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The NIU College of Law hosted its fifth lecture of the academic year Feb. 27 as part of the ongoing Murer Lecture Series on Professionalism. Daniel Lindsey, supervising attorney for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAF), presented “Accessing Justice for Homeowners: A Lawyer’s Tale” to first-year law students. Lindsey’s discussion centered on the history...
Melinda Rosales-Byerly (’03), and Hon. John McAdams (’95)
The NIU College of Law continued its first-year student professionalism series Feb. 13 with a panel discussion titled “Ethical Perspectives from the Trenches.” NIU Law professor David Taylor moderated the panel, which featured Judge John McAdams (’95), 23rd Judicial Circuit; James A. Doppke Jr., Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission; Mike Denning (’02), Heyl Royster...
Collage photo of law books, gavel, scales of justice
The State of Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District will convene and hear oral arguments from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of the NIU College of Law. Oral arguments will be followed by an informal question-and-answer session. A reception will then be held in the Thurgood...
George M. Shur
George M. Shur, who served as general counsel for Northern Illinois University from 1983 until his retirement in 2003, died Sunday, Nov. 25. He was 70. An avid supporter of education and the community, Shur also served president of the board of education for DeKalb Community Unit School District 428. A memorial service will take...
A photo of a student looking for books at the David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library
NIU’s David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library will extend its hours for reading period and final exams, beginning Saturday, Dec. 1, and ending Wednesday, Dec. 19. The library will open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and from...
NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato speaks at the 10th anniversary of the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic. A portrait of the late legendary Rockford lawmaker hangs on the wall behind her.
The NIU College of Law prides itself on training lawyers “holistically,” not only with superb skills but also devoted to serving their communities ethically and passionately. Nowhere is this devotion more evident than in the College of Law’s clinical program. After more than 10 years of assisting clients and providing valuable experience to law students,...
From left: Kenya Jenkins-Wright (’03), new president; Melinda Rosales-Byerly (’03), new 2nd vice president; Brent Eames (’09), new 1st vice president; Laura Alms (’12), new secretary.
The NIU Law Alumni Council elected a new executive board during its quarterly meeting in October. President Kenya Jenkins-Wright (’03), 1st Vice-President Brent Eames (’09), 2nd Vice-President Melinda Rosales-Byerly (’03), and Secretary Laura Alms (’12) were all elected to serve two-year terms. Matt Pfeiffer (’00) will also remain a member of the executive board as immediate...
Cherilyn G. Murer
First-year law students enrolled at the NIU College of Law once again will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the ethical expectations of lawyers, thanks to Cherilyn and Michael Murer. Launched last fall, the series exposes first-year students at the NIU College of Law to legal scholars and luminaries from across the country to discuss...
Collage photo of law books, gavel, scales of justice
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...
Michael A. Olivas
The NIU College of Law will welcome Michael A. Olivas, immediate past-president of the Association of American Law Schools, to present the Marla Dickerson Lecture on Public Interest. Professor Olivas will present his lecture at 3 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall. Olivas’ lecture, “Lessons Learned about...
Juan A. Rivera, Jr.
An April 3 panel discussion on wrongful convictions gave law students at Northern Illinois University a powerful lesson about the long, and sometimes twisting, road to justice. Delivering that lesson was Juan Rivera, who spent 19 years of his life behind bars for a crime he did not commit – the rape and murder of...
Lawrence J. Fox
The NIU College of Law will welcome Lawrence J. Fox, legal ethics expert and Yale Law Crawford Lecturer, to deliver the 19th annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30. Fox will present “Can This Profession be Saved?” in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall. His lecture will...
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