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


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

Tuition & Fees

full-time: $58,398 per year
Room and board: $14,040

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School Details

Full- and part-time faculty:  144
Student-faculty ratio:  6.5:1
Total faculty:  190

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time):  658
Gender distribution (full-time): 
Enrollment (part-time):   8
J.D. candidates graduating in 2013-2014: 285
Employed at graduation: 79.0%
Median private sector starting salary:  $160,000
Median public service starting salary:  $58,000
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