The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is a private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition. The law school was ranked 12th by the 2012 Edition of US News and World Report guide to the nation's top law schools.
According to Northwestern's 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 79.2% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.