Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Intro to the Legal Profession lectures

The first "Introduction to the Legal Profession: History, Culture, and Values" class will be held September 1 at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Room 170 (Riley lecture hall).

 Please note: this is the first part of a two-part session. The second session will be held Wednesday, September 7, 4:00-5:15 p.m. in Room 170 (Riley lecture hall).

Monday, August 29, 2011

Upcoming SBA Events for Fall 2011

September 1, 2011: Thursday night BAR REVIEW begins (co-sponsored with another student organization each week)
September 9, 2011: SBA Back to School Bar Crawl
September 12-14, 2011: SBA 1L Elections
September 17, 2011: NIU v. UW Madison (Tailgate at noon; game at 2:30)
September 30, 2011: Prarie State Legal Services Fundraiser
October 14, 2011: SBA Fall Fundraiser
October 15, 2011: Homecoming
October 28, 2011: Palsgraf

Friday, August 26, 2011

ELS Organizational Meeting

The Environmental Law Society will have an organizational meeting on Monday, August 29 in Room #188 at 12:00 noon. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Reception at Acquaviva Winery this Wednesday

8/31 - NIU Law Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Aquaviva Winery, 47W 614 Rt. 38, Maple Park, IL. Please join us for a relaxed evening in the country with students, alumni, faculty and friends. All are welcome!

Women's Law Caucus mentoring program

The Women’s Law Caucus annual mentor/mentee program has now started. If anyone is still seeking to become either a mentor or a mentee there are still spaces available. 1Ls, this is a great opportunity to meet older law students in order to get advice on things like classes, teachers, and events on campus, etc. 2 & 3Ls, this is a great opportunity to meet and get to know the new 1Ls.

You do not have to be a female in order to join and the program is open to everyone. Our event to kick off this program will be this week, August 31, at 5:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery. If you are interested please send an e-mail to wlc.niu@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

BLSA Organizational Meeting

The Black Law Student Association will hold an organizational meeting for the upcoming year at 12:00 noon in Room #173 on Wednesday, August 31. Lunch will be provided.

Bar Review Table, Week of August 29

KAPLAN PMBR will have a table in the Gallery on Wednesday, August 31, from 11:00—2:00.

Criminal Law Society upcoming events

  • Please join the Criminal Law Society on August 31st in room 188 at 12:00pm for our first Criminal Law Society general meeting! We will discuss our upcoming events and have a free raffle giveaway.
  • Take a study break with the Criminal Law Society on September 1st in room 186 at 7:00pm for Movie Night! We will be showing "My Cousin Vinny" and have free popcorn and refreshments.
  • Interested in joining the NIU Police for a ride-along? A waiver flyer will be placed in your mailbox soon. If you are interested fill out the waiver and return it to Kristin Stone’s mailbox. Leave the time and date blank so that we can schedule the ride-alongs to your availability. The ride-along is completely free for students!
  • Looking for 1L Representatives! If you are interested in helping the Criminal Law Society with planning events, promoting upcoming events, and serving as a liaison to your class write a short paragraph about yourself, which section you are in, your interest in Criminal Law, and why you would be a good representative.
  • Add ―"NIU Criminal Law Society" on Facebook for updates on upcoming events.

LOCKERS

Last call for lockers! If you have not turned in a locker tag or talked to Julie about reserving a locker for this year, please do so by Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

NOTE: Locks have been cut off of lockers that were not registered this year. If you are missing items that were in your locker, please see Julie by Friday, September 2, 2011. Any items not claimed by 4:30pm September 2 will be disposed of.

Phi Alpha Delta Informational Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 7, in Room #187 at 12:00 noon. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED! Come learn about opportunities available to law fraternity members and upcoming PAD activities. If you have any questions please e-mail NIUPAD@GMAIL.COM.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scholarships and Writing Competitions

For extensive information on scholarship applications and other writing competitions, please check the written version of The Docket, available on tables outside the Law Library and Dean Mandell's office, and also available online here.

Pro Bono Opportunities

Interested in Pro Bono work? Please see Professor Lawrence Schlam, Director of Pro Bono Initiatives, Room #196B.

Student Bar Association location

The SBA is not in SP172B. If you need to contact the organization, please do so by emailing one of the officers (Carmen Rossi, Sarah Adamski, Monica Fazekas, Steven Anderson).

Lockers

LOCKERS:
  • Tags have been put on the lockers.
  • If you plan to use a locker this year, you must turn in a locker tag to the box in Room #276 by end of Friday, August 19, 2011. Please do so whether you are new to the college, or a returning user of the locker.
  • You are limited to one locker.
  • Beginning August 22, 2011, you jeopardize having the lock cut and contents removed from a locker if it is NOT registered with our office. Replacing any locks that have to be cut off for this purpose will be your responsibility.
  • Please DO NOT change lockers once you have turned in your slip without notifying Julie in the Budget & Records Office (SP276).

Activities Information Fair Reminder

An activities information program will be held on Tuesday, August 23, in the Marshall Gallery at 10:00 a.m. The fair will give students the opportunity to explore the student organizations and speak with their representatives.

Dean's Picnic Reminder

The Annual Dean’s Picnic will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m. at the Oderkirk Property on Annie Glidden Road, next to the IHOP.

Research Assistant Needed for Dean Rosato

Dean Rosato is seeking a research assistant for 10 hours per week for the 2011-2012 academic year. A 2L or 3L student is needed to assist Dean Rosato on special projects relating to legal education, the legal profession, and health law. Strong writing and research skills are desired. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Tita Kaus, Administrator, Office of the Dean, Swen Parson Hall, Room 270. The submission must be received on or before August 26, 2011.

BLSA Organizational Meeting

The Black Law Student Association will hold an organizational meeting for the upcoming year at 12:00 noon in Room #173 on Wednesday, August 31. Lunch will be provided.

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Student Space

We are pleased to announce that the College of Law has acquired additional space in Swen Parson Hall. The Moot Court Society, Trial Advocacy Society, SBA, and the Law Review will be located there. In addition, there will be areas for other student groups to work and have storage space available. For now, the Moot Court Society and Law Review will stay where they are. The Trial Advocacy Society will be able to use the Moot Court Office. The SBA will relocate to 172B. The remaining organizations will be moved up to Street Law and another area to be determined. There is not enough room in Street Law for all of the items.

It is a work in progress; your patience is appreciated.

Law Library Hours for the Fall Semester

SCHEDULE OF HOURS
AUGUST 15 - NOVEMBER 28, 2011
The Law Library will be open
Monday, August 15 through Sunday, November 27, 2011
as follows:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 noon - 11:30 p.m.

* * * * EXCEPTIONS * * * *
LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
Saturday, September 3, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 4, 2011 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, September 5, 2011 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
THANKSGIVING RECESS:
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 CLOSED
Friday, November 25, 2011 CLOSED
Saturday, November 26, 2011 CLOSED
Sunday, November 27, 2011 12 Noon - 11:30 p.m.
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Reference Service will be available:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.

The extended schedule for the College of Law
reading/final examination periods will begin on
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011.

Career Opportunities and Development News

Welcome everyone. Stop by the Career Opportunities Office, Room 280, and meet the Director, Greg Anderson. This year's graduate assistants are: William Obuchowski 2L and Trisha Chokshi 3L.

As a 1L, you will be assigned a mandatory orientation time, based on your class schedule, to familiarize you with our resources and services. We look forward to meeting each one of you.

The Career Opportunities Office also publishes "The Career Corner", a weekly listing of jobs, career advice and opportunities for networking. This arrives through your email usually Monday or Tuesday mornings, depending on when it goes to print.

Budget & Records News

LOCKERS:
  • Tags have been put on the lockers.
  • If you plan to use a locker this year, you must turn in a locker tag to the box in Room #276 by end of Friday, August 19, 2011. Please do so whether you are new to the college, or a returning user of the locker.
  • You are limited to one locker.
  • Beginning August 22, 2011, you jeopardize having the lock cut and contents removed from a locker if it is NOT registered with our office. Replacing any locks that have to be cut off for this purpose will be your responsibility.
  • Please DO NOT change lockers once you have turned in your slip without notifying Julie in the Budget & Records Office (SP276).
MAILBOXES:
  • New mailboxes have been created for all students.
  • These are for correspondence only. DO NOT put books, DVDs, Clothing, etc. in them. There simply is not enough room for extra items, and it is very hard on the hanging files.
  • If you had books, etc. in them over the summer, you can pick the items up in SP276.

Activities Information Fair

An activities information program will be held on Tuesday, August 23, in the Marshall Gallery at 10:00 a.m. The fair will give students the opportunity to explore the student organizations and speak with their representatives.

Dean's Picnic Reminder

Save the date! The Annual Dean’s Picnic will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m. at the Oderkirk Property on Annie Glidden Road, next to the IHOP.

Dean's Research Assistant Position Open

Dean Rosato is seeking a research assistant for 10 hours per week for the 2011-2012 academic year. A 2L or 3L student is needed to assist Dean Rosato on special projects relating to legal education, the legal profession, and health law. Strong writing and research skills are desired. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Tita Kaus, Administrator, Office of the Dean, Swen Parson Hall, Room 270. The submission must be received on or before August 26, 2011.

News from the Alumni Office

College of Law License Plate frames are available for $20. See Melody Mitchell.

Reminder to 1Ls: Please complete and return your Publicity Release Forms to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid as soon as possible.

Upcoming Events: 8/17 - Young Alumni Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bonton Martini Lounge, 229 W. St. Charles Road, Lombard, IL
8/31 - Alumni Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Aquaviva Winery, 47W 614 Rt. 38, Maple Park, IL
9/16 - Alumni Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Park Grill, 11 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL
9/17 - NIU vs Wisconsin, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL - See Melody for tickets
10/15 - Homecoming. Stop by the NIU Law tent and tailgate with the Dean, staff, fellow students, alumni, and friends. Tailgating time: Noon – Game time: 2:30 p.m. You may also purchase game tickets from us if you would like to sit in the “College of Law Section” on the stadium’s West Side (free seating for students is on the East Side).

Other events to be announced!
Have a great year!

First Assignment for Advanced Criminal Procedure with Judge Maloney

Advanced Criminal Procedure
Magistrate Judge P. Michael Mahoney

Class Assignment for August 16, 2011:

Read: U.S. v. Salerno (p. 939)
U.S. v. Armstong (p. 978)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Notice for Students in Prof. Falkoff's Criminal Law Class

Three items: First, I have posted a seating chart for our class on the door of Room 186. At your convenience, please add your name to the spot where you would like to sit sometime before the start of class on Monday. Please write legibly. You will see that about a dozen of the spots have been crossed out -- do not sign up for them. Second, please note that the use of laptop computers and similar devices (like iPads) will not be permitted during class meetings. Third, please sign up for the class's TWEN site sometime before the start of class on Monday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

First Assignment for Intro to Lawyering Skills with Prof. O'Brien

Read, "Introduction to Materials" and "Day One: Welcome to Litigation," both of which are found in the folder of Taylor materials on Blackboard, course document folders.

First Assignment for Contracts, Section 1 with Prof. Reynolds

A syllabus and packet of Introductory Materials with your first assignment will be available on the Handout Shelf at noon on Friday, August 12.

Please note that a seating chart will be created at our first meeting, Tuesday, Aug 16, at 1:00 pm. Also, note that laptops, recording devices or other things of that ilk are not permitted in this class.

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First Assignment for Advanced Perspectives in Tort with Prof. Widman

In preparation for our first class, please read pages 5-58 in the assigned coursebook, Andrew Popper, Materials on Tort Reform (West 2010).

First Assignments for Torts, Section 1 with Prof. Widman

In preparation for our first class, please read pages 1-24 in the required textbook, Dobbs & Hayden, Torts & Compensation – Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility for Injury, Concise Edition (West 6th ed. 2009).

Also, please confirm that you have the CONCISE EDITION of the textbook.

First Assignments for Bankruptcy with Prof. Schneider

TU, 8/16 - read 3-13; skim 13-23; at 28, do problems #1.1, 1.2

TH, 8/18 - read 33-53; at 53, do problems 2.1, 2.2

First Assignments for Federal Tax with Prof. Schneider

TU, 8/16 - skim 17-35; read 52-64

TH, 8/18 - read 64-69; at 69, do problems #1-6; read 70-72; at 72, do problems #1-2

First Assignment for Legal Writing with Prof. Stange

Reading Assignment for Monday, August 15th
Read Legal Writing, Ch. 1 (pp. 1-5), Ch. 2 (pp. 9-14), Ch. 3 (pp. 15-22), Ch. 4 (pp. 23-26); Law School Without Fear, Chs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 17.

First Assignments for Legal Writing and Advocacy with Profs. Hunter and Miller

Writing and Analysis in the Law (Fifth Edition)

Read: Chapter 1 (all) and Chapter 2 (all)

Law School Without Fear (Third Edition)

Read: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 17

Law School Without Fear, First Edition and Second Edition, are on reserve in the Law Library. The First Edition is substantially the same as the Second, but the Second Edition added a chapter on law school classes (Ch. 3). The Third Edition added some new material throughout the book, as well as a new chapter titled "Lawyers Reflect on Law School" (Ch. 17).

First Assignments for Environmental Law with Prof. Cordes

8/15: Read pages 1-6, 10-15, and 31-36 in Johnson, Funk, and Flatt, Legal Protection of the Environment (3d ed)

8/17: Read pages 6-10 and 15-21 in Johnson, et.al., and pages 1-6 in professor supplement (available on Monday in Le Ann Baie's office)

First Assignments for Constitutional Law, Section 2 with Prof. Cordes

8/16: Read pages 523-534 and 536-548 in Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law (3d. ed) and pages 1-13 in the professor supplement (available in Le Ann Baie's office)

8/18: Read pages 548-558, 562-570, and 575-585 in Chemerinsky

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

First Assignment for Civil Procedure, Section 1 with Prof. Taylor

Please read pgs. 1-12 in the casebook.

First Assignment for Evidence with Prof. Taylor

Please read pgs. 3-8 in the casebook.

First Assignment for Trial Advocacy with Prof. Taylor

Please pick up the course packet from the faculty secretaries.
Please read pgs. 1-29 in Trial Techniques and read problem 7.2 in Materials in Trial Advocacy, pgs. 473-485.

First Assignments for Lawyering Skills, Section 1 with Prof. Falkoff

For our first class on Monday, please read all of the documents in the "Introduction to Materials" and "Day One: Welcome to Litigation" folders of the Taylor Materials. These documents are available electronically, and can be accessed only by the course's Blackboard site. They can be found in the Course Documents folder.

First Assignments for Criminal Law, Section 1 with Prof. Falkoff

For our first class on Monday, we will discuss the interesting case of Regina v. Dudley and Stephens, which can be found at pages 48-50 and 572-75 of the Dressler casebook. In addition, please read pages 30-48 and 69-71 of the casebook, which includes some background readings on philosophical perspectives on criminal law. For anyone planning ahead, the reading assignment for Wednesday will be pages 1-19 of the casebook.

First Assignment for Torts, Section 2 with Prof. Rigertas

Required Text: Robertson, et al., Cases and Materials on Torts (4th ed. 2011) (NOTE: If you have purchased a used copy of the 3rd edition, you have the WRONG book; you need to purchase the new 4th edition.)

First assignment: Read pages 1-13 for our class on Monday August 15.

Also, before our first class, you should register on TWEN to obtain a copy of the syllabus.

First Assignment for Intellectual Property Law with Prof. King

Monday, August 15, 2011 --

Margreth Barrett, Intellectual Property: Cases and Materials (West 4th ed.), Chapter 1, pp. 2-30

First Assignments for Entertainment Law with Prof. King

Monday, August 15, 2011 –

Melvin Simensky, Defining Entertainment Law, 4 Ent. & Sports Law 1, 13-18 (1985-1986) (Available on HeinOnline)

Sherri L. Burr, Entertainment Law: Cases and Materials in Established and Emerging Media (West 2011 ed.), Chapter 1, pp. 1-25


Monday, August 8, 2011

First Assignment for Illinois Civil Practice with Prof. Parness

For Illinois Civil Practice on Monday, August 15th, please read Chapter 1, available on TWEN as the new edition of the book is not yet out (due out by end of month).

First Assignments for Civil Procedure I with Prof. Parness

For Civil Procedure I (Professor Parness) on Wednesday, August 17th there is no assignment. For Friday, August 19th, the assignment encompasses pages 61-71 in the text.

First Assignments for Insurance Law with Prof. Naftzger

For the first two classes, please read the following from the Baker casebook:

8/16 Introduction to risk and insurance; Text pgs. 1-27.
8/18 Insurance contract interpretation; Text pgs. 27-57.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

First Week Assignments for Comparative Law with Prof. Hines

N.B. Please sign up for course web site on TWEN, which provides the most recent copy of the course syllabus.

Berlin, Isaiah, The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy’s View of History, Elephant Paperbacks (ISBN 1-56663-019-3) [BERLIN]

Mattei, Ugo A. et al., Schlesinger’s Comparative Law, Seventh Edition, Foundation Press (ISBN 978-1-58778-591-7) [CASEBOOK]

Additional Materials posted on the class TWEN site [TWEN]

8/15 (Introduction to the Comparative Approach)

Berlin 1-81

8/17 (Foreign Law in the United States)

TWEN – Lawrence v. Texas


First Week Assignments for Contracts I with Prof. Hines

N.B. Please sign up for course web site on TWEN, which provides the most recent copy of the course syllabus.

Barnett, Randy E., Contracts: Cases and Doctrine, Fourth Edition, Aspen Publishers (ISBN 978-0-7355-6346-9) [CASEBOOK]

Farnsworth, E. Allan, et al., Selections for Contracts, 2010 Edition, Foundation Press (ISBN 978-1-59941-707-3) [SELECTIONS]

8/15 (Introduction to Contract Law)

Casebook 3-15

Selections 1-4

8/16 (Introduction to Contract Law)

Casebook 15-33

8/17 (Public Policy and the Limits of Contract)

Casebook 33-45, 45-48 (skim)

First Assignments and Required Texts for Corporations with Prof. Coles

The assigned texts for the Corporations course are:

William A. Klein, J. Mark Ramseyer, and Stephen M. Bainbridge, Business Associations: Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnerships and Corporations (Foundation Press 7th ed.) ("Text").

William A. Klein, J. Mark Ramseyer, and Stephen M. Bainbridge, Business Associations: Statutes and Rules (Foundation Press) ("Statutes") (any recent edition).

You will not need the texts during the first week of class. Instead, for Monday's (8/15) class, please read the handout entitled Hallmarks of the Business Lawyer, which is available at the handout cabinet.

For class on Wednesday (8/17), please read the handout entitled Forms of Business Organization, which is also available at the handout cabinet.

The course syllabus will be distributed in class on Monday.

See you then!

Professor Coles, August 8, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Required Employment Verification Form

This Certification MUST be filled out EVERY semester, by EVERY student, as required by the American Bar Association. Please print out this form and return it, completed, as soon as possible to Barbara Manning in Room 172A.


Dean Mandell

Orientation Main Event Schedule

  • Monday, Aug 8 Orientation–Lunch sponsored by the SBA at the Davis Fountain 11:15-12:30
  • Tuesday, Aug 9 Orientation
  • Wednesday, Aug 10 Orientation–Lunch sponsored by Westlaw in the Marshall Gallery 11:45 ; Welcome by Justice Susan F. Hutchinson, IL Court of Appeals, 2nd Dist. 1:30
  • Thursday, Aug 11 Orientation–Lunch sponsored by Lexis in the Marshall Gallery 12:00
  • Friday, Aug 12 Orientation–Lunch sponsored by the ISBA in the Marshall Gallery 12:00

Welcome from Dean Rosato

Dear 1Ls: Welcome to NIU Law! I am very excited about the school year ahead, and working with you to make NIU Law even better for our students. I will be reaching out to you throughout the year, including meetings with student leadership and open town meetings. And you have two fabulous Associate Deans, Dean Mandell and Dean Gaebler, who can help you with a variety of concerns.

Together, the deans are here to make your law school experience as positive as possible. It is really important to keep connected with the law school, as we will be communicating with you regularly about many important school-related issues (from exams, to career opportunities, to upcoming programs). Please check email and the law school blog every day, and read through the Docket every week. Enjoy Orientation!

Dean Rosato

Welcome from the Office of Career Opportunities & Development

Welcome everyone. Stop by the Career Opportunities Office, Room 280, and meet the Director, Greg Anderson. This year's graduate assistants are: William Obuchowski (2L) and Trisha Chokshi (3L).

As a 1L, you will be assigned a mandatory orientation time, based on your class schedule, to familiarize you with our resources and services. We look forward to meeting each one of you.

The Career Opportunities Office also publishes "The Career Corner", a weekly listing of jobs, career advice and opportunities for networking. This arrives through your email usually Monday or Tuesday mornings, depending on when it goes to print.

Welcome from the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid

Welcome! We are thrilled that you have chosen to join the NIU Law community for this exciting chapter of your academic career.

We have truly enjoyed getting to know many of you throughout the admissions process and we hope that you will pay us a visit in Room 151 of Swen Parson Hall.

Periodically, we will post notices in the Docket, including scholarship opportunities and writing competitions. Additionally, please feel free to come to us with questions you may have surrounding the administration of your financial aid. We collaborate with the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid and will be happy to assist you.

Enjoy your journey!
Director Sarah Scarpelli, and Admissions Support Specialist Alexandra Chapman.

News from the Office of Budget and Records

LOCKERS:
Tags have been put on the lockers. If you plan to use a locker this year, you must turn in a locker tag to the box in Room #276 by end of Friday, August 19, 2011. Please do so whether you are new to the college, or a returning user of the locker.

You are limited to one locker. Beginning August 22, 2011, you jeopardize having the lock cut and contents removed from a locker if it is NOT registered with our office. Replacing any locks that have to be cut off for this purpose will be your responsibility. Please DO NOT change lockers once you have turned in your slip without notifying Julie in the Budget & Records Office (SP276).

MAILBOXES:
New mailboxes have been created for all students. These are for correspondence only. DO NOT put books, DVDs, Clothing, etc. in them. There simply is not enough room for extra items, and it is very hard on the hanging files. If you had books, etc. in them over the summer, you can pick the items up in SP276.

Upcoming College of Law Events

  • An activities information program will be held on Tuesday, August 23, in the Marshall Gallery at 10:00 a.m. The fair will give you the opportunity to explore the student organizations and speak with their representatives.
  • Save the date! The Annual Dean’s Picnic will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 4:00p.m. at the Oderkirk Property on Annie Glidden Road, next to the IHOP.

News from the Alumni Office

Welcome to NIU Law! We have an exciting year of events and receptions planned, and we hope to see you at all or some of them. These events are great networking opportunities with our alumni and other professionals, plus there's free food and drinks. We can assist with transportation for students if needed.

Please feel free to stop by our offices if you have any questions or just to say “hello.” Melody Mitchell, Director of Alumni Events and Public Relations, is in Room #285; Jacob Imm, Assistant Director, is in Room 356; and our graduate assistants are Kevin Kaufman ('12) and Anum Muhiuddin ('13).

Reminder to 1Ls: Please complete and return your Publicity Release Forms to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Upcoming Events:
8/17 - Young Alumni Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bonton Martini Lounge, 229 W. St. Charles Road, Lombard, IL
8/31 - Alumni Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Aquaviva Winery, 47W 614 Rt. 38, Maple Park, IL
9/16 - Alumni Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Park Grill, 11 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL
9/17 - NIU vs Wisconsin, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL - See Melody for tickets
10/15 - Homecoming. Stop by the NIU Law tent and tailgate with the Dean, staff, fellow students, alumni, and friends. Tailgating time: Noon – Game time: 2:30 p.m. You may also purchase game tickets from us if you would like to sit in the “College of Law Section” on the stadium’s West Side (free seating for students is on the East Side).

Other events to be announced!
Have a great year!

First Week Assignments for Bankruptcy with Prof. Schneider

First week assignments:
TU, 8/16 - read 3-13; skim 13-23; at 28, do problems #1.1, 1.2
TH, 8/18 - read 33-53; at 53, do problems 2.1, 2.2

First Week Assignments for Federal Tax with Prof. Schneider

First week assignments:
TU, 8/16 - skim 17-35; read 52-64
TH, 8/18 - read 64-69; at 69, do problems #1-6; read 70-72; at 72, do problems #1-2

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Band Together for Prairie State

Prairie State Legal Services has created a Facebook event for Band Together. If you are on Facebook, please visit their page and “like” it if you haven’t already. The link to the event is: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213280788724224. To promote the event, you can click the share button under the event title and this will post the event information to your wall.

The event is also up on their website: http://www.pslegal.org/caldetail.asp?eventID=228