Request an Interview

Request an Interview

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. We do not consider one type of interview more important than another. Please choose the option that works best with your professional or academic schedule. 


JD Program Applicants


Type of Interview Early Decision JD Accelerated JD Three Year JD
JD-LLM IHR
JD-LLM Tax
JD-PhD
On-Campus Interview
Completion Deadline
November 15, 2014 December 15, 2014 March 13, 2015
Off-Campus Interview
Request Deadline
October 25, 2014 December 1, 2014 December 1, 2014
Skype Interview
Completion Deadline
November 15, 2014 December 15, 2014 January 16, 2015

*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.


LLM Program Applicants

Type of Interview All LLM Programs**
On-Campus Interview
Completion Deadline
March 13, 2015
Skype Interview
Completion Deadline
March 13, 2015

All Skype 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 interviews through the ALLM department by email or phone at 312.503.0725.