Kathleen L. ColesKathleen L. Coles
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

B.A., College of William and Mary
B.A., M.A., Oxford University
J.D., University of Chicago



Email: kcoles@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-0668
Room: 276A


Kathleen Coles became Associate Dean for Student Affairs in July 2013.  She has taught courses dealing with corporations, securities regulation, non-profit associations, payment systems, and lawyering skills. Before joining the NIU faculty, Professor Coles practiced law for fourteen years in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, specializing in corporate and securities matters. In addition to teaching at NIU, she has been a visiting professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City and Valparaiso University School of Law.


  • The Dilemma of the Remote Tippee, 41 Gonz. L. Rev. 181 (2006).
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  • Mixed Up Questions of Fact and Law: Illinois Standards of Appellate Review in Civil Cases Following the 1997 Amendment to Supreme Court Rule 341, 28 S. Ill. U. L.J. 13 (2003).
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Areas of Expertise:

Corporate Law, Transactions, Commercial Law