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Northwestern University School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
25%
Number students applying:
4,036
Number students accepted:
996
First-year attrition rate:
5%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
171
Median:
168
25th percentile:
162

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.83
Median:
3.75
25th percentile:
3.53

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $56,434 0
Non-resident $56,434 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $21,680
Off Campus $21,680                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
737
Number students enrolled full-time:
737
Number students enrolled part-time:
Number of first-year students:
242

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
36%
% Women students:
47%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
8%
% Minority students:
33%
% International students:
7%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
6
Names of law journals:
Northwestern University Law Review, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Journal of International Law and Business, Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Journal of International Human Rights, Journal of Law and Social Policy
% of students involved in law journals:
81%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
60%
% of students in field placements:
48%
% of students in simulation courses:
128%

Curriculum Strengths

Labor and Employment,
International Law,
Criminal Justice,
Tax,
Trial Skills and Litigation

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 81% 237
National Employment Rate 2013 79% 225
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IL 39% 105
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 16% 44
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 13% 36
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer IL 39% 104
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 22% 60
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 14% 37

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
0
Law Firm 2-10
0.4%
Law Firm 11-25
0.7%
Law Firm 26-50
1.9%
Law Firm 51-100
2.2%
Law Firm 101-250
4.1%
Law Firm 251-500
2.2%
Law Firm 501+
52.6%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
14.6%
Government
5.6%
Public Interest / Service
3%
Clerkships Federal
8.2%
Clerkships State / Local
0.4%
Education / Academia
0.4%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 95% 88%
State 2 NY 89% 85%
State 3 CA 84% 71%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 96% 87%
State 2 NY 88% 82%
State 3 CA 76% 71%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 IL 94% 89%
State 2 NY 93% 85%
State 3 CA 88% 72%

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-3069
Region:
Great Lakes
Main Phone:
312-503-3100
Admissions Phone:
312-503-8465

Administration

Dean of School:
Daniel
B.
Rodriguez
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
California State University, Long Beach
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Harvard University
Graduate Degree:
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Director of Admissions:
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Reputation Profile

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