As 2012 draws to a close, NIU Today is offering a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.
Northern Illinois University earned its share of national rankings, including the NIU College of Law, which was ranked among the top 20 schools in the nation for students interested in pursuing a career in public interest law.
According to the National Jurist, 16.6 percent of NIU law graduates pursue careers practicing law in government, placing it in the top 20 in that category. The government classification includes lawyers who practice in areas such as zoning and taxes, or who handle legal affairs for public agencies.
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