This publication recognized 12 of the most remarkable women in Chicago’s western suburbs for their contributions to their communities, professions and causes in May.
Rosato Perea has worked tirelessly to make the law and legal profession more accessible to the community.
In the profile, Rosato Perea says she makes a point to spend time in the classroom teaching courses and working with new professors, noting, “I try not to forget where I come from and the reason I do what I do for the students.”
In 2009, Rosato Perea become the first female Latina dean of the NIU College of Law and is still amongst only a handful of minority women deans across the country. Under her guidance, NIU Law has enacted numerous initiatives to advance its mission of promoting diversity, professionalism and academic excellence. In fact, National Jurist recently ranked NIU among the top 50 most diverse law schools in the nation.
As the only public law school in the greater Chicago area, NIU’s College of Law ranks among Princeton Review’s prestigious list of best law schools of 2014. Additional national rankings include the following:
- National Jurist Best Value Law Schools: NIU ranks in the top 45 with a B+ rating
- National Jurist Best Schools for Public Service: NIU is one of 20 law schools in the Government category of Public Service
- preLaw Magazine Tuition Winner: NIU’s College of Law is named as one of the top law schools in the nation when it comes to minimizing tuition inflation based on the lowest tuition increases by dollar amount from 2000 – 2010
NIU is an American Bar Association-approved law school. For more information about the NIU College of Law, visit law.niu.edu/.