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Emma Grace  Redmond-Mattucci poses in front of Swen Parson Hall. The College of Law is located in Swen Parson Hall.

NIU student studies towards undergraduate degree while in law school

By Jaylen Conwell, News Reporter | January 21, 2022

DeKALB — The Northern Illinois University community is made up of a diverse, hard working student group with a variety of interests. Emma Grace Redmond-Mattucci has used the university's resources to study her own. Redmond-Mattucci is currently a...

Union members work towards better teaching conditions

By 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...

Files and folders sit on a desktop.

Former law students sues administration for alleged failure to provide accommodations

By 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...

High stress jobs need mental health breaks breaks

By 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...

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

By 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...

Letter to the Editor: No justice in a witch hunt

Letter to the Editor: No justice in a witch hunt

By Courtesy Daily Chronicle | April 17, 2017

Jack McCullough, right, reaches out to touch the back of attorney Russell Ainsworth of the Exoneration Project as Ainsworth issues a statement on Tuesday, April 5, 2017 at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore. McCullough is seeking a certificate of innocence in the 1957 murder of Maria Ridulph. Judge William Brady will reach a verdict on Wednesday, April 12. (Matthew Apgar /Daily Chronicle via AP, Pool)Ê


Dean seeks program expansion

By 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...

NIU College of Law to appoint new dean

By 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...

College of Law to host featured speaker on diversity

By 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...

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

By 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...

Immigration experts to speak at College of Law event

By 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...

NIU College of Law to hold Medical Marijuana Symposium

NIU College of Law to hold Medical Marijuana Symposium

By 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...