JD Students

Welcome, Incoming JD Students!

Please carefully review the information below to help you prepare for your arrival and Orientation Week. If you have any questions, you may contact Student Services.

August 23rd 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mock Class & Debrief, please read the case for your section

August 24th 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Introduction to the U.S. Legal System

On Thursday, August 24th, you will attend an important session titled "Introduction to the U.S. Legal System". This session, taught by Professor Elizabeth Inglehart and Brian Silbernagel, will be interactive. Be prepared to discuss Introduction to American Legal System. Please be prepared to complete these questions, regarding the U.S. Legal system during the session.

Before You Arrive

Please be sure to review and comply with the immunization requirements as soon as possible. Failure to comply with all health requirements will complicate registering for classes.

Completed forms should be mailed to:
Northwestern University Health Service
Attn: Health Information Management Service
633 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL 60208-4000

Orientation Survey (Mandatory)

Please complete the survey here.


Northwestern Law must receive official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions a student attended by the first day of classes. Official college transcripts must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the issuing institution, and must include the following information:

  1. The college seal
  2. The degree and date the degree was awarded
  3. The grade point average
  4. An appropriate school official's signature (usually the Registrar)

Please note: If you applied through LSAC and submitted a final transcript as described above, with your application we are able to accept this as your final transcript (note: this excludes 2017 graduates, unless you send an updated transcript to LSDAS)

All transcripts should be mailed to:
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
375 E. Chicago Ave., RB 130
Chicago, IL 60611

Laptop Requirements

  • All incoming students are required to have a computer that meets or exceeds the University's recommended guidelines.
  • For further information and links to Dell and Apple educational purchase website, go to Laptop Requirements.
  • Laptops that are not manufactured by Dell or Apple, and/or do not meet the minimum specifications will receive limited support from IT.

Orientation Week

Public Service Events