Law School Spotlight: Northwestern University Law School

    The PowerScore Law School Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different law school each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.

    Northwestern University Law School is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Guided by a visionary strategic plan and its recent update, "Plan 2008: Building Great Leaders for the Changing World," Northwestern University School of Law, founded in 1859, advances the understanding of law and produces graduates prepared to excel in a rapidly changing world. Northwestern Law uniquely blends a rigorous intellectual environment with a collegial and supportive community. With one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios in the country—9:1—our students have exceptional access to their full-time professors, who comprise the most highly credentialed and interdisciplinary law faculty in the nation. The law school's lakefront location in the heart of downtown Chicago provides a wealth of part-time employment options for students while in school, and a spectacular setting in which to study law. Northwestern Law's proximity to courts, commerce, and public interest activities enables students to experience the practice of law, as well as its theory, in one of the most vibrant legal and business communities in the world.


    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Urban

    Size: 817 (2011)

    Incoming class size: 274 (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 8.5 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 18.1% (813 of 4,480 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $49,417

    Cost of living (single student): $22,048

    Address: 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-3069
    Phone: 312.503.3100
    Twitter accounts: @NULawAdmissions
    Facebook: Northwestern University School of Law and Northwestern Law Admissions
    Blog: Word on the Streeterville

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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