LLM Students

Welcome, Incoming LLM 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 below (Same case for all LLM sections)

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

Pre-Matriculation Guide for Incoming Students (pdf)

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

International Drivers License

We strongly suggest that you obtain the International Drivers license in your home country which will serve you temporarily after your arrival to the U.S. Once you are here, you may have the option to obtain the Temporary Visitors Drivers License (TVDL) which will be valid for another 3 years. Visit the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicle's site for more information.

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

Orientation Week Schedule: This schedule is tentative and subject to minor revisions. A final schedule will be available during Orientation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Useful Information: Northwestern Law A to Z

Public Service Events