Category Archives: Student Organizations

2015 Spring Semester Class Visits

During the fall and spring semesters, Northwestern Law visitors are welcome to sit in on almost any class we offer. We typically encourage visitors to check out 1L courses, as they provide the best sense of what the first year of law school will be like. However, we have a number of elective course offerings this semester that highlight the diversity of classes offered at Northwestern Law.

We asked our Student Admissions Committee, a group of students who work closely with the Admissions Office each year, to give us their best across the board class recommendations. Here’s what they said:

1L Required Courses

Course Professor Day Time
Constitutional Law Professor Delaney Thursday, Friday 1:30 – 2:55 p.m.
Constitutional Law Professor Kontorovich Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:55 – 11:50 a.m.
Constitutional Law Professor Koppelman Thursday, Friday 1:30 – 2:55 p.m.
Constitutional Law Professor Redish Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:55 – 11:50 a.m.
Criminal Law Professor Kleinfeld Monday, Tuesday 4:00 – 5:55 p.m.
Criminal Law Professor Peery Thursday, Friday 1:30 – 2:55 p.m.
Property Professor Barsa Thursday, Friday 1:30 – 2:55 p.m.
Property Professor Yuracko Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:55 – 11:50 a.m.

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Public Interest Law Group Kicks Off a Week of Events

Northwestern Law’s Public Interest Law Group, a student organization dedicated to providing information about substantive issues and professional opportunities related to public interest law, has organized a week of panels and discussions January 12-16.  Experts in areas ranging from the minimum wage to juvenile justice, including several Northwestern Law alumni, will convene to discuss recent developments in the field.

Find more information on our website and on instagram!

The Northwestern Law Community Stands Together for Social Justice

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We are proud to attend the university that graduated the first female law student in the country, a university whose Bluhm Legal Clinic played a role in abolishing the death penalty in Illinois, and a university that last century welcomed Black law students from their segregationist home states, students who went on to do great things for their communities. Let us continue to be on the forefront, and leverage the unique position we are in as law students to effect change. Let us stand together against injustice, against discrimination, and against oppression in all cities, in all states, and in all countries.

– Student Bar Association

Learn more on the Northwestern Law website.

 

Women’s Leadership Coalition

The Women’s Leadership Coalition (WLC) is a Northwestern Law student organization aimed at promoting women’s professional development. The WLC is one of the largest organizations at Northwestern Law, and hosts many events throughout the school year, including Networking 101, which teaches first year students how to approach and talk to attorneys at events, as well as a week-long Symposium each February aimed at addressing topics involving women in the law.

The organization’s largest and most popular programs focus on mentorship. In the fall, first year students have the opportunity to be paired with second and third year mentors who help answer questions about succeeding in law school classes and managing life in law school. During the spring term, the WLC works with law firms in the Chicago area to pair students with practicing attorney mentors who provide guidance about searching for jobs in the legal field.

In addition to professional development events, the WLC also organizes opportunities for current students to interact with alumni, volunteer in the Chicago community and participate in membership activities. Past outings have included yoga classes, trips to the Art Institute of Chicago and a visit to Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Veterans Law Association

Northwestern Law is home to numerous student organizations. The breadth of these organizations emphasize the student-focused, collaborative environment Northwestern Law prides itself on. Starting this week, we’ll be posting more in-depth profiles of the student orgs here on campus. First up — the Veterans Law Association.


The Veterans Law Association is a Northwestern Law student organization that is comprised of student veterans and students interested in veterans issues. The Veterans Law Association meets frequently throughout the year and leads popular school-wide events such as panel discussions, service projects, and a Law School Boot Camp. This year, the Veterans Law Association will be hosting a Veterans Day Panel with Northwestern Law alumni, and military veterans, Judge Joel Flaum (7th Cir.) and Judge John J. Tharp (N.D. Il). In addition to an exciting Veterans Day Panel, the Veterans Law Association is hosting its first Veterans Day Celebration at the law school with student veterans and lawyer veterans around Chicago.

Please contact the Veterans Law Association president John Adams for further information. He can be reached at JohnAdams@nlaw.northwestern.edu.