Experiencing Northwestern Law

Experiencing Northwestern Law

Experiencing Northwestern Law

There are various opportunities to connect with us and to learn about the Law School. We hope to meet you soon.

Please note during summer 2024, the law school buildings will only be accessible via Northwestern University Wildcard. 


Student-Led Tours for Prospective JD Students

Update as of April 11, 2024:  Our tour guides are now preparing for the Law School's imminent reading period as well their final exams. Because of these priorities, we have concluded our student-led tour program for the spring 2024 semester.  

These hour-long sessions are conducted by current Northwestern Law JD students, enabling you to learn about life at the Law School from those who were in your shoes just a couple years ago. Throughout the tour and afterwards, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of these student leaders.  

Registration is required to ensure we provide you with the best tour possible. After submitting the brief registration form linked to your chosen tour date, you'll receive detailed confirmation materials. Please save this information as you plan for your visit.

Please visit our student-led tour calendar* to select a tour date that works well with your schedule, and complete the brief registration form. Spring semester 2024 tours begin on January 19th and will continue on most Fridays through March.  We cannot wait to welcome you to our beautiful campus here in the heart of Chicago! 

*The student-led tour calendar will be updated in late August 2024.  Thank you for your interest in a student-led tour of Northwestern Law!


Class Visits

Update as of April 11, 2024:  Our faculty and current students are preparing for spring semester exams. Because of this transition, our class observation program for the spring 2024 semester will conclude on Friday, April 12, 2024. 

We are excited to offer traditional, in-person class observation opportunities for prospective JD students.  Whether you are just beginning to think about pursuing a legal education, you are a current applicant, or you received an offer of admission, it's a terrific idea to witness the dialogue between current Northwestern Law students and our accomplished faculty members.

View and register for a seat within our class observation calendar*. Advance registration is required. Class observations are offered on a first come, first served basis, with limited availability in each class.

*The class observation calendar will be updated in September 2024, and prospective JD students will be able to register for a class visit at that time.


Self-Guided Tours

Should our Friday tour dates conflict with your schedule, you may wish to swing by the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid during business hours to collect a self-guided tour pamphlet. We are located to the right of the stairwell in the Rubloff Building's atrium, and we are open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. During summer 2024, the law school buildings will only be accessible via Northwestern University Wildcard. 

Whether or not you visit us in Chicago, we hope you will also take a look at our video tours, below!  


We encourage you to view these striking videos to gain a sense of the beauty of Northwestern Law's three buildings, the spirit of our people, and the city we love to call home.

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Connecting with MSL Admissions

The MSL Admissions team and program officers may be reached at: msl@law.northwestern.edu.

Related Links

 Law School Map (pdf)  | Self-Guided Tour |  Explore Chicago