November eNotes

Kathleen Zellner ('83) Named Chicago Lawyer's Person of the Year
Alumna Kathleen Zellner ('83) received the prestigious honor of being named the Chicago Lawyer magazine 2014 Person of the Year. Called “The Rescuer”, she has righted more wrongful conviction than any private attorney in America in 20 years. Zellner was featured in the December 2014/January 2015 issue...More

NIU Law Recognizes Chief Judge Elsner and Judge Equi For Service to Law School and Legal Community
Dean Rosato Perea and the NIU Law Board of Visitors recognized Chief Judge John T. Elser (’78) and Judge Rodney Equi (’79) for their service to the law school and legal community at a reception held during the ISBA's Midyear meeting...More

Christina Mennie ('03) Sworn In as First Female State's Attorney in Putnam County, Illinois
In December 2014, Christina Mennie ('03) was sworn in as the first female state's attorney in Putnam County, Illinois by James Mack, who had recently been elected as the county’s new resident judge...More

Hon. Martin Mengarelli ('93) Appointed Associate Judge
In September 2014, Hon. Martin J. Mengarelli (’93) was appointed an Associate Judge in the Third Judicial Circuit in Madison County, Illinois...More

Alumni Named Among 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
The annual list of top attorneys in Illinois has been released and we are proud to congratulate the forty-seven NIU Law alumni who were named 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars...More

Join Us for the 12th Annual Minority Alumni Reception
You are invited to join Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea with host Vincent F. Cornelius ('89) at the 12th Annual Minority Alumni Reception on February 25, 2015 in Chicago. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided...More

2nd District Appellate Court to Hear
Oral Arguments at NIU Law

NIU Law is proud to announce that the State of Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District will convene and hear oral arguments in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom...More

Second-Year Student Receives Public Interest Advocate Scholarship from Diversity Scholarship Foundation
Rikkilee Moser, a second-year law student at the NIU Law College of Law, received the Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award presented by the Diversity Scholarship Foundation (DSF) at their annual Unity Awards Dinner in December 2014...More

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