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Top 25 of 2012: College of Law

December 7, 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, NIU Today is offering a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.

Jennifer L. Rosato

Jennifer L. Rosato

No. 24

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.

Nearly a quarter of NIU law graduates choose to start their careers pursuing some aspect of public interest law, said Greg Anderson, director of career opportunities and development for the college.

The complete story is available online.