Monday, August 29, 2016

First Year Professionalism Series Begins in Two Weeks

All NIU Law 1L students will be required to attend the following sessions as part of a one-credit course, "Introduction to the Legal Profession: History, Values and Culture," taught by Professors Porterfield and Rigertas:

  • Wednesday, September 14, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. in the Riley Courtroom: This will be an introductory class including going over the syllabus and expectations for the class.
  • Thursday, September 29, 6:00 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center's Carl Sandburg Auditorium: The second program in this series will be a performance of "Defamation: The Play," which is being held in conjunction with NIU's Diversity Dialogues. The play is described as "a riveting courtroom drama that explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury." 
  • Monday, October 24, 5:00 - 6:15 p.m., location to be announced:  The final program of the fall semester will be a presentation by Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Please check your emails for updates on the location for this program.
If you have any questions, contact Professor Rigertas in her office (Swen Parson 199B) or by email.