JD Students

Welcome, Incoming JD Students!

Please carefully review the information below to help you prepare for your arrival and Orientation Week. If you have any questions, you may contact Student Services.

Orientation Week

  • A final schedule will be available during Orientation.
  • Student ID: Submit a photo online to request your ''Wildcard" school ID now.
  • Useful Information: Northwestern Law A to Z

Before You Arrive

Transcripts

Northwestern Law must receive official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions a student attended by the first day of classes. Official college transcripts must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the issuing institution, and must include the following information:

  1. The college seal
  2. The degree and date the degree was awarded
  3. The grade point average
  4. An appropriate school official's signature (usually the Registrar)

Please note: If you applied through LSAC and submitted a final transcript as described above, with your application we are able to accept this as your final transcript

All transcripts should be mailed to:
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
375 E. Chicago Ave., RB 130
Chicago, IL 60611

Laptop Requirements 

  • All incoming students are required to have a computer that meets or exceeds the University's recommended guidelines.
  • For further information and links to Dell and Apple educational purchase website, go to Laptop Requirements.
  • Laptops that do not meet the minimum specifications will receive limited support from IT.

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