We are pleased to welcome 259 new students who arrived at Northwestern Law in September and May 2012. These students have enrolled in three distinct programs (traditional 3-year JD, accelerated JD, and JD-MBA) and they emerged from a pool of 4,390 applicants. Within these three programs combined, more than 80% were interviewed by an admissions staff member, an alumnus, or a current student through our unique admissions interviewing program.
Collectively, these students bring a wealth of experiences and perspectives that surely will enrich our collaborative community. They include accomplished athletes, musicians, artists, actors, engineers & scientists, doctors, computer programmers, financial managers, accountants, teachers, consultants, journalists, entrepreneurs, government policy researchers, political aides, legal assistants and paralegals, committed volunteers, and more.
Continuing our strong emphasis on enrolling students with work experience, 90% possess at least one year of post-undergraduate experience and 70% worked at least two years prior to entry. They hail from 130 undergraduate institutions (view a list of all undergraduate institutions represented in our student body) and 13% have completed an advanced degree. They represent 35 states and two-thirds arrived from regions outside of the Midwest (33% are from the Midwest; 26% are from the West; 20% are from the Northeast; 16% are from the South; and 5% are international). 46% are women and 35% are students of color.