Using the resources of Chicago's prominent economics department, Chicago Law incorporates economic analysis into many law courses. Chicago has a unique grading system, giving out point values for work on a scale of 155 to 186. The median grade, 177, translates roughly to a B. In addition to the JD, Chicago offers joint degrees in business, public policy or international relations.
A high percentage of Chicago graduates go into judicial clerkships--15 percent in the class of 2007--and many alumni achieve Supreme Court clerkships. The school forbids potential employers from screening for interviews by rank, which gives every student a chance to interview for top firms. The university's neighborhood, Hyde Park, has a bad reputation, though some of our surveyed students argue that it is undeserved.