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 at one (or more!) of the following on-campus or virtual events.

Dialogue with a Director

Connect with a member of the JD Admissions Team during a one-on-one meeting!  Register for one of these 15-minute virtual appointments to ask us questions about the JD application process, academic offerings, life in Chicago, and more.

Take a look at our Dialogue with a Director self scheduler, select a date and time that works well, and share the topics you would like to discuss. After submitting your registration, you’ll receive a confirmation message with the Zoom link for your appointment. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Class Visits

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 available class observations within our class observation calendar. Advance registration is required for all visitors.

Student-Led Tours for Prospective JD Applicants

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. Fall 2023 tours began in early September and will continue on Fridays throughout most of the semester. We cannot wait to welcome you to our beautiful campus here in the heart of Chicago!

Virtual and In-Person Admission Programming

Each fall, we offer a variety of online and in-person information sessions, application workshops, and related programs designed for prospective JD applicants. Please check this webpage often to view the growing roster of those opportunities and to register.  

Information Sessions: For more than two decades, we have proudly promoted an institutional ethos we refer to as The Northwestern Law Difference. We look forward to sharing how our combined values continuously shape the curriculum, community, career outcomes, and the extensive clinical and experiential learning opportunities awaiting JD students at Northwestern Law. Time will be reserved for questions at the conclusion of the presentation.  

The Northwestern Law Difference Information Session | Virtual | Tuesday, September 26 | 12:00 p.m. CT

The Northwestern Law Difference Information Session | Virtual | Wednesday, October 18 | 5:00 p.m. CT | Registration is required

Ask Me Anything Sessions with the Assistant Dean of Admissions:  Back by popular demand, our dean of admissions will spend an hour fielding your questions about...well, anything! Because this fall's Q&A sessions will be dedicated to prospective and current applicants to our JD program, we anticipate you may have inquiries surrounding Northwestern Law's approach to admissions, scholarships and financial aid, what life in Chicago entails, and much more.

Ask the Admissions Dean ~ Q & A with Johann Lee | Virtual | Thursday, October 19 | 12:00 p.m. CT | Registration is required

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. 

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