December eNotes

Year in Review from Dean Eric Dannenmaier
This has been a great year at the College of Law. I had the privilege of joining the law school as its fifth Dean, on June 1, and have spent much of the year getting to know this exceptional community – its students, alums, faculty, and staff – and working together to build on Northern Law’s history of innovation and excellence...More


NIU College of Law alumni and faculty meet with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Registration Now Open for U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In
Northern Law will host a group to be sworn in by the U.S. Supreme Court Justices on May 15, 2017. This event is often described as an experience you will never forget!...More

(left to right:) Sheerine Alamzadeh, Rich Lenkov and Karla Almayer.Karla Altmayer ('12) and Vincent Cornelius ('89) were guests on WGN radio's Legal Face-Off podcast with host Rich Lenkov ('95)...More


John Gibbons ('04) was named chief of the Criminal Division of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on December 1, 2016...More

Britt Anderson ('14) recently became staff counsel for ComPsych in Chicago, the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP)...More

Ken Kohl ('85) received the Anti-Defamation League's SHIELD Award and was named deputy chief of the National Security Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia...More


Robin Zandri ('97) has been named a 2016 Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network...More

Daniel J. McCarthy III ('96) recently became a partner with the firm of Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd., in Burr Ridge, IL...More

Julie Pirtle ('12) as been named one of Illinois' ten best family law attorneys in the area of client satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA)...More

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Minority Reception
February 22, 2017

Law Review Symposium
March 31, 2017

Riley Lecture & PILS Auction
April 7, 2017

NIU Law U.S. Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony
May 15, 2017


Please refer prospective students to our Winter Pre-Law Workshop Series on January 7, 14 & 21, 2017.


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