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Larry Schlam
The Northern Illinois University College of Law lost Professor Larry Schlam, one of its academic patriarchs, Saturday, March 7. He was 72. His absence leaves more than an empty office in the faculty suite of the NIU College of Law, but also an empty hole in the hearts of his NIU Law family. “Professor Schlam is...
Jennifer Rosato Perea
Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea has been named to the 2015 Lawyers of Color fourth annual Power List, a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates. Rosato Perea will be honored Wednesday, March 18, at the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Winners also will...
Cover of preLaw: Most Diverse Law Schools
Northern Illinois University College of Law has been named to the Top 50 list of the most diverse law schools in the country – by preLaw and The National Jurist magazines. These diversity rankings take into account the percentage of students of color in the student body and faculty at each law school in the...
Photo illustration of medical marijuana
When former Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that created a four-year medical marijuana pilot program, Illinois joined 22 other states and the District of Columbia in enacting laws to legalize medical marijuana. The NIU College of Law will host a symposium Friday, April 17, to explore medical marijuana legislation and regulation in Illinois as...
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The NIU College of Law will host the State of Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District when it convenes at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, to hear oral arguments in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall. Oral arguments will be followed by an informal question-and-answer session. A reception will then be held...
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library
The David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library in Swen Parson Hall has announced its hours for the spring semester through Monday, April 27. Regular hours are 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 11:30 p.m. Sunday. From 6 p.m....
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library
NIU’s David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library has announced its hours for reading period and final exams, beginning Monday, Dec. 1, and ending Sunday, Jan. 11. The library will open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday, Dec. 1, through Friday, Dec. 5, as well as from Monday, Dec. 8, through Friday, Dec. 12, and from...
Chicago skyline
As part of its ongoing commitment to prospective Chicago-based students, the NIU College of Law has spearheaded a new program, The Chicago Initiative, based at the NIU Alumni Association office, 33 N. LaSalle St. The Chicago Initiative enables the law school to offer the convenience of its various admission programs in Chicago, as well as...
From left: Second-year students and Latino/a Law Student Association members Gilberto Ruiz, Alicia Ayala, Claudia Cisneros and Danesa Tamayo stand with LLSA faculty adviser Professor Robert Jones.
Northern Illinois University’s College of Law has been named a Top 5 Regional Law School for Latina/o Students by Lawyers of Color, a minority legal organization. The school will be featured in the inaugural edition of the Latina/o Students Guide to Law Schools 2015, published by Lawyers of Color. Lawyers of Color previously recognized NIU...
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Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni Kenya Jenkins-Wright (’03) and Heather Wier Vaught (’05) join clinical assistant professor Colleen Boraca in being honored as “40 under 40” attorneys by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The Law Bulletin Publishing Co. conducts the “40 under 40” survey annually to determine who they believe are the “up and...
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...
NIU’s David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library has released a schedule of hours for the fall semester. From Monday, Aug. 18, through Tuesday, Nov. 25, the library is open: from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and from noon...
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