Admissions

In today's competitive world, law students soon discover that their support for each other is vital to their success. Our collegial, noncompetitive environment plays a large role in the success of our students.


To help build our community, we consider many factors beyond test scores and GPAs when evaluating applications:

  • Our students reflect a broad range of experience and opinion. We have the most geographically diverse student body in the country, we have one of the highest percentages of racially and ethnically diverse students among top law schools, and our JD class is split equally between men and women.
  • Because work experience is such an important factor in our admissions process, no other top law school can match the extensive real world perspectives that our students bring to the classroom: 90 percent of our entering students have had one or more years of full-time work experience.

We hope you will consider joining our community.

 

As of May 11, 2020, the Office of Admissions and our colleagues across the Law School community continue to shelter in place for the foreseeable future, consistent with local and state public health policies.  And while our physical office is closed and we are unable to take your phone call, we continue to work remotely.  The best way to reach us is via our main email account:  admissions@law.northwestern.edu.  We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Related Links

Degree Programs | Tuition Rates | Course Catalog | Admissions Viewbook (pdf)