A Message From the Dean

Motion to Lead: The Campaign for Northwestern Law is a comprehensive fundraising campaign that will profoundly shape our future by building the philanthropic support that will enable us to address the challenges facing legal education.

We live in an age of transformations and disruptions. Law schools across the country are in the process of evolving. This evolution is driven by market forces and must be met with creativity and innovation. As one of the nation's preeminent law schools—one long recognized as innovative and forward-thinking—Northwestern Law is poised to lead change in legal education and the legal profession. To do this, we are deeply engaged in a strategic planning process that will shape curricular and programmatic innovations and lead to new approaches to education. It will also yield the opportunities for philanthropic partnership that will bring these innovations into being. I invite you to view a video recording of a talk I gave on September 18, 2014, about our plans.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Northwestern Law.

Daniel B. Rodriguez
Dean and Harold Washington Professor
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law