College of Law Faculty and Staff Directory

NIU Law boasts an experienced, student-centered faculty dedicated to the development of tomorrow’s lawyers. Educated at some of the nation’s most prestigious law schools, this diverse group brings a broad range of professional experience to the classroom. The NIU Law faculty is committed to not just teaching the law but teaching the law with an emphasis on public service. 

Since 2004, the Princeton Review has ranked NIU Law among the top ten law schools for having the most diverse faculty in its annual publication, Best 170 Law Schools. More than 40 percent of the full-time faculty at NIU Law are people of color and half are women.

All College of Law Offices are located in Swen Parson Hall unless otherwise noted.


Faculty

Elvia ArriolaElvia R. Arriola
Professor Emerita

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Kathy ColesKathleen L. Coles
Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Associate Professor of Law

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Mark CordesMark W. Cordes
Interim Dean & Professor of Law

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Marc FalkoffMarc D. Falkoff
Acting Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Law

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David GaeblerDavid B. Gaebler
Professor Emeritus

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Robert JonesRobert Jones
Associate Professor of Law

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Yolanda KingYolanda M. King
Associate Professor of Law & Director of Faculty Development

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Anita MaddaliAnita Maddali
Director of Clinics & Associate Professor of Law

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Lenny MandellLeonard B. Mandell
Professor Emeritus

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Daniel McConkieDaniel S. McConkie, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Law

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Jay NaftzgerJay R. Naftzger
Practitioner-in-Residence

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Michael OswaltMichael M. Oswalt
Assistant Professor of Law

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Jeffrey ParnessJeffrey A. Parness
Professor Emeritus

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Daniel ReynoldsDaniel S. Reynolds
Professor Emeritus

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Laurel RigertasLaurel A. Rigertas
Associate Professor of Law

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David RosenfeldDavid Rosenfeld
Assistant Professor of Law

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Daniel SchneiderDaniel M. Schneider
Professor Emeritus

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Morse TanMorse Tan
Associate Professor of Law

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David TaylorDavid H. Taylor 
Distinguished Teaching Professor

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Genevieve TokicGenevieve A. Tokić
Assistant Professor of Law

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John WaltonJohn A. Walton
Professor Emeritus

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Amy WidmanAmy Widman
Associate Professor of Law

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Visiting Faculty

Alan BoudreauAlan H. Boudreau
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

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Daniel J. Cain
Visiting Practitioner-in-Residence

Sheila MaloneySheila Maloney
Coordinator of Externships/Supervisor of Civil Externships

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Jack O'MalleyJack O'Malley
Visiting Professor of Law

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Adjunct Faculty

Greg AndersonGreg Anderson
Adjunct Professor & Director of Career Opportunities & Professional Development

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Fernando EngelsmaHon. Fernando L. Engelsma
Adjunct Professor & Associate Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit of Illinois

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Patrick Kinnally
Adjunct Professor

Christine Kiracofe
Adjunct Professor

Jeffrey LewisJeffrey Lewis
Adjunct Professor

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Thomas Lilien
Adjunct Professor

Valerie LipicValerie Lipic
Adjunct Professor

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Michael MahoneyHon. P. Michael Mahoney
Adjunct Professor & Retired Judge

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Frank MartinezFrank Martinez
Adjunct Professor

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Kerry O'Brien
Adjunct Professor

Stephen Omolecki
Adjunct Professor

Debra D. Schafer
Adjunct Professor

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Dean's Office

Mark CordesMark W. Cordes
Interim Dean & Professor of Law
Email: mcordes@niu.edu
Phone: 815-753-0380
Room: 270

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Tita Kaus
Administrator
Email: tkaus@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-1068
Room: 270

Marc FalkoffMarc D. Falkoff
Acting Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Law
Email: mfalkoff@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-0660
Room: 199C

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LeAnn Baie 
Office Support Specialist for Faculty and Associate Dean
Email: lbaie@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-0618
Room: 190

Kathy ColesKathleen L. Coles
Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Associate Professor of Law
Email: kcoles@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-0668
Room: 276A

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Lisa A. Hoebing
Support Specialist for Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Email: lhoebing@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-9488
Room: 276

Dean's Office Fax
(815) 753-8552

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Admissions & Financial Aid

Sarah ScarpelliSarah Scarpelli
Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
Office Phone: (815) 753-8595
Room: 151

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Terea TurnerTerea Turner
Assistant Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
Phone: (815) 753-8595
Room: 151

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Alex Chapman
Admissions Record Specialist
Email achapman1@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-8595
Room: 151

Law Student Special Assistants to the Director
Email: lawadm@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-8559
Room: 151

Talk & Tour
Email: lawadm@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-8595
Room: 151

Admission & Financial Aid Fax
(815) 753-5680

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Alumni Events & Public Relations

Melody MitchellMelody Mitchell
Director of Alumni Events & Public Relations
Email: mmitchell@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-9655
Room: 350

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Jacob ImmJacob Imm
Assistant Director of Alumni Events & Public Relations/Web Communications Administrator
Email: jimm@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-9486
Room: 350

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Alumni Events & Public Relations Fax
(815) 753-4501

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Budget & Records

Christina RaguseChristina Raguse
Director of Budget and Records
Email: craguse@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-6580
Room: 280

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Julie Mahoney-Krzyzek
Office Manager
Email: jmahoney@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-1620
Room: 285

Budget & Records Fax
(815) 753-1615

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Career Opportunities & Professional Development

Greg AndersonGreg Anderson
Director of Career Opportunities & Professional Development
Email: ganderson@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-9604
Room: 280A1

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Rebecca A. Leneau
Office Manager
Email: rleneau@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-0589
Room: 280

Public Interest Law Society
Phone: (815) 753-0589
Fax: (815) 753-4501
Room: 280

Career Opportunities & Professional Development Fax 
(815) 753-8073

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Information Technology Services

Rahul Thatte
Director of Information Technology
Email: rthatte@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-1784
Room: 356

General IT Help
Fax: (815) 753-8087
Tech Support Line: (815) 753-0860
Email for requests for classroom-related services: colit@niu.edu

College of Law Information Technology Services webpage

NIU Information Technology Services (ITS) Helpdesk 
Telecommunications Security 114
Phone: (815) 753-8100
E-mail: helpdesk@niu.edu
Web: http://helpdesk.niu.edu

Information Technology Services Fax
(815) 753-9301

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Faculty Offices

LeAnn Baie 
Faculty Office Support Specialist
Email: lbaie@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-0618
Room: 190

Faculty Fax
(815) 753-9301

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Law Library Faculty


Heidi KuehlHeidi Frostestad Kuehl
Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law

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Therese ClarkeTherese A. Clarke
Associate Director for Administration and Public Services and Associate Professor

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Sharon NelsonSharon L. Nelson
Associate Director for Systems and Technical Services and Associate Professor

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Annie MentkowskiAnnie Mentkowski 
Head of Reference and Research Services and Assistant Professor

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Karl PettittKarl Pettitt
Technical Services Librarian and Assistant Professor

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Clanitra Stewart NejdlClanitra Stewart Nejdl
Reference and Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor 

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Support Staff

Circulation Desk 
(815) 753-0507

Reference Desk 
(815) 753-0519

Law Library Fax
(815) 753-9499

Also see Law Library Staff Directory

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Legal Writing and Academic Success Program Faculty

Jeanna HunterJeanna L. Hunter 
Director of Academic Success Program

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Meredith StangeMeredith Stange
Director of Legal Writing Program

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Jay StreitzJay Streitz
Legal Writing Instructor

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Clinical Faculty

Colleen BoracaColleen Boraca
Clinical Assistant Professor  
Email: cboraca@niu.edu
Off-Campus Phone: (630) 229-0752

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Alan BoudreauAlan H. Boudreau 
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor  
Email: aboudreau@niu.edu 
Phone: (815) 753-2407

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Paul CainPaul J. Cain
Clinical Professor
Email: pcain@niu.edu
Off-Campus Phone: (815) 962-9980

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Wendy VaughnWendy Hinton Vaughn
Clinical Associate Professor
Email: wvaughn@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 962-9980

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Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic - Rockford

Willa MacVenn
Receptionist
Email: wmacvenn@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 962-9980

Phil Bellerive 
Office Support Specialist
Email: pbellerive@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 962-9980

Legal Clinic Fax
(815) 962-9984

Legal Clinic Address
Talcott Building 
319 W. State Street
Rockford, IL 61101

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Student Organizations

Student Organizations index

Law Review
Email: lawreview@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-0619

Moot Court Society
Email: mootcourt@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-9483
Room: 172D

Student Bar Association
Phone: (815) 753-1663
Room: 172

SBA Organizations
Phone: (815) 753-9484
Room: 172

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Website and Internet Communication

Jacob ImmJacob Imm
Assistant Director of Alumni Events & Public Relations/Web Communications Administrator
Email: jimm@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-9486
Room: 350

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Contact Us

Admissions

Phone 815-753-8595
Swen Parson Hall 151
lawadm@niu.edu

Advising
(Add/Drop Class, Transfer, Withdraw, etc.)

Phone 815-753-9488
Swen Parson Hall 276

General Information

Phone 815-753-1068
Swen Parson Hall 270

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