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Rikkilee Moser, a second-year law student at the NIU Law College of Law, received the Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award presented by the Diversity Scholarship Foundation (DSF) at their annual Unity Awards Dinner in December 2014. The scholarship is awarded annually to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in public service...
Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea and the NIU Law Board of Visitors hosted its annual reception held during the Illinois State Bar Association’s Midyear meeting on December 12, 2014. During this year’s event, Chief Judge John T. Elser (’78) and Judge Rodney Equi (’79) were recognized for their service to the law school and legal community...
Northern Illinois University College of Law student Chelsea Selvey is the first recipient of the Leonard B. Mandell Scholarship. Named in honor of Lenny Mandell, NIU Law’s former Associate Dean of Student Services and Faculty Advisor for the Moot Court Society, the scholarship is awarded to a first-year law student who has demonstrated an interest...
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library
NIU’s David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library has announced its hours for reading period and final exams, beginning Monday, Dec. 1, and ending Sunday, Jan. 11. The library will open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday, Dec. 1, through Friday, Dec. 5, as well as from Monday, Dec. 8, through Friday, Dec. 12, and from...
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As part of its ongoing commitment to prospective Chicago-based students, the NIU College of Law has spearheaded a new program, The Chicago Initiative, based at the NIU Alumni Association office, 33 N. LaSalle St. The Chicago Initiative enables the law school to offer the convenience of its various admission programs in Chicago, as well as...
The Northern Illinois University College of Law officially opened the doors to its new Health Advocacy Clinic at Hesed House Community Resource Center, 680 S. River Street in Aurora. Representatives from NIU Law and the City of Aurora, as well as alumni, students and faculty from the college celebrated the opening of the new clinic with...
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...
The Illinois Supreme Court announced Tuesday that Chief Judge Joseph G. McGraw of the 17th Judicial Circuit has been named the new chairman of the Conference of Chief Judges, effective December 11, 2014. McGraw received his juris doctor degree from the Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1985. Judge McGraw will take over leadership from...
NIU STEM Outreach summer camp 2014
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that STEMfest is a blast for children of all ages. With a record crowd of more than 7,500 visitors, NIU’s annual mega-sized science fair celebrated the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math in grand fashion at the Convocation Center Saturday, Oct. 18. The five-year anniversary of...
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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...
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Building on the success of last year’s event, the University Honors Program will host a second Social Justice Conference from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in Barsema Hall. Keynote speaker Allyson Gold will talk about her work with the Health Justice Project in Chicago in a presentation titled: “You Are Where You...
Northern Illinois University College of Law announced it is offering a new certificate program in public interest law to complement its four other certificate programs in business law, international law, criminal practice and civil advocacy. “NIU Law is nationally recognized for its public interest opportunities and curriculum, including clinics, externships and pro bono opportunities. This...
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