Research Assistantships

Research assistantships are one of two types of assistantships available at NIU College of Law.  After their first years, students can be considered for research assistantships within NIU College of Law. 

Normally, assistantship applications are processed during late spring for positions starting the next fall.  Applications are processed in the early fall for positions starting in the spring.

Law students should note that tuition waivers affect the student’s financial aid budget. The tuition waiver reduces the total student loan eligibility amount.

  • A student interested in a research assistantship should submit a Research Assistantship Application (hard copies are available in the NIU College of Law Office of Admissions & Financial Aid) to a professor with whom he or she would like to work.
  • These research assistantships provide waivers in the amount of full or partial in-state tuition.