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The Northwestern University School of Law is a private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. The law school was founded in 1876 and is one of eleven academic entities at Northwestern University. Northwestern enjoys a strong national reputation. The Law School is currently ranked 12th by US News and World Report. Northwestern law is located on Northwestern University's downtown campus in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. The campus is on Lake Shore Drive, just south of the Gold Coast neighborhood, along Lake Michigan, and a few blocks from the John Hancock Center, Magnificent Mile, Water Tower, and Navy Pier.
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|(Location) Chicago, IL|
Northwestern Law School is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 23% of its applicants. Comparatively, Northwestern is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.
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Early Decision 1 : 12/01
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 02/15
Application Fee : $75
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Northwestern Law School is considered to have a Highly Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Northwestern is Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Northwestern University 1L section size is 32% larger than law schools in Illinois and 40% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Northwestern University class of 2017 had an employment rate of 92% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2017, 75.2%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.