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Contacts

Website: http://www.law.northwestern.edu
Phone: (312) 503-3100
Admissions e-mail: admissions@law.northwestern.edu

Program Information

*Juris Doctor (JD)

  • three year program

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  • Joint programs:
    • JD-MBA : offered by Northwestern’s Law School and Kellogg School of Management (3 years).

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    • JD-PhD : offered by Northwestern’s Law School and Graduate School. (6 years)

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    • JD-LLM in International Human Rights

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Admission statistics

  • Number of applicants interviewed: 3628
  • Class size in 2013: 174
  • 6% international students

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Bachelor’s Degree (4-year undergrad)
    • In addition, applicants are expected to have at least 1 year of full-time work experience
    • Only 5% with no job experience were accepted in 2011

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GPA

  • Median (2011): 3.75
  • Middle 50% GPA (2008): 3.28-3.82

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LSAT

  • Middle 50%: 161-171
  • The LSAT should be taken no later than December; however, February LSAT can be used depending on how many seats are left for the incoming class
  • If taken more than once, highest LSAT score is taken into consideration.

Supporting Documents

  • Application form
  • a personal statement
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • The Law School Data Assembly Service Law School Report (LSDAS) - the LSDAS report is mailed directly to the university.
  • A Resume
  • $100 application fee


Optional:

  • Interview – optional but strongly encouraged
  • Optional essays – topics are provided on application


  • For Financial Aid:
    • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)- not applicable to international students
    • A Need Access Application- must be mailed to the financial aid office at Northwestern
    • A University Aid Application – for US students only
    • A signed copy of the applicant’s 2008 federal income tax return (includes all schedules and W-2 forms)
  • Grants, Scholarships, and Loans are also offered, however loans are offered only to US Citizens or Permanent residents.

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Interview

  • Interviews are optional
  • Early September - March 1 (on-campus interviews)
  • 30-minute interviews are conducted by a member of the Faculty, a current student, or an alumni.
  • May be interviewed either on- or off-campus
  • Interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Interviews should be requested online one month prior to the desired date.

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Timeline 2012-2013

  • Sep 1:
    • Application for admission filing period begins.
    • On-campus interviewing begins.
    • Off-campus interview requests open.
  • Oct25: Deadline to request on-campus interviews for Early Decision candidates
  • Nov15: Deadline for mandatory on-campus interviews for Early Decision candidates
  • January 15
    • Deadline to request off-campus interviews.
    • Deadline for receipt of completed Accelerated JD application.
    • Deadline for receipt of completed ALLM application.
    • Deadline for receipt of completed LLM / Kellogg application.
    • Deadline for receipt of completed LLM and LLM in Human Rights application.
  • February 15
    • Deadline for receipt of completed JD application.
  • February 28
    • On-campus interviewing period ends.
  • March 1
    • Deadline for receipt of completed Two-Year JD Application.
    • For applicants requesting financial aid, deadline for receipt by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the Need Access Application, and the Scholarship and Grants Supplemental Application.
  • May 1
    • Deadline for receipt of completed LLM Tax application.
  • June 1
    • Application for transfer filing period begins.
  • July 2
    • Deadline for receipt of completed transfer application.

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Tuition 2013-2014

    • JD and Two-Year JD (for international students) degree programs: $54,764
    • Accelerated JD program: Summer 2013 Term: $31,900, Fall 13/Spring 14: $65,714
  • Application fees and deposits:
    • Application fee: $100 USD (non-refundable)
    • Deposit (for all accepted students): $750 USD
    • Late tuition penalty fee: $200 USD

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