Applying to Northwestern Law

The admissions team is working from our offices at Northwestern Law as well as remotely.  And because of our COVID-19 safety protocols, we are not taking appointments with visitors.  The best way to reach us is via our main email account:  We will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. 

You will find details about the Northwestern Law application process based upon the degree program you wish to pursue. Furthermore, application checklists are available for each of our degree programs. We strongly encourage all applicants to submit their application materials electronically. 

JD Fee Waiver

LLM Fee Waiver

JD Programs

Take a look at the 2022 JD Viewbook (pdf)

JD Transfer*

Visiting Student

Two-Year JD for International Lawyers 


*Ready, Set, Apply ~ The Northwestern Law Transfer Application Process

Applying for transfer admission is a distinct journey from the one you pursued as a rising 1L. On June 7th, a member of the admissions team will guide you through each step of the process, including our interview requirement. Furthermore, we'll provide insight on Northwestern Law's approach to transfer admission. Time will be reserved for your questions.  

Ready, Set, Apply ~ Transfer Application Workshop | Tuesday, June 7 | 5 pm CT | Registration Required

LLM Programs

Take a look at the Graduate and International Programs Viewbook (pdf)

SJD Program

The SJD Program at Northwestern Pritzker Law is limited to students or graduates of Northwestern’s LLM Program who are interested in careers in academia or scholarship. Candidates may apply during their second semester of study.


Master of Legal Studies in International Human Rights

Master of Science in Law 

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