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Swen Parson Hall, home of the NIU College of Law.

Northern Illinois University College of Law is a young, dynamic, ABA-accredited law school offering its diverse student body a broad perspective of the law through high-quality programs and practical-skills training taught by well-respected, dynamic faculty of equal diversity. 

The campus is located just over an hour from Chicago in the tranquil suburban setting of DeKalb, Illinois. 

As the only public law school in the greater Chicago area, the Northern Illinois University College of Law was founded on a core belief that a high quality, challenging legal education should not be cost prohibitive.

In its history, NIU Law has built a proud tradition of graduating students not only skilled in legal knowledge and practice, but also imbued with a high degree of community responsibility, committed to serving the needs of a diverse and ever-changing society.

In and out of the classroom, we seek to promote the formation of lifelong bonds, not only among students, but also between the students, administration and faculty.

NIU Law is truly a community centered on learning. Come discover the difference. 

Northern Illinois University is an ABA-accredited law school. For more information, please contact:

Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association

American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 988-6738
Fax:  (312) 988-5681


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