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NIU Law professor, Lisa Jensen, was recently selected as the new magistrate judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Jensen will fill the newly-added magistrate judge position in the Western Division in Rockford. She is the first woman to serve as a judicial officer in the court’s Western Division. “We weren’t really surprised to learn...
To set NIU students up for success, the University Honors Program has created several guaranteed admission agreements with programs on campus. This means that all NIU Honors students who meet certain qualifications are guaranteed to be accepted into these listed programs at NIU. Additionally, Honors is reimbursing the $60 graduate school application fee as long...
The Northern Illinois University College of Law’s Civil Justice Clinic was honored by the Illinois State Bar Association with its 2018 Excellence in Legal Education Award. Established by the ISBA’s Committee on Legal Education, Admissions and Competence, this annual awardrecognizes a law school program that serves as an example of excellence in the practice of law; demonstrates records of...
Therese Arado, College of Law professor and deputy director of the Law Library, began her one-year elected term as executive secretary of the University Council and president of the Faculty Senate on Sunday, July 1. Arado was nominated by the Faculty Senate during the spring semester and officially elected by the University Council. “Having been...
Northern Illinois University law students will have another opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience when they represent prisoners in federal court beginning this fall. On Friday, June 29, the NIU College of Law and the P. Michael Mahoney (Rockford, Illinois) Chapter of the Federal Bar Association announced their partnership and launch of a Prisoners’ Rights...
Motivated by her experiences with social injustice and discrimination, recent graduate Nehal Hindi came to NIU to study law and become an advocate for herself and others. As a recipient of the Embracing Diversity Scholarship from the College of Law, she was able to spend her final year of law school getting a head start...
  Christine Rienstra Kiracofe, a professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations, has been named co-editor of Education Law Into Practice (ELIP). ELIP is a special section of West’s Education Law Reporter and sponsored by the Education Law Association. It publishes short, practical pieces on topics in education...
NIU’s Mock Trial teams have once again had a successful season – and it’s not over yet! This past weekend, two NIU teams competed at the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) Regional Tournament in Joliet, IL – one of 27 sanctioned regional tournaments in the country held over three weekends in February. There were a...
Northern Illinois College of Law is proud to announce that the passage rate for first-time takers on the Illinois July 2017 bar was 84%, four points above the state average.  NIU also  placed fourth among the nine Illinois law schools with only the University of Chicago, Illinois, and Northwestern having higher passage rates as noted...
NIU College of Law Interim Dean Mark Cordes and the NIU Law Alumni Council celebrated alumni and friends who embody what is best about the College of Law during their 2017 Awards Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Union League Club of Chicago. The seven honorees were recognized for their career accomplishments, devotion to...
Students from NIU College of Law excelled at the 21st Annual National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference and moot court competition held Sep. 28-30, in Atlanta, GA. The event was co-hosted by Emory University School of Law, Georgia State University College of Law and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. The moot court competition included fourteen teams...
The Northern Illinois University Law Review is pleased to announce the integration of the review’s Online Journal into the Huskie Commons system. Huskie Commons is a digital service that collects, preserves and distributes digital material from scholars within the NIU community. The title of the online journal, effective immediately, is the Northern Illinois Law Review...
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