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4.8 of 5 stars (12 Ratings)

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Great School

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2018 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Great location if you want to find a job during the school year, Great opportunities for post-grad employment, Good support for public interest, Most people are nice and reasonable

Downers

Career services can be up or down based on time of year, There really isn't much to not like

Comments

It is a school well worth attending, particularly if your focus is private sector employment

Would You Recommend

Yes

Top tier education with a focus on practical skills

5.0 of 5 stars

June 2018 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Practicums, international team project, clinics, opportunities for hands-on experience, big-name professors, prestigious name, great reputation, excellent job placement support and statistics.

Downers

Streeterville, accelerated JD program, many professors are avid believers in the Socratic method.

Comments

NLaw has an excellent reputation for pumping out top notch lawyers who go on to do very well—especially in the private practice setting. There is a focus on learning and practicing practical skills, and lots of opportunities to gain hands-on experience, both inside and outside the classroom.

Would You Recommend

Yes

1L

5.0 of 5 stars

April 2018 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

students are committed to having fun with one another
great location
like most top law schools, amazing professors

Downers

two semesters of graded legal writing
full out grading (+'s and -'s)

Comments

lots of joint degree candidates, which makes the student body more diverse

Would You Recommend

Yes

Professional, Practical, Challenging

5.0 of 5 stars

January 2017 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Mature, diverse, and very engaged student body. Excellent professors who emphasize the kinds of practical knowledge relevant for professionals, while also providing intellectually challenging classes that aren't just watered down.

Downers

Location in Chicago is not ideal for lawyers seeking careers in NY or CA. Northwestern doesn't carry the same reputation as a Stanford, Columbia or even University of Chicago.

Comments

The emphasis on attracting students with job experience means the student body is mature, more focused and has a good perspective.

Would You Recommend

Yes

LLM former student

3.0 of 5 stars

December 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Location (Downtown Chicago) and the view at the library. I don´t think there is anything else I liked about Northwestern.

Downers

Everything, specially if you compare Northwestern with University of Chicago. The level of the professors and students was really low. They sell themselves as a Top 14 Law School, but I feel I was attending a top 100.

Comments

I can´t talk about the JD, but I can´t recommend the LL.M. program. I would consider other options.

Would You Recommend

No

Great

5.0 of 5 stars

May 2016 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Academics, Location. Well supported community. Good alumni network, yeah. awesome.

Downers

Too small sometimes but other wise alright. Emails are annoying.

Comments

Winter is coming, chicago is cold, NWU is great, so yeah

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great school in a great location

5.0 of 5 stars

March 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

You can't beat the location, right in the center of downtown Chicago by the lake. Northwestern has a strong business law focus and attracts top law firms to OCI.

Downers

Given its location, housing costs in the area are steep.

Comments

The student body is mature, with a higher than average age of entry, which was a big plus for me.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A Great Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

January 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

The school certainly has a feeling of momentum. Experienced professors, and a student pool of people with past professional lives.

Downers

The career center is virtually useless, unless you're interested in on campus interviewing.

Comments

If you're looking for a law school that will provide outside-the-box opportunities, this is a great choice.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great law school

5.0 of 5 stars

December 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Northwestern provides students with a variety of courses to take, especially in business transaction area.

Downers

The campus is relatively small, and Chicago's winter is very cold.

Comments

If you are pursuing for JD program, you must try your best to get a very high LSAT score!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Mature Students

5.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Mature students with real world experience. Professors with practice experience, not just academics. OCI is very good, especially for Chicago.

Downers

Not much that I don't like. Med school and business students clog the library, which is annoying.

Comments

CLose to downtown, but in a pocket of the city that's not great for public transportation.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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