Illinois State Bar Association President and NIU College of Law alumnus Vincent Cornelius (’89) was featured in the Sept. 2, 2016, edition of Chicago Lawyer magazine. Writer Emily Donovan profiled Cornelius along with the new presidents of the Chicago and DuPage County bar associations, Dan Kotin and Ted Donner.
Cornelius became ISBA President on June 17, 2016, which made him the first African-American president of the organization in its 139-year history. The ISBA is the largest bar organization in Illinois at over 32,000 members. Cornelius is the principal of the Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius, with offices in Wheaton and Joliet, IL. He has also served as host of the NIU Law Minority Reception since 2004.