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NIU Law faculty Robert Jones (far left) and Associate Dean David B. Gaebler (second from left) helped Donna Sandacz hood her duaghter, Shaina Kalanges.
Donna Sandacz’s first year of law school at Northern Illinois University almost proved disastrous. Her daughter, Shaina Kalanges, suffered serious injuries in a bad automobile accident while an undergraduate student at University of Illinois. “I ended up having to miss two weeks of law school – which could have been catastrophic –because I was with...
Northern Illinois University College of Law was listed by National Jurist magazine as one of only 38 law schools in the nation experiencing double digit improvements in graduate employment rates in 2014. With a 12.2 percent increase over 2013 employment rates, NIU Law was recognized as being well above the average improvement rate of 6% across all...
Northern Illinois University College of Law Professor Morse Tan has announced publication of his new book titled “North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises (A Narrative and Constructive Engagement)” by Routledge Press, the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The book examines North Korea’s long history of human rights violations...
More than 100 candidates earned juris doctorate degrees from the Northern Illinois College of Law Saturday afternoon in a commencement exercise in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium inside the Holmes Student Center that featured Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti. Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea presided over her final commencement as NIU Law dean and offered a tribute...
Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti
Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea announced Ill. Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti will serve as the 2015 NIU College of Law commencement speaker. The ceremony will be streamed live on NIU’s YouTube channel. One hundred one degrees will be conferred at the ceremony, which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Holmes Student...
Northern Illinois University has named Mark Cordes interim dean of the NIU College of Law. Cordes replaces Jennifer Rosato Perea, who assumes the dean position at DePaul College of Law July 1. “Mark Cordes is ideally positioned to take on this interim leadership role,” said NIU Executive Vice President and Provost Lisa Freeman. “As a...
NIU College of Law alumnus Jeffrey Lenkov has played a huge role in a significant moment in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB). Lenkov helped to broker a major deal between former professional baseball legend Pete Rose and Fox Sports for Rose to be a guest studio analyst. MLB’s all-time hits leader, Rose was...
Jennifer Rosato
NIU’s Division of Academic Affairs will host a farewell reception Thursday, May 14, in honor of Jennifer Rosato Perea. Rosato Perea, dean of the NIU College of Law, has accepted a position as dean at DePaul University’s College of Law. Her last day at NIU is June 14. The reception takes place from 3 to...
The NIU Alumni Association celebrated outstanding university alumni on April 17 at the association’s annual Alumni Awards Dinner. Awards were given to outstanding alumni from each of the university’s seven colleges. In addition, the association awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, the F.R. Geigle Service Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award...
Marc Falkoff
Marc Falkoff, associate professor and director of faculty development in the NIU College of Law, has been named a finalist by the Chicago Headline Club for its coveted 2015 Lisagor Award, recognizing the best in Chicago journalism. Winners will be announced Friday, May 8, at the organization’s annual awards dinner and reception at the Union League...
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NIU’s College of Law will host a faculty symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, on “Cross-Border Migration of Unaccompanied Minors: Prospects for Legislative and Policy Reform.” The event in Altgeld Hall, including lunch, is free and open to the public. Registration is required and available online; 5.5 hours MCLE credit is...
Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea
Provost Lisa Freeman consulted April 2 with the faculty of the College of Law regarding the processes to be used for identifying and appointing an individual to serve as dean during the period between Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea’s departure and the appointment of a permanent successor. It is anticipated that a national search will be...
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