IIT Chicago-Kent’s Open House Focuses on Cultural Diversity

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting a Students of Color and Cultural Diversity Open House from 5:30-8 pm on Thursday, December 5 at the Downtown Campus, located at 565 W. Adams Street.

Student representatives from the Black Law Students Association, Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association, South Asian Law Student Association, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and the IIT Chicago-Kent Lambdas will discuss the transition to law school and their experiences at the law school.

IIT Chicago-Kent is committed to maintaining the diverse community that has been one of its strengths since 1894 when Ida B. Platt, the first African-American woman admitted to the Illinois bar and the second black woman admitted to practice law in the United States, earned her J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent.

Today, students of color make up 32 percent of IIT Chicago-Kent’s 2013 entering class, and 46 percent of the students are women. The law school attracts students with diverse backgrounds and interests, which is reflected in the approximately 40 student organizations that are active on campus each year.

All prospective law students are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register, visit or call the Office of Admissions at 312.906.5020.

This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at IIT.