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College of Law named a top choice for Latinos

From left: Second-year students and Latino/a Law Student Association members Gilberto Ruiz, Alicia Ayala, Claudia Cisneros and Danesa Tamayo stand with LLSA faculty adviser Professor Robert Jones.
Northern Illinois University’s College of Law has been named a Top 5 Regional Law School for Latina/o Students by Lawyers of Color, a minority legal organization. The school will be featured in the inaugural edition of the Latina/o Students Guide to Law Schools 2015, published by Lawyers of Color. Lawyers of Color previously recognized NIU Law as…

NIU Law alums, clinical professor honored as ‘40 under 40’

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Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni Kenya Jenkins-Wright (’03) and Heather Wier Vaught (’05) join clinical assistant professor Colleen Boraca in being honored as “40 under 40” attorneys by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The Law Bulletin Publishing Co. conducts the “40 under 40” survey annually to determine who they believe are the “up and coming”…

Law alum James F. McCluskey elected to IBF board

James McCluskey
NIU College of Law alumnus James F. McCluskey, a partner in the Lisle-based law firm Momkus McCluskey, LLC, has been elected to the board of directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). McCluskey, of Batavia, concentrates his practice in the trial of professional and commercial liability…

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