Web Communications

Departments

Information provided on the Northwestern Law website should be both current and accurate. Creating and maintaining a successful web presence takes dedication, attention to detail, and a well-defined maintenance plan.

Each department at the Law School must designate both a content editor and a content lead. The content editor will be trained on the web content management system in order to post updates. The content owner/lead is the subject matter expert in the department who helps generate the content and provides oversight to the content editor. Content editors and owners will work with the web team on a regular basis to ensure compliance with web standards and best practices.

Contact the web team for information surrounding the process for creating new sections.

Law Calendar

For information on posting to the school's Law Calendar visit our Submit an Event page.

Announcements

For information regarding the types of items that may be posted as Announcements, visit the Submit an Announcement page.

Faculty Profiles

Faculty profiles include short biographies, as well as links to CVs and in some cases recently authored papers. Faculty members who wish to update their CV or faculty webpage, should contact the web team.

Journals

Journals are part of the scholarly communications of the Law School, and have specific responsibilities for publishing web content and journal issues. Please see the Northwestern Law Student Journal Guidelines (pdf) for more information. It is important that journal editors work with the Office of Legal Publications to ensure that web content and published issues conform to Northwestern Law content practices and each journal's own style practices. Publishing of online issues follows set style sheet formats, so it is important for editors in charge of publishing to get trained by their predecessors and to work with the Law School Applications Development team before planning a publication.

For further questions regarding journal websites please contact Jim McMasters or Collin Sasser.

Student Organizations

View the student organization website policy to learn more about establishing and maintaining a web presence. Questions about this policy may be directed to the Student Bar Association (SBA) or Student Services.