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Northern Illinois University
Office of General Counsel
Altgeld Hall 330
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-1774
Fax: 815-753-7818


Regular Hours Monday - Friday,
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT

Last Updated: April 26, 2017


NIU OGC staff and law clerks with Judge Rosemary Collins of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court

Student Career Success

Interning with the Office of General Counsel

You are first a student. A valuable part of that learning will be this special opportunity. You don’t just have tuition waived, earn a stipend, and have summer employment, you will also add actual professional law practice experience to your resume to enhance your career success. As an essential member of our legal team you shall not only increase legal knowledge but also develop practical skills by dealing with the multi-faceted real-world legal questions; Mentoring experiences may include feedback on practicing essential “soft skills” of customer service coworker relations, participating on governance issues / attending Trustee meetings, bar association meetings, visits, staff and law clerk meetings. Developing discipline — in honoring schedules and meeting project deadlines develop confidence and create your work-ethic. We will also assist with resume critiques, providing work recommendations and offering constructive feedback.

College of Law Students

Current Law Clerks: Raquel ChavezHeena Patel and Victoria Von Bergen

Previous Law Clerks

Undergraduate Students

Political Science Interns

The Department of Political Science strongly encourages students to enroll in an internship during the course of their studies at Northern Illinois University. The internship allows students to earn course credit while gaining valuable professional experience as an intern.

Political Science Intern: Sayra Contreras, Spring 2016

Previous Political Science Interns

Office of General Counsel and Mayer Brown LLP Summer Diversity Fellowship in Law and Public Policy

This program is aimed at introducing diverse undergraduate students to a career in law and public policy and provides an opportunity to learn about the practice of law in both a large law firm and university setting. The fellowship recipient has an opportunity to work at Mayer Brown’s Chicago office during the summer and also work and network with members of the Office of General Counsel.

2016 Summer Diversity Fellow: 

Previous Summer Diversity Fellows

Kayana Payne 2016

Libardo Coronado 2016