Visiting the Northwestern Law campus may be the most important thing you can do to help you decide whether our school is right for you. In order to make your visit to Northwestern as informative as possible, we invite you to take a tour of our buiilding and visit one of our first-year or upper-level classes.
While you do not need to sign-up in advance for either of these activities, we would appreciate it if you would inform us of when you intend to visit.
Student-guided tours are given on weekdays at noon with the exception of Wednesdays, while fall and spring classes are in session. Student-led tours usually begin two weeks after classes start each semester. If you plan to visit early in the semester, please contact the Admissions Office to confirm if a tour will take place while you are visiting. While classes are not in session, self-guided tours are available. View the Academic Calendar to see when classes are in session.
Prospective students may sit in on almost any class available at the Law School during the fall and spring semesters. Classes are in session everyday on a variety of topics. Please consult the class schedule* to see what will be available the day of your visit.
*The following classes are NOT available for viewing: Accounting for Decision Makers; Advanced Electronic Legal Research; Advanced Legal Communication; Clinic; Communication and Legal Reasoning; Cross-Cultural Negotiation; Finance; Legal Analysis; Mathematical Methods for Management Decisions; Mergers and Acquisitions; Negotiation; Practicum; Trial Advocacy; Trial Team.
There may be last minute room changes or class cancellations on the day of your visit, so please stop by or email the Office of Admissions before attending any class to check locations, schedules, and availability.
As a courtesy, when you visit a class, we ask that you inform the professor beforehand that you are a visitor so you do not get called on by mistake.
Further information about visiting the Northwestern Law campus, including directions, parking, and hotels, is available here.