Collaborations with Kellogg School of Management

Business and Kellogg Collaborations

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.

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

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