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Spring into action and join the NIU College of Law for the 2015 edition of its annual 5K Run/Walk and BBQ. Dust off those running shoes, stretch out those legs and get ready to hit the road Saturday, April 11. All runners, walkers, volunteers and sponsors to invited to participate in this exciting, Dean Jennifer...
Charles Wilson
The Northern Illinois University College of Law will host its 22nd annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism at 3 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom. The Honorable Charles R. Wilson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Tampa, Fla., will present, “That Justice Shall Be...
Jennifer Rosato Perea will depart at the conclusion of the academic year, Northern Illinois University announced today. The dean of the NIU College of Law has accepted a position at Chicago’s DePaul University. When she was appointed to NIU Law in July 2009, Dean Rosato Perea became only the second Latina law school dean in...
The verdict is in on NIU’s mock trial team, and they’re guilty of winning. At the American Mock Trial Association regional competition held last month in Joliet, an NIU mock trial team went undefeated and advanced to the national tournament for the first time in the university’s history. “We’ve made remarkable strides since the beginning...
Larry Schlam
The Northern Illinois University College of Law lost Professor Larry Schlam, one of its academic patriarchs, Saturday, March 7. He was 72. His absence leaves more than an empty office in the faculty suite of the NIU College of Law, but also an empty hole in the hearts of his NIU Law family. “Professor Schlam is...
Jennifer Rosato Perea
Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea has been named to the 2015 Lawyers of Color fourth annual Power List, a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates. Rosato Perea will be honored Wednesday, March 18, at the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Winners also will...
Cover of preLaw: Most Diverse Law Schools
Northern Illinois University College of Law has been named to the Top 50 list of the most diverse law schools in the country – by preLaw and The National Jurist magazines. These diversity rankings take into account the percentage of students of color in the student body and faculty at each law school in the...
Photo illustration of medical marijuana
When former Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that created a four-year medical marijuana pilot program, Illinois joined 22 other states and the District of Columbia in enacting laws to legalize medical marijuana. The NIU College of Law will host a symposium Friday, April 17, to explore medical marijuana legislation and regulation in Illinois as...
Photo of a gavel
The NIU College of Law will host the State of Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District when it convenes at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, to hear oral arguments in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall. Oral arguments will be followed by an informal question-and-answer session. A reception will then be held...
She hates time; make it stop When did Mötley Crüe become classic rock? And when did Ozzy become an actor? Please make this stop, stop Stop! And bring back…1985 Perhaps NIU College of Law alumni Rich Lenkov (’95) and Scott Prestin (’95) were thinking of the Bowling for Soup song when they joined forces to co-produce...
Collage photo of law books, gavel, scales of justice
The annual list of top attorneys in Illinois has been released, and 47 NIU College of Law alumni are among the 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes...
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library
The David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library in Swen Parson Hall has announced its hours for the spring semester through Monday, April 27. Regular hours are 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 11:30 p.m. Sunday. From 6 p.m....
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