Juvenile Interest Law Society (JILS)

The Juvenile Interest Law Society (JILS) is a student organization dedicated to promoting the best interests of our society’s juvenile members. JILS seeks to expose NIU students, faculty, and community stakeholders to the issues and challenges inherent in various areas of law concerning juveniles. These areas of law include, but are not limited to, family law, juvenile law, education law, and criminal law. JILS aims to create opportunities for students to interact with faculty, practitioners, judges, and community organizations. Events throughout the academic year will include networking opportunities, panel discussions, field programs, and philanthropy opportunities. JILS will also be in charge of Street Law, a program which injects law students into local public high schools to teach basic legal literacy to students.

2014-2015 Board

President: Matthew Flores

Vice-President: Samantha Albrecht

Treasurer: Gilberto Ruiz

Administrative Officer: Claudia Cisneros

Chief Marketing Officer: Ememobong Ikafia

Public Relations Officer: Danesa Tamayo

Faculty Advisor:

Professor Lawrence Schlam
(815) 753-0140
Lschlam@niu.edu