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Bennie Starks is the featured guest from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, when the NIU College of Law and the Innocence Project of Illinois will host a panel discussion on wrongful conviction. Starks was wrongly convicted in Lake County of a 1986 rape and battery that he did not commit. He spent the...
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NIU’s College of Law has announced the creation of two new certificate programs: the Certificate in Criminal Practice and Certificate in Civil Advocacy programs. These specialized programs will give NIU Law students the opportunity to focus their legal education toward one of two distinct concentrations that build on existing strengths at NIU Law. The certificates...
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The NIU College of Law’s Criminal Law Society will host an Innocence Panel at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall inside the NIU College of Law. Panelists will discuss the case of Juan Rivera, who spent nearly 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections wrongfully...