Off-Campus Interview

JD program applicants are welcome to participate in an off-campus interview with a Northwestern Law Alumni Interviewer. Interviews are available in most US metropolitan areas as well as a number of foreign locations. Interviews are strongly recommended as part of the application process for Northwestern Law.

Beginning September 15, off-campus interviews can be requested through our online application. You must submit an application and indicate your wish to interview off-campus to receive an off-campus interview assignment. The deadline to submit your application requesting an off-campus interview is December 1.

After you submit your application requesting an off-campus interview, you will be assigned to an alumni interviewer. When this assignment has been made, you will receive an email alerting you to check the Off-Campus Interviewing Portal, which will now have your alumni interviewer’s contact information. Please allow approximately three (3) weeks to receive your interviewer's contact information.

After you have received your off-campus interview assignment and scheduled an appointment with your alumni interviewer, please login to the Portal and report your interview date. It is your responsibility to check the Portal to obtain your interviewer's contact information and report your interview date.

Please Note

  • You will have the opportunity to choose your interview location in the Interview section of the application. We attempt to assign applicants to interviewers within a 75-mile radius of their requested location.
  • Some off-campus interview locations will become fully booked before December.
  • Specific off-campus interview times or dates cannot be guaranteed, as our alumni are very busy. Exact dates of off-campus interviews are determined between the applicant and the alumni interviewer. If you must interview on a particular date or time you should consider an on-campus or Skype interview instead.
  • Interviews usually take place at the alumni interviewer's place of business during work hours.


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