Northern Illinois University College of Law
Northern Illinois University College of Law, located in DeKalb, IL is the only public law school in the greater Chicagoland area. Its intimate size and commitment to students allows the law school to remain true to its distinctive core values of diversity, public service, access, and experiential learning. NIU Law provides unique opportunities beginning with highly accomplished and experienced faculty who are personally invested in the success of every student by teaching, training, and mentoring them throughout their professional lives.
NIU Law has also been noted as one of the Top 20 schools in the country for public service law by National Jurist. Its commitment to public service is reflected in the rich opportunities it offers for pro bono service, governmental externships, and work at its four legal clinics.
NIU Law was also named a Best Value Law School by National Jurist and Tuition Winner by preLaw magazine for offering an affordable, high-quality legal education, students graduate with a debt load well below the national average.