships;
  • Affordable tuition payment plan within two or more installments while studying at SAL Program & Chicago-Kent;
  • Deferring Chicago-Kent’s Admission for LL.M during the next three academic years;
  • On-campus & off-campus employment opportunities in the USA;
  • Access to externships and internships in the USA;
  • The world best location - downtown campus of Chicago-Kent is located in the heart of Chicago - one of the nation's top legal & financial markets;
  • Development a strong professional network, foster connections with a diverse community of professionals across the USA will be an invaluable resource for locating prospective employers and clients.


Program impact on applicants’ career

  • In past years, after graduation from Chicago-Kent LL.M program, graduates have continued career building in the states by passing US Bar exam and applying for OPT (permission to work for one year in the USA);
  • Others have returned to the practice of law in their respective countries with a better understanding of US law and the ability to work better with international, European and US lawyers, law firms and government agencies.  Most of them was immediately promoted or integrated into leading business industries or top law firms;
  • In each case, the knowledge obtained and the contacts made in Chicago through the Chicago-Kent SAL program continue to have enormous personal and professional value


Scholarships & Tuition Fee

  • Tuition fee for SAL Program amounts to EUR 6800. Applicants who apply before Early Application Deadline, i.e. May 31 will enjoy 5% lower tuition EUR 6400; Tuition is payable in three installments.
  • Tuition fee for LL.M at Chicago-Kent College of Law amounts to USD 10 000 instead of regular USD 44 000 after guaranteed 75% scholarships; payment for LL.M study shall be made at Chicago-Kent after Students’ arrivals in Chicago;
  • Full (100%) tuition scholarship for LL.M study is established by Chicago-Kent College of Law. To qualify for the scholarship, students must maintain minimum 3.8 final GPA at SAL. The Dean of Chicago-Kent and Head of SAL Worldwide will review applications from students who meet that condition and select the most qualified student;
  • Tuition fee for the optional second semester at Chicago-Kent College of Law amounts to USD 7 250 instead of USD  22 000.


Who should apply for this program?

  • Those who are interested in LL.M study at Chicago-Kent must have a first degree in Law (LL.B) or shall be last year law school student; applicant should also demonstrate aptitude through undergraduate and graduate grades, or through relevant work experience;
  • Those who are interested to master their education in business law and get SAL Certificate only - any higher-educated applicant (having Bachelor’s Diploma or being last year student at universities or similar higher educational establishments providing degree level of BA) may submit documentation to SAL Program.


Early Application Deadline is May 31;
Deadline might be extended by June 30 (Regular Application Deadline) if places at SAL are still available.  Applicants are required to submit the following documents electronically:

  • CV in English;
  • One letter of reference originally written or translated in English by indicating referee’s contact information;
  • Copy of diploma or university statement for Bachelor students;
  • Copy of the Passport and/or ID.


The documents should be sent to the following email addresses:
admission@chicagokentlaw.gr, ch.sarakanidi@chicagokentlaw.gr, ch.sarakanidi@chicagokentlaw.gr, r.warner@chicagokentlaw.ge, k.jeladze@chicagokentlaw.gr, m.meskhi@chicagokentlaw.gr 

Employment Issues

After completion of two semesters LL.M graduate are eligible for off-campus employment. Work permits are required for all off-campus employment and may be granted by the U.S. immigration authority for paid practical training. Students with F1 visas may apply for a 12-month period of Optional Practical Training (OPT), which begins after the completion of their two-semester study, during which student with F1 status who has completed his/her degrees for more than nine months are permitted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work for one year under Employment Authorization Card on a student visa towards getting practical training to complement their education.

BAR Exam

Bar Exams are administered nation-wide in February and July. Bar admissions requirements differ from state to state and as a result, students are advised to visit the web site of their state bar office for the most accurate information. For information on various exams and links to most state bar authorities, visit the web site of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

University

Illinois Institute of Technology – a Ph.D.- granting research university with wide range of programs – is uniquely positioned to understand the interrelationship of globalized legal marketplace all over the world. Chicago-Kent College of Law is nationally recognized the second oldest law school in the state of Illinois. Chicago-Kent was gained accreditation by the American Bar Association in 1936 and membership in the Association of American Law Schools in 1951. US News & World Reports, No1 Ranking Agency assigned the following ranking to Chicago-Kent among the most demanded and popular programs: Trial Advocacy the 4th place,  IP Law the 9th place, Legal Writing the 17th place. According to US News & World Reports, Chicago-Kent graduate employment rate right after the graduation amounts to 66.2% and 90.7% within 9 months following the graduation. SAL Program & Chicago-Kent is listed as USA affiliated education institutions US Embassy in Greece. Also, Chicago-Kent College of Law is fully recognized by D.O.A.T.A.P (Hellenic NARIC).                                                     

Useful Links:  

School of American Law: www.salchicagokent.com
Chicago-Kent College of Law: www.kentlaw.iit.edu
Business Facebook Page: School of American Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Listed by US Embassy in Athens, Greece: https://gr.usembassy.gov/el/education-culture-el/u-s-affiliated-schools-el/ & https://gr.usembassy.gov/education-culture/u-s-affiliated-schools/
D.O.A.T.A.P (Hellenic NARIC) : http://www.doatap.gr/gr/narics_comp.php
What Makes a Law School Great: Inside Chicago-Kent: http://youtu.be/pKu1V5UTjUQ

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