Being a mutual company means we've been there for our clients since day one — and will continue to be — because we report to them, not Wall Street. Instead of having to worry about short-term gains, we take a long-term approach – both in the way we help people plan, and in the way we do business. This has served our clients well through all kinds of economic ups and downs – even the 2008-2009 financial crisis. 2 Mutuality also means that our policyowners get to be a part of our company and may benefit from annual dividends. 3 So when we do well, you do well, too.
Lastly, it should be noted that there are opportunities for our school's graduates to practice law in other countries. Each graduate of our school, for example, after having been a member of the California Bar for more than two years can become an English lawyer (solicitor) by taking an open-book test, called the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT), here in the United States, and getting two years of experience working in legal practice, including one year which must have been gained by practicing the law of England and Wales. The test is England's official transfer exam for foreign attorneys. Those who pass the QLTT are eligible for licensing as a solicitor in England and Wales. Such licensing may also lead to eligibility to practice law in various British dependent and independent territories, subject in some places to supplemental requirements related to training and residency. Information regarding the exam can be obtained from the Web Site of The Solicitors Regulatory Authority of England and Wales at the following URL: http:///solicitors/
Academic Calendar OVERVIEW SUMMER 2017 FALL 2017 OVERVIEW SUMMER 2017 FALL 2017 COLLEGE CALENDAR 2017-2018 CHECK Northwestern’s home page FOR UPDATED SCHEDULE INFORMATION. Also current students can view their schedule, grade report, transcript and the amount of financial aid awarded through the & Facility Reservation Forms TITLE: Fall Semester 2017 CONTENT: August 21 Regular Classes BeginAugust 21, 22, 23, 24 Night Classes Enroll and BeginSeptember 4 Labor Day (Holiday)Sept 28, 29, 30 HomecomingOctober 13 End of First Eight WeeksOctober 16 Beginning of Second Eight WeeksOctober 19, 20 Fall Break October 23 Classes Resume November 22, 23, 24 Thanksgiving BreakNovember 27 Classes Resume December 10 CommencementDecember 12 13, 14, 15 Final ExaminationsDecember 18 Semester Ends TITLE: Spring Semester 2018 CONTENT: December 19 - January 5 Spring Interim ClassesJanuary 8 Regular Classes BeginJanuary 8, 9, 10, 11 Night Classes Enroll and BeginJanuary 15 Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)March 2 End of First Eight WeeksMarch 5 Beginning of Second Eight WeeksMarch 19 – 23 Spring BreakMarch 26 Classes Resume April 28 Alumni Spring ReunionMay 1, 2, 3, 4 Final ExaminationsMay 5 CommencementMay 7 Semester Ends TITLE: Summer Session 2018 CONTENT: May 8 – 31 Summer Interim ClassesMay 28 Memorial Day (Holiday)June 4 - 28 Classes Begin (June Session)July 2 – 31 Classes Begin (July Session)July 4, 5 Independence Day (Holiday)July 31 Summer Session Ends