I am thankful I chose NIU Law because of the relationships I have developed here. I have a whole community of great people I can count on, and I’m confident that the bonds that I have forged this year will be lifelong.
Hayley Botts Macomb, IL
I am thankful I chose NIU Law because I truly believe that I wouldn't be as successful as I am anywhere else, both inside and outside the classroom.
Andrew J. Mertzenich Roscoe, IL
[I'm thankful I chose NIU Law because] nowhere on earth will you find a community so accepting of every kind of background and personality.
Karen Donnelly Class of 2014 LaSalle County (IL) State's Attorney
The College of Law gave me a great education for which I will eternally be grateful. While at Northern Law, I worked for two years for the state’s attorney's office, so I was very fortunate to learn what prosecuting cases is like. I recommend that students ask about various internships and take advantage of them.
Omar Salguero Class of 2012 Attorney, Latino Immigration & Legal Center, PC
Northern Law provided more than classrooms and theory. NIU is more than an institution of higher education or a platform to meet other professionals. Personally, I see Northern Law as my home and the many talented and intelligent people I met here as family.
Sheri Curran Class of 1997 General Counsel, Augustana College
It’s a cliché, but so true: NIU College of Law really did teach me how to “think like a lawyer.” [My advice to students is] think specifically about what you want to do with your law degree. Talk to lawyers and understand what they do. If law school is the next step, immerse yourself fully in your education.