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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

I fell in love with this architecture of this school because it reminded me of England or the Elizabethan era. I ate lunch and started with a tour of the school, and after an information/Q&A session. Chicago, Illinois is the 3rd largest legal market after New York and California, other legal markets are Washington D.C, and Texas.

During the tour:

  • The building was modern and remodeled.

  • The courthouse has been used in movies.

  • Center on wrongful convictions: They had a wall of individuals that have been criminalized unlawfully but gained their freedom through the 2L Pro-Bono program.

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Information/Q&A Session:

  • Deciding to attend a law school is similar to an investment in a house.

  • 1L Northwestern Law students have their schedules prescribed.

  • Law school divides 1L students into three 55 sections.

  • 1L students have the opportunity to take 2 upper division electives in their second semester.

  • Having an interdisciplinary course is a graduation requirement.

  • Public interest opportunity: Externship, LRAP, post-graduate fellowship, and summer funding.

  • Northwestern Law International Team Project (ITP) draws students to international legal perspective for a semester-long in another country to develop own research proposals and field research.

  • Law School has partnered with Kellogg School of Management offering 10 Kellogg courses are equivalent to 2 law school classes.

  • 5 Kellogg courses are reserved for Northwestern law student.

  • Joint programs: JD-LLM, JD-MBA, JD-PhD.

  • Collegiality: Strong sense of community and cooperative culture.

  • Moot court teams, competition, and Arlyn Miner first-year Moot court program.

  • Northwestern Law reviews + 5 more journals publishes student research.

  • Career strategy center (CSC) is designed to help students develop sound career strategies.

  • 95.97% of 2017 class secured employment.

  • Clinic education: Direct experience representing clients in addition to receiving course credit.

  • Pro-Bono work

  • Center on wrongful convictions.

  • Children and family Justice center.

  • Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law center.

Application tips:

  • ALL application: September 01, 2019

  • Application deadline: December 01, 2019

  • JD-LLM: February 15, 2020

  • Interview: on-campus or off-campus option

  • Financial aid: Merit & Need-based scholarship

For further inquiries: admissions@law.northwestern.edu, Sarah Rewerts: sarah.rewerts@law.northwestern.edu, Robert Ganzer: robert.ganzer@kellogg.northwestern.edu