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NIU College of Law alumna Karoline Carstens stands out from her peers thanks to a lifelong desire to help others, a commitment to know each of her clients on a personal level and a drive to be involved with every step of her cases. Carstens’ compassion and accomplishments, both as a lawyer and volunteer in her...
Vincent F. Cornelius
NIU College of Law alumnus Vincent F. Cornelius, the first African American to serve as president of the Illinois State Bar Association, is profiled in the July 2016 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal magazine. Digging beyond his professional career as an attorney and his goals for the ISBA presidency – “working to brighten the...
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...
James McCluskey
NIU College of Law alumnus James F. McCluskey, a partner in the Lisle-based law firm Momkus McCluskey, LLC, has been elected to the board of directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). McCluskey, of Batavia, concentrates his practice in the trial of professional and commercial...
Alexis Simmons
The Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association, has awarded one of its inaugural post graduate legal fellowships to Alexis Simmons, a 2014 graduate of NIU College of Law. Simmons will work at the school’s Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic in Rockford, beginning in August. The foundation launched its post graduate legal...
NIU Law alumnus Rick Felice (’79) is sworn in June 20 as the 138th president of the Illinois State Bar Association by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert R. Thomas at the organization’s annual meeting.
NIU Law alumnus Richard D. Felice (’79) was installed June 20 as president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the organization’s annual meeting at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis. Felice, who became the 138th president, took the helm of the largest bar organization in the state with more than 32,000...
Richard D. Felice
Richard D. Felice, a lawyer in private practice in Wheaton, will be installed Friday as the 138th president of the Illinois State Bar Association. During his year as president, Felice plans to place special emphasis on three projects. The first is the formation of a task force that will address the impact of law school...
Lawrence Schlam
NIU College of Law professor Lawrence Schlam was recently appointed a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Child Law Section Council. The Child Law Section Council is intended: to keep attorneys apprised of relevant issues in juvenile justice, child and family law, adoption and guardianship; to study as well as create child-related legislation; to...
Vincent F. Cornelius
Northern Illinois University College of Law alumnus Vincent F. Cornelius (’89) was elected third vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Cornelius is now in succession to become the first African-American president of the ISBA in its 136-year history. In 2016, he will lead the largest bar organization in the state with 32,000...
Logo of Laywers Feeding Illinois
The NIU College of Law won the Best Law School category in “Lawyers Feeding Illinois,” a food and fundraising drive and competition held recently by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) to benefit people in Illinois who are facing hunger. Led by the NIU Law Student Bar Association (SBA), Christian Legal Society, Delta Theta Phi...
The Chessicks cheer on the Huskies in the Orange Bowl.
The Northern Illinois University College of Law Alumni Council recently honored two of its most generous donors and passionate advocates. Kenneth (’84) and Ellen Chessick were honored in December at an NIU Law reception held at Chicago’s Sheraton Hotel. Hosted by Dean Jennifer Rosato and the NIU Law Board of Visitors, the event took place...