Vault Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Uppers

  • Admissions interview requirement leads to more diverse student body
  • Very generous financial aid package, both for merit and for public service
  • Small class sizes and remarkable student-to-faculty ratio

Downers

  • Difficult grading curve
  • An over-emphasis is placed on the Socratic Method

The Bottom Line

  • Northwestern Law offers a unique experience to its students. From the required admissions interview, applicants are reviewed as complete people and not LSAT scores. Small classes and an impressive student-to-faculty ratio place the emphasis on collaboration and not competition. An accelerated J.D. program allows students to earn their law degree in two years.

Admissions

Northwestern University School of Law is a highly selective program, but one that operates a little differently from other top law schools. The focus during the school's admissions process is collaboration, not competition. Northwestern Law looks beyond LSAT scores and GPA and...

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