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NIU Law Ranked in 2017 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

March 17, 2016

Northern Illinois University College of Law has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its 2017 list of the Best Graduate Schools.

The rankings are based on various factors including graduate employment, bar passage rate, test scores of incoming students, faculty resources and assessments by lawyers, recruiters and judges.

“Our U.S. News ranking reinforces our reputation for offering an excellent education at an affordable price,” said NIU Law Interim Dean Mark Cordes. “This ranking further underscores the other national accolades we received this year for value, diversity and for successfully delivering graduates to careers in public service and small law firms - as well as the consistently strong employment outcomes for our graduates.”

As the only public law school in the Chicago area, NIU Law has been consistently named a top law school nationally for diversity, value and for careers in public service. NIU Law provides unique opportunities for its students beginning with its highly accomplished faculty who are personally invested in the success of their students in the classroom and throughout their careers. Although many alumni serve as public interest attorneys, elected officials and judges, they are equally prepared for careers in private practice, ranging from solo practitioners to lawyers in multinational firms.


For more information, contact:
Melody Mitchell
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(815) 753-9655 or

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