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Family Law Society (FLS)

The Family Law Society (FLS) at Northern Illinois University College of Law is committed to bringing change and awareness to all family law issues including divorce, paternity, child support, adoption and parental rights. FLS was organized during the 2014-2015 year.

Throughout the academic year, FLS works collaboratively on many events with other organizations in the College of Law. These volunteer and networking efforts promote positive experiences for children in the community and help raise funds for programs that benefit families and children. FLS is for all students and is an excellent resource for those who are married, divorced, single, or a parent. Custody issues, parenting time, father’s rights, and divorce are a part of many NIU Law students’ lives, and the FLS is an excellent resource for collaborating with others on these issues.

The FLS is the perfect place for students to explore their interests in family law while giving back to the community. No large time commitment is necessary, membership is free and all are welcome. For more information, contact FLS at

2017 - 2018 FLS Board

President: Nicole Santiago

Vice-President: Sydney Cadwell

Secretary/Treasurer: Ashley Galmore

Social Chair: Jennifer Malec

3L Representatives: Jake Trotter and Raquel Chavez 

2L Representative: Stephanie Silkey

1L Representatives: To be decided

Faculty Advisor:
Professor Wendy Vaughn

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Phone: 815-753-8595
Swen Parson Hall 151

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