University Legal Services

Heena Patel

Collections Law Clerk

Heena Patel

Professional Background

Heena is a third-year law student at NIU College of Law. Heena is active in many student organizations, including the current role as the Lead Articles Editor of the Northern Illinois University Law Review and the former Treasurer of The Black Law Students Association. Heena’s prior work experience including working as a 711-student attorney at the Criminal Defense Clinic for the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic. In her second semester of law school, Heena achieved becoming a semifinalist in the 1L closing Argument Competition. Prior to law school, Heena worked as a legal assistant intern at Eccleston Law LLC. 


  • Handles bursar collection accounts
  • Conducts legal research on special projects


  • B.A., Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.A., Criminology Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, expected graduation Spring 2018

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • DuPage Bar Association