August eNotes

Patti ZimmermanNIU Law Graduate Patti Zimmerman Awarded Fellowship from Illinois Bar Foundation
The Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association, has awarded one of its 2016 Post Graduate Legal Fellowships to Patti Zimmerman, a 2016 graduate of NIU Law...More


The winners of last year's Alumni Awards.NIU Law to Hold Alumni Awards Reception
Dean Dannenmaier and the Alumni Council invite you to join us for a reception on Wednesday, September 14 at the University Club of Chicago honoring outstanding NIU Law alumni and others...More

From left to right: Dean Eric Dannenmaier, Vincent Cornelius and NIU Law Alumni Council member Karen Wilkerson.Vincent Cornelius (’89) Celebrated as Illinois State Bar Association President
ISBA President and NIU Law alumnus Vincent Cornelius ('89) inspired a celebration last week that was attended by College of Law alumni, faculty and staff, local community stakeholders and prominent representatives of NIU...More

Save the Date: Class Reunions - Reunion Committee Members Needed
Reunions will be held on Friday, November 4 for the Classes of 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. We are looking for 4-5 class members from each class to serve on the reunion committee. Please contact Melody Mitchell at or 815-753-1027 if you are interested in serving...More

The logo for the new 1985 Chicago Bears documentary.Screening of Lenkov ('95) and Prestin's ('95) '85 Bears Documentary Set to Air on WTTW-TV on September 7th
"‘85: The Greatest Team In Pro Football History," a new feature-length documentary on the Chicago Bears produced by NIU Law alumni Rich Lenkov ('95) and Scott Prestin ('95), will have its Chicago preview screening Wednesday, September 7th...More

Rene Cruz is sworn in as 16th Judicial Circuit Court Judge.The Honorable Rene Cruz ('95) was appointed circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, with an official swearing in ceremony set to take place September 1st...More

Keith A. Johnson ('95) has been appointed an associate judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit of Illinois and will be sworn in on September 1st...More

Latoyia Kimbrough ('14) was featured in the August 2016 edition of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services newsletter. The article spotlighted her involvement with the Justice Entrepreneurs Project...More

George B. Huff, Jr. ('79) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for NIST’s Community Resilience Program as the disaster resilience fellow for business continuity...More

Roman Ricker ('15) was named partner as of July 2016 at Hall, Partenheimer, and Kinkle in Princeton, Indiana...More

Professor Laurel RigertasProfessor Rigertas Presents at Mindfulness Conference
On August 9, 2016, Professor Laurel Rigertas presented at a conference on Mindfulness and Thriving Legal Practices at the University of Colorado Law School, which was an interdisciplinary conference that brought together teachers and scholars from around the country...More

Professor Daniel McConkieProfessor McConkie Appears on BYU Radio's "Top of Mind"
Professor Daniel McConkie was a guest on the August 15, 2016 edition of "Top of Mind," a current events program on BYU Radio hosted by Julie Rose. Professor McConkie discussed the decline in jury trials in United States courts...More

Elvia ArriolaProfessor Emerita Arriola Has Essay Featured in ABA Newsletter
An essay previously published by Professor Emerita Elvia Arriola in the ABA newsletter The Equalizer, the official publication of the ABA's SOGI Commission, is being re-printed in the August edition of the ABA's e-newsletter for solo practitioners...More

Jeffrey ParnessProfessor Emeritus Parness Publishes Writing and Presents Papers During Busy Summer
Professor Emeritus Jeffrey A. Parness was extremely productive during the summer 2016 semester. He published one book, completed a draft of another, and presented three papers at conference...More

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