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Daniel S. ReynoldsDaniel S. Reynolds
Professor Emeritus

B.A., University of Nebraska
J.D., Creighton University



Professor Daniel Reynolds passed away on August 18, 2017 after 35 distinguished years of service on the NIU College of Law faculty. He was 71 years old.

Professor Reynolds taught Contracts, Legal Ethics, and Legal History. He also co-directed the college’s summer program in Agen, France with the University of Bordeaux where he taught a course comparing the English-based common law system with that of the Roman-based civil law.

Professor Reynolds was the assistant reporter to the American Bar Association's "Kutak Commission" which drafted the new code of ethics for American lawyers, The Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Faculty News for Professor Reynolds

Recent Activities

  • Served on the Working Group for the 17th Judicial Circuit's Pilot Project on Professionalism for Winnebago and Boone Counties.
  • Served as Vice-Chair of the NIU Law Dean’s Search Committee.

Articles & Book Chapters

  • An Amateur’s Apologia, in Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives (Robert M. Jarvis ed., John Wildy & Sons, 2014).
  • Book Review, 24 L. & Pol. Book Rev. 183 (2014) (reviewing Deborah Rhode, Lawyers as Leaders (2013)).
  • Book Review, 18 L. & Pol. Book Rev. 439 (2008) (reviewing Jeffrey Brandon Morris, Establishing Justice in Middle America: A History of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2007)).
  • A Tribute to Dean James J. Alfini:  Former Dean and Professor of Northern Illinois University College of Law, 24 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 409 (2004).
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  • In Memorium: Rudolphe Jean Alexander De Seife (1925-1998), 19 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 221 (1999).
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  • Survey of Illinois Law: Professional Responsibility, 16 S. Ill. U. L.J. 975 (1992).
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  • Employed Lawyers and Professional Ideals, 9 Am. Corp. Couns. Ass'n 31 (1991).
  • Ethics on Trial, (1987) (WETA Public Television, Washington, D.C.).
  • Wrongful Discharge of Employed Counsel, 1 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 553 (1987).
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  • Loyalty and the Limited Partnership, 34 U. Kan. L. Rev. 1 (1985).
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Areas of Expertise:

Professional Ethics and Conduct, Contracts, Business Law, Legal History


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