Northwestern Law is the only law school in the country that strongly encourages all applicants to interview as a part of the admissions process. Interviews provide the Admissions Committee with additional information about your interpersonal and communication skills, maturity, and motivation. Interviews also help us preserve the strong sense of community and cooperative culture for which we are known, while also providing you an opportunity to learn more about Northwestern Law.
Below you will find more information about our interview programs, as well as the deadlines and possible restrictions associated with each option.
*JD-MBA program applicants should contact the Kellogg School of Management to schedule an evaluative admissions interview.
**Two Year JD for International Lawyers program applicants should view the LLM interview options to schedule an interview.
|Early Decision JD||Accelerated JD||Three Year JD
|November 15, 2013||December 15, 2013||February 28, 2014|
|October 25, 2013||December 1, 2013||January 15, 2014|
Off-campus interviews occur in select locations around the world thanks to our 800-person Alumni Admissions Association. Prospective students must submit an application in order to request an interview at a metro location close to them by the dates listed in the grid above. We attempt to assign applicants to interviewers within a 75-mile radius of their requested location.
For those applying to any of our LLM programs, except the Accelerated LLM program, as well as the Two Year JD for International Lawyers, we offer Skype Phone interviews or On-campus interviews. Both interviews begin in September and extend through the month of February, and take place with an Admissions staff member. Prospective students can participate in an On-campus interview or Skype Phone interview prior to submitting an application or after an application has been submitted. All Skype Phone interviews are scheduled on Central Standard Time. We may not be able to reschedule an interview missed due to a miscalculated time difference.
Accelerated LLM applicants should schedule their interview through the ALLM department by email or phone at 312.503.0725.