"A Civil Action" Attorney Jan R. Schlichtmann Delivers
Dickerson Lecture on Public Interest

NIU Law welcomed attorney Jan R. Schlichtmann as he gave the Marla Dickerson Lecture on Public Interest on April 16, 2014 in the College of Law’s Francis X. Riley Courtroom. Schlichtmann is considered one of the country’s most notable plaintiff attorneys…More

NIU Alumna Karen Conti Shares
Experiences as National Media Expert

Northern Illinois University alumna Karen Conti returned to NIU on April 17, 2014 where she shared her extensive experiences as a lawyer and national media correspondent on both television and radio. Conti’s presentation, “Why Lawyers Should Talk to the Media,” took place at the NIU College of Law...More

  NIU Law Celebrates Five Years of Race NIjUdicata

NIU Law held its fifth annual Race NIjUdicata: 5K Run/Walk and BBQ on Saturday, April 12, 2014. NIU Law alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends made up the field of close to 140 racers who completed the brand new course, winding around a scenic path throughout the NIU campus...More


Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick ('84) Delivers
Riley Lecture on Professionalism

The Northern Illinois University College of Law hosted its 21st Annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism on Friday, April 4 in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom. Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick (’84) presented “Professionalism and Ethics in Medicine, Business, and the Law: Are They Different?"...More

Distinguished Panel of Illinois Judges and Attorneys
Recognizes the Progress of Women Lawyers

A panel of distinguished female legal professionals spotlighted “Myra Bradwell: The Practice of Law in the Wake of Her Legacy,” a special event in honor of Women’s History Month held at NIU on Friday, March 21. The program was presented by the ISBA’s standing committees on Women and the Law and Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, and co-sponsored by NIU College of Law...More

Emily Perkins Wins National Law Review Writing Competition

Emily Perkins, a third-year law student, was selected as one of the winners of The National Law Review’s Winter 2014 Law Student Writing Competition. Her article: “Regulating Appearance in the Workplace: An Employer’s Guide to Avoid Employment Discrimination Lawsuits,” is featured on The National Law Review’s homepage...More


Fall 2013 Northern Notes

Alumni on the Move

NIU Law News

Event photo galleries



NIU Law Reception
Washington, D.C.
May 18, 2014

NIU Law Commencement Ceremony
Gov. Pat Quinn

May 24, 2014

NIU Law Golf Outing
June 6, 2014


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