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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...
Photo of golf club, golf ball on tee
The NIU College of Law will hold its 10th annual golf outing Friday, June 6, 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 11 a.m. to noon. The shotgun...
Photo of the U.S. Supreme Court building
The NIU College of Law hosted alumni and guests May 19 as they were admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. This year’s group of nine inductees included NIU Law alumni, faculty and members of the DeKalb County Bar Association. The exceptional day started at the Supreme...
Gov. Pat Quinn and NIU President Doug Baker greet Illinois Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson during the NIU College of Law commencement.
The NIU College of Law held its 2014 commencement exercises May 24 at the NIU Convocation Center. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn honored the occasion by delivering the commencement address;  ninety-nine graduates were awarded their Juris Doctor degrees. During his address, Quinn emphasized the key role of lawyers and legal professionals in shaping policy and action...
Kelsey Rakers and Jennifer Rosato Perea
NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea was presented with a 2014 Women of Distinction Award from Suburban Life Magazine at a May 8 awards luncheon. This inaugural award recognized 12 of the most remarkable women in Chicago’s western suburbs – for their contributions to their communities, professions and causes. Rosato Perea was honored for her work...
NIU President Doug Baker and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn
Gov. Pat Quinn will serve as the 2014 NIU College of Law commencement speaker, Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea announced. Ninety-nine students will receive their law degrees at the ceremony, which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the NIU Convocation Center. “Gov. Quinn is committed to NIU Law’s core values of public...
David Taylor
Distinguished Teaching Professor David Taylor was voted “Professor of the Year” by the NIU Law Class of 2014. As Professor of the Year, Taylor will have the honor of addressing the class Saturday, May 24, during commencement and assisting with hooding the students during the ceremony. Taylor also received the accolade from the Classes of...
NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea congratulates the newly elected NIU Law Board of Visitors Executive Board members: Louis G. Apostol (’78) as chair, Hon. William Haddad (ret.) as vice chair, and Kate McCabe (’01) as secretary.
The NIU College of Law Board of Visitors elected a new executive board during its biannual meeting in April. Louis G. Apostol (’78) was named chair, transitioning from his previous position as vice chair. He is joined by Hon. William J. Haddad (ret.) and Catherine G. McCabe (’01), who were elected vice chair and secretary, respectively. Each...
John Festa
The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded a 10-week summer fellowship to John Festa, a second-year student at the NIU College of Law. Festa will spend the fellowship working at the Chicago Newspaper Guild in Chicago. Peggy Browning Fellows are distinguished students who have not only excelled in law school but who have also demonstrated their...
Jan R. Schlichtmann
The Northern Illinois University College of Law welcomed attorney Jan R. Schlichtmann April 16 as he gave the Marla Dickerson Lecture on Public Interest in the college’s Francis X. Riley Courtroom. Schlichtmann is considered one of the country’s most notable plaintiff attorneys concentrating in the areas of consumer, environmental, product, toxic torts and mass tort...
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