NIU College of Law Student Ambassadors

NIU Law Student Ambassadors are a select group of 1L and 2L students who represent the College of Law. These students actively engage and interact with alumni, prospective, and current students by sharing their perspectives and experiences. Our ambassadors are appointed for a year and are a great resource for anything NIU Law and embody the true Huskie spirit.

We are delighted to share this year’s NIU Law Ambassadors.

Tosin Agunloye (She/Her)

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What have you enjoyed most about NIU Law?
The best part of NIU Law are the intentionally small sections. It provides a community-feel and helps build up interpersonal relationships with your peers. These relationships immediately helped me form a great rapport with my classmates.

James K. Bennett (He/Him)

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I am interested in the criminal defense clinic. I have heard great things about it and cannot wait to get into the court room and start practicing under the supervision of our clinical faculty.

Markus Brooks (He/Him)

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What is your favorite memory so far from Law School?
My favorite law school memory so far was the BLSA Thanksgiving Lunch, hosted by the Black Law Student Association. I was able to be of service to our law students, faculty, and staff while enjoying the comradery among the law school.

Carlton Campbell (He/Him)

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What advice would you give an incoming 1L?
The best advice I would give a 1L is to find a rhythm and stay consistent. Try to balance your school and personal life, by setting a schedule and planning out your days.

Samm Cottone (He/Him)

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What advice would you give an incoming 1L?
Be ready to study and plan accordingly. Don’t doubt why you are here and know that you’re capable.

Evan Gayles (She/Her)

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Why did you choose NIU Law?
I wanted to attend an institution that values diversity and inclusion just as much as it values the academic success of its students. NIU Law really stood out to me, and I could immediately picture myself being successful here.

Rob Harden (He/Him)

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What is your favorite law class you've taken thus far and why?
My favorite class so far has been Criminal Law with Professor McConkie. He brought a wealth of real world experience to the course and made the class engaging from start to finish.

Danielle Kaczanowski (She/Her)

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What is your favorite law class you've taken thus far and why?
My favorite class thus far has been entertainment law. NIU offers a wide variety of unique areas of law that help expand interests and passions, and entertainment law opened a new venture for me.

Ashley McTighe Screnock (She/Her)

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Which law professor has made the biggest impact on you and why?
Professor Jones, hands down! He is such an enthusiastic, intelligent, and genuinely caring person!

Paige Meyer (She/Her)

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What is your favorite law class you've taken thus far and why?
My favorite class has been trial advocacy. This class has allowed me to get hands-on experience with trial practice and techniques that I can implement in my future practice.

Dayo Oladele-Ajose (He/Him)

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What is your favorite memory so far from law school?
My favorite memory so far is the BLSA (Black Law Student Association) convention that was held in St. Louis this year. It was so fun, and I was able to connect with other law students from the Midwest.

Emma Grace Redmond-Mattucci (She/Her)

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What advice would you give an incoming 1L?
Don't be afraid. NIU Law is the place for you to step out of your comfort zone, try new things, and figure out how to be the best version of you!

Maria Talania (She/Her)

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What have you enjoyed most about NIU Law?
So far, I’ve really enjoyed the great and friendly environment I’ve shared with other NIU law students. I like the sense of camaraderie and mutual support we all have for each other, especially during the times when law school can be overwhelming and difficult.

Ashleigh Zurek (She/Her)

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Why did you choose NIU Law?
I chose NIU Law because of the small class size, sense of community, and affordability.