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 visit Northwestern Law to tour the campus and to sit in on one of our first year (1L) classes.

Tours

  • Student-guided tours are generally available on Mondays and Fridays at 12:00 noon during the spring semester.  Tours will run through mid-April. 
  • Beginning mid-March, student-guided tours will be offered on additional week days.  Please view our Student-Guided Tour calendar before making your plans.
  • Please note the exceptions to the tour schedule listed below.
  • Student-guided tours start in the Admissions Office, Rubloff 130.
  • On days when guided tours are not available, self-guided tour pamphlets are available in the Admissions Office.
  • There is no registration requirement for student- or self-guided tours.

Class Visits

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. View the current semester class schedule. (pdf)  Additionally, a class schedule is available at the front desk in the Admissions Office. 
  • Upon arrival and before the class begins, please inform the professor that you are a prospective student by introducing yourself.
  • We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start time. Please do not leave the class 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. 

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

  • March 26-30:  Spring Break
  • April 5-6
  • April 16-May 4:  Reading period and final examinations
  • May 5-August 27:  Summer recess


MSL Class Visits

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

Related Links

Directions, Parking, Hotels | Law School Map (pdf)