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Kristin Hoffman
Northern Illinois volleyball senior Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) is one of 58 student-athletes for the 2011 fall season to receive an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. The standout setter recently finished a noteworthy four-year career with the Huskie volleyball program. “What Kristin has accomplished at Northern Illinois is simply outstanding,” said Jeff Compher, NIU associate vice president...
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The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Advisory Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2012 Beckman Award. Each recipient will receive a one-time cash award of $25,000. Preference will be given to educators who teach or who taught in the fields of psychology, medicine or law. An application is available online. The deadline for nominations is...
Demystifying the Female Super Lawyer
The NIU College of Law Office of Admissions & Financial Aid will host “Demystifying the Female Super Lawyer: Perspectives On Balancing A Career, A Family, and Life.” The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in Room 315 of Altgeld Hall. This program, which is also co-sponsored by the NIU...
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The NIU College of Law will host “Youth Justice: Young and in Trouble” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall. This symposium will address the issues of youth justice against the backdrop of the U.S. Supreme Court J.D.B. v. North Carolina (2011) decision...
Jennifer L. Rosato
New rankings released by the National Jurist recognize the NIU College of Law as one of the best schools in the nation for students interested in pursuing careers in public service or public sector jobs. According to the magazine, 16.6 percent of NIU law graduates pursue careers practicing law in government, placing it in the...
NIU’s Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic is a shining example of a “crazy idea that worked.” So said LeRoy Pernell, former dean of the NIU College of  Law, to a crowd of nearly 100 faculty, staff, alumni and supporters who gathered Wednesday, Nov. 16, to mark the clinic’s first decade of service to the Rockford community....
NIU College of Law students stand outside the doors of the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic in downtown Rockford.
The NIU College of Law’s Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic has been changing lives for a decade, both for the clients it serves and the students who work there. The clinic marked its 10th anniversary by hosting an event Wednesday, Nov. 16, that included Mike Madigan, speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Madigan was a protégé of...
Northern Illinois University’s College of Law will continue its professionalism series, “Introduction to the Legal Profession: History, Culture, and Values,” with a lecture from professor Geoffrey C. Hazard of the Hastings School of Law at the University of California. Hazard’s presentation, “Competence, Conflicts of Interest and Conscience in Law Practice” will be held in the...
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NIU’s College of Law has created a new and innovative program for its first-year students, “Introduction to the Legal Profession: History, Culture, and Values.” This program is being funded through the generosity of Cherilyn (’78) and Michael Murer, whose dedication to professionalism is infused throughout the series. Murer, president and CEO of the Murer Consultants,...
Jerry D. Blakemore and Jennifer L. Weston
NIU general counsel Jerry D. Blakemore participated in a panel discussion Monday, June 27, at the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Attorneys in San Francisco. Blakemore presented a paper he wrote with the assistance of Jennifer L. Weston, a legal intern in his office and a third-year law student in...
James Schmidt
NIU history professor James D. Schmidt has received the 2011 Philip Taft Labor History Book Award for his latest book, “Industrial Violence and the Legal Origins of Child Labor.” Schmidt received the prestigious annual award from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. “This is really an honor,” Schmidt said. “This award means...
Cherilyn G. Murer
NIU Trustee Cherilyn G. Murer (’78), president and CEO of Murer Consultants, Inc., will present the 18th Annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism at 3 p.m. Friday, April 1. Murer will present her lecture in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom at the NIU College of Law, Swen Parson Hall.  Her lecture, titled “Recalibrating the Compass...
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