University Legal Services

James Zanayed

Collections Law Clerk

James Zayanad

Professional Background

James is a third year law student at NIU College of Law. James is the student member of the NIU Board of Trustees from March-June 2016 and is active in many other student organizations including a current role as the Chief Justice of the NIU Student Association Supreme Court. In pursuit of his undergraduate degree from NIU, James served as the Speaker of the Student Association Senate. James’ prior work experience includes working as a law clerk for Conick & Associates in Wheaton, Illinois.


Handles bursar collection accounts

Conducts legal research on special projects


B.A., Political Science, minor in English, Northern Illinois University

J.D., Northern Illinois University, expected Spring 2017

Professional Associations

American Bar Association