Leadership and Strategy

Leadership and Strategy

Northwestern Law empowers students to meet the challenges of the complex, competitive, and ever-changing legal and business worlds. Our vision, articulated in our 1998 Strategic Plan (pdf), set a new standard in legal education. Our newest endeavor, Plan 2008: Preparing Great Leaders for the Changing World (pdf), updates, expands, and improves upon portions of the 1998 Plan. The proposals of Plan 2008 aim to ensure that our graduates are better prepared for multi-job career success than those from any other top tier law school.

Both plans were developed by a Working Group comprising faculty, students, alumni, and staff. The Working Group makes certain that our plans and programs remain relevant in the ever-changing marketplace.

We invite you to take a closer look at a law school that respects both its traditions and the constant need for change, that produces world-class scholarship in a collegial environment, and that offers a supportive learning community at the center of one of the world's leading cities.

We look forward to the opportunity to help you achieve your goals.

The Northwestern Law Difference

  • students with exceptional academic ability, advanced interpersonal skills, and substantial work and leadership experience
  • the nation’s most highly credentialed and interdisciplinary law school faculty
  • a team-oriented curriculum inspired by an employer-focused strategy and built within a supportive community

Northwestern Law is accredited by the American Bar Association (Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar; 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598; phone (312) 988-6739) and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.