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NIU College of Law Is Thousands Strong!

Scholarship support for students remains the law school’s top fundraising priority. We encourage you to support one of the following areas that we consider important sources of funds.  Your gift will provide much needed financial assistance to the next generation of lawyers!

 

Dean’s Strategic Initiatives Fund – This fund allows the Dean to have maximum flexibility in addressing its most pressing needs.  A portion of the fund provides Bar Prep Scholarships for graduates studying for the bar examination.  


Leona S. Green Diversity Initiatives Fund – This fund is named in memory of the first and longest-tenured African American professor at the College of Law for her commitment to students, service to the law school, and for being a champion of diversity throughout her career.  It will provide financial support for diversity and racial and social justice initiatives, including student scholarships and programming.  Help us reach our goal of raising $15,000 for this fund!


NIU Law Business Innovation Legal Clinic – This new College of Law Clinic will open Fall 2022 and offer high-quality, transactional legal assistance to primarily underrepresented entrepreneurs, small business owners and not-for-profit business organizations.


Leonard & Stacey Mandell Endowed Scholarship for the Study of Law – Former Associate Dean Lenny Mandell served the students for over 30 years. This scholarship in the College of Law will help us continue our recruiting efforts to further access, opportunity and diversity in the law and assist current students in need.  


Clinics - Experiential learning opportunities are critical to provide hands-on learning experiences for our students to advocate on behalf of real clients under the supervision of clinical faculty who are experienced lawyers.  This will support our Civil Justice, COVID-19, Criminal Defense, and Health Advocacy Clinics.


Daniel S. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund - Few people have impacted the College of Law like Professor Emeritus Dan Reynolds. At his request, and in his memory, the College of Law has established this fund to help recruit applicants with excellent academic credentials.

 

Join the NIU Law family and support our students today. Go Huskies!


Leaderboard
NIU College Leaderboard: Gifts
See how your college is doing in overall gifts.
Rank College Gifts
1 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 334
2 College of Law 212
3 College of Business 156
4 College of Education 155
5 College of Health & Human Sciences 131
6 College of Visual & Performing Arts 70
7 College of Engineering & Engineering Technology 31
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Leaderboard
NIU College Leaderboard: Dollars
See how your college is doing in overall dollars raised.
Rank College Raised
1 College of Business $538,055.98
2 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences $152,300.03
3 College of Law $73,328.00
4 College of Education $40,907.00
5 College of Health & Human Sciences $33,610.25
6 College of Visual & Performing Arts $29,496.10
7 College of Engineering & Engineering Technology $5,040.14
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$100,000
Thousands Strong Participation Challenge
A generous and long-time NIU donor wants to encourage the Huskie family to come together during Thousands Strong. When 2,000 total gifts are made during Thousands Strong, a $100,000 gift to support innovation and strategic initiatives will be unlocked into our totals.
2,000 / 2,000 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Anonymous Challenge for the Leonard and Stacey Mandell Endowed Scholarship for the Study of Law
A generous donor has established the Leonard and Stacey Mandell Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of former Associate Dean Lenny Mandell. When 50 gifts are made, a gift of $20,000 will be unlocked in order to help provide scholarship support to incoming and/or current law school students!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$3,000
Anonymous Challenge for the Leona S. Green Diversity Initiatives Fund
When 25 gifts are made to the Leona S. Green Diversity Initiatives Fund, a gift of $3,000 will be unlocked by an anonymous donor to support all diversity initiatives including student scholarships and programming!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Victoria Young and Mark Cordes Challenge for the Daniel S. Reynolds Scholarship Fund
When 25 gifts are made to the Daniel S. Reynolds Scholarship Fund, a gift of $2,500 will be unlocked by Victoria Young and Mark Cordes!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
College of Law Dean’s Challenge
When 20 gifts are made to the College of Law's Clinics, a gift of $1,000 will be unlocked by Dean Cassandra L. Hill.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$3,975
College of Law Board of Visitors Challenge
When 20 gifts are made to the NIU Law Business Innovation Legal Clinic, a gift of $3,975 will be unlocked by the College of Law's Board of Visitors.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$1,050
College of Law Alumni Council Challenge
When 20 gifts are made to the College of Law Dean’s Strategic Initiatives Fund, a gift of $1050 will be unlocked by the Law Alumni Council!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
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