February eNotes

NIU Law Hosts 13th Annual Minority Alumni Reception
NIU Law held its 13th Annual Minority Alumni Reception, hosted by Interim Dean Mark Cordes and alumnus Vincent Cornelius (’89), on February 16, 2016 at Carnivale restaurant in Chicago...More


Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Russell Slifer ('94) returned to Swen Parson Hall for the first time in over twenty years to address NIU Law students on Wednesday, February 24...More

J. Matthew Pfeiffer ('00) has been recognized by Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement...More

Stephen Sotelo ('12)
has been named a Rising Star as part of Chicago Magazine's Top Attorneys in Illinois edition...More

Marc Fenton ('81) has become senior counsel at the Chicago firm of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC. His primary area of practice is restructuring and corporate reorganization...More

Cecil Porter ('01) was recently listed as an Emerging Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Less than 2% of attorneys licensed in Illinois are listed as Emerging Lawyers...More


Blake Stone ('96) was recently assigned to the Pentagon as legal advisor to the Contingency Plans Division of the Army’s Operations Directorate...More

Mark Sobczak ('09)
was recently named a partner in the Appellate Practice group at Clausen Miller, P.C. He was also named a 2016 Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the 3rd consecutive year...More

Louis G. Apostol ('78) was elected to the Associated Colleges of Illinois Board of Directors on February 1, 2016...More

Lawrence A. Stein ('93) has joined the Chicago firm of Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as a member...More

Professors King’s Work on Tattoo Copyrights Cited in High-Profile Case on Copyright Infringement
NIU Law Professor Yolanda King’s article entitled “The Challenges ‘Facing’ Copyright Protection for Tattoos” has been cited in a case claiming the tattoos displayed on several high-profile NBA players portrayed in a video game infringe on a company's copyright...More

Alfini to Present the Riley Lecture on Profesionalism
Former NIU Law Dean Jim Alfini will present at the 23rd Annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism at 4 p.m. on April 1st...More

NIU Law Team Advances to Quarterfinals of Jessup Moot Court Competition
The NIU Law team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Midwestern Regional Jessup International Moot Court Competition, held at Loyola School of Law in Chicago...More

NIU Law Student Nicholas Atwood Publishes Article for West's Education Law Reporter
Third-year NIU Law student Nicholas Atwood has published an article in the January 2016 edition of West's Education Law Reporter...More

Public Interest Law Society Auction Coming April 1st
The NIU Law PILS Auction will celebrate its 21st year right after the Riley Lecture on April 1st. Don't miss your chance to bid big...More

Registration Now Open for Race NIjUdicata 2016
Hit the ground running with NIU Law's annual 5K run/walk and barbecue. This year Dean Cordes takes the baton, and we are looking for runners, walkers, volunteers and sponsors to join the race...More

Law Review Symposium to Discuss Social Media Issues
Register now for the half-day NIU Law Review Symposium on April 15th. This year's topic is "Legal Implications of Social Media Hashtag Constitution & Ethics"...More

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