March eNotes

NIU Law Mourns the Loss of Faculty Patriarch
The College of Law lost Professor Larry Schlam, one of its academic patriarchs, on Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was 72. His absence leaves more than an empty office in the faculty suite of the NIU College of Law, but also an empty hole in the hearts of his NIU Law family. Larry spent nearly 50 years in the legal profession and academia with over 40 of those years at Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he was one of the original faculty members...More


Russell Slifer ('94) Named Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Russell Slifer ('94) has been appointed the next Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...More

Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright ('03) Named General Counsel for Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission
Alumna Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright (’03) is the new General Counsel at the Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission. The Commission protects the rights and promotes the welfare of the persons with disabilities...More

Lori McGirk ('03) Becomes Shareholder at Guyer & Enichen
Alumna Lori McGirk (’03) recently became a shareholder at Guyer & Enichen, P.C. in Rockford, IL. Her practice is focused mainly on insurance defense matters and municipal law...More

Lawrence A. Stein ('93) Receives Honors and Appointments
Alumnus Lawrence A. Stein (’93) was elected to the Board of Directors of the Appellate Lawyers Association, appointed President of the Du Page County Bar Foundation, and was named an “Illinois Super Lawyer” for 2015, a distinction he’s held since 2012...More

Cunningham and Donahue Emerge Victorious
at Moot Court Competition

NIU Law hosted its 33rd annual Lenny B. Mandell Moot Court Competition for second-year law students. The finals, held on February 28, 2015, produced the Moot Court champion team of Brian Cunningham and Patti Donahue...More

Join us for the 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 at 3:00 p.m....More

Bid Big at the Annual PILS Auction
Join us for the Public Interest Law Society Auction this Friday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m. in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery, immediately following the Francis X. Riley Lecture...More

Celebrate Spring at Race NIjUdicata
Spring into action and join us for the 2015 edition of our annual 5K Run/Walk and BBQ! Early bird special pricing ends Friday, March 27...More

NIU Law Review to Hold Symposium on Marijuana Legalization
The NIU Law Review will host its annual symposium, discussing the legal ramifications of medical marijuana legalization, on Friday, April 17 at 9:00 a.m. in Altgeld Hall...More

Faculty Symposium to Explore Issues Surrounding Unaccompanied Minors
The Faculty Symposium will address "Cross-Border Migration of Unaccompanied Minors: Prospects for Legislative and Policy Reform" on Friday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Altgeld Hall...More

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