Why Sponsor?

Build your brand. Cultivate relationships. Customize programs that meet your recruiting, business development or marketing needs.

As a Northwestern Law Sponsor, you are entitled to exclusive access to our community, premier recognition benefits, and opportunities to connect and better distinguish your firm or company with our students, alumni, and legal professionals around the world.

Why Sponsor Students? | Why Sponsor Professional and Continuing Legal Education (CLE)?

Why Sponsor Students?

Access to Students
Get to know our students on a first-name basis. Go beyond OCI to form strategic partnerships with students and groups year-round:

  • Participate as panelists or guest speakers - we have more than 40 active student-run groups on campus conducting various events
  • Host topical presentations on or off campus
  • Network at on- or off-campus student receptions
  • Review student resumes

Flexibility: You Choose the Programs and Dates You Want
We view our sponsors as partners so you get a say in what events and programming make sense for you. One size does not fit all! We are happy to discuss our programs and find one that works for you and your firm/company.

Support Law School-wide events that align with your recruiting objectives:

  • 1L-specific
  • Diversity-focused
  • Pro bono projects
  • Litigation/transactional specific
  • Academic-focused and more

Increase Your Visibility and Raise Your Profile
Differentiate your firm or company through on-site signage, advertising, and promotional recognition at our events and programs.

We love swag! Not all events or programs call for it, but when it makes sense we welcome your chatchkes, marketing materials, and banners. As a Northwestern Law sponsor, we will make sure you get front and center with our students:

  • Hot links on our web site
  • Promotional ad on our daily announcements page to the Law School community
  • Recognition via various social media outlets including Twitter and Instagram
  • Print, verbal, and electronic recognition before, during, and after sponsored events
  • Opportunities to send giveaways and marketing materials

Differentiate Your Firm/Company From the Pack
What makes one law firm or company stand out from the rest? One-on-one relationships with students. On-campus visibility. Focusing on niche groups or practice areas. Supporting students on issues that align with your firm or company’s goals and objectives. When students see a mutual connection, they are more apt to remember you and understand what makes you different. Sponsorship offers you these opportunities.

Find student sponsorship opportunities or contact the External Partnerships Office.

Why Sponsor Professional Education (CLE)?

Access to Attorneys
Sponsorship is so much more than an exhibit booth and signage. Sponsorship gives you up close and personal access to your target audience. Whether it is hosting an exclusive reception for attendees, attending our speakers-only dinner, or hosting a by-invitation-only roundtable, sponsorship can deliver a positive ROI.

Meet With Decision-Makers
Our CLE conference attendees are experts in their fields and tend to be the decision-makers with purchasing power or influence within their firms or companies. Meet face-to-face with these senior-level in-house and firm attorneys and grow your business.

Build Your Client Base
Get access to our pre- and post-conference list of attendees to arrange appointments during our conferences as well post-conference follow-up.

Increase Your Visibility
Sponsors are featured in our marketing mix which includes print, web, email, on-site signage, and recognition from the podium. Your brand gets exposure and access to a targeted audience of 70,000 in-house and firm attorneys who serve as key decision-makers.

Position Your Company as an Expert
Share your whitepapers with us and we will link them on our web site, include them in our e-marketing campaigns, and cross-promote with our media partners. Do you have attorneys or executives at the top of their fields? Send us their CVs and we will consider them for speaking roles at our conferences.

Find professional education (CLE) sponsorship opportunities or contact the Office of External Partnerships.