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.

Tours

  • Student-guided tours are generally available on Mondays and Fridays at 12 noon during the Fall and Spring semesters. 
  • Spring 2019 class visits will begin on Tuesday, January 22nd.  The last day to visit classes will be Monday, April 15th.
  • Spring 2019 student-guided tours will begin on Friday, January 25th.  The final student-guided tour will take place on Monday, April 15th.
  • Please note the exceptions to the class visit and tour schedule discussed below. 
  • Student-guided tours begin 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 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. Here is our Spring 2019 schedule of classes. 1L / doctrinal classes are highlighted in yellow.  Additionally, copies of the class schedule are 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. 

  • March 23 - 31:  Spring Break and International Team Project (ITP) travel. 
  • April 2 - 5
  • April 16 - May 9:  Review sessions, reading period, and final examinations.

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 Program Office to schedule an MSL class visit. The MSL Program can be reached at msl@law.northwestern.edu.

Related Links

Directions and Parking Information | Law School Map (pdf)