Frequently Asked Questions



At the conference

Course Materials

CLE Credit/Financial Aid


How do I register?
All registrations must be submitted via our online registration system. Registration via telephone is not permitted. Registration links are provided on each program's information page.

Please mail your check made payable to "Northwestern University," or include your credit card information (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) during registration.

How is my registration confirmed?
You will receive a confirmation letter via email as soon as your registration is processed. Registrations without a valid email address cannot be confirmed.

What if I need to cancel my registration?
In order to get a full refund of your tuition, we must receive written notice of your cancellation two weeks prior to the start of the program. Using your registration confirmation number, you may submit your own cancellation online via a link provided in your confirmation email. You may also submit written notice of cancellation via email. Cancellations received within two weeks of the program date will be refunded minus a $250 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than one week prior to the program.

Can I split/share my registration?
No. We do not offer split registrations. If you can only attend part of the program, you are still considered a full registrant.

I cannot attend; can someone else take my place?
Yes, but only full substitutions. Substitutions may be submitted via email and must be made prior to the start of the program. On-site substitutions made without prior notification will be charged an additional administrative fee.

Do you offer group discounts?
Yes. Group discounts differ for each program, so please refer to your specific program's information page to find out the specific rate and number of participants required. Groups are strongly encouraged to register together or notify Northwestern Pritzker School of Law that they are part of a group in order to take advantage of special rates.

What forms of payment do you accept? Do I get a receipt?
We accept payments in the following forms:
- Check made payable to "Northwestern University"
- Credit card: American Express, MasterCard, and Visa

Receipts are issued via email upon request.

Can I bring my payment with me?
Yes. We are able to process payments for programs held at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Payments may also be collected at off-site programs but will not be processed until our return to Chicago.

What is included in the cost of tuition?
Tuition provides admittance to the full program and a digital set of program materials. It also covers breaks, lunches, receptions, and continental breakfasts during the course of the program. Please note: your hotel reservation is not included in your tuition.

Do you offer hotel discounts?
For many of our programs, we reserve a limited number of rooms at an area hotel at a reduced rate. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the special rate. Rates are available for a limited time and cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date. Please refer to the program website for details on the specific hotel chosen for each program.

If the hotel is booked, can you make another suggestion?
It is not uncommon for the discounted hotel to sell out during our programs. Participants are encouraged to reserve their hotel room as soon as possible. If the hotel is booked or a room block has not been reserved, participants are encouraged to consult our accommodations website for a list of nearby hotels.

Where is Northwestern Pritzker School of Law located?
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is located at 375 East Chicago Avenue (corner of Chicago Avenue and Lake Shore Drive) in downtown Chicago. All of our on-site programs are held in Thorne Auditorium, located just east of the main entrance.

Is parking available at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law?
Due to a limited amount of parking at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, we cannot provide parking for our programs. There are a number of public garages in the area, although taking public transportation is encouraged. Parking information for the Chicago campus may be found on our website.

Can I take public transportation to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law?
Yes. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) provides easy access to and from the airports and around the city via train, bus, or taxi-cab. To view maps and train/bus schedules, visit the CTA website. We recommend using the "Plan a Trip" feature to find the best route. You will need to take the Blue Line train to get to the city from O'Hare International Airport and the Orange Line train from Midway International Airport.

Where do I check in?
For all Chicago programs, check-in will take place in the lobby of Thorne Auditorium located at 375 East Chicago Avenue. For programs outside of Chicago, check-in will take place just outside the main meeting room. We will have signs to direct you.

Upon arrival at a program, confirmed attendees must check in with a Professional Education team member at the registration desk. Each participant will be provided with a set of registration materials and name badge which must be worn throughout the program.

What is the dress code?
The standard dress code for our programs is business casual. You may also want to bring a sweater or light jacket as meeting rooms can be chilly.

Will Wi-Fi be available?
Yes. For onsite programs, wireless internet is provided via the "Guest-Northwestern" network. Participants should select this network on their laptop or smart phone and follow the prompts for registration. Access is good for 24 hours. For offsite programs, wireless internet is also provided.

Will meals be provided?
We provide continental breakfasts, full lunches, and break refreshments. There may also be a post-program reception with hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Participants are encouraged to attend, network, and continue the day's discussions with fellow participants and speakers. If you have any dietary restrictions, you may provide this information during registration.

Is there a code of conduct for program participants?
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professional Education welcomes attorneys from across the country and around the world. Participants in our continuing legal education (CLE) programs learn not only from the speakers and panelists, but from each other. Disruptive behavior is detrimental to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's mission and to staff and participant safety and can result in immediate forfeiture of registration privileges. Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Abusing, threatening, or intimidating Professional Education staff or fellow attendees through language or actions;
  • Disturbing students or staff by unwanted advances, questioning, or solicitation of legal advice;
  • Using electronic devices (laptops, tablets, mobile phones), reading newspapers, etc. during sessions in a manner which detracts from others' educational experience;
  • Exhibiting signs of drunkenness or other substance abuse.

Persons who violate any one of these policies may be excluded from any and all Professional Education Programs, may be removed by University Police, may be subject to Northwestern University disciplinary actions, and/or be subject to criminal prosecution or other legal action, as appropriate.

When will I receive my materials?
Confirmed registrants will receive an email approximately one week prior to the program date with instructions on how to access the program materials online. Participants are welcome to print out any materials they wish to review prior to or during the program. All are welcome to bring laptops to view the materials on-site. Power outlets will be available in the plenary sessions.

Are your courses approved for CLE credit in my state?
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is available for participants in many states with mandatory CLE requirements. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will apply for accreditation with these states on your behalf prior to the program. If we have not applied to your state, we will happily assist you in applying yourself and supply you with all the necessary documentation. Please see our Continuing Legal Education policy for more details.

How do I obtain CLE credit?
Participants will be given an attendance log which must be submitted at the conclusion of a program in order to obtain CLE credit. If you do not turn one in, we will assume you are not seeking CLE credit. Certain states require attorneys to file for and report credit themselves or submit special forms. In such cases, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law can assist you in acquiring these forms and/or determining the number of credits earned, but reporting them is your responsibility. For specific questions on your reporting requirements, please contact your state bar.

For those seeking non-legal credits, many states accept this log as proof of attendance. However, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law only applies for continuing legal education credit for our programs.

Do you have a scholarship/financial hardship policy?
Yes. We offer full and partial financial assistance to our participants on a case-by-case basis. Please see our Scholarship/Financial Hardship section of this site for more details on who qualifies and how to apply.

Who should I contact with specific questions?
Speaking Opportunities, Programming
Shilpa Gokhale, Director, Professional & Continuing Legal Education
(312) 503-8457 or Email

Marketing, Affiliate/Sponsorship Opportunities, Mailing List Additions or Removals

Registration, CLE, Payment, Course Materials, Program Logistics, Website
Lori Sass, Assistant Director, External Partnerships
(312) 503-5462 or Email

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Send an email to and let us know in what area of law you are most interested.