Welcome, Incoming Students!

Congratulations on your admission to Northwestern University School of Law. We are eager to help you begin your legal education at Northwestern Law Orientation 2014.

We will be making updates and adding additional information in the next few weeks. Please bookmark this site and be sure to check back with us.

Welcome Message from the Dean of Students (pdf)

Welcome Message from the Student Bar Association (pdf)

Orientation Schedule and Required Reading for Orientation Session

Orientation Schedule (pdf)

August 25th Legal Profession Rotations
For Monday, August 25, you will have several "Legal Profession Rotations," including a session on "Introduction to the Court System." This session, taught by Professor Elizabeth Inglehart and Brian Silbernagel, will be interactive. Be prepared to discuss Introduction to American Legal System (pdf).
*Please note, Transfer, MSL, LLM Human Rights and LLM/Tax Program students are not required to read this article.

August 26th 1:30 p.m. Professionalism, Organization, Team Advancement and Leadership (PORTAL) 
Please read and prepare to discuss Learning from Alton Logan, same reading for all sections

August 27th Prof Talk
For Wednesday, August 27, you will attend two "Prof Talk" sessions with our faculty members. Please click on Prof Talk Selections to find your name listed in alpha order and locate the rooms you should report to for each Prof Talk session. Click on Prof Talk Descriptions to view the topics that will be discussed.

August 27th 9:00 a.m. Mock Class & Debrief
Please read the case for your section; if you are in the LLM degree program, please read the case for Professor Bennett or Professor Reed.

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