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03/04/2018
LLM Program in Athens, Greece and Chicago, IL, USA with 100 - 75 percent tuition scholarships for LL.M study at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago

Chicago-Kent College of Law Announces
LL.M Program in Athens, Greece & Chicago, IL, USA
with 100%-75 % Tuition Scholarships

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

  1. School of American Law Program in Athens, Greece and
  2. One-semester LL.M Program in Chicago, IL, USA.


School of American Law (SAL Program) begins in Athens in September 2018 and completes in May 2019.

SAL Program covers ten mandatory courses conducted in English and delivered solely by Chicago-Kent Professors visiting from USA. Ten mandatory courses cover contemporary subjects: International Business Transactions, Maritime Law, ECommerce, Online Contracting, Antitrust Law, IP Asset Management, Intellectual Property Law, Securities Law, Global Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Law, Comparative Law, Introduction to American Legal Systems & Legal Writing. Exact titles and content of courses are subject to change.

Learning mode is one course per month covering only weekends through full day lectures starting at 10 am by 5 pm. Nevertheless, SAL Program blended structure combines five courses with intensive live classes in Athens and five courses with online classes through digital media from traditional classroom. Students who can take a weekend away from work and family, and would like to spend more time in a traditional classroom environment, are invited to Athens once a month for all ten mandatory courses. Those students who reside out of Athens and cannot physically attend the live classes are offered to take five courses online while remain five courses shall be taken through traditional 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 shall be taken online.

Graduates of SAL Program will receive Certificate of Completion of School of American Law. Certificate will be issued by SAL and Chicago-Kent jointly and signed by H. Krent, Dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law and R. Warner, Head of School of American Law, Professor of Chicago-Kent College of Law.

After completion of 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.

Since 2015 SAL Program educated more than 100 students in Athens 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.

Advantages

  • Getting benefits from the blended structure of SAL Program starting in Athens without leaving current jobs by attending interactive live and/or online classes;
  • Blended structure allowing to complete SAL Program 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 TOEFL scores;
  • 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 100% and 75% tuition scholarships;
  • After completion of 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 completion of 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.


Program impact on applicants’ career

  • In past years, after graduation from Chicago-Kent LL.M, graduates have continued career building in the states by passing US Bar exam and applying for OPT;
  • 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 5 500 if applicants apply before May 15, 2018 (early bird application), tuition fee for those who apply by June 15, 2018 will be EUR 5 900 (regular application). 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 Student arrivals in Chicago;
  • Full (100%) tuition scholarship for LL.M study is established by Chicago-Kent College of Law for 2019 academic year. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA in SAL of at least 3.8. 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.


Eligibility

Applicants 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. 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.

All applicants are required to submit the following documents electronically by May 15, 2018 (early bird application) or June 15, 2018 (regular application):

  • 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, r.warner@chicagokentlaw.ge, ch.sarakanidi@chicagokentlaw.gr, m.meskhi@chicagokentlaw.gr, k.jeladze@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 twosemester 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
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. In 2018-2019 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
SAL Program at Chicago-Kent: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/mediterranean
Business Facebook Page: School of American Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
What Makes a Law School Great: Inside Chicago-Kent http://youtu.be/pKu1V5UTjUQ

For more information, please contact:

  • Christina Sarakanidi, SAL Mediterranean & Balkan Countries Director +306906127707