January eNotes

NIU Law Named as One of Best Schools for "Small Law" by National Jurist & preLaw Magazines
NIU Law has been recognized by National Jurist and preLaw magazines as one of the best schools in the nation for launching its graduates into small-firm practices...More


Katherine Haskins Becker ('11) has been named a 2016 Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a rating service which honors attorneys who have attained a high peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 2.5 percent or fewer of all lawyers are named Rising Stars...More

Kathleen T. Zellner ('83)
has garnered media attention for taking on Steven Avery, subject of the Netflix series Making a Murderer, as a client. Zellner was profiled by entertainment website The Wrap in an article by Tim Kenneally on January 11, 2016...More

John N. Maher ('96) appeared on the cable television discussion program Fox and Friends on December 29, 2015 to discuss his defense of former U.S. Army Lieutenant Clint Lorance...More

Governor Bruce Rauner has reappointed Diana Law ('04) as the Kane County Public Guardian and Administrator, according to a release from the Office of the Governor on December 11, 2015...More

Kaitlin (Barclay) Kerstetter ('14)
received the Ace of Spades Award from the Kane County State's Attorney's office. The award was in recognition of Kaitlin doing the most trials (bench and jury) among the misdemeanor assistant state's attorneys in Kane County...More

Shaina Kalanges ('15) has written a brief that appeared in Bar Briefs, an official publication of the Kane County (IL) Bar Association, in its Veterans Day edition on November 11, 2015...More

Hon. Robbin Stuckert ('90) has been named the chief judge of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Illinois. She is the first female chief judge for the 23rd Judicial Circuit...More

Marc Falkoff Named Acting Associate Dean
Associate Professor Marc Falkoff has been named acting associate dean of NIU Law. Falkoff replaces Dave Gaebler, who has retired from the position...More

Professors King and Tan Appear on Lenkov's ('95) WGN Podcast
Professors Yolanda King and Morse Tan were guests on alumnus Rich Lenkov's ('95) WGN podcast "Legal Face-Off" on October 31st and December 17th, respectively.

NIU Law to Hold 13th Annual Minority Reception
Hosted by Dean Cordes and Vincent Cornelius (’89), this year’s Minority Reception on February 16th will honor Richard Irvin (’98), Doressia Hutton (’01), and retired professor John Walton...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 on April 1st...More

Public Interest Law Society Auction Coming Soon
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 and support NIU Law students working toward the public interest...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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