Applying to Northwestern Law

On this page you'll find more information about the Northwestern Law application process based on degree program. Application checklists can also be found for each of our degree program options. We strongly encourage all applicants to submit their application materials electronically. However, paper applications are available upon request by emailing the Admissions Office. Application deadlines are the same regardless of how you submit your application.

JD Programs

JD, JD-LLM IHR, JD-LLM Tax Applicants

JD-MBA Applicants

Accelerated JD Applicants

JD-PhD Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Visiting Applicants

Two-Year JD for International Lawyers Applicants

SJD Applicants


LLM Programs

LLM Applicants

LLM/Kellogg Applicants 

LLM in Taxation Applicants

LLM in International Human Rights Applicants

Accelerated LLM Applicants

Executive LLM Applicants


MSL Programs

Master of Science in Law Applicants

Master of Legal Studies in International Human Rights Applicants
  • Please complete the LLM in International Human Rights application.

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