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NIU College of Law alumna Karoline Carstens stands out from her peers thanks to a lifelong desire to help others, a commitment to know each of her clients on a personal level and a drive to be involved with every step of her cases. Carstens’ compassion and accomplishments, both as a lawyer and volunteer in her...
Marishonta Wilkerson
The Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association, has awarded one of its 2015 Post Graduate Legal Fellowships to Marishonta Wilkerson, a 2015 graduate of the NIU College of Law. During the one-year fellowship, she will work at the school’s Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic in Rockford. “Marishonta had already...
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...
Swen Parson Hall
The NIU College of Law welcomed the Class of 2016 to their new home for the next three years. The new class gathered Aug. 12 in Swen Parson Hall to begin a week of orientation. The class of 103 students came to NIU with strong diverse backgrounds and from areas throughout the country. Students were officially...
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 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,...
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...
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...
The NIU College of Law’s Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic received the 2010 Partner in Peace Award bestowed by the Violence Prevention Collaborative in honor of the clinic’s dedication, leadership, collaboration, commitment, and innovation in violence prevention efforts.  Dedicated to providing high quality legal services to persons who have limited access to legal representation, the Zeke...