Daniel S. ReynoldsDaniel S. Reynolds
Associate Professor of Law

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



Email: danreynolds@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-0170
Room: 192B


Daniel Reynolds teaches Contracts, Legal Ethics, and Legal History. He also co-directs the College’s summer program in Agen, France with the University of Bordeaux where he teaches 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

  • Serves 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.


  • “An Amateur’s Apologia” in Robert M. Jarvis (ed.), Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives (London: John Wildy & Sons) (2014).
  • “Book Review” 24 Law & Politics Book Review 183 (2014) (reviewing Deborah Rhode, Lawyers as Leaders (2013).
  • Book Review, 18 Law and Politics Book Review 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