Monday, October 29, 2012

Congratulations to NIU Law International Moot Court Team

The International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law took place October 25-27, 2012 in Chicago. Congratulations to Karen Levin, Carolyn Nevin and Richard Harris. NIUCOL had 5th Best Brief and advanced to the Octofinal Round. They were seeded 8th and lost to Villanova, seeded 9th.

Scores:
Judge 1---86-83 NIU
Judge 2---91-90 NIU
Judge 3---88-79 Villanova
TOTAL---171-169.33 Villanova

Bar Review Tables & News, Week of October 29th

  • BARBRI - There will be a BARBRI Bar Review table on Tuesday in the Marshall Gallery from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Students can get their questions answered regarding BAR Review. 
  • KAPLAN BAR REVIEW - There will be a Kaplan Bar Review table on Wednesday in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-2:00 p.m. for students to get their questions answered regarding BAR Review.

Scholarship Deadlines Coming Up This Week

Helen C. Kinney Scholarship 
DuPage County Association of Women Lawyers established a scholarship in memory of Hon. Helen Kinney, DuPage's first woman judge. All second- or third-year female law students who have DuPage County connections and who are enrolled in ABA-accredited law schools in Illinois are eligible for the scholarship. The Foundation anticipates awarding scholarships of at least $1,000 to deserving students. The deadline is October 31, 2012. For more information, please visit http://dawl.celect.org/helen-c-kinney-scholarship.

Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship 
The Cook County Public Defenders Association established the Jack Carey Scholarship in memory of John Thomas (Jack) Carey. The scholarship, which is for $2,500, is intended for law students who clerk at the Cook County Public Defender's office.  An applicant must be eligible for a 711 license, must submit a short application, and must commit 15 hours a week to the office for one semester.  The deadline is November 1, 2012.  For more information, please visit http://www.cookcountypd.org/resources/scholarship/.

PILS Raffle Tickets on Sale This Week

PILS will be selling tickets for their Fall Raffle over the lunch hour in the Marshall Gallery on Wednesday, October 31. See you all there!

CLS/Delta Blood Drive

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Christian Legal Society and Delta Theta Phi are hosting a blood drive this Wednesday, October 31st. The blood drive will take place from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm in the Marshall Gallery.

Walk-ins are  welcomed! Each donor will receive a free Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirt as well as yummy treats, such as juice and snacks following their donation. Each year, in the United States, there are an estimated 229,060 new cases, of which 39,920 become fatal. Be a part of the cure to help beat this deadly disease! Thank you to all who choose to donate!

Federalist Society Event on Polygraphs

The Federalist Society will hold an event on November 1, 2012 in the Riley Courtroom from 12:00-1:00 p.m. that will focus on the use of polygraphs as it pertains to police investigations and court admissibility. The panelists for this event will include Brian Morris-polygraph examiner and nationally certified instructor of polygraph, Paul Cain-Clinical Professor at Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic, and Daniel Cain-Attorney at Sreenan & Cain, P.C. Lunch will be provided for all those in attendance.

SALDF Bake Sale

NIU Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will hold a Bake Sale on Monday, November 5 from 10:00-4:00p.m. in the Marshall Gallery.

Amnesty International Sri Lanka Discussion Event

On Tuesday, November 13th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Swen Parson Room #186, NIU's College of Law Amnesty Chapter and NIU's newly-forming campus-wide NIU Amnesty chapter are co-sponsoring an event on the current human rights situation in Sri Lanka.    The event, titled "International Crimes Gone Unpunished: The Brutal Reality that is Sri Lanka," will be hosted by Amnesty International's Sri Lanka Specialist, Jim McDonald, and Amnesty International's new Student Activist Coordinator, Ansou Diallo.   FOOD will be served at the event!    Attendees are highly encouraged to watch the documentary "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" at http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=/watch%3DRz_eCLcp1Mc before attending.    Please contact AI NIU COL at ainiucol@gmail.com or Kevin Zickterman at kzickterman@gmail.com for more information.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2L Mock Trial Competition Final Results

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2012 2L Mock Trial Competition Champions: Kelvin Kakazu and Matt Nagy!

CONGRATULATIONS also to the Finalists: Ryan Piechocinski and Sarmistha Banerjee!

THANK YOU to all who volunteered to be Jurors and Judges - we couldn't have done it without you.

THANK YOU also to all the competitors - it was a great competition, and you all did well.

Monday, October 22, 2012

2L Mock Trial Finals This Wednesday

Don't miss the final round of the 2L Mock Trial Competition, brought to you by the Trial Ad Society!  After a grueling tournament, it's come down to this:

Ryan Piechocinski and Sarmistha Banerjee (Prosecution) vs. Matt Nagy and Kelvin Kakazu (Defense)
 
The final round is Wednesday, October 24th at 6pm in the Riley Courtroom. It is open to the public - we hope to see everyone there!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Petition for Special Consideration

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are taking more than 16 hours or less than 12 hours and have not completed an Individual Petition for Special Consideration, you must do so as soon as possible. The form can be obtained from Barb Manning or Julie Mahoney-Krzyzek and must be approved by Dean Mandell. If you did not submit the approved form by October 12, 2012, a hold preventing you from registering for spring classes and obtaining an official transcript may be placed on your MyNIU account. If you have questions, please see Julie in the Office of Budget & Records (SP276).

Certificate in Law & Women's Studies

Law students who are interested in enhancing the interdisciplinary aspect to their law studies should consider the Graduate Certificate in Law & Women Studies brochures available in the Faculty Support office. Look for details on the bulletin board or see Professor Arriola.

Office of the Lt. Governor Externship Opportunity

The Office of Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon offers externship opportunities for a limited number of 2L and 3L law students throughout the calendar year.

The application material for the Spring 2013 externship program with the Lieutenant Governor Shelia Simon is now available online.  The application can be found at the following link: http://www2.illinois.gov/ltgov/Pages/LegalExternships.aspx. Applicants should be prepared to consent to and cooperate with an Illinois State Police noncredit background check.

Bar Review Tables & News, Week of October 22nd

  • THEMIS - There will be a THEMIS Bar Review table on Monday in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-2:00 p.m. for students to get their questions answered regarding BAR Review. 
  • BARBRI - There will be a BARBRI Bar Review table on Tuesday in the Marshall Gallery from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Students can get their questions answered regarding BAR Review. 
  • KAPLAN BAR REVIEW - There will be a Kaplan Bar Review table on Wednesday in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-2:00 p.m. for students to get their questions answered regarding BAR Review. 
  • A KAPLAN Bar Review video will be shown in Room #186 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th. Pizza will be served.

Delta Fundraiser Week

Delta Theta Phi law fraternity will hold a fund raiser in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-2:00 p.m. the week of October 22nd thru October 25th. There will be a different type of fundraiser each day and the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

2AS FOID Card Drive

The Second Amendment Society will hold a FOID Card Drive in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-1:00 p.m. October 22nd thru Oct 26th. The SAS will be taking pictures and helping to fill out the forms necessary to obtain a FOID card. The cost is $10 and the SAS will take care of developing pictures and mailing the applications to the Illinois State Police.

2AS/Federalist Society Guest Speaker

The Second Amendment Society and The Federalist Society are co-sponsoring a speaker, Clark Neily of the Institute for Justice. He will give a presentation about his role in the landmark decision Heller v. District of Columbia, where he advocated for the right to bear arms. The event will be on Monday, October 22nd in Room #188 at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments from Rammy’s Subs will be served.

PILS Raffle Ticket Sale

PILS will be selling tickets for their Fall raffle over the lunch hour in the Marshall Gallery on Wednesday, October 24. See you all there!

Christian Legal Society event

The Christian Legal Society will be hosting a panel event at noon on Wednesday, October 24th in Room #173. Guest speaker Bruce Strom, executive director of Administer Justice, will be speaking about justice and the poor. Food will be provided!

RELS General Meeting

The Real Estate Law Society will be holding its first general member meeting on Wednesday, October 24th at 12:00 p.m. in Room #187. We will discuss our fall speaker, ways to get involved, and our spring activities. All students are invited!

DVP Brown Bag Career Event

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Domestic Violence Project Brown Bag Event (bring your own lunch) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (258). Jessica Maveus (’05), Winnebago County Project Director, will discuss volunteer opportunities and externships with the Domestic Violence Coordinated Courts Program in Winnebago County.

Alumni Events Coming Up

Upcoming Events:
  • On Friday, October 26 Class Reunions for 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007 will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Harry Caray’s in Lombard. Please RSVP by October 22. 
  • We are looking for 2 student volunteers to assist at a Health Care Policy conference co-hosted by the College of Law on Monday, October 29 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the NIU-Naperville campus (1120 E. Diehl Road). Volunteers will assist with registration; have the opportunity to sit in on sessions, and network with area health law attorneys and professionals. Please contact Melody Mitchell ASAP at mmitchell@niu.edu. 
  • A Judges’ Reception will be held at Gibsons Steakhouse in Chicago on Wednesday, November 7th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please RSVP by November 2.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

2L Mock Trial Semi-Finals

The Trial Ad Society's 2L Mock Trial Competition is heating up!  The teams moving forward to the Semi Final Round this Friday, October 19th are: At 5:00 pm in Riley Courtroom: Emily Perkins & Alexandra Wisner (P) v. Kelvin Kakazu & Matt Nagy (D), and at 6:30 pm in Riley Courtroom: Britt Anderson & Paul Koukouvanis (P) v. Ryan Piechocinski & Sarmistha Banerjee (D). The Semi Final and Final Rounds are open to the public - all are welcome to attend!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Petition for Special Consideration Deadline Today!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are taking more than 16 hours or less than 12 hours and have not completed an Individual Petition for Special Consideration, you must do so as soon as possible. The form can be obtained from Barb Manning or Julie Mahoney-Krzyzek and must be approved by Dean Mandell. If you do not submit the approved form by October 12, 2012, a hold preventing you from registering for spring classes and obtaining an official transcript may be placed on your MyNIU account. If you have questions, please see Julie in the Office of Budget & Records (SP276).

Homecoming Saturday!

Stop by the NIU Law tent and tailgate with Deans, staff, fellow students, alumni, and friends. Tailgating time: 11:00 a.m. – Game time: 2:30 p.m.

Bar Review Tables & News, Week of October 15th

  • THEMIS - There will be a THEMIS Bar Review table on Monday in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-2:00 p.m. for students to get their questions answered regarding BAR Review. ]
  • BARBRI - There will be a BARBRI Bar Review table on Tuesday in the Marshall Gallery from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Students can get their questions answered regarding BAR Review. 
  • KAPLAN BAR REVIEW - There will be a Kaplan Bar Review table on Wednesday in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-2:00 p.m. for students to get their questions answered regarding BAR Review.

Events Update from the Alumni Office

  • The College of Law has a couple of tickets available for students interested in attending the Peoria County Bar Diversity Luncheon in Peoria on Tuesday, October 16 from 12-1 p.m. The keynote speaker is the Honorable Diane Woods, U.S. Court of Appeals, and Seventh Circuit. This is a great networking opportunity for students interested in working in or near the Peoria area. Contact Melody Mitchell ASAP at mmitchell@niu.edu, 753-1027, or stop by Room #285. 
  • You are invited to join Dean Rosato for an NIU Law Reception on Tuesday, October 16 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Jim's Steakhouse in Peoria, IL. RSVP by October 11 to lawevents@niu.edu
  • We are looking for 2 student volunteers to assist at a Health Care Policy conference co-hosted by the College of Law on Monday, October 29 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the NIU-Naperville campus (1120 E. Diehl Road). Volunteers will assist with registration; have the opportunity to sit in on sessions, and network with area health law attorneys and professionals. Please contact Melody Mitchell ASAP at mmitchell@niu.edu
  • A Judges’ Reception will be held at Gibsons Steakhouse in Chicago on Wednesday, November 7th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

ACS Presentation: "The War on Voting"

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is proud to present: “THE WAR ON VOTING: Voter ID Laws and our increasingly democratic Constitution” on Tuesday, October 16th from 12-1:00 p.m. in the Riley Courtroom. Lunch will be provided! The featured speaker is Dan Johnson, a Chicago-based election law attorney, lobbyist, and president of the advocacy firm, Progressive Public Affairs. Mr. Johnson is also an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School and is a frequent guest on the nationally-syndicated radio talk show Beyond the Beltway. We encourage everyone to hear more about this timely issue and enjoy a free lunch on ACS!

CLS Meeting This Week

The Christian Legal Society will hold a general meeting at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 16 in Room #188.

PILS Raffle Ticket Sale This Week

PILS will be selling tickets for their Fall raffle over the lunch hour in the Marshall Gallery on Wednesday, October 17.  See you all there!

Moot Court Competition Informational Meeting

The first informational meeting for the 31st Annual Prize Moot Court Competition will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in the Riley Courtroom. All 2Ls interested in competing should attend. Lunch will be provided. Updates will be posted on the Moot Court Society Board outside Dean Mandell's office and on TWEN.

GSA Brew and View

The Gay Straight Alliance will hold a Brew and View to watch a TBD movie with refreshments served. It will be held in the Marshall Gallery on Thursday, October 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $6.

Scholarship Deadlines Coming Up This Week

The Black Women Lawyers’ Association Scholarship Fund 
The Black Women Lawyers’ Association endeavors to encourage African-American women in the law through support in their legal education and to promote diversity in the legal profession. The 2012 Fall Book Scholarship fund is designed to help students pay for the cost of books. An interested student must demonstrate a commitment to public service or diversity, have unmet financial needs, and supply a letter of good standing from his/her law school. This year, BWLA-SF will award three $1,000 book scholarships. The deadline is October 19, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.bwla.org/Scholarship_Fund/Fall_Book_Scholarship.aspx.

McLean County Bar Association Community Service Scholarship 
The McLean County Bar Association is pleased to offer a $1,000 community service scholarship to eligible second and third year law students. Preference will be given to applicants who have lived in, resided in, received their undergraduate education in or who have firm plans to practice in McLean County upon graduation from law school. Interested students must submit an application, personal statement, and references to judge.fitzgerald@mcleancountyil.gov. The deadline is October 20, 2012. For more information, please contact the Admissions office at lawadm@niu.edu.

WBA of Illinois Mentoring Program

The program seeks to assist law students in their legal education and professional careers through informal relationships. Mentors/Mentees are required to meet with their mentees every four to six weeks throughout the year, either in person or by phone. Mentors should also allow their mentees to shadow them for one day during the year.

If you are interested in participating as a mentee, please email Bridget Liccardi at bliccardi@mrvlaw.com.

Please include your school year and area(s) of interest, so that we may attempt to match you with a mentor in that area. Please save the date for the Law Student Mentoring Program Kickoff on October 22, 2012, at the Paris Club on Hubbard Street.

Delta Fundraiser Week

Delta Theta Phi law fraternity will hold a fund raiser in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-2:00 p.m. the week of October 22nd thru October 25th. There will be a different type of fundraiser each day and the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

SAS FOID Card Drive

The Second Amendment Society will hold a FOID Card Drive in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-1:00 p.m. October 22nd thru Oct 26th. The SAS will be taking pictures and helping to fill out the forms necessary to obtain a FOID card. The cost is $10 and the SAS will take care of developing pictures and mailing the applications to the Illinois State Police.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

2L Mock Trial Competition Schedule

Please come and support your fellow classmates during the Trial Advocacy Society's annual 2L Mock Trial Competition, beginning next week.  This exciting contest is a great chance to put legal education into action in a simulated court setting.   Watch this space for updates on the results, and be sure to attend the semi-finals and finals.
Quarter Final Round Schedule:
Tuesday, October 16th at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm
6:00 p.m., Chessick Courtroom - Prosecution (Team 17) Kelvin Kakazu & Matt Nagy vs. Defense (Team 5) Michael Crowe & Mike Pingaj
6:00 p.m., Riley Courtroom - Prosecution (Team 6) Emily Perkins & Alexandra Wisner vs. Defense (Team 9) Claeyssen & Babcox-Poole
7:30 p.m., Chessick Courtroom - Prosecution (Team 12) Anderson & Koukouvanis vs. Defense (Team 16) Andrew Wilt & Jake Beechy
7:30 p.m., Riley Courtroom - Prosecution (Team 1) Ryan Piechochinski & Sarmistha Banerjee vs. Defense (Team 13) Tom O'Grady & Jeremy McCabe
Semi Final Rounds:
Friday, October 19th at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm (open to the public - all are welcome to attend)
Final Round:
Wednesday, October 24th at 6:00pm (open to the public - all are welcome to attend)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Casino Night This Friday!

The Student Bar Association presents the 3rd Annual Casino Night! Go all in with the SBA by joining us on Friday, October 12th from 6-10pm in the Marshall Gallery for this evening of fun. A host of your favorite professors will be celebrity dealers at the event, including Professors Anderson, Jones, Parness, Taylor, and Walton!

Tickets are $30 per person at the door or $25 presale and include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, gambling chips, soda/beer and wine. Chips can be redeemed for raffle tickets and lots of great prizes will be raffled off at the end of the event.

See any SBA board member to purchase your ticket. Checks are payable to the NIU Student Bar Association.

Updated Lt. Governor's Office Externship Information

The Office of Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon offers externship opportunities for a limited number of 2L and 3L law students throughout the calendar year. We would appreciate your assistance promoting this opportunity to students at your law school. The application process is described in more detail on the attachment.

The Lieutenant Governor derives her duties from the Illinois State Constitution, executive authority, statute and personal initiative. These areas include, but are not limited to, government ethics and transparency, education reform, economic development support, rivers and water issues, rural affairs, budgeting for results initiatives, domestic violence prevention and policy, and military community and military host community support. Processes are used and it is the practice of the office to attempt to match student work assignments with individual areas of interest.

Externs work within the unit headed by the General Counsel and Legislative Deputy Chief of Staff. Externs are supervised by licensed attorneys. Assignments consist of legal research and writing likely including policy research memos, policy proposals, legislative initiatives, compliance memos, drafting legislation, and legislative history memos. Students can apply to work in the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, the William G. Stratton Building in Springfield, or remotely. Time commitments or other requirements (e.g., work location) can accommodate existing programs or processes at participating law schools. Terms can be agreed up based on each law schools’ academic calendar.  Applications can be found at http://www2.illinois.gov/ltgov/Pages/LegalExternships.aspx.  For the spring 2013 semester, all applications received before Monday, November 5, 2012 will be reviewed. A limited number of applicants will be offered interviews. Applicants should be prepared to consent to and cooperate with an Illinois State Police noncredit background check.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hellenic Bar Association Scholarship Deadline Extended

The Hellenic Bar Association is currently accepting applications from 2nd and 3rd year law students of Greek descent. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended until today,  Friday, October 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Applications should be sent via e-mail to Maria Z. Vathis at vathism@bryancave.com.

Upcoming Events from the Alumni Office

  • 10/13/12 - 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). 
  • The College of Law has a couple of tickets available for students interested in attending the Peoria County Bar Diversity Luncheon in Peoria on Tuesday, October 16 from 12-1 p.m. The keynote speaker is the Honorable Diane Woods, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit. This is a great networking opportunity for students interested in working in or near the Peoria area. Contact Melody Mitchell ASAP at mmitchell@niu.edu, 753-1027, or stop by Room #285. 
  • You are invited to join Dean Rosato for an NIU Law Reception on Tuesday, October 16 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Jim's Steakhouse in Peoria, IL. RSVP by October 11 to lawevents@niu.edu. 
  • We are looking for 2 student volunteers to assist at a Health Care Policy conference co-hosted by the College of Law on Monday, October 29 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the NIU-Naperville campus (1120 E. Diehl Road). Volunteers will assist with registration, have the opportunity to sit in on sessions, and network with area health law attorneys and professionals. Please contact Melody Mitchell ASAP at mmitchell@niu.edu. 
  • A Judges’ Reception will be held at Gibsons Steakhouse in Chicago on Wednesday, November 7 th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Bar Review Tables & News, Week of October 8th

  • THEMIS - There will be a THEMIS Bar Review table on Monday in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-2:00 p.m. for students to get their questions answered regarding BAR Review. 
  • BARBRI - There will be a BARBRI Bar Review table on Tuesday in the Marshall Gallery from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Students can get their questions answered regarding BAR Review. 
  • KAPLAN BAR REVIEW - There will be a Kaplan Bar Review table on Wednesday in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-2:00 p.m. for students to get their questions answered regarding BAR Review.

BLSA Bake Sale

The Black Law Student Association will be holding a bake sale in the Holmes Student Center, right outside of TCF Bank, on Monday, October 8th from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Come on over and get your sweet on!

Federalist Society Speaker on Obamacare

Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute returns to discuss the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius. DINNER is ON US!

Was the Supreme Court right in ruling the PPACA Federal healthcare law a constitutional use of the federal government's tax powers? Will the decision functionally limit federal power to regulate commerce as articulated in the opinion, or has the court merely enforced one limitation while expanding another? What are the 10th Amendment implications on state coercion? Join us in an exciting discussion! Note that Ilya Shapiro is a libertarian constitutional studies analyst at the Cato Insitute.

We encourage those who strongly support the Supreme Court's decision or a more liberal view on application of the commerce clause to challenge Ilya with questions! We look forward to some spirited debate!  Join us this Wednesday, October 9 at 5:00 in the Riley Courtroom.

CLS Meeting

The Christian Legal Society will meet on Wednesday, October 10 at noon in Room #173

Scholarship Deadline Coming Up this Week

The DISH “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition 
The DISH “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of information governance and discovery in civil litigation. Submissions must address the following question: “Under what standard should a court subject an employee's non-business personal computing activities (e.g., social media, documents stored on a personal computer, and/or personal email accounts) to civil discovery involving her or his employer?1” Papers must contain original work and cannot exceed 5,000 words. The first-place selection will receive a $2,500 cash award. The deadline is October 13, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.dishediscovery.com/.

Petition for Special Consideration

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are taking more than 16 hours or fewer than 12 hours and have not completed an Individual Petition for Special Consideration, you must do so as soon as possible. The form can be obtained from Barb Manning or Julie Mahoney-Krzyzek and must be approved by Dean Mandell. If you do not submit the approved form by October 12, 2012, a hold preventing you from registering for spring classes and obtaining an official transcript may be placed on your MyNIU account. If you have questions, please see Julie in the Office of Budget & Records (SP276).

Prize Moot Court Competition informational meeting

The first informational meeting for the 31st Annual Prize Moot Court Competition will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in the Riley Courtroom. All 2Ls interested in competing should attend. Lunch will be provided. Updates will be posted on the Moot Court Society Board outside Dean Mandell's office and on TWEN.

PILS Raffle Ticket Sales

PILS will be selling tickets for their Fall raffle over the lunch hour in the Marshall Gallery on the following dates: Wednesday, October 17; Wednesday, October 31; Wednesday, November 7; Monday, November 12; Tuesday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 14. Tickets will also be available on the day of the raffle, Thursday, November 15th at 4:00 in the Gallery! See you all there!

Delta Fundraiser Week

Delta Theta Phi law fraternity will hold a fund raiser in the Marshall Gallery every day from 11:00-2:00 p.m. the week of October 22nd thru October 25th. There will be a different type of fundraiser each day and the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

2AS FOID Card Drive

The Second Amendment Society will hold a FOID Card Drive in the Marshall Gallery from 11:00-1:00 p.m. October 22nd thru Oct 26th. The SAS will be taking pictures and helping to fill out the forms necessary to obtain a FOID card. The cost is $10 and the SAS will take care of developing pictures and mailing the applications to the Illinois State Police.