Chicago is a city of global status and unsurpassed beauty as well as one of the most vibrant legal and business communities in the world. The third most-populated city in the country, Chicago offers something for everybody, including world-renowned museums, music, and architecture; professional sports; diverse restaurants and nightspots; and miles of lakefront parks and beaches.
A regional hub of commerce and government, the city provides an ideal setting for the study of law. Chicago is home to many of the nation’s largest corporations and law firms as well as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange, and the Chicago Board of Trade. Almost every federal and state agency and every level of trial and appellate court have offices in the city. These are only some of the many benefits Northwestern Law students and faculty enjoy from living, studying, and working in Chicago.
We encourage you to find out more about the city and its surroundings through the following resources:
Chicago Transit Authority