Northwestern Law students and alumni can request access to the career office at a law school in another city for a prescribed period of time by completing the reciprocity request form. Many law schools have blackout dates (usually in the fall) during which time reciprocity requests will not be granted. You will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of your reciprocity request as soon as Northwestern Law receives confirmation from the school(s) where you are seeking reciprocity.
Reciprocity is available to students and alumni of law schools that grant reciprocity to students and alumni of Northwestern University School of Law. The breadth of reciprocity privileges granted by Northwestern Law will not exceed (though may be more limited than) the breadth of privileges granted by the reciprocity seeker's law school to Northwestern Law students and alumni.
All requests for reciprocity must be submitted to Northwestern Law through the career office of the reciprocity seeker's law school. Law students and law alumni should contact the career office of their law school to initiate a request for reciprocity. Walk-in requests for reciprocity cannot be granted. The career office of a law school requesting reciprocity on behalf of a student or alumnus should send an e-mail containing the following information to the Career Strategy Center:
Northwestern Law will notify by e-mail the reciprocity seeker and his/her law school career office that reciprocity has been granted or denied. Students and alumni granted reciprocity by Northwestern Law are required to present a hard copy of that email notification at the front desk of Northwestern Law's Career Strategy Center before using the facility.
Terms of Reciprocity at Northwestern Law