Countdown to Convocation

The Northwestern Law Alumni Association invites graduating students to participate in a variety of events during their final year on campus. Through this programming, we hope to provide events and resources to ease the transition from student to young alumni and begin building a strong network of peers and alumni along the way.

Events for 2017 Graduating Students
  • Young Alumni Debt Management Discussion

    As your time winds down here at Northwestern Law we invite you to join Alumni Relations, and the Office of Financial Aid, for the annual Debt Management and Financial Planning Series February 7-8, 2017: 
    • Tuesday, February 7 | 12:15-1:15 PM | RB 150 | Take Charge of Loan Repayment Seminar
    • Wednesday, February 8 | 12:00-1:00 PM | RB 150 | Young Alumni Debt Management Discussion 

    Did you miss the Young Alumni Debt Management Panel? You can view the discussion here. 

  • Tuesday, April 11 | McCormick and Schmick’s: Spring Networking Presentation “Balancing Cocktails & Conversation” 

    Networking isn’t just a job search tool – it’s a career-building tool! Join us for a 45-minute presentation on how making and maintaining professional relationships, both inside your organization and outside, will benefit your career over the long term. Engaging clients, peers, supervisors, the larger legal community and potential future employers is all part of your ever-evolving career, so learn how to make it as easy and painless as possible. This program will cover everything from how to make the initial contact to how to follow up and add value to your side of the relationship. 

  • Monday, May 8 | 12:00pm | Atrium: Welcome to the Alumni Association Send-off Lunch

    Leaving Chicago after graduation? Join the Northwestern Law Alumni Association, Law Alumni Club of Chicago and fellow graduates for a complimentary lunch to find out who else is relocating to your city. The Alumni Relations team will share information on connecting with other alumni through regional alumni clubs.

  • Tuesday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 26 | Northwestern Alumni Relations Bar Presence

    During the Illinois Bar Exam, the Northwestern Law Alumni Relations Office will be on-site to offer support and encourage our new alumni taking the exam. Stop by the Northwestern Law Alumni Relations tent where we will be offering you coffee, tea and a light breakfast as well as boxed lunches and snacks both days of testing.

    Additional information coming Summer 2017

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Zed 451 Rooftop: Post Bar Celebration

    Northwestern Law graduates are invited to celebrate the completion of the Illinois State Bar Exam with your fellow classmates, friends and family. The party is complimentary for 2017 graduates and co-hosted by the Northwestern Law Alumni Club of Chicago and the Northwestern Law Alumni Association. 

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For questions or additional information on these programs, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at