Other Advantages

The students who complete the 4 Course Option (one semester at CMU and one semester at CK) and wish to continue their studies at Chicago-Kent for a second semester at Chicago-Kent the following semester will be charged a flat rate of only 7,250 USD.  Spending a full academic year in Chicago using either the 4 Course Option (an additional semester), or with the 2 Course Option entitles the students under U.S. immigration regulations to apply for Optional Practical Training which, if granted by the authorities, entitles students to work or obtain an internship for one year in Chicago after graduation with the LL.M. degree. Further, two Chicago-Kent semesters qualifies students to sit for the New York Bar Examination. Being eligible to sit for the New York Bar Examination (NYBE) and pass it is internationally recognized achievement.  The students of the ASEAN Community will gain tremendous legal experience as a member of the New York Bar Association which will prove ….when they return to their home country and face the challenges in the 21st Century of the ASEAN Community and the world.


In order to obtain an internship for one year in Chicago after graduation, the student (not CK) must proceed as follows:

  1. The student must apply for the approval from the Immigration Authority to stay on; and
  2. The student must locate or find the firm for the purpose of training for his/herself.