Faculty Colloquia


Northwestern Law offers multiple forums for scholarly discussion. These settings provide an opportunity for top researchers from Northwestern Law, other law schools, and related departments in leading universities to share their academic projects.


The Law School hosts several Colloquium Series where both Law School faculty members and students meet with visiting scholars to exchange views on cutting-edge research in law and related disciplines. Each series has an organizing theme, either topical or methodological, including Advanced Topics in Taxation, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Soshnick Colloquium on Law and Economics, Legal History, and Public Law.

The Colloquium Series is open to any interested Northwestern Law student or faculty member. Please check with the faculty organizers responsible for the series that you are interested in attending. Up to 25 students may enroll each semester in a seminar that is taught in conjunction with the colloquium. Participation in workshops is mandatory for students enrolled in the seminar. Students interested in enrolling should contact the Office of the Registrar.

Faculty Workshops 

In the Faculty Workshop series, top scholars from other institutions present works-in-progress (articles or books) to Northwestern Law faculty members. Faculty members provide feedback and pose questions. Workshops are held every week throughout the academic year, with topics covering a wide range of doctrinal legal fields and research methodologies. 

During the summer, Faculty Workshops are dedicated to presentations by members of the Northwestern Law faculty. At summer's end, the Law School holds Faculty Projects Day, at which almost all faculty members present their ongoing research projects. 

Faculty Workshops and Colloquia support the Law School’s critical objective of advancing scholarly research on the law and related disciplines. These initiatives expose the Northwestern Law community to innovative thinking and provide an opportunity for the authors to receive valuable feedback on their work.