Faculty News for Professor Laurel Rigertas

Laurel A. RigertasLaurel A. Rigertas
Associate Professor of Law

B.S., James Madison University
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
Email: lrigertas@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-1680 

Rigertas Featured at Symposium on Legal Malpractice and Ethics

Professor Laurel Rigertas will give a talk entitled "How Do You Rate Your Lawyer?: Lawyers’ Responses to Online Reviews of Their Services" during the 13th Annual Symposium on Legal Malpractice and Ethics hosted by the St. Mary's Law Journal.  Her presentation will take place at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, February 28th at the Plaza Club (in the Frost Bank Building) in San Antonio, Texas.

Professor Rigertas to Speak at Access to Justice Conference

Professor Laurel Rigertas will be a featured panel speaker at "Until Civil Gideon: Expanding Access to Justice," a conference sponsored by the Fordham University School of Law, on Friday, November 1, 2013.  Professor Rigertas will be a part of the first panel of the day on the role of non-lawyers at 10:30 a.m.  The conference will take place at Fordham University -- 113 West 60th Street in New York City.

Professor Rigertas to Participate in Colloquium on Practice of Law

Professor Laurel Rigertas will be participating in "The Legal Profession's Monopoly on the Practice of Law," a colloquium sponsored by the Stein Center for Law and Ethics and the Fordham Law Review, on October 18, 2013 at the Fordham University Law School. 

Professor Rigertas Featured in Chicago Lawyer's Women in the Law 2013

Professor Laurel Rigertas was the subject of a profile in the 2013 Women in the Law issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine.  The feature highlighted Professor Rigertas' commitment to ethics and professionalism as core concepts of the curriculum at the College of Law.

Professor Rigertas Participates in Roundtable on Supreme Court Ethics

Professor Laurel Rigertas was chosen to be part of a scholarly roundtable discussion as part of the Tabor Institute on Legal Ethics' annual lecture series, hosted by Valparaiso University Law School.  This year's lecture series focused on Supreme Court ethics.  Professor Rigertas was joined in the roundtable by Professor Barry Sullivan of Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Professor Kevin Hopkins of John Marshall Law School. The roundtable was held on Friday, October 19, following the annual Tabor Lecture by Professor Steven Lubet of Northwestern University Law School. The event took place at Wesemann Hall on the Valparaiso University campus.

Professor Laurel Rigertas Cited as Legal Ethics Expert by Los Angeles Times

Professor Rigertas was cited as a legal ethics expert in an article in the June 17, 2012 Los Angeles Times.  The article, written by Carol J. Williams, details the rolling back and elimination of reforms instituted in the wake of the Watergate scandal 40 years ago. Professor Rigertas was paraphrased as saying, "Broad divergence remains among state and local bar associations on when or whether members are obliged to reveal information about criminal acts disclosed by their clients."  To read the full article, visit the L.A. Times website.  

Professor Rigertas Presents at Chapman University Symposium

Professor Laurel Rigertas participated in the 14th Annual Chapman Law Review Symposium, "The 40th Anniversary of Watergate: A Commemoration of the Rule of Law," January 26-27, 2012.