The Northwestern Law Board is dedicated to advancing Northwestern Law to the top tier of American law schools. The Board assists in framing the basic direction of the school and monitors the implementation of strategic plans. It supports and advises the dean, the administration, and the faculty in areas including curriculum, faculty, financial support, research, admissions, placement, student life, planning, and resource allocation. The Board also acts as an advocate for the Law School in the legal profession, business community, and general public.
Law Board Membership
There are three categories of Law Board membership: Active, Life, and Honorary. Active members serve renewable three year terms.
Law Board Executive Committee
The Law Board is governed by an eight member Executive Committee comprised of a Chair, two Vice Chairs, and five at-large Active members. The Chair and the Vice Chairs serve concurrent two-year terms. At the conclusion of those terms, the first Vice Chair begins a term as Chair while the outgoing Chair begins a new term as an Active member, and the second Vice Chair becomes first Vice Chair.
The Law Board meets twice annually in Chicago.