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NIU College of Law offers its students a broad perspective of the law through high quality academic programs and well-respected faculty, practical skills training, and a cooperative learning environment with personalized attention. By providing students with rigorous course work and challenging summer and enrichment programs, Northern Law prepares its students to competitively enter the legal profession immediately after graduation.

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Learning Outcomes

The faculty of Northern Illinois University College of Law has adopted the following learning outcomes for its students, with the objective of developing and measuring competencies in each:

a. Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law; 
b. Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context; 
c. Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system; and
d. Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession, which include interviewing, counseling, fact development and analysis, document drafting, conflict resolution, organization and management of legal work, collaboration, cultural competency and self-evaluation.