February eNotes

NIU Law Hosts 12th Annual Minority Alumni Reception
NIU Law held its 12th Annual Minority Alumni Reception hosted by Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea and alumnus Vincent Cornelius (’89). The reception included special presentations celebrating the Honorable Thaddeus L. Wilson (’94) and NIU Law Director of Alumni Events and Public Relations Melody Mitchell...More

Featured in Forbes, Desi Matel-Anderson ('09) Brings Technology to Recovery
Alumna Desi Matel-Anderson is the subject of a January 28, 2015 article on the efforts of the Field Innovation Team to incorporate innovative technology into recovery efforts following natural disasters...More

Wes Blumenshine ('86) Named Group General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Caterpillar Inc.
Wes Blumenshine ('86) has been with Caterpillar for 27 years in positions of increasing responsibility in Peoria, IL, Nashville, TN and Singapore...More

Joann Fratianni-Atsaves ('79) Appointed Chair of Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission
Joann Fratianni-Atsaves ('79) has been selected by Governor Bruce Rauner as the chairman of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC). She has 34 years of experience in workers’ compensation law and is currently an arbitrator on the IWCC...More

Lenkov ('95) and Prestin ('95) Team up to Produce Documentary on '85 Bears
Rich Lenkov ('95) and Scott Prestin ('95) are co-producing a new documentary chronicling the 1985 Chicago Bears, the legendary team that dominated the NFL on their way to winning Super Bowl XX...More

NIU Law Dean Rosato Perea Named to 2015 Lawyers of Color Annual Power List
NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea has been named to the 2015 Lawyers of Color Fourth Annual Power List, a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates...More

NIU Law Earns Top 50 National Ranking for Diversity From preLaw, National Jurist Magazines
Northern Illinois University College of Law has been named to the Top 50 list of the most diverse law schools in the country – by preLaw and the National Jurist magazines...More

The Honorable Charles R. Wilson to Deliver 22nd Annual Riley Lecture on Professionalism
This year’s Riley lecture, entitled "'That Justice Shall Be Done'" - Constitutional Requirements, Ethical Rules, and the Professional Ideals of Federal Prosecution," will be given by the Honorable Charles R. Wilson on Friday, March 27...More

Second District Appellate Court Hears Oral Arguments
at NIU Law

NIU Law welcomed the Illinois Second District Appellate Court on February 17, 2015. Students observed the oral arguments in criminal case and a civil case held in NIU Law's Francis X. Riley Courtroom...More

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