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David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library
The David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library in Swen Parson Hall has announced its summer hours, which begin Monday, May 16, and continue through Friday, Aug. 21. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library is closed Saturdays....
Yolanda King
NIU College of Law Professor Yolanda King, who teaches property law, intellectual property law and entertainment law, recently wrote an opinion piece for Law360 on a pending court trial over copyright infringement. Licensing company Solid Oak Sketches LLC filed a complaint Feb. 1 of this year against Visual Concepts LLC, 2K Games Inc. and Take-Two...
Eric Dannenmaier
A widely published Indiana University law professor with broad national and international connections has accepted an offer to become dean of the NIU College of Law. Members of the NIU Board of Trustees will consider the appointment of Dr. Eric Dannenmaier, professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, at their next...
To kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of its France Study Abroad Program, NIU Law hosted an anniversary dinner for alumni, faculty, staff and current students, marking the longtime relationship and exchange program with the Université Bordeaux-Montesquieu in Agen, France. The program – started under the late Professor Rodolphe de Seife – took the first group of...
Jim Wong and Carmen Rossi
Jim Wong, founder and CEO of the Chicago-based Brilliant, an award-winning accounting, finance and IT staffing firm, and Carmen Rossi, a Chicago restaurateur and lawyer, have been chosen to serve on the board of directors for the newly formed Illinois Business and Economic Development Corp. (ILBEDC) The NIU alumni are among the nine Illinois business...
Marc Ginsberg
Members of the legal community, both nationally and in Illinois, are learning how to grapple with the challenges presented by the growing use of social media. The Northern Illinois University Law Review will host its 25th annual symposium from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, on “Legal Implications of Social Media/Hashtag: Constitution &...
Swen Parson Hall
Four finalists for the deanship of the NIU College of Law will hold open forums this week. Oren R. Griffin: Tuesday, April 5 11 to 11:45 a.m., Altgeld Hall 231 Darryll K. Jones: Thursday, April 7 11 to 11:45 a.m., Altgeld Hall 203 Eric Dannenmaier: Tuesday, April 12 10 to 10:45 a.m., Altgeld Hall 231...
James J. Alfini
James J. Alfini, former dean of the NIU College of Law, will present the 23rd annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism at 4 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall. Alfini’s presentation is titled “Judicial Ethics and Professionalism in the 21st Century.” This presentation discusses the professionalism...
NIU College of Law students Neil Michling and Johnisha Sterling and Interim Dean Mark Cordes enjoy a light moment in the NIU Law Library.
Over the past six months, the Northern Illinois University College of Law has received “Best of” accolades from the National Jurist and PreLaw magazines in three important areas: Best Value Best at Delivering Public Service Graduates Best at Delivering Small Law Firm Graduates As part of the National Jurist’s latest Best Value Law Schools study,...
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NIU College of Law faculty members continue contributing to the conversation by sharing their expertise regarding current events. Professor Morse Tan published an opinion column March 7 in the National Law Journal. In “The Global Community Has the Power To Stop North Korea’s Aggression,” Tan offered his perspective on the increasing military provocations and human...
Swen Parson Hall
In the fall of 2014, the American Bar Association offered an interesting deal to undergraduates with their eyes on law school. “The ABA created an opportunity for high-achieving students at universities with law schools to apply for the law school at their university without having to take the LSAT, which is otherwise a requirement,” said...
The Moot Court champion team of second-year law students (standing from left) Chelsea Selvey and Stephanie Wiggins argued before the distinguished bench of (seated from left): Winnebago County Public Defender Nick Zimmerman (’00); the Honorable Joseph G. McGraw (’85), Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Illinois; and the Honorable Timothy J. McCann (’88), Presiding Judge in the Kendall County (IL) Circuit Court.
The NIU College of Law hosted its 34th annual Lenny B. Mandell Moot Court Competition for second-year law students. Held Feb. 27, the finals saw the Moot Court champion team of Chelsea Selvey and Stephanie Wiggins emerge victorious over the combination of Matt Cole and Jessica Parsons. Wiggins was also named Best Oralist of the...
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