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Legal Prep Academy Visits NIU Law

November 20, 2015

Dean Mark Cordes welcomes Legal Prep Academy’s founder Sam Finkelstein.DeKalb, Ill.--Dean Mark Cordes and the Northern Illinois University College of Law welcomed Sam Finkelstein, founder of Chicago Legal Prep Academy, and a group of its students on November 18, 2015. The charter school, located in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago, is Chicago’s only legal education-based preparatory high school. The school employs a unique, law-themed curriculum and culture of high expectations to prepare students to succeed at four-year colleges and universities.

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Legal Prep students learn a few legal terms and situations during a board game.Hosting Legal Prep students at NIU Law for the fourth consecutive year were members of the Black Law Students Association and the Latino/a Law Students Association. Legal Prep’s visit included playing a legal-themed board game, hearing an undergraduate admissions presentation, participating in mock class by Professor Robert Jones on freedom of speech, having a student panel discussion on the “Road to Law School,” and eating dinner at an NIU Residence Hall. The evening concluded with the students cheering on the NIU Huskies football team to a big win over Western Michigan.

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Professor Robert Jones gives a mock class on Freedom of Speech.

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For more information, contact:
Melody Mitchell
Alumni Events & Public Relations
(815) 753-9655 or

mmitchell@niu.edu

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