Curriculum and Program Advising

The Curriculum Team provides curricular advising and programming for current Northwestern Law students. Please contact us if you have questions about course selection, including adding or dropping a course, taking courses on another campus, or satisfying the graduation requirements.

  • If you have questions about your graduation requirements, which includes choosing courses to meet your outstanding requirements, please contact
  • JDs: If you have questions about your curricular path, which includes choosing courses to support your academic interests and professional goals, you can set an appointment Professor Meredith Rountree, Curriculum Advisor, at

Academic and Professional Excellence (APEx)

Academic and Professional Excellence (APEx) is an expression of Northwestern Law’s commitment to innovative thinking about meeting the changing needs of today’s law students and better preparing them for their careers. During all three years of law school, Northwestern Law students will participate in interactive programs meeting a range of their academic and career needs, including acclimating to a law school learning environment, building a law school curriculum, establishing personal and professional awareness of the demands and responsibilities of their careers, and developing the teamwork and leadership skills necessary for their professional lives in the law, business and public service.

APEx Workshop Videos

Subjects include Checklist Workshop, Acclimating to Law School, Outlining Workshop, and Exam Writing Workshop.

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Contact Information

Jocelyn D. Francoeur
Director of Academic and Professional Excellence
Rubloff 149
(312) 503-2218

Jocelyn Francoeur provides academic advising and programming for current Northwestern Law students. Please contact Jocelyn if you have questions about academic participation or performance, exam preparation, or exam accommodations and modifications.

Academic and Curricular Advising for LLM students (ACE):

Holistic suite of support services and programming designed to help international students acclimate to legal studies in the U.S., plan their law school curriculum to meet professional interests and career goals, participate in programming designed to demystify the learning process in American law schools, explore opportunities and emerging trends in global legal practice, and develop cross cultural competency through teamwork and collaboration with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Contact Information

Adi Altshuler
Director of International Programs
(312) 503 0771 

Adi Altshuler provides curricular and academic advising for LLM students. Please contact Adi if you have questions about course selection, degree requirements, bar qualifications, academic performance, scholastic writing, exam preparation, or exam accommodation.

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Northwestern Law Rules and Regulations | Graduation Requirements: JD Programs / LLM Programs / Tax Programs