Chessicks Build "Bridge to the Bar" Scholarships

Following law school graduation, most students still have one more major hurdle to conquer. That hurdle is to pass the bar exam. Following discussions with NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato, Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick ('84) and his wife Ellen Chessick identified this as an area of support in which they felt they would have the most positive impact when they created the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Bridge to the Bar Scholarship Fund. More

Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic Celebrates
10 Years of Courtroom Advocacy for Rockford Community

NIU 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 Illinois Speaker Michael Madigan. More

NIU Law Completes Successful
Inaugural Series on Professionalism

NIU Law concluded its first professionalism series, "Introduction to the Legal Profession: History, Culture, and Values." The series was funded through the generosity of Cherilyn ('78) and Michael Murer. First-year NIU Law students enjoyed perspectives from a unique array of presenters, all intended to enhance their commitment to professionalism at the outset of their studies. More

Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program

NIU Law has joined forces with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism to become a program provider in its new Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program. The new program was designed to elevate the competence, professionalism, and success of new lawyers and ease the transition from legal education to actual practice for recent law school graduates. More


Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program
Mandatory orientation: Thursday, February 2, 2012
Swen Parson Hall
4:00 p.m.

Moot Court XXX
March 3, 2012
  30 Year Anniversary

U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony
May 21, 2012
Join us in D.C. to be sworn in by the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

Prof. Dan Schneider Co-Authors Comprehensive Guide on Tax Law


Minority Reception
February 23
Chicago, IL
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

NIU Law Symposium on Youth Justice
March 1
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Francis X. Riley Lecture
March 30
3-4 p.m.

PILS Auction
March 30
5-10 p.m.

Dickerson Lecture on Public Interest
April 16
3-4 p.m. 

Law Review Symposium
April 20

Race NIjUdicata: 5K Run/Walk
April 21

Golf Outing & Awards Dinner
June 8
River Heights Golf Course
12-8 p.m

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