Kevin Zickterman
Symposium Editor

Eavesdropping and Wiretapping in Illinois

The Northern Illinois University Law Review will be holding its 22nd annual symposium on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Holmes Student Center in the heart of the NIU campus. Since the historic case of Katz v. United States over four decades ago, eavesdropping, wiretapping, and privacy have been at the forefront of criminal procedure and law enforcement compliance across the country. Following the concerns and controversy of more recent cases like United States v. Jones and ACLU v. Alvarez, this symposium will delve into Illinois’ unique role in the surveillance and eavesdropping sphere and discuss the inherent struggles among modern technology, privacy, and the law.

Online registration is no longer available. You must register on-site at the Holmes Student Center Capitol Room. For questions, contact Melody Mitchell at

Topics include constitutional concerns of the Illinois Eavesdropping Act and the nation’s various eavesdropping/wiretapping statutes, unmanned drone usage in Illinois, and the impact of United States v. Jones in Illinois.  The current speaker line-up and their biographies are posted at the top right of the page. We hope to see you there!


Kevin Zickterman
Symposium Editor, NIU Law Review