Collaborations with Kellogg School of Management

Collaborations with Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is committed to educating business-minded lawyers who are able to navigate the complex legal and business issues of today’s economy. Law School graduates learn the critical business skills needed to think strategically and partner with their clients.

JD students who are specifically interested in a business-focused education can opt for the Business Enterprise Concentration, which offers a structured curriculum in business-related law.

In addition, the Law School has partnered with Northwestern University’s top-ranked business school, the Kellogg School of Management, on a number of key initiatives, and is constantly evaluating new and relevant program additions.

In the past, law students have had the opportunity to take business classes taught by Kellogg School of Management professors. A varying number of these courses have been offered each academic year, and law students have received full course credit toward their law degree when taking them. Subject to course bidding procedures and course availability, law students may enroll in as many of these courses as they wish. 

JD-MBA Program

Northwestern University’s JD-MBA program allows students to earn a Juris Doctor from Northwestern Law and a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg in just three years – rather than the five it would take to complete both degrees separately. JD-MBA students participate in the same classes and coursework as their counterparts who are seeking only an MBA or law degree. The first and third year of the program are spent at the Law School, while one summer and the second year are spent at Kellogg.

The program sets its graduates up for success whether they pursue a career in law or business, or at the intersection of both.

San Francisco Immersion Program

This program is tailored toward Northwestern Law JD students who are interested in understanding the legal and business environment of growth-stage startup firms, venture capital firms, and high-tech companies.

Learn more about the San Francisco Immersion Program