Commission on Access to Justice holds Listening Conference

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice held a listening conference at the College of Law on May 1st. 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 across the state of Illinois. More



Cornelius (’89) Makes History in Recent ISBA Election

Alumnus Vincent F. Cornelius (’89) was elected Third Vice-President of the ISBA. Vincent is now in succession to become the first African-American President of the ISBA in its 136-year history. In 2016, he will lead the largest bar organization in the state with 32,000 members. More



NIU Law Wins ‘Lawyers Feeding Illinois’ Competition

NIU Law won the Best Law School category in “Lawyers Feeding Illinois,” a food and fundraising drive and competition held recently by the ISBA to benefit people in Illinois who are facing hunger. Led by the NIU Law Student Bar Association, Christian Legal Society, Delta Theta Phi, and the ISBA student division, the College of Law raised over $900 and 103 pounds of food items. More



Professor Walton Featured
on "Jay Leno's Garage" for Invention

Professor John Walton was featured on a recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage to demonstrate his patented invention of a new universal jack stand. Walton commented that meeting Leno was “the best Spring Break ever.” One point he found interesting was Jay’s comment near the end of the video that it took a law professor to come up with a simple solution to an automotive problem. More



Dowd (’03) Honored as Outstanding Alumni of the Year

Ryan Dowd (‘03) was honored as the 2013 Outstanding Alumni of the Year for the College of Law during the NIU Alumni Association Awards program on April 19th. “Ryan exemplifies both the devotion to excellence and the commitment to public service that define NIU Law and its graduates,” said NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato, who nominated Dowd for this award. More

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