Working with the Media

Our presence in the media can have a positive impact on the Law School's reputation; it is therefore important to provide a coordinated response to all media inquiries about Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Media representatives may occasionally contact departments directly to seek comments on various topics. Please refer to the following guidelines on how you should respond to inquiries from the press.

Media Calls

If you are ever asked to comment on general or specific Northwestern Law news, events, policies, etc., please refrain from giving a statement. Instead, refer the caller to  

Faculty Expert Commentary

Faculty are often asked to comment as expert sources for many news stories not directly related to Northwestern Law news, events, or policies. In such cases, faculty members do not need to notify us of their contact with the press beforehand.

Faculty interested in submitting Op-Eds to local or national papers can consult with the Law Communications team at for editorial and submission advice.

Please remember to inform the Law Communications team after you speak to the press about an issue or submit an article. We will then post the commentary on our In the News area when it is published.

News Releases

News releases are used to publicize announcements or events to a wider audience outside the Law School. Release drafts should include the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of your event or announcement.

To request a news release for your announcement or event, contact the Law Communications Department at

Commercial Filming

The Associate Dean of Marketing & Strategic Communications must be notified before any planned commercial filming takes place at the Law School. Contact