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 Fall and Spring semesters. 
  • The final student-guided tour for Fall 2018 will be Monday, November 26th.  This ensures that we will not interrupt current students during Reading Period and Final Examination Period. 
  • Spring 2019 student-guided tours will begin on Friday, January 25th.
  • Please note the exceptions to the tour schedule listed below. 
  • Student-guided tours begin 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. The Spring 2019 schedule of classes will be posted in mid-January 2019. 1L / doctrinal classes will be highlighted in yelllow.  Additionally, a class schedule will be 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

  • Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th are the last day of classes and review sessions / reading period, respectively. Class visits are not permitted on these days. 
  • There will not be a student-guided tour on Friday, November 30th.   
  • Spring Semester 2019 tours will begin on Friday, January 25th. 


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)