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Contacts

Website: http://www.law.northwestern.edu
Phone: (312) 503-8465
Admissions e-mail: admissions@law.northwestern.edu
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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 (2016): 4625
  • Class size in 2016: 216
  • 10% international students

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • No specific requirements listed

GPA

  • Median (2016): 3.81
  • Middle 50% GPA (2016): 3.43-3.89

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LSAT

  • Median (2016): 168
  • Middle 50% (2016): 163-170
  • 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.
  • LSAT scores are valid for maximum of 5 years

Supporting Documents

  • Application form
  • a personal statement
  • The Law School Data Assembly Service Law School Report (LSDAS) - the LSDAS report is mailed directly to the university.
  • A Resume
  • $75 application fee


Optional:

  • Interview – optional but strongly encouraged

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Interview

  • Interviews are optional
  • 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 2016-2017

  • Sep 1:
    • Application for admission filing period begins.
    • On-campus interviewing requests opens.
    • Off-campus interview requests open.
    • Online video interview requests open.
    • Application for fee waiver requests open
  • Oct15: Deadline to request on-campus interviews for Early Decision candidates
  • Nov15: Deadline for mandatory on-campus interviews for Early Decision candidates
  • December1:
    • Deadline for receipt of completed Early Decision application
    • Deadline to request off-campus interviews.
  • January15:Deadline for receipt of completed LLM and LLM in Human Rights application.
  • February 1: Deadline for receipt of completed Exectuive LLM Chicago program application
  • February 15
    • Deadline for receipt of completed JD, JD/LLM Tax, and JD/LLM IHR applications.
    • Deadline to complete on-campus and online video interviews
    • Deadline for LLM, LLM/IHR and ELLMC applications


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Tuition 2017-2018

    • JD and Two-Year JD (for international students) degree programs: $61,784
    • JD-MBA Degree Program: $88,120
    • First-year JD-LLM Tax Degree Program: $61,784
    • First-year JD-LLM in International Human Rights Degree Program: $61,784

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