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Gordon B. Shneider
Gordon B. Shneider


Gordon B. Shneider to present
annual Francis X. Riley lecture

April 7, 2008

NIU College of Law Professor Emeritus Gordon B. Shneider will present the 15th Annual Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism.

Shneider will present his lecture at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom, located in Swen Parson Hall at the NIU-DeKalb campus. A reception will follow in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery, also in Swen Parson Hall. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Shneider began his teaching profession in 1975 as one of the original faculty members of Lewis University Law School in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He remained at the College of Law after it was acquired by NIU in 1979.

During his 29-year tenure, Shneider’s areas of expertise were securities regulation, corporations, corporate finance and torts, where he taught and wrote about these subjects regularly. Upon his retirement in May 2004, the Gordon B. Shneider Scholarship Fund, a merit-based scholarship used to attract students to the College of Law, was established.

Shneider earned an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, a J.D. from DePaul University and an LL.M. from the University of Chicago.

The Francis X. Riley Lecture on Professionalism was established in 1994 to honor Professor Emeritus Riley, who devoted his life to the law and legal education. The lecture series brings distinguished speakers to the Northern Illinois University College of Law to discuss current issues relating to the legal profession.

Riley died Sept. 14, 2006. He was 93. This lecture series will continue to serve as part of his legacy at NIU Law and within the legal community.