Visit and Tour

Visit and Tour

Visiting Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is an excellent way to determine if our school is the right fit for you. We encourage you to tour our three buildings and to observe one of our first year (1L) classes.

Observing Northwestern Law

  • Student-guided tours are generally available on Mondays and Fridays at 12 noon during the Fall and Spring semesters. Tours will begin on Monday, September 16th.  The last student-guided tour will be be available on Monday, December 2nd.
  • Fall 2019 class visits will begin on Monday, September 16th.  The last day to visit classes will be Monday, December 3rd.
  • Please note the exceptions to the class visit and tour schedule discussed below. 
  • Student-guided tours originate in the Admissions Office, Rubloff 130.  Please arrive at the office five minutes before the start time (12 noon) on Mondays and Fridays. 
  • On days when student-guided tours are not available, self-guided tour pamphlets are available in the Admissions Office.
  • It is not necessary to register for student- or self-guided tours.


Class Visit Policies

Prospective JD and LLM students are welcome to visit Law School classes during the fall and spring semesters only. 

  • We recommend that prospective students visit traditional 1L courses to witness the dialogue between faculty and current Northwestern Law students. We have highligthed these courses on the Fall 2019 Schedule.  Additionally, copies of the class schedule will be available at the front desk in the Admissions Office. 
  • Please stop by the Admissions Office in Rubloff 130 to pick up a visitors badge.
  • Upon arrival at the classroom and before the class begins, please introduce yourself and inform the professor that you are a prospective student.  Generally, the professor will guide you as to where to sit. 
  • We ask that you be in the classroom 10-15 minutes prior to the start time. Please do not enter the class after it has begun or leave early.  If you cannot attend the entire session, please do not visit the class.
  • Please silence any electronic devices while in the classroom.

Exceptions to Tour and Class Visit Schedule

Northwestern Law will not be able to offer tours nor class visits during certain time periods.  Please see the exceptions noted below. 

  • The Law School will be closed on November 28th-29th for Thanksgiving.  On the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, please note that it is typically rather quiet at the Law School.
  • Tuesday, December 3rd - December 19th: Review sesssions, reading period, and final examinations take place.

On days when student-guided tours are not available, you are welcome to explore the Law School with the assistance of our self-guided tour pamphlet.  These are available in the Admissions Office.


MSL Class Visits

Prospective MSL students should contact the MSL Program Office to schedule an MSL class visit. MSL Program officers may be reached at msl@law.northwestern.edu.


Related Links

Directions and Parking Information | Law School Map (pdf)