Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Law School

A private institution founded in 1851, Northwestern University resides on 231 suburban acres in Evanston, Illinois.  Northwestern Law School offers traditional and accelerated J.D. programs, as well as joint degrees with other Northwestern graduate schools.  There are no part-time or evening classes for J.D. candidates.  Notable alumni of Northwestern Law School include Robert McCormick, cofounder of law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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Quick Facts

375 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Year founded: 1859
Public/private:  Private
Law school designation:  National
Tier of law school: 1


Application deadline: February 15
Full-time program application fee: $75

Tuition & Fees

full-time: $56,434 per year
Room and board: $14,040

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Clinical Training
Dispute Resolution
International Law
Legal Writing
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy

School Details

Full- and part-time faculty:  150
Student-faculty ratio:  7.2:1
Total faculty:  185
Enrollment (full-time):  737
Gender distribution (full-time): 
Enrollment (part-time):  
J.D. candidates graduating in 2013-2014: 271
Employed at graduation: 82.4%
Median private sector starting salary:  $160,000
Median public service starting salary:  $59,000
Total volumes and volume equivalents: 835049

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