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NIU College of Law has been named by Law.com as one of the top schools — coming in at fourth in the nation — for placing graduates in government and public interest jobs. The rankings were determined by using data submitted to the American Bar Association for the class of 2016, with NIU Law having 30.68 percent of...
NIU College of Law hosted alumni and guests as they were admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the U.S., on Monday, May 15, in Washington, D.C. This year’s group of 15 inductees included NIU Law alumni and guests. The exceptional day started at the Supreme Court Building with a private breakfast for the...
Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will present a Research Roundtable on Friday, April 28, in the Glass Gallery of the Holmes Student Center from noon to 1 p.m.  Anita Maddali, director of Clinics and associate professor of Law will share her research on immigration law. Professor Maddali writes and speaks about the unique issues faced by immigrant...
On Friday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the NIU College of Law will co-sponsor “Immigration in the First 100 Days,” a symposium held at Aspen Hall (room Rubloff 150), 375 East Chicago Avenue on the campus of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. The symposium will be examining the Trump...
Illinois Senator Toi Hutchinson (’14) will serve as the featured speaker for the College of Law’s annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism. Her lecture entitled, “Professionalism and Ethics for Lawyers in Elected Office in the Age of Alternative Facts,” will be given on Friday, April 7, from 4-5 p.m. in the Riley Courtroom in...
NIU’s College of Law held its 14th Annual Minority Alumni Reception, hosted by the NIU College of Law and alumnus Vincent Cornelius (’89), on February 22, at the Illinois State Bar Association’s office in Chicago. Current and prospective students, alumni, faculty, judges and political leaders from the Chicago area attended the reception, which included special...
Northern Illinois University College of Law is proud to announce that the State of Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District will convene and hear two oral arguments in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom at the NIU College of Law in DeKalb: People of the State of Illinois v. Cristian Delao-Hernandez The Chicago Tribune v....
Over three weeks in January, the College of Law will help students prepare for the LSAT with two practice exams and a Pre-Law Workshop in between. First, take the Practice LSAT from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. This simulated LSAT will be under realistic circumstances and time constraints. Participants will receive...
College of Law alumni Karoline Carstens (‘06), Elizabeth Shine Hermes (‘03) and Adam R. Vaught (’05), have been honored as “40 under 40” attorneys by The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.  The Law Bulletin publishing company conducts the “40 under 40” survey annually to determine who they believe are the up and coming young attorneys in Illinois...
The National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) alumni group recognized NIU College of Law Professor Robert L. Jones with the Outstanding Coach and Mentor award at its annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, in October. The 2016 NLLSA meeting focused on the role of Latina/o law students in an increasingly globalized world and featured a conference...
Law Professor Michael Oswalt joined Chicago attorney and NIU law alumnus Rich Lenkov (’95) on WGN’s, “Legal Face-Off” on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Professor Oswalt joined the show to talk about his recent Huffington Post article on the “Fight for Fifteen” movements’ use of improvisation in its campaign to increase minimum wages to $15 an...
  Assistant Professor of Law Michael Oswalt wrote a reflection on Labor Day in the Sept. 4, 2016, edition of the Huffington Post. The article addresses the “Fight for Fifteen” movement to increase minimum wages around the country and its use of improvisation to engage workers and the public.
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