Collaborations with Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg Collaborations

Northwestern Law is committed to preparing students to navigate the complex legal and business issues of today’s economy. With this objective in mind, the Law School has partnered with Kellogg School of Management on a number of key initiatives, and is constantly evaluating new and relevant program additions. This partnership ensures that the Law School continues to prepare the strongest business-minded lawyers and reinforces our commitment to breaking down silos within professional education.   

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. 

Kellogg Core Courses

Law students have the opportunity to take a suite of five core Kellogg School of Management courses taught by full-time Kellogg professors, devoted solely to Northwestern Law students. The courses are identical in content and format to those taught to Kellogg MBA students.

Offerings include:

  • Accounting for Decision-making
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Strategy
  • Finance 1
  • Leadership in Organizations 

Northwestern Law is a leader among peer law schools in offering such a broad selection of core business and management classes taught by its partner business school exclusively for law students. 

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