Northern Illinois University College of Law e-Notes

Under Construction --
Renovations Begin on Riley Courtroom

Construction season is in full swing around NIU, and the Francis X. Riley Courtroom is undergoing a makeover of its own. Tables, chairs and carpeting have been removed to make way for improved seating with individual power outlets. Additional updates will include enhanced technological tools, such as the "Smart Classroom" presentation system, a large-screen projector, and other electronics upgrades. The project will be completed by the time students return in the fall.

Photo of Courtroom RenovationHave you Saved your Seat?

Opportunities are still available to support the Riley Courtroom Renovation project. For a gift of $2,000, you can leave your mark at the College by having your name engraved on a seat in the courtroom. Leadership levels of giving also are available.

Click Here to download the Riley Courtroom Renovation Pledge Card, or contact Greg Anderson, Director of Career Opportunities and Development, at ganderson@niu.edu or (815) 753-9604.

 


Alumni Get Sworn-In at United States Supreme Court

On June 2, 2008, 21 alumni gathered together in Washington, D.C., for the "once in-a-lifetime experience" of being sworn-in before the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Larry Stein ('93) served as the Movant for the group. Plans are underway for the College's next Supreme Court Swearing-In trip in 2010.

Photo of Graduates at Supreme Court Swearin-In. Front row, from left: Kate McCabe (’01), Emily Chen (’01), Lee Holmes (’03), Brett Feinstein (’97), Brian DeBenedetto (’96), Interim Dean Malcolm L. Morris, Michael L. Wassell (’85), Evelyn Gross (’78), Larry Stein (’93), Deborah A. Klein (’89), Karen L.S. Wilkerson (’97) and Renee’ L. Robinson (’93).

Front row, from left: Kate McCabe (’01), Emily Chen (’01), Lee Holmes (’03), Brett Feinstein (’97), Brian DeBenedetto (’96), Interim Dean Malcolm L. Morris, Michael L. Wassell (’85), Evelyn Gross (’78), Larry Stein (’93), Deborah A. Klein (’89), Karen L.S. Wilkerson (’97) and Renee’ L. Robinson (’93).

Back row, from left: John A. Salzeider (’88), Walter V. Smith (’84), Austin Bartlett (’00), Michael Denning (’02), Nathaniel Jones (’97), Doug Teaney (’87), Abel Smith (’89), Hal Conick (’80), Joy A. Stoddard Johnston (’02), and Cheryl E. Traum (’98).

 


Class of 2008 Joins Alumni Ranks

The number of the College's graduates rose by 108 as the Class of 2008 celebrated their Commencement on May 24. U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of the Illinois 14th District presented the Commencement Address. Adam Watson was the Student Speaker and Professor Dan Reynolds was named Faculty of the Year.

Class of 2008 Hat Toss Picture

 

There's still time to register for the
4th Annual
Golf Outing and Awards Dinner!

Friday, June 27, 2008
Noon until 8 p.m.
River Heights Golf Course, DeKalb

Click Here for
Golf Outing Information

Click on your
Class Year for your reunion info:

- Class of 1978

- Class of 1983

- Class of 1988

- Class of 1993

- Class of 1998

Please send your current and preferred contact information to lawalums@niu.edu or call
(815) 753-9655
so that we can keep you posted on the latest reunion details.

May 2008

Professor Brown Applies Game Theory Techniques to the Truth and Reconciliation Question in War-Torn Sub-Saharan Africa

By Jeffery M. Brown, Associate Professor

New Job? Special appointments or accomplishments? Recently married or welcomed a new family member? Let us know and we will share your news in future publications.

Submit your news online or email us at lawalums@niu.edu. Photos are welcome.


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