Connect with our diverse student body to raise your profile on campus and enhance recruiting. Go beyond OCI to form strategic partnerships and customize programs that enhance your recruiting efforts. Expand your reach Law School-wide or target specific student organizations and affinity groups. Sponsorship is an effective recruiting tool whether you're looking for 1L specific events, diversity focused programming, or opportunities aimed at particular topics or practice areas (transactional, litigation, pro bono, etc).
Interested in meeting 1Ls before OCI? Sponsor Orientation Week and meet the Class of 2014 their first week on campus. Orientation Week features a variety of activities to introduce our students not only to Law School, but also to the unique community at Northwestern Law. These students are eager to meet the firms who may recruit them in the next few years and first impressions are lasting ones. Take advantage of establishing your name with our students early in their careers and get a leg up on OCI!
So much of business occurs in social settings we thought it critical to provide skills not taught in the classroom. An etiquette professional guides our students through the proper etiquette for formal dining interviews while in Law School as well as for networking engagements once they start their legal careers. Support our dinners and show students your firm means business in and out of the office.
Career Night is designed to expose and educate our 1L class about potential legal career paths by introducing students to attorneys in different specialty areas. More than 40 different practice areas are represented each year. Career Night is meant to be a relaxed affair where students can mingle with attorneys. Please note that Career Night is not a job fair.
Sponsor this event to further enhance your name recognition and awareness on campus and help students determine the practice area that's right for them.
Academic & Exam Excellence Conversation Series
January – April
A series of workshops for 1L students to discuss practical applications to various concepts learned in law school classes. This is another great occasion to get your firm name in front of our 1L students and show your commitment to educational development.
Lawyer as Problem Solver
Interested in meeting 1Ls before the OCI process? Sponsor LPS and meet the class of 2014 in their first year while they're forming opinions and perceptions of the legal community. Utilizing hands-on exercises to bring key principles to life, LPS focuses on oral & written communication, interviewing, negotiation, dispute resolution, ethics, creativity, coalition-building, teamwork and leadership. Did we mention this is a mandatory event for 1Ls? That's right, all 240 of them will be waiting and ready to meet and mingle with you and your lawyers.
1L Networking Reception
Join us for our annual 1L networking reception and further connect with the first year class. Featuring a networking expert, this reception will teach and enhance our first year students' (and your attorneys if they need it!) professional networking capabilities. Recruit your hearts out as our students are eager to learn what makes each firm different. Each year's program sells out and this year's promises to do the same as we only accept five firm sponsors so get on board early!
Day at Northwestern Law (DANL)
Meet the class of 2016 before they get to campus! As a sponsor you'll be among the first firms these students meet when deciding where to start their legal careers. These students choose between Northwestern and the other top law schools so you're able to differentiate your firm earlier and touch these students first whether they go to Northwestern or another top law school where you recruit.
Martin Luther King Day Celebration/DREAM Committee
Emphasize your commitment to diversity and support our MLK Day celebration. Each January, Northwestern Law and the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine partner to organize a Martin Luther King Day Celebration. Past key speakers have included musician Stevie Wonder, author Angela Oh, and poet Bryonn Bain. All classes are suspended from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. to honor Dr. King. This event is widely attended each year by members of the Northwestern University Chicago campus community. Sponsors are recognized on signage and in welcoming remarks at the event.
The biggest Law School party of the year! Highlighting the vast array of cultures and diversity on campus, Global Village brings together students, staff and faculty to enjoy a night of food, drink, entertainment and music from around the world. The event is a collaborative effort between LLM and JD students, the International Programs Office, the SBA International Committee, Diversity Coalition and a majority of our student groups. Continue to showcase your commitment to diversity and sponsor Global Village.
Diverse Admit Day (DAD)
DAD is a two–day event for all admitted diverse students to get better acquainted with Northwestern Law and see why it's the place to go for law school. As a sponsor you'll be among the first firms these students meet when deciding where to start their legal careers. The prospective students attending are choosing between Northwestern and other top law schools. Get a jump on the competition and market yourselves to the very students you'll later recruit regardless of which top law school they choose. Members of our diverse student groups serve as volunteers at the event and are on–hand to mix and mingle with.
Second– and third–year law students are responsible for Northwestern's six scholarly legal journals, and members are selected on the basis of grade point average and performance in a writing competition. If you are interested in gaining access to these students, or if you want information on how to get involved with journal symposia, please contact Valerie Krasnoff.
Northwestern Law Review
Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (JCLC)
Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business (JILB)
Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy (JLSP)
Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (JTIP)
Journal of International Human Rights (JIHR)
More than 40 student organizations are active on campus and have developed out of students' academic and recreational interests. Each organization hosts programming and events on topics relevant to the group and welcome firm and corporate sponsorship.