Proximity to Chicago

Chicago Connections

We offer a vibrant alumni network in both the city of Chicago and in the adjourning suburbs, a metropolitan area of 10 million residents. The city and suburbs offer a variety of employment and externship opportunities, including private practice firms, public sector and public interest work, and opportunities with corporations, big and small. Chicago and its adjoining area are also home to numerous recreational, entertainment, and cultural offerings, including world-class museums, major league sports teams, and music venues.

Embedded in a Large Research University

Located in the center of the Northern Illinois University campus, we offer the many benefits associated with a large, nationally recognized  university. Students are provided an opportunity to pursue dual degree programs, such as the JD/MBA and the JD/MPA, take graduate courses in other disciplines relevant to their legal studies, and engage with the vibrant intellectual life of a world-class university. The NIU campus also provides a variety of recreational facilities, campus events, excellent theater and music, and Division I athletic programs.