Visit and Tour

Visit and Tour

We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation, partnering with Northwestern University leadership and following guidance from medical professionals and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  After careful consideration, and beginning Thursday, March 12, the Law School will be teaching classes remotely through the end of the semester.  Furthermore, all events through May 4 will be canceled, including lunch time events and anything Law School supported. 

Accordingly, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our ongoing Class Visit and Tour opportunities described here. 

Update: 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.


Visiting Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is an excellent way to determine if our school is the right fit for you. We encourage you to tour our three buildings and to observe one of our first year (1L) classes.

Observing Northwestern Law

  • Student-guided tours are generally available on Mondays and Fridays at 12 noon during the Fall and Spring semesters. Spring semester tours will begin on Friday, January 17th.  The last student-guided tour will take place on Friday, April 17th.
  • Spring 2020 class visits will begin on Tuesday, January 21st.  The last day to visit classes will be Friday, April 17th.
  • Please note the exceptions to the class visit and tour schedule discussed below. 
  • Student-guided tours start in the Admissions Office, Rubloff 130.  Please arrive at the office five minutes before the start time (12 noon) on Mondays and Fridays. 
  • On days when student-guided tours are not available, self-guided tour pamphlets are available in the Admissions Office.
  • It is not necessary to register for student- or self-guided tours.

Class Visit Policies

Prospective JD and LLM students are welcome to visit Law School classes during the fall and spring semesters only. 

  • We recommend that prospective students visit traditional 1L courses to witness the dialogue between faculty and current Northwestern Law students. We have highligthed these courses on the Spring 2020 Class Schedule.  Additionally, copies of the class schedule will be available at the front desk in the Admissions Office. 
  • Please stop by the Admissions Office in Rubloff 130 to pick up a visitors badge.
  • Upon arrival at the classroom and before the class begins, please introduce yourself and inform the professor that you are a prospective student.  Generally, the professor will guide you as to where to sit. 
  • We ask that you be in the classroom 10-15 minutes prior to the start time. Please do not enter the class after it has begun or leave early.  If you cannot attend the entire session, please do not visit the class.
  • Please silence any electronic devices while in the classroom.

Exceptions to Tour and Class Visit Schedule

Northwestern Law will not be able to offer tours nor class visits during certain time periods.  Please see the exceptions noted below:

  • Tuesday, December 3rd - December 19th: Review sesssions, reading period, and final examinations
  • Monday, January 20th - Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Monday, March 23rd - Friday, March 27th:  Law School Spring Break and International Team Project travel
  • Monday, March 30th - Friday, April 3rd

On days when student-guided tours are not available, visitors are welcome to explore the Law School with the assistance of our self-guided tour pamphlet.  These are available in the Admissions Office.


MSL Class Visits

Prospective MSL students should contact the MSL Program Office to schedule a tour and an MSL class visit. MSL program officers may be reached at msl@law.northwestern.edu.


Related Links

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