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Northern Illinois University College of Law United States Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony

A group of NIU Law alumni after being sworn-in at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Monday, May 15, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Building
Washington, D.C.

Join us as NIU College of Law alumni become members of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. This special and unique opportunity of being sworn in by the U.S. Supreme Court Justices will take place on Monday, May 15, 2017. This ceremony, often described as an experience you will never forget, is limited and available for up to 25 alumni.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Planned Events

Sunday, May 14, 2017

  • Reception for all participants and their guests, along with area alumni and friends. Details TBD.

Monday, May 15, 2017

  • 8:00 a.m. - Arrival at the U.S. Supreme Court. We will meet outside the U.S. Supreme Court and enter as a group. We will then be escorted to a private room for our continental breakfast.
  • 10:00 a.m. - Swearing-in ceremony followed by reception and group photographs. Supreme Court justices will be invited. Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Ginsburg, and Justice Sotomayor have attended our receptions in the past.
  • 1 p.m. - Lunch at a location TBD.

Please note that we are still organizing events for Sunday and Monday. Final plans will be announced as soon as possible.

Travel & Hotel Accommodations

Attendees must make their own travel arrangements to and from Washington, D.C. For your convenience, a special group rate of $209 (single/double) or $249 (triple/quad) has been secured at the Hyatt Place Washington, DC/US Capitol (33 New York Ave., Washington, D.C. 20002) between the dates of May 11-17th. Reserve your room online or call (888) 492-8847 and make your reservation under the NIU College of Law block. Reservations must be made by April 12, 2017.

Please contact Melody Mitchell, director of Alumni Events & Public Relations at or (815) 753-1027 with any questions.

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