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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...
NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato (left) and Cherilyn Murer (’78), chair of the NIU Board of Trustees, present Gov. James Thompson with an honorary Doctorate of Law degree during NIU Law’s commencement ceremony. Thompson also was featured as the commencement speaker.
The NIU College of Law conferred 116 graduates with juris doctorate degrees Saturday, May 25, at its commencement exercises at the Convocation Center. Former Illinois Gov. James Thompson gave the commencement address and received an honorary degree from the law school for his distinguished record of achievement in law and public service. During his address, Thompson...
James R. Thompson
The Northern Illinois University College of Law will present former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson with an Honorary Doctorate of Law during its Saturday, May 25, commencement ceremony, where he will also be featured as the commencement speaker. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in the NIU Convocation Center. The criteria to receive an honorary...
Photo of golf club, golf ball on tee
The NIU College of Law will hold its ninth annual golf outing Friday, June 7, at River Heights Golf Course, 1100 S. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. Alumni and friends are invited as the college hopes to put 100 golfers on the course. Registration and lunch are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. The shotgun...
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...
Danielle Hirsch, executive director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice; Justice Robert R. Thomas, Illinois Supreme Court; NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato; Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride, Illinois Supreme Court; and Jeff Colman, chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice held a listening conference May 1 at the Northern Illinois University College of Law. The event featured distinguished guests Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride and Justice Robert R. Thomas of the Illinois Supreme Court. Focused on improving access to justice, the commission is actively engaged in conversations...
NIU College of Law 5K run/walk
With spring coming sooner than most Midwesterners think, the NIU College of Law wants everyone to dust off their running shoes, stretch those legs and get ready to hit the road. Race NIjUdicata, the law school’s fourth annual 5K run/walk, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, outside the college’s Swen Parson Hall home. Inspired...
Collage of wiretapping images
Since the historic case of Katz v. United States more than four decades ago, eavesdropping, wiretapping and privacy have been at the forefront of criminal procedure and law enforcement compliance across the country. Following the concerns and controversy of recent cases such as United States v. Jones and ACLU v. Alvarez, the 22nd annual NIU...
Jennifer Rosato and Anita Maddali
NIU’s College of Law will open a free legal clinic this fall in Aurora, focusing on legal issues that can contribute to health problems in the area’s indigent population. NIU Law will partner with both Hesed House – a comprehensive homeless resource center in Aurora that will house the clinic – and Aunt Martha’s Health Center. The...
Carole Silver
The Northern Illinois University College of Law will host the 20th annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism at 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall. Friday’s lecture, titled “Re-contextualizing Professionalism,” will be given by Carole Silver, a professor at Indiana University (Bloomington) Maurer School of Law who specializes...
Second-year NIU Law students Amanda Wielgus and Anthony Gough stand with Chief Judge Michael P. McCuskey of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.
Second-year NIU College of Law students Anthony Gough and Amanda Wielgus were the winners of the 31st Annual Prize Moot Court Competition held at the NIU College of Law. Gough and Wielgus competed through several rounds of competition over the course of three weekends before achieving victory during the final round of the competition Saturday,...
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