Saturday, October 29, 2011

SELS Events for this week

To All Students interested in Sports and Entertainment Law Society: SELS will hold an informational meeting on Monday, October 31 at noon in room 188. Please join us to discuss our upcoming events, speakers, scholarship opportunities, etc. Lunch is on us!

Additionally, we will be hosting a watch party for the NIU v. Toledo Football game on Tuesday, November 1. The party will start at 7:30 at Fatty's. Free food will be provided! Hope to see you there! Thanks, Your Sports and Entertainment Board.

Bar Review Tables & News, Week of October 31

  • BARBRI will have a table in the Gallery on Monday, October 31, from 10:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • THEMIS will have a bar review table in the Gallery on Tuesday, November 1, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • KAPLAN PMBR will have a table in the Gallery on Wednesday, November 2, from 11:00—2:00p.m.

Delta says, "Thank you!"

Thank you to everyone who helped/participated in Delta’s Breast Cancer Awareness Week! We were able to go above and beyond our goal of raising $1000 and raised $2600 to donate to Susan G. Komen, Passionately Pink for the Cure! Thanks for all of your help and support in making the week very successful!!

ILS Foods From Around the World

The International Law Society is hosting “Foods from around the World”on Wednesday, November 2nd from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery. Tickets are $5 and can be bought from Torrey Grenda, Jenna Fredrick, Will Obuchowski or Amanda Ptito. We are currently looking for volunteers to cook an international dish of your choice. Sign-up sheets are on the 1Ls bulletin board outside of Barb Manning’s office and on our TWEN site. There will be $25, $15 and $10 gift certificates for the three chefs that get the most votes. We hope to see you there! International Law Society is also looking for 1L section reps. All interested 1Ls should send your name and a few sentences about why you are interested to Torrey Grenda at tgrenda27@gmail.com. Deadline is Wednesday, November 2.

Next Professionalism Series Lecture This Week

The next presentation in the professionalism series is Wednesday, November 2nd, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m, in the Riley Courtroom with Professor Taylor.

ELS Presents Discussion on Asian Carp problem

The Environmental Law Society is sponsoring a presentation on Asian Carp in Illinois. Join environmental lawyer David Rieser and the ELS in discussing Illinois’ Asian Carp problem on Thursday, November 3, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Swen Parson Room #186. David Rieser is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP and has focused on Environmental law issues for over 30 years. He recently represented a coalition of business trade associations that intervened in the lawsuit to close Illinois’ waterways to the Asian Carp. Mr. Rieser and the coalition prevailed in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in denying the injunction to close the waterways. Hear Mr. Rieser’s view on Illinois’ Asian Carp problem and his involvement in the recent litigation. Please come with questions and concerns regarding the Asian Carp problem as well as general questions addressing the practice of environmental law! Light refreshments will also be served and all students and faculty are welcome to attend.

PILS Raffle Tickets on sale

The Public Interest Law Society will be selling raffle tickets for the Fall Raffle on Thursday, November 3rd at noon in the Marshall Gallery! $5 per ticket or 5 for $20! The drawing will take place on Thursday, November 10th at 4:00 p.m.! You can check out/buy tickets in the Career Services Office! Buy some tickets and help support PILS.

WBA looking for student mentees

The Women’s Bar Association is seeking students to act as mentees in the Law Student Mentoring Program. Approximately 12 to 15 students per school will be selected; preference will be given to 3Ls. The deadline for signing up for the mentoring program is Friday, November 4, 2011. Law students are committing to speaking and/or meeting with their mentors once per month from October through May. Law students are required to be current WBAI members and can sign up for the mentoring program by emailing Monique at wbai@wbaillinois.org. Please contact Bridget Liccardi (bliccardi@mrvlaw.com) or Jennifer Lutzke (jmlutzke@gmail.com) with any questions.

Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic Informational Session

Please come to an informational session regarding externships and clinical course offerings, which will be held on Monday, November 14th at noon in Room #170. Dean Mandell and Professor Maddali will discuss the civil, criminal and judicial externship programs, and Professors Vaughn and Cain will provide details about the clinical offerings for the spring 2012 semester. If you are interested in doing a civil externship next semester, please email Professor Maddali at amaddali@niu.edu to schedule a meeting to discuss placement options.

Alumni Office News

  • Please join Dean Jennifer Rosato and the Northern Illinois University College of Law in celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Clinic in Rockford. Special guests and speakers include the Honorable Michael J. Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives; Dr. John G. Peters, President, Northern Illinois University; Dean LeFoy Pernell, former NIU Law Dean; and Barbara Giorgi Vella (’92). There will be a reception immediately following the program. RSVP to lawevents@niu.edu. Bus transportation to the Clinic will be provided if there is enough interest. Please RSVP to lawevents@niu.edu by November 11 if you plan to attend and if you need transportation. 
  • You are cordially invited to join Dean Rosato and the NIU Law Board of Visitors for an NIU Law Reception on Friday, December 9 from 4:30—6:00 p.m. at the Chicago Sheraton (301 East North Water Street). This reception is held during the ISBA Mid-Year meeting. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP to lawevents@niu.edu by December 2.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

College of Law Reception in Peoria

Alumni and friends are cordially invited to join Dean Jennifer Rosato and the NIU College of Law for a cocktail reception on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Jim's Steakhouse - 110 SW Jefferson, Peoria, Illinois.  Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Come join us in celebrating the College of Law!  Please RSVP to lawevents@niu.edu or (815) 753-9655.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Budget & Records news

  • 1Ls: ABA standards state that we shall have on file the student’s “Official Transcript” showing receipt of a bachelor’s degree and all academic work. A copy supplied by the law School Data Service is NOT an “Official Transcript.” If you have not already done so, please request your undergrad transcript be sent to the following address: Northern Illinois University College of Law Attn: Julie Mahoney-Krzyzek SP276 DeKalb, IL 60115 
  • 1Ls, 2Ls & 3Ls: Please note new offices for: Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Parness SP172E, Professor Emeritus Malcolm Morris SP172C and Professor Jay Naftzger SP172B (They are located in the area between SP173 and SP170, near Barbara Manning’s office.

Bar Review Tables & News, Week of October 24th

  • BARBRI will have a table in the Gallery on Monday, October 24, from 10:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • THEMIS will have a bar review table in the Gallery on Tuesday, October 25, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • KAPLAN PMBR will have a table in the Gallery on Wednesday, October 26, from 11:00—2:00p.m.

SBA Palsgraf

Thank you so much to the students, faculty and alumni who helped make Casino Night a success! Our next event is Palsgraf, the College of Law’s annual Halloween Party. Join us for a night of fun NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011, AT RIVER HEIGHTS GOLF COURSE FROM 8:00 P.M.-12:00 midnight. Prizes will be awarded for best costume! Tickets go on sale Monday, October 24, 2011 and can be purchased from any SBA representative.

Client Counseling Competition

All 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to participate in an internal competition to represent the College of Law at the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition to be held February 17 and 18, 2012 in Chicago. The internal competition will take place on Friday, November 11, at 3:00 p.m. To participate, you must register by October 28 as part of a two-student team. Additional information about the competition is being e-mailed to you, and a question and answer session will be held at noon in Room #150 on Monday, October 24.

Drone Attacks Debate

The Legal and Ethical Implications of Drone Attacks Against Terrorist Leaders: 10/24 12:00-12:50pm in Swen Parson Room 170 (lunch will be served!)

On Monday, October 24, Professor Robert Turner of the University of Virginia College of Law and former national security advisor for the Senate foreign relations committee will be speaking with Professor Morse Tan of NIU College of Law from 12:00-12:50pm in the Riley Courtroom on the topic: “Did Anwar al-Awlaki deserve due process?” Issues that will be explored include the international law implications of drone missile attacks and foreign policy in the ongoing war on terrorism. We will also be serving pizza and soda at the event which is open to the entire NIU community!

There will be about ten minutes for questions at the end of the debate. I challenge you and your students to come up with some thoughtful questions to ask Professors Turner and Tan. A brief reception will follow for anyone that wants to speak with Professor Turner or Morse.

Community Forum on Farmworker Safety & Health

Farm-worker service providers, health and safety professionals and advocates, and other concerned individuals have organized a forum on October 25, 2011, at the Heritage Room, Holmes Student Center from 7-9 p.m., to hear testimony from impacted individuals and communities about current working conditions and proposals for change. A panel with representatives from regulatory agencies, legal experts, elected officials, public health professionals, and others will listen to the public testimony. All are welcome to join us in helping to bring awareness to this issue.

Cordes vs. Neily Debate

Judicial Engagement: Cordes vs. Neily Debate 10/26 4:00-5:00pm Swen Parson Rm 170 (dinner will be served!)

On Wednesday, October 26 The Federalist Society will be hosting our headline semester event on Judicial Engagement – whether or not judges should add bite to the rational basis test and restore economic liberty in the substantive due process clause of the Fourteenth amendment to strike down onerous occupational licensing laws and regulations that shut out or unduly burden competition in certain industries. Professor Mark Cordes of NIU COL will be debating Clark Neily of the Institute for Justice on this issue (See IJ’s work in Kelo v. City of New London and District of Columbia v. Heller). I encourage you to arrive around 3:45pm for food. The event is open to the entire NIU community.

We would also like to extend an offer for any faculty members to participate in a debate or panel discussion regarding law and public policy related issues. The Federalist Society aims to ensure all points of view are heard. Let us know topics you would be interested in debating or providing post-speaker commentary on and I will send you our list of hundreds of lawyers, judges, political commentators, and professors that participate in events with us. Contact Mike Meyers at mmeyers22@yahoo.com for more details.

Illinois Legal Aid Online Pro Bono opportunity

Jane Lombardi, LiveHelp Program Coordinator, Illinois Legal Aid Online, will be available to meet students and discuss the LiveHelp Program at a table in the Marshall Gallery on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 11:30 to 1:00. Feel free to stop by.

PILS Raffle Ticket sale

The Public Interest Law Society will be selling raffle tickets for the Fall Raffle on Thursday, October 27th at noon in the Marshall Gallery! $5 per ticket or 5 for $20! The drawing will take place on Thursday, November 10th at 4:00 p.m.! You can check out/buy tickets in the Career Services Office! Buy some tickets and help support PILS.

Life After Law School

Phi Alpha Delta presents LIFE AFTER LAW SCHOOL! Please join us October 27 at 2:30 p.m. in room #186 for a presentation by guest lecturer and alum Heather Darsie. Ms. Darsie will talk about strategies for success during and after law school. This presentation is open to all students. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!

APALSA General Meeting

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association will be holding a general meeting at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 27 in Room #186. All students are welcome and encouraged to come hear about what APALSA is, what we do, and the opportunities we provide.  Jimmy John’s will be provided.

Next Lecture on Professionalism

The next presentation in the Professionalism Series is November 2nd, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. with Professor Taylor.

SALDF News & Events

  • The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is still accepting new members! Join us on facebook (NIU SALDF) and enter our pet photo contest. Winners will receive gift cards! One Halloween themed and the other general pet photo winner will be announced November 2nd
  • November 16, 17, 18th in the Marshall Gallery, SALDF will be selling PUPPY CHOW and other treats. 
  • The Humane Society of DeKalb is offering FREE black cats during the month of October.

ELS Asian Carp Problem presentation

The Environmental Law Society is sponsoring a presentation on Asian Carp in Illinois. Join environmental lawyer David Rieser and the ELS in discussing Illinois’ Asian Carp problem on Thursday, November 3, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Swen Parson Room #186. David Rieser is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP and has focused on Environmental law issues for over 30 years. He recently represented a coalition of business trade associations that intervened in the lawsuit to close Illinois’ waterways to the Asian Carp. Mr. Rieser and the coalition prevailed in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in denying the injunction to close the waterways. Hear Mr. Rieser’s view on Illinois’ Asian Carp problem and his involvement in the recent litigation. Please come with questions and concerns regarding the Asian Carp problem as well as general questions addressing the practice of environmental law! Light refreshments will also be served and all students and faculty are welcome to attend.

Amnesty International Women's Rights discussion

Amnesty International is sponsoring a discussion on Domestic Violence, Stalking and Women’s Rights on November 7th at 6:00 p.m. in Swen Parson Room #150. The discussion will cover women’s rights involving the issues of domestic violence and stalking. Guest speakers and commentators will include Michelle Meyer, Executive Director of Mutual Ground, and Angela Daffron, the Founder of Jodi’s Voice. Mutual Ground is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to provide a safety net of services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while on their journeys toward becoming survivors.” Jodi’s Voice is a 501©3 organization founded in honor of Jodi Sanderholm with a mission to increase awareness surrounding the crime of stalking. All are welcome to attend and join in the discussion. Come with reflections, comments and concerns.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2L Mock Trial Competition Finals

The final round of the 2L MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION will be held at 3:30 PM on Friday, Oct. 21st in the Riley Courtroom. Sarah Adamski & Valerie Goode will represent the prosecution. Kristin Good & Bill Wojnarowski will represent the defense. The case is a prosecution for fraud. These two teams have advanced through four preliminary rounds involving 21 teams. Everyone is welcome to watch the final round and congratulate the participants on their success.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Homecoming Events

Saturday, October 15:

  • Tailgate with the Dean from 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m at the College of Law Tent (in Alumni Village near Huskie Stadium). Free food and drinks will be provided. 
  • Huskie Football kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Please let me know asap if you would like tickets in the NIU Law section. Faculty and staff will receive one free ticket. Additional tickets are only $8. 
  • Class of 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006 Reunions will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery. Complimentary appetizers and cocktails will be provided. Please RSVP.

Phi Alpha Delta bags tournament

Phi Alpha Delta is hosting a bags tournament at the Alumni Tent before the NIU Homecoming Game on Saturday, October 15. Entry will be $5 per team payable at the event. Email NIUPAD@gmail.com for more information!

1L Mentor Program Kickoff

1L Mentor Program Kickoff will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Marshall Gallery. Invite your mentor or mentee to the event! Meet other program participants and get ideas for the coming year! The NIU COL Homecoming Tailgate Party will start right after the Kickoff! RSVP to Greg Anderson at ganderson@niu.edu

Bar Review Tables & News, Week of October 17th


  • BARBRI will have a table in the Gallery on Monday, October 17, from 10:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • THEMIS will have a bar review table in the Gallery on Tuesday, October 18, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • KAPLAN PMBR will have a table in the Gallery on Wednesday, October 19, from 11:00-2:00p.m.

Law Library Computer Lab closings for this week

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 week of October 17th.
Monday: 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Tuesday: 10:00-11:00 a.m., and 2:00-3:00 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-Noon, and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Delta Theta Phi breast cancer awareness week

Delta Theta Phi will be hosting a Breast Cancer Week starting October 17th, each day consists of a different fundraiser. Please see attached schedule here. For Monday’s event at Buffalo Wild Wings, additional tickets are attached here to bring in to make sure that Delta gets 10% of your meal donated back for Susan G. Komen  Foundation.

Environmental Law Society movie night

The Environmental Law Society is having their movie night on Monday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m. in Room #186. We will be watching “Gasland” and some refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.

Prize Moot Court competition informational meeting

The first informational meeting for the 30th Annual Prize Moot Court Competition will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in room #170 for all those 2Ls interested in competing. Watch the Moot Court Society Board outside Dean Mandell’s office for additional updates.

2L Mock Trial Semi-Finals & Finals

The semi-final round of the 2L Mock Trial Competition will be held Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. The championship trial will be held on Friday, October 21, at 3:30 p.m. All trials will be heard in the Riley Courtroom. Spectators are welcome.

Christian Legal Society meeting

All staff and students are invited to join the Christian Legal Society at noon on Wednesday, October 19th in Room #173. We will be meeting for a Bible discussion relevant to how we, as current and future lawyers can incorporate our faith correlating to our membership of the legal profession.

What IS a Judicial Clerkship?

“What IS a Judicial Clerkship” will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 starting at 4:00 p.m. in room #173. A panel of former Judicial Clerks (Professors Falkoff, Jones and Hunter) will discuss their experiences and how to pursue a job in the field and will also be available to answer any of your questions. Make sure you come to tap into their resources.

International Law Society meeting

Please join the International Law Society for an informational meeting on Thursday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. in room #188. We will be going over our planned events for the rest of the school year. The meeting will only last about 15 or 20 minutes, so please come out to hear about our exciting events! Any questions, email Torrey Grenda at tgrenda27@gmail.com.

CLS Haunted House trip

The Criminal Law Society will host a trip to the Statesville Haunted Prison. Meet at Swen Parson Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 to carpool to the Haunted Prison. Friends, family and non-law students are welcome! Tickets will be sold at a discounted rate of $21 each and must be purchased in advance by October 18, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.! Email any questions to NIUCriminalLaw@gmail.com.

PILS Raffle Ticket sale

The Public Interest Law Society will be selling raffle tickets on Thursday, October 20 at noon in the Marshall Gallery! $5 per ticket or 5 for $20! Check the bulletin board for an updated prize list! Tickets are still available to be checked out in the Career Service Office for those who would like to purchase/sell tickets to help support PILS. Prizes include a 42” Vizio LCD TV, candles and an IPAD 2. Westlaw, Kaplan, Themis, Lexis, Barbri and Aspen have also donated prizes.

Illinois Legal Aid LiveHelp (Pro Bono opportunity)

Please note: Jane Lombardi, LiveHelp Program Coordinator, Illinois Legal Aid Online, will be available to meet students and discuss the LiveHelp Program at a table in the Marshall Gallery on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 11:30 to 1:00. Feel free to stop by.

Federalist Society debates

The Legal and Ethical Implications of Drone Attacks Against Terrorist Leaders: 10/24 12:00- 12:50pm in Swen Parson Rm 170 (lunch will be served!)
On Monday, October 24, Professor Robert Turner of the University of Virginia College of Law and former national security advisor for the Senate foreign relations committee will be speaking with Professor Morse Tan of NIU College of Law from 12:00-12:50pm in the Riley Courtroom on the topic: “Did Anwar al-Awlaki deserve due process?” Issues that will be explored include the international law implications of drone missile attacks and foreign policy in the ongoing war on terrorism. We will also be serving pizza and soda at the event which is open to the entire NIU community!

There will be about ten minutes for questions at the end of the debate. I challenge you and your students to come up with some thoughtful questions to ask Professors Turner and Tan. A brief reception will follow for anyone that wants to speak with Professor Turner or Morse.

Judicial Engagement: Cordes vs. Neily Debate 10/26 4:00-5:00pm Swen Parson Rm 170 (dinner will be served!)
On Wednesday, October 26, The Federalist Society will be hosting our headline semester event on Judicial Engagement – whether or not judges should add bite to the rational basis test and restore economic liberty in the substantive due process clause of the Fourteenth amendment to strike down onerous occupational licensing laws and regulations that shut out or unduly burden competition in certain industries. Professor Mark Cordes of NIU COL will be debating Clark Neily of the Institute for Justice on this issue (See IJ’s work in Kelo v. City of New London and District of Columbia v. Heller). I encourage you to arrive around 3:45pm for food. The event is open to the entire NIU community.

We would also like to extend an offer for any faculty members to participate in a debate or panel discussion regarding law and public policy related issues. The Federalist Society aims to ensure all points of view are heard. Let us know topics you would be interested in debating or providing post-speaker commentary on and I will send you our list of hundreds of lawyers, judges, political commentators, and professors that participate in events with us. Contact Mike Meyers at mmeyers22@yahoo.com for more details.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Family Law with Prof. Arriola cancelled for today, 10/13

FAMILY LAW
Professor Arriola

Class is cancelled today due to car problems. 10/13/11

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Looking Good on Paper for Law School Admission

The NIU College of Law Office of Admissions is hosting their second in a series of events designed to help those interested in applying to law school.  You can view the flyer here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bankruptcy with Prof. Schneider cancelled for today, 10/11

Bankruptcy
Professor Schneider

Class is cancelled for today, Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

Federal Income Tax with Prof. Schneider cancelled for today, 10/11

Federal Income Tax
Professor Schneider

Class is cancelled for today, Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Homecoming Weekend Events

Friday, October 14 

  • SBA Casino Night in the Marshall Gallery from 6-9:30 p.m. Contact sba.niu@gmail.com for tickets. $20 in advance/$30 at the door. 

Saturday, October 15 

  • Tailgate with the Dean from 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m at the College of Law Tent (in Alumni Village near Huskie Stadium). Free food and drinks. 
  • Huskie Football kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Please let me know asap if you would like tickets in the NIU Law section. Faculty and staff will receive one free ticket. Additional tickets are only $8. 
  • Class of 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006 Reunions will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Marshall Gallery. Complimentary appetizers and cocktails. Please rsvp.

ELS Pop Tab donation

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!

Important notices from the Office of Budget and Records

LOCKERS: If you have a locker registered, you should have received an email this week to confirm the locker you are using and also to give you the details about the NEW locker procedures that will be used from here on.

NEW LOCKER PROCEDURES are as follows:

  • The locker you are in will be your locker until you graduate or leave NIU College of Law for any reason. 
  • We will not be reassigning lockers each year as has been the process in the past. No locker exchanges will be done unless there is a proven physical need for such. 
  • Do NOT change lockers. We will be monitoring locker usage. If a locker is being used that is NOT registered with us, the lock will be cut off and contents removed. 
  • 3L’s graduating May 2012: You may keep your locker until August 1, 2012. At that time, the locker that was registered to you will be emptied out if you have not already done so. 
  • Lockers for incoming Fall 2012 1L’s (or any returning / visiting NIU COL student who does not have a registered locker, and would like to apply for one for Fall 2012 – Spring 2013) will be assigned as they notify Julie by email (jmahoney@niu.edu) that they wish to have one. 


Last call for all 3Ls planning to graduate in December 2011, please see Julie (SP276) in the Office of Budget & Records immediately… if you have not already done so.

REMINDER: Please check your MAILBOX regularly and empty it out as much as possible.

Bar Review Tables and News, Week of October 10th


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

Law Library Computer Lab closings for this week

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 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.

ELS and Amnesty International used cell phone drive

ELS and Amnesty International are sponsoring another used cell phone drive in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Any student that has an unwanted cell phone, charger or battery can donate it to the club for recycling. All phones that are collected will be donated to the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, a non-profit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence in Chicago’s South Suburbs. A drop-off location for the cell phones will be located in the Marshall Gallery starting October 10th. For more information, e-mail Kevin Zickterman at kzickterman@gmail.com, ask an ELS officer or Representative, or locate one of the many fliers around campus. Thanks for all your donations!

WLC Tapas for Tatas & Bar Review

Attention all law students! The Women’s Law Caucus has many exciting upcoming events for the month of October. 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 Tapas for Tatas, or Bar Review feel free to email us at wlc.niu@gmail.com. Thanks! The WLC Board.

PILS Raffle Ticket sales

The Public Interest Law Society will be selling raffle tickets on Thursday at noon in the Marshall Gallery! $5 per ticket or 5 for $20! Our grand prizes this year are a 42” Vizio LCD TV and an IPAD2. PILS will also be having a pizza sale on Monday at noon in the Marshall Gallery sponsored by BARBRI. $1 per slice and soda is $.50. PILS will also be selling raffle tickets during the pizza sale!

This Week's Lecture on Professionalism

The next presentation in the Professionalism Series (open to all, mandatory for 1Ls, expected of students in my Professional Responsibility class) will be held this coming Thursday, October 13, at 4:00 p.m. in the Capitol Room at the Holmes Student Center. It will be a Master Class in Legal Ethics given by Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., the principal author of the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the document governing the conduct of lawyers in the United States. Professor Hazard is the Miller Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of Law; Trustee Professor of Law, Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Sterling Professor of Law, Emeritus, Yale University and Director Emeritus of the American Law Institute. Professor Hazard’s presentation, entitled Competence, Conflict of Interest, and Conscience in Law Practice, will use the case of Spaulding v. Zimmerman, 263 Minn. 346, 116 NW2d 702 (1998) as the basic text for the class. Students should have read and prepared the case prior to the Master Class meeting.

SBA Casino Night

On Friday, October 14, the 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. The event will be held in the Marshall Gallery from 6:00-9:30 p.m. 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! Tickets for Casino Night go on sale Monday, October 10th. Look for the SBA table in the Marshall Gallery or ask any SBA representative!

Phi Alpha Delta Homecoming Bags tournament

Phi Alpha Delta is hosting a bags tournament at the Alumni Tent for the NIU Homecoming Game on Saturday, October 15. Entry will be $5 per team payable at the event. It will be a great way to enjoy the pre-game festivities and there will be prizes for the top teams! A signup sheet is in the glass case just in front of Professor Stange’s office. Sign up as a team or we can match up singles. Email NIUPAD@gmail.com or see your rep for more information!

1L Mentoring Program kickoff

1L Mentor Program Kickoff will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Marshall Gallery. Invite your mentor or mentee to the event! Meet other program participants and get ideas for the coming year! The NIU COL Homecoming Tailgate Party will start right after the Kickoff! RSVP to Greg Anderson at ganderson@niu.edu.

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. 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.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Road to Law School Admission

The NIU College of Law Office of Admission and Financial Aid will be holding a presentation designed to answer any and all admission-related questions for anyone thinking of going to law school.  The event will be held Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00 p.m. in Swen Parson Hall, room 186 and admission is free.  The Office is requesting RSVP by October 11th.  You can view the flyer for this event here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Environmental Law with Prof. Cordes moved for 10/3/11

Environmental Law
Professor Cordes
October 3, 2011

Environmental Law has been moved to Room 155 (Chessick Courtroom) for today.

Corporations with Prof. Cole cancelled for Today, 10/3

Corporations
Professor Cole
October 3, 2011

Due to the power outage, Corporations has been cancelled for today.

Notice Regarding Power Outage in Swen Parson Hall

Power outage affects portion of Swen Parson Hall

Technicians from the Division of Finance and Facilities are working to restore power to the central portion of Swen Parson Hall.

According to the NIU technicians an early morning glitch in the power transmission feed from Com Ed to the building required power to be shut down shortly after 9:10 a.m.

Three College of Law classrooms, the David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library and several College of Law administrative offices are affected by the power shutdown. However, classes are still in session and the Library is open and providing all services. 

North and south portions of Swen Parson, including the Office of the Bursar and an ITS computer room are unaffected by the power shutdown.

Administrators from the College of Law and the Provost office are working to adjust class times and accommodations for classes currently scheduled for classrooms affected by the power shutdown.

College of Law students with questions about potential changes in the Monday class schedule are asked to contact the Dean’s Office at 815-753-1068.