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The NIU College of Law’s Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic received the 2010 Partner in Peace Award bestowed by the Violence Prevention Collaborative in honor of the clinic’s dedication, leadership, collaboration, commitment, and innovation in violence prevention efforts.  Dedicated to providing high quality legal services to persons who have limited access to legal representation, the Zeke...
Jennifer Rosato
NIU’s College of Law was ranked among the Top 10 law schools for having the most diverse faculty by the Princeton Review, as published in its 2011 edition of Best 172 Law Schools released this month. Ranked No. 9 in the nation, this is the sixth year since 2005 that NIU Law has been named...
David Taylor
College of Law professor David Taylor will present a Presidential Teaching Professor seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Students Center. The seminar, called “Storytelling as an Effective Teaching Tool,” is an opportunity to hear Taylor share some of his teaching expertise and experience with the...
Collage photo of law books, gavel, scales of justice
Students interested in careers in law can attend “Applying to Law School: LSAC Forum 101” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Room 186 of Swen Parson Hall. As the first of a series of workshops, this presentation will focus on what steps to take before the application process as well as how to get the...
George M. Shur
George M. Shur did outstanding work for NIU as its general counsel from 1983 until his retirement in 2003. His most obvious connection to the College of Law was that his office was located in a building adjacent to the College of Law, but his connection to the college was much deeper. So, when Shur was considering how...
Jennifer Rosato
The Northern Illinois University College of Law was ranked among the Top 20 law schools in the nation based on value by preLaw magazine, sister publication of the National Jurist, as part of its 2010 Best Value Law Schools study. As the only public school in the Chicago metropolitan area to make the Top 20, the...
Get a FOID card
The NIU College of Law Second Amendment Society will host a FOID card drive from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery of Swen Parson Hall. Society members will take individuals’ pictures, have forms available to fill out and mail the applications. E-mail [email protected] for more information.
Undergraduate Research Day 2010
NIU now has an Enhanced Institutional Membership to the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). This means that any faculty, student or staff associated with NIU can join CUR at no additional cost. This membership includes an electronic subscription to CUR Quarterly. Becoming a member is easy. Go to https://cur.networkats.com/members_online/members/newmember.asp and enter your name, title and then...
Ken Davidson
Exactly four decades to the day from when Ken Davidson received his first license to practice law, Northern Illinois University’s General Counsel today announced his retirement plans. Davidson, also an NIU Vice President and Parliamentarian for the NIU Board of Trustees, will continue to serve the university through Dec. 31. He joined NIU exclusively in...
Mingle Bingo
Eager, nervous and enthusiastic, the Class of 2013 began their law school experience on August 9th with a week of orientation. Designed as a means of presenting students with the information essential to success in law school, orientation allowed students to cover a lot of ground in only a few days, including learning their way...
Vincent Cornelius (’89) received the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Law from the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association, in recognition of his significant professional accomplishments and civic involvement. Cornelius opened his own general practice firm in 1994 and now has offices in Wheaton and Joliet, Illinois.  He began his legal career in...
Ally Award Winners 2010
Northern Illinois University College of Law and the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) were recipients of the 2010 Ally Awards hosted by the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center and the LGBT Studies Program. The Center kicked off LGBT Awareness Month with the annual Ally Awards...
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