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Union members work towards better teaching conditions

Northern Star Editorial Board

November 13, 2019

For two years, the United Faculty Alliance has been working on a contract with the hopes of improving teaching conditions for tenured and tenure-track faculty at NIU. The Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on whether or not the contract will go into effect.“The UFA is a group of faculty committe...

Former law students sues administration for alleged failure to provide accommodations

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Sam Malone

July 15, 2019

A former NIU law student is suing the College of Law, the Board of Trustees and individuals associated with the administration, alleging failure to accommodate special needs authorized by the Disability Resource Center.The complaint, filed by Krystal Simms, asks for compensation of $1,000,000 and imm...

High stress jobs need mental health breaks breaks

Roxanne H.

March 26, 2018

Professionals in careers that demand over 55 working hours in a week deserve mandatory benefits such as more paid vacation days and monthly mental health checkups.Last fall semester there were a total of 3388 students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences and the College of Law accord...

College of Law student to be featured on an episode of Investigation Discovery

James Krause

February 15, 2018

DeKALB — An NIU law student is being featured on Investigation Discovery for his involvement in helping police catch and convict a man of murder-for-hire deaths and fraud.Jed McClure, a College of Law student, found himself in the middle of an investigation that involved fraud and the murder of Doug Carli...

Letter to the Editor: No justice in a witch hunt

Letter to the Editor: No justice in a witch hunt

Courtesy Daily Chronicle

April 17, 2017

Dear Editor,I wish to express a fervent distaste for words chosen by State’s Attorney Rick Amato on the event of Jack McCullough’s declaration of innocence. Amato, following the ruling, said, “there’s a lot of speculation, but there are no answers … no justice. Last night might well have been o...

Dean seeks program expansion

Lindsey Salvatelli

January 17, 2017

­DeKALB — Eric Dannenmaier, College of Law dean, is no stranger to experiential learning.While teaching in the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University, he created a two-credit summer course that replaced the classroom with a canoe ride down the Blue River.“Students co-taught each oth...

NIU College of Law to appoint new dean

Northern Star staff

May 3, 2016

A widely published Indiana University law professor has accepted an offer to become dean of the NIU College of Law.The NIU Board of Trustees will consider the appointment of Dr. Eric Dannenmaier at their next meeting. The recommendation follows a national search.Lisa Freeman, executive vice presiden...

College of Law to host featured speaker on diversity

Northern Star staff

April 20, 2016

The College of Law will hold its first featured speaker presentation as part of its Embracing Diversity series at noon Thursday in Swen Parson Hall, room 188.Professor Christine Rienstra-Kiracofe, the featured speaker, will discuss de jure and de facto segregation in education, according to the NIU web...

Pass/Fail: NIU to offer empowering leadership event, College of Law provides acceptance opportunity without LSAT

Hanna Markezich

March 21, 2016

Pass:NIU is offering a Mentor Summit, according to an NIU announcement, that will help show students the power of mentoring and the benefits that come with it.This event, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 2 at Barsema Hall, is a chance for students to learn how to mentor and the benefits of helping their peers....

Immigration experts to speak at College of Law event

Northern Star staff

April 23, 2015

College of Law will hold a symposium entitled Cross-Border Migration of Unaccompanied Minors: Prospects for Legislative and Policy Reform from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday on Altgeld Hall's second floor.The symposium will examine legal issues surrounding the migration of unaccompanied minors across nat...

NIU College of Law to hold Medical Marijuana Symposium

NIU College of Law to hold Medical Marijuana Symposium

Northern Star staff

March 3, 2015

The College of Law will hold a Medical Marijuana Symposium 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 17 in Altgeld Hall, Room 315.This event is a conference to discuss Illinois’ marijuana pilot program, according to an NIU news release. Illinois’ marijuana regulation will be compared to those of other states. Pr...

Pass/Fail: NIU law listed as one of ‘best value’ schools, Midterm week: Student doom is on horizon

Danny Cozzi

October 8, 2013

Pass: NIU law listed as one of ‘best value’ schoolsThe National Jurist magazine ranked the NIU law program as one of the top in the country, according to an NIU Today release.The College of Law was included in the top 45 programs, and received a B+ rating in the National Jurist 2013 study.Paying fo...