Friday, September 30, 2011

Bar Review Tables & News, Week of October 3rd


  • BARBRI will have a table in the Gallery on Monday, October 3, from 10:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • THEMIS will have a bar review table in the Gallery on Tuesday, October 4, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • KAPLAN PMBR will have a table in the Gallery on Wednesday, October 5, from 11:00—2:00p.m.

This Week's Lecture on Professionalism

The next lecture in the Professionalism Program for 1Ls will take place next Wednesday, October 5, at 4:00 p.m. in the Riley Courtroom. Our guest speaker will be Professor Randall Coyne, from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. He will be discussing his representation of unpopular clients, including Timothy McVeigh (executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing), Fred Macias (released from Texas’s death row following a wrongful murder conviction), and Roger Dale Stafford (executed by Oklahoma state officials after conviction for multiple murders). The title of Professor Coyne’s talk will be, “Collateral Consequences of Defending the Damned.”

PILS Upcoming Events

The Public Interest Law Society is having a raffle kick-off meeting on Wednesday, October 5, at noon in Room #188. The meeting will be sponsored by KAPLAN PMBR.

The SBA and PILS together are sponsoring “Bar Review” at Molly’s on Thursday, October 6, at 9:00 p.m. 

PILS is also having a pizza sale sponsored by BARBRI on Monday, October 10, in the Marshall Gallery at 12:00 noon. Each slice is $1 and pop is 50 cents.

Christian Legal Society meeting

The Christian Legal Society would like to invite all members of the College of Law to participate in our bi-weekly meeting. Our meeting format includes a Bible study, discussion and prayer. We will assemble in Room #173 at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5th. Feel free to bring your lunch as you join us to reflect upon our faith and God’s purpose in our lives, and our chosen profession.

Phi Alpha Delta Upcoming Events

Phi Alpha Delta presents seminar writing tips with Professor Clarke on Thursday, October 6th at 2:30 in Room #186.

The Phi Alpha Boat Cruise is this Friday! Join Dooley and Lincoln Chapters on Friday, October 7, for an evening of dinner, dancing and fun aboard the Mystic Blue! Tickets are $65 per person. For Questions e-mail niupad@gmail.com or see a P.A.D. representative.

Women's Law Caucus Upcoming Events

Attention all law students! The Women’s Law Caucus has many exciting upcoming events for the month of October. Our October meeting will be held on October 7 at noon in Room #186.

WLC is proud to present Tapas for Tatas, which will be held on October 12, at noon in the Marshall Gallery. The event will consist of a cook off of your Mama’s Favorite Dishes. The dish categories include: salad, starter, side, meat dish, and dessert. In order to sign up to cook something please do so on the WLC bulletin board outside the bathrooms on the first floor near room #170 or email us at wlc.niu@gmail.com. There are limited spots as to what dishes can be made so it is best to sign up early! Tickets will be on sale as of September 23 until the event and are $5. Contact any WLC member in order to buy tickets. WLC members please contact either in person or through e-mail any exec member in order to get tickets to sell.

The WLC will also be hosting Bar Review on October 13th at 9:00 p.m. at Molly’s. If there are any questions or concerns regarding the October meeting, Tapas for Tatas, or Bar Review feel free to e-mail us at wlc.niu@gmail.com. Thanks! The WLC Board.

Delta Theta Phi Upcoming Events

Delta Theta Phi will be pre-selling t-shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Week. The t-shirts are for the Barcrawl on Friday, October 21, as well as to raise money for Breast Cancer research. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Please help us support Breast Cancer Research by purchasing a shirt! Order forms are in mailboxes and are due October 5. Please put your order and $ in Mallory Sanzeri’s mailbox.

Some Delta Upcoming Events!
Monday, October 10, LaBowlski at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb from 7-9:00 p.m. for all 1L Delta members. Come out and celebrate the completion of your first Memo with us! Games and food provided.
Wednesday, October 12, Initiation for all new members will be held at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore. Initiation begins at 7:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at PJs in Sycamore for all newly initiated members. Initiation is MANDATORY!
Week of October 17-21: Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Please be looking out for more information about specific events for each day.

Law Library Computer Lab Hours

The Computer Lab in the Law Library will be closed, for use by the Basic Legal Research course, during the days and times listed below, the weeks of October 3rd, October 10th and October 17th:

  • Mondays: 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00 a.m., and 2:00-3:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-Noon, and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shining the Light on Domestic Violence

The Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic is hosting the 10th Annual Shining the Light on Domestic Violence event next Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 5:30 - 6:15. A flyer with more information can be found here.

Criminal Law with Prof. Falkoff cancelled for Thurs., 9/29

Professor Falkoff's - Criminal Law, §1 has been cancelled for today, September 29.

Monday, September 26, 2011

SBA Upcoming Events

On Friday, September 30, the NIU COL Student Bar Association joins the DeKalb, Kane and Kendall Counties Prairie State Legal Services in Presenting Band Together for Prairie State. This event will be held at the Batavia VFW (645 S River Street, Batavia). The event is from 6p - 11p. Presale tickets are $20. There will be free food, live music and entertainment with bands comprised of local judges and attorneys from the participating counties. This is a great opportunity to network! We are in need of law student volunteers to assist the night of the event. To volunteer, or to purchase tickets, please contact Greg Anderson, Career Services.

CASINO NIGHT: On Friday, October 14, SBA is hosting the second annual Casino Night, an invitation for a night of fun and networking for current law students, alumni and the local business community. This event is in support of fundraising efforts for the various NIU College of Law student organizations. Tickets are $20.00 in advance ($30.00 at the door) and include live music, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, gambling chips, soda/beer and wine. In addition, there will be a raffle at the end of the evening for attendees to win great prizes!

Friday, September 23, 2011

ELS Pop Tab Campaign

Help support ELS’s Pop Tab Campaign!! All you have to do is deposit pop tabs in the collection can located in the Marshall Gallery now until the end of the semester. All tabs will go to Ronald McDonald House locations to be recycled and help make a difference for families and children in the Chicagoland area. Help ELS support a great cause while recycling!

The Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission

The Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission protects and enforces the rights of individuals with mental illness, developmental disability, or physical disability through three separate divisions, the Office of State Guardians, Legal Advocacy Services (LAS) and the Human Rights Authority. The staff attorneys of LAS provide advice and representation to thousands of persons with disabilities, including minors and adults as well as residents of the community and treatment facilities. Our services include but are not limited to: 1) serving as court-appointed counsel, in the trial and reviewing courts, in hearings for involuntary mental health commitment and treatment; 2) responding to requests for information regarding the legal rights of persons with disabilities: and 3) investigating alleged violations of those legal rights and providing advocacy to remedy substantiated violations.

Volunteer Law Students would have the opportunity to assist a senior LAS attorney representing respondents in civil commitment and/or treatment hearings and to assist senior attorneys in research and writing appellate briefs from an order for civil commitment or involuntary psychotropic medication. Prior LAS volunteers have conducted research, handled involuntary civil commitment and treatment hearings, participated in mental health law training and provide information to persons in treatment facilities who have questions about their legal rights. They have also assisted in drafting Advanced Directives for healthcare, property and mental health treatment.

The Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission has 9 offices located around the State of Illinois including Chicago, Des Plaines, Peoria, Rockford, and Maywood, and three satellite offices in Tinley Park Mental Health center, Read Mental Health Center and Elgin Mental Health Center.

Legal Advocacy Services would prefer 3Ls and 2Ls but would not rule out any competent, dedicated and hard working 1L. If you need any additional information or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:.

Veronique Baker,
Director Legal Advocacy Services Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission
(312) 793-5914

The KENDALL COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY has positions, paid and unpaid, for interns or SCR 711 students in his office. Please contact: Eric C. Weis, Esq., State’s Attorney, Kendall County, Illinois, 807 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560, at (630) 553-4157.

For additional information, contact: Prof. Lawrence Schlam: lschlam@niu.edu.

Bar Review News & Tables, Week of September 26th

  • BARBRI will have a table in the Gallery on Monday, September 26, from 10:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • THEMIS will have a bar review table in the Gallery on Tuesday, September 27, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • KAPLAN PMBR will have a table in the Gallery on Wednesday, September 28, from 11:00—2:00p.m.

Delta Theta Phi networking event

On Monday September 26, Delta Theta Phi will be hosting a networking event in room 188. At 4:30 a panel of 3 attorneys will be discussing goal setting and career development. Immediately following the panel discussion, Delta will host a reception in the Marshall Gallery and provide the opportunity for attendees to meet and network with our guests. The attorneys have experience practicing in Chicago, Milwaukee, Springfield, and Sycamore/DeKalb. This event is open to students and faculty alike. We hope to see you there.

PILS Pizza Sale

The Public Interest Law Society is having a pizza sale on September 27th in the Marshall Gallery at 12:00 noon. Themis will sponsor the event. Each slice is $1 and pop is 50 cents.

WLC Events and Announcements

Attention all law students! The Women’s Law Caucus has many exciting upcoming events for the month of October. Our October meeting will be held on October 7 at noon in Room #186.

WLC is proud to present Tapas for Tatas, which will be held on October 12, at noon in the Marshall Gallery. The event will consist of a cook off of your Mama’s Favorite Dishes. The dish categories include: salad, starter, side, meat dish, and dessert. In order to sign up to cook something please do so on the WLC bulletin board outside the bathrooms on the first floor near room #170 or email us at wlc.niu@gmail.com. There are limited spots as to what dishes can be made so it is best to sign up early! Tickets will be on sale as of September 23 until the event and are $5. Contact any WLC member in order to buy tickets. WLC members please contact either in person or through e-mail any exec member in order to get tickets to sell.

The WLC will also be hosting Bar Review on October 13th at 9:00 p.m. at Molly’s. If there are any questions or concerns regarding the October meeting, Tapas for Tatas, or Bar Review feel free to e-mail us at wlc.niu@gmail.com. Thanks! The WLC Board.

Prize Moot Court competition announcements

The first informational meeting for the 30th Annual Prize Moot Court Competition will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 (room TBA) for all those 2Ls interested in competing. Watch the Moot Court Society Board outside Dean Mandell’s office for additional updates.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce that we have secured our first judge for the final round of the Prize Moot Court Competition: Hon. Robert M. Dow of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DCBA Basic Skills Course

The DuPage County Bar Association is offering a series of basic skills courses designed for new attorneys.  The sessions will be held on November 18, December 2, and December 9, 2011 at the Attorney Resource Center in the DuPage County Judicial Building in Wheaton, IL.  The registration form can be found here.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hon. Robert M. Dow added to Moot Court XXX Final Bench

The Moot Court Society is pleased to announce that the Honorable Robert M. Dow has agreed to serve on the Final Bench for Moot Court XXX. Judge Dow, Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, earned his B.A. from Yale University, a PhD. from Oxford University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Judge Dow clerked with the Honorable Gary S. Feinerman, (Moot Court XXIX) for Judge Joel Flaum on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before entering private practice and became a Partner with the law firm of Mayer Brown. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2007.

APALSA Seeks Board Members

The Asian and Pacific American Law Student Association are currently recruiting Board Members for the 2011-2012 school years. APALSA has been on the forefront of social advocacy and Asian-American awareness issues at the NIU College of Law, has spearheaded such community outreach events as Be the Change: A Day of Community Service, and is a budding organization with exciting possibilities.

If you are interested in running for a Board Position of President, Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer for the current school year, please contact Greg Hammond, 3L, at ghammon2@gmail.com with your name, year, contact information, and the position for which you would like to be considered. We will then get back to you shortly with information about elections. Any questions can also be directed to the same email address. We look forward to hearing from you.

Bar Review News & Tables, Week of September 19


  • BARBRI will have a table in the Gallery on Monday, September 19. From 10:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • THEMIS will have a bar review table in the Gallery on Tuesday, September 20, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • KAPLAN PMBR will have a table in the Gallery on Wednesday, September 21, from 11:00-2:00p.m.

SBA Announcements

Congratulations to our newly elected 1L SBA Reps: Bailey Standish and Manar Zayed from Section 1 and Emily Perkins and David Courtright from Section 2!!!

The next SBA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21 at noon. SBA meetings are open to all students and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Additionally, SBA is helping sponsor a fundraiser for Prairie State Legal Services on September 30, 2011. Please save the date; more information is soon to come.

CLS Meeting

The Christian Legal Society would like to invite all members of the College of Law to participate in our bi-weekly meeting. Our meeting format includes a Bible study, discussion and prayer. We will assemble in Room #173 at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21st . Feel free to bring your lunch as you join us to reflect upon our faith and God’s purpose in our lives, and our chosen profession

Delta Theta Phi Networking Event

On Monday, September 26, Delta Theta Phi will be hosting a networking event in room 188. At 4:30 a panel of 3 attorneys will be discussing goal setting and career development. Immediately following the panel discussion, Delta will host a reception in the Marshall Gallery and provide the opportunity for attendees to meet and network with our guests. The attorneys have experience practicing in Chicago, Milwaukee, Springfield, and Sycamore/DeKalb. This event is open to students and faculty alike. We hope to see you there

Law Library Computer Lab Hours

The Computer Lab in the Law Library will be closed, for use by the Basic Legal Research course, during the days and times listed below, the weeks of September 26th , October 3rd , October 10th and October 17th.
Mondays: 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00 a.m., and 2:00-3:00 p.m. 
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-Noon, and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Reminder for December 2011 Graduates

All 3Ls planning to graduate in December 2011, please see Julie (SP276) in the Office of Budget & Records by September 30, 2011.

Homecoming Football Game

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).  Please contact Melody Mitchell for details.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Entertainment Law with Prof. King cancelled for today, 9/14/11

Class is canceled for today, Wednesday, 9/14/11. Please check TWEN for postings of PowerPoint presentations and revised reading assignments.

Intellectual Property with Prof. King cancelled for today, 9/14/11

Class is canceled for today, Wednesday, 9/14/11. Please check TWEN for postings of PowerPoint presentations and revised reading assignments.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Band Together for Prairie State reminder

Prairie State Legal Services has created a Facebook event for their Band Together fundraiser.  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

Trial Advocacy Mock Trial Competition

If you are interested in gaining some trial-type experience please consider participating in this year’s 2L Mock Trial Competition, held by the Trial Advocacy Society. Teams will consist of two 2Ls. Initially, teams will compete twice and be judged by members of the 1L class. The teams with the best scores will continue advancing in the competition. During later rounds, the judges will consist of 3Ls and legal professionals. The format of the competition is that each team will perform an opening argument, a direct-examination of a witness, a cross-examination of a witness, and a closing argument. The case file, as well as any other applicable rules, will be provided after sign-up has concluded. Registration ends Monday, September 12 at noon. Registration sheets are available outside of the Trial Advocacy Society Office (172D). An informational meeting will follow sometime after registration. Please help us continue our record turnout tradition while gaining some valuable experience!!

Bar Review Tables & News, Week of September 12

  • BARBRI will have a table in the Gallery on Monday, September 12 from 10:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • KAPLAN PMBR will have a table in the Gallery on Wednesday, September 14, from 11:00—2:00p.m. 
  • THEMIS will have a bar review table in the Gallery on Thursday, September 15, from 11:00-2:00 p.m.

Delta Theta Phi events & announcements

  • September 12 at Noon there will be a "How to Outline" session for 1L Delta members. 
  • September 16 is the last day to get dues in for New Members. All 2L and 3L dues can be turned in to Joe Sanchez. 
  • The new merchandise form is in everyone’s mailbox, and a color copy will be sent out via email.  Please contact Mallory Sanzeri if you have any questions.

2nd Amendment Society FOID Drive

NIU Law’s Second Amendment Society will be hosting its annual FOID Drive. We will be in the Marshall Gallery in Swen Parson Hall on Tuesday, September 13 through Thursday, September 15 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Bring $10 cash or check, and we will provide you with an application, take your picture and mail off the application for you.

Federalist Society meeting and celebration

  • The Federalist Society will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. at room 290C in the law library. For those interested in joining and/or assisting the Federalist Society with event planning, a meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. at 290C in the law library. 
  • The Federalist Society will have a Constitution Day Celebration on Friday, September 16 @ Molly’s at 8:00 p.m. Newly registered members of the Federalist Society, get your first drink on us. Register at www.fed-soc.org/membership and e-mail Mike Meyers at mmeyers22@yahoo.com for your confirmation for the free drink.

PAD Meet and Greet

ATTENTION ALL PHI ALPHA DELTA MEMBERS AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS!! Please join us at Tapa La Luna this Wednesday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. for a Meet and Greet with PAD alumni. Tapa La Luna is located at 226 East Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. RSVP to niupad@gmail.com.

Alumni Office Events this week

  • 9/16 - Alumni Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Park Grill, 11 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL 
  • 9/16 – NIU and The John Marshall Law School present ―Breaking In: How to Become a Law Professor or Law School Administrator‖ on Friday September 16 at the John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. The event is free for anyone interested in teaching law. 
  • 9/17 - NIU vs Wisconsin, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL - See Melody for tickets

Illinois Legal Aid Online LiveHelp

As a follow-up to last week’s Career Corner posting about Illinois Legal Aid Online, please note that the next Illinois Legal Aid Online LiveHelp Operator Training will be held at the Northwestern University School of Law Tuesday, September 20th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm. There will also be a LiveHelp Training at the DePaul University College of Law on Thursday, October 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 

They have also expressed willingness to do a training at NIU if there is a critical mass of students who are willing to attend. If ten or more students email Professor Schlam that they are interested in becoming volunteers and would commit to attending a training session at NIU, they will set a training date at our school. They can also travel to NIU to do "tabling" in order to directly and personally recruit volunteers for these trainings.

To find out more about the LiveHelp Program or to sign up for a training, please contact Jane Lombardi, LiveHelp Program Coordinator, Illinois Legal Aid Online, 312.977.9047 ext. 22. Flyers describing this organization are also posted at the law school. For further information, feel free to contact: Prof. Lawrence Schlam at: lschlam@niu.edu.

Budget and Records News

  • All 3Ls planning to graduate in December 2011, please see Julie (SP276) in the Office of Budget & Records by September 30, 2011
  • 1L, 2L & 3L: Please check your MyNIU record and verify that you are registered in the correct classes. (Check for any negative indicators, etc.) If you have questions, please email Julie at jmahoney@niu.edu or stop in the Office of Budget and Records, Room #276. 
  • REMINDER: The NIU Z-Email address is the OFFICIAL email for all students. Please check it frequently to ensure receipt of all official notices, especially if you have forwarded the Z-email to another address. Communications do not always forward as expected and can be lost, dumped into trash or blocked. 
  • REMINDER: Mailboxes are not to be used for books, 3 ring binders, or any other large items! There is limited space available, so please be considerate of others. 
  • REMINDER: Please check your MAILBOX regularly and empty it out as much as possible.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Professionalism Lecture continues Sept. 7

Part Two of the session led by Professor Rigertas will be held tonight (Wednesday), September 7 at 4:00-5:15 pm in Room 170 with a "Continue the Conversation" dinner from 5:30-6:30 pm. Please note, this is a continuation of the First session. Part 1 & Part 2 are considered to be one session, not two separate sessions.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Prof. Walton seeking research assistant

Professor Walton is looking for a research assistant for 2011/2012. Please submit (to the faculty secretaries) a letter of interest and a resume before Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

Work Certification Forms deadline


WORK CERTIFICATION FORMS
EVERY STUDENT MUST FILE A WORK CERTIFICATION FORM BY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, WITH BARBARA IN ROOM 172A.

ILS Wine and Cheese Party

The International Law Society will be hosting the annual Agen program wine and cheese party in the Marshall Gallery this Tuesday, September 6, from 4:30—6:00 p.m. If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet any of the French students, this is a great opportunity to come out and introduce yourself before they leave on Thursday. The event is free for all students and we highly encourage everyone to stop in and say hello. Any questions, email Torrey Grenda at tgrenda27@gmail.com.

Professionalism Program

The Illinois Professionalism Program continues on Wednesday, September 7, at 4:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery. Attorney Dale Coventry will be the guest speaker. A "Continuing the Conversation" dinner will follow at 5:30 in the Marshall Gallery.

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.

Federalist Society Seeks 1L Section Reps

The NIU Federalist Society is now recruiting 1L section reps. Please e-mail a brief statement on why you are interested in becoming a section rep to Mike Meyers at mmeyers22@yahoo.com.   Reply by Wednesday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m.

The Schlam-Tones

THE SCHLAM-TONES RETURN!
This student a cappella singing group has entertained the NIU College of Law, off and on, for more than twenty years. Students members find it to be a weekly diversion from the rigors and stress of law school. It involves meeting briefly each week with fellow vocal musicians (students) and renewing old skills (usually developed in earlier high school or college choirs, glee clubs, or through mastery of instrumental music). It is also a fulfilling opportunity to entertain fellow students or faculty at school functions.

Practice sessions usually involve an average of an hour and a half each week during which we work together to develop "doo-wop" "head arrangements" of classics in that or other more modern genres. No "reading" is necessary. Our music will tend to be similar to that of professional a cappella groups such as "AC Rock," "Rockapella" or "The Alley Cats."

Last May, three of the five members of the current group graduated. The remaining student member from last year and I would like to rebuild this group. Some current students have already expressed interest.

If you feel you have a decent sense of pitch and vocal harmony and would like more information or to audition for the group, please email me at lschlam@niu.edu. Auditions are open to 1Ls and 2Ls (basses, baritones, tenors and sopranos welcome!). Thanks.

Professor Lawrence Schlam

Bar Review Tables & News, Week of September 5


  • THEMIS will have a table in the Gallery on Tuesday, September 6, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • KAPLAN PMBR will have a table in the Gallery on Wednesday, September 7, from 11:00—2:00p.m.

Upcoming Events from the Alumni Office


  • 9/16 – NIU and The John Marshall Law School present ―"Breaking In: How to Become a Law Professor or Law School Administrator" on Friday, September 16 at the John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. The event is free for anyone interested in teaching law. 
  • 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 to 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).

Friday, September 2, 2011

Upcoming Assignments for Criminal Law with Prof. Schmall


  • September 2 – The Act Requirement, P v. Newton, pp. 141-150, especially p. 145, n. 3; MPC Sections 1.13, 2.01; Omissions, Jones v. U.S. Status crimes, Robinson v. California, pp. 163-167, nn. 1-3. 
  • September 6 – Possession, Wheeler v. U.S., pp. 156-159; People v. Jones, 2011 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1496; Dickson v. State, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 3999. 
  • September 8 – Mens Rea, MPC 2.02; State v. Peery, pp. 171-179; U.S. v. Villegas, pp. 184-188; Rollins v. State, 2009 Ark. App. LEXIS 419 (Ark. Ct. App. Feb. 25, 2009); Taylor v. State, 293 Ga. App. 551, 555 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008).