Northern Illinois University Law Review
The Northern Illinois University Law Review is a student-edited journal that publishes articles intended to assist the legal community and to stimulate critical discussion of current legal, policy and social issues.
Each year the law review selects up to twenty-five students to join the publication staff. Students must participate in a write-on competition during the summer prior to the beginning of their second year to be offered a position. Members of the law review participate in an intensive two-semester writing and production program to develop their writing and editing skills. Students retain their positions on the law review staff by submitting at least one paper of publishable quality during the first year of their membership.
The Northern Illinois University Law Review traditionally hosts a one-day Symposium each spring comprised of keynote speakers, visual presentations, and a panel of legal experts who share their views on a preselected legal topic. In conjunction with the Symposium, the Law Review publishes a Symposium Issue which is released in the summer issue of each volume.
Recordings of past symposia
- Legal and Ethical Implications of Immigration in the United States, April 17, 2020 (Please note you may need to download and install Adobe Connect on your device to view this content.)
The Northern Illinois University Law Review welcomes the submission of manuscripts concerning topics of legal interest. Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the following submission service:
Please conform to the following guidelines:
- Form: Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced. Word or Word Perfect documents are preferred.
- Citations: Textual and citation form should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Ed. 2015).
- Style: The article and footnotes should be up-to-date at the time of submission. The NIU Law Review requires articles that are heavily footnoted, timely, and original.
- Vita: Please include on the cover page of your submission the author’s full name, his or her academic and professional affiliations, and the complete address, email address and phone number of the person to whom correspondence should be sent.
- Abstract: Each manuscript should be summarized in a brief abstract of no more than 200 words.
- Process: Articles will be considered for publication by the Lead Articles Editors in a timely manner. If any part of the paper has been published elsewhere, the author must include this information at the time of submission.
- Questions: Email questions to email@example.com.
Except as otherwise provided, the author of each article has granted permission for copies of the article to be made available for classroom use provided that:
- Copies of the article are distributed at or below cost
- The author and the Northern Illinois University Law Review are identified clearly on the copies and
- Proper notice of copyrights are affixed to each copy.
Volume 42 Masthead
Editor-in-Chief: Kristina Bitzer
Managing Editor: Travis Gotchie
Research Editor: Connor Wills
Symposium Editor: Rachel Roling
Lead Articles Editors
- Katie Goldsmith
- Julia Lobo
Notes and Comments Editors
- Abigail Cabanin
- Shannon Cervantes
- Andrew Foy
- Biljana Mora
- Derek Bushman
- Hayden Eddings
- Megan Fitzgerald
- Sarah Freund
- Austin Kelley
- Madisson MacIsaac
- Shannon McEachern
- Taylor Munro
- Will Owens
- Hannah Rodgers
- Lane Skuteris
- Sean Thompson
- Annie DeCero
- Sarah Farwick
- Erica Franklin
- Joseph Gabris
- Izabella Kanoza
- Andrew Kluge
- Robert Kudlicki
- Adam Kwiatkowski
- Matthew Moustis
- Adedayo Oladele-Ajose
- Alexandria Short
- Audrey Tobyas
- Michael Vega
- Ashleigh Zurek
Professor Michael Oswalt
NIU Law Review
College of Law
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854