Founded in 1859, the school that would become known as the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law was the first law school established in the city of Chicago. Today, Northwestern Law is one of the top law schools in the United States. Our graduates are prepared to excel in a rapidly changing world, and to be leaders in a profession that is being impacted by technology and globalization.
Northwestern Law uniquely blends a rigorous intellectual environment with a collegial and supportive community. Our faculty are world-class scholars, and more than any other law school, our faculty study law in conjunction with another discipline such as psychology, economics, or sociology. With one of the lowest student-faculty ratios, our students enjoy an unusual amount of individual access to these scholars, even after graduation.
Our lakefront location in the heart of downtown Chicago provides a spectacular setting in which to live and study. A major world financial center, Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and one of its largest legal markets. 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.
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