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.

The Law Review publishes three print issues each year. The online supplement highlights the work of NIU College of Law students and is released once a semester.

Membership

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.

Symposium

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

Manuscript Submissions

The Northern Illinois University Law Review welcomes the submission of manuscripts concerning topics of legal interest. Please email your submission to northernillinoislawreview@gmail.com or use the following submission service:

Guidelines

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 northernillinoislawreview@gmail.com.

Copyright Policy

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

Assistant Editors

  • Derek Bushman
  • Hayden Eddings
  • Megan Fitzgerald
  • Sarah Freund
  • Austin Kelley
  • Madisson MacIsaac
  • Shannon McEachern
  • Taylor Munro
  • Will Owens
  • Hannah Rodgers
  • Lane Skuteris
  • Sean Thompson

Staff Editors

  • 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

Faculty Advisor

Professor Michael Oswalt
moswalt@niu.edu
815-753-2066

Contact Us

NIU Law Review
College of Law
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
northernillinoislawreview@gmail.com