On-campus interview deadline is December 15
Off-campus interview request deadline: December 1
Application completion deadline is January 15
Decisions mailed by February 1
Enrollment deposit deadline is March 15
Required Application Items
- Application Form
- $100 Application Fee
- Updated Resume
- Interview (Optional)
Accelerated JD applicants are encouraged, but not required to interview as part of their application. Accelerated JD candidates may interview off-campus with an alumni interviewer. To schedule an off-campus interview, candidates should use our Off-Campus Interview Request site, and the deadline to submit an off-campus interview request is December 1st. On-campus interviews should be scheduled through the On-Campus Interview Request site and the interview must be completed by December 15th.
- Standardized Test
Applicants may take either the LSAT or the GMAT, as an experiment aimed at providing the Admissions Committee with additional information regarding applicants' quantitative and writing abilities.
The LSAT is offered four times per year: February, June, September/October, and December. Applicants may register for the LSAT through the Law School Admission Council web site.
The GMAT is a computer-adaptive exam and is offered on an ongoing basis, generally six days a week, at various testing centers. For a list of testing centers and to schedule your exam, please consult the Graduate Management Admission Council web site.
Should a student decide to withdraw from the Accelerated JD Program prior to completion and apply to other law schools, they should consult with those institutions concerning their admissions policies and standardized test requirements. In most cases, candidates will be required to provide other law schools with LSAT results.
- One Letter of Recommendation
Applicants are required to submit an official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended. If you take the LSAT exam, submit your transcripts directly to the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS). If you take the GMAT, submit transcripts directly to the Law School admissions office: Northwestern University School of Law, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
- Personal Statement