As the only public law school in the greater Chicago area, the Northern Illinois University College of Law was founded on a core belief that a high quality, challenging legal education should not be cost prohibitive. In its history, NIU Law has built a proud tradition of graduating students not only skilled in legal knowledge and practice, but also imbued with a high degree of community responsibility, committed to serving the needs of a diverse and ever-changing society. In and out of the classroom, we seek to promote the formation of lifelong bonds, not only among students, but also between the students, administration and faculty. NIU Law is truly a community centered on learning. Come discover the difference.