Each faculty member at Northwestern University School of Law is matched with a faculty assistant committed to providing ongoing instructional and professional support. Please visit the faculty assignment list for contact information.
Faculty may count on their designated assistants for a wide range of instructional support:
as well as professional support:
Some faculty members receive an annual allocation to support their research needs. Funds are deposited at the beginning of an appointment or at the start of each fiscal year. Most costs that directly support research or professional development may be reimbursed via research account dollars.
Here is a summary of the law school’s policy on allowable and unallowable charges for research accounts:
These expenses are generally unallowable. Exceptions may be granted with the completion of an exception form and/or prior approval depending on business purpose.
All receipts should be forwarded for processing within 90 days of the transaction, and all meal receipts should be itemized. Tax charges are not reimbursable on independently purchased retail goods: please check with your faculty assistant when considering non-NU preferred vendors for a purchase.
If you have any questions about allowable or unallowable expenses, please contact your faculty assistant.
Faculty are encouraged to seek external grant funding to support their research needs. Please contact Kate Schulte if you are interested in pursuing grant funding.