Northern Illinois University College of Law was named the No. 2 school in the country on preLaw Magazine’s Employment Honor Roll list.
As part of preLaw Magazine‘s Back to School 2020 issue, the NIU College of Law was recognized as a top school for outperforming all expectations when it comes to placing graduates in legal jobs. It was ranked No. 2 out of the forty-five schools that made the list. The magazine calculated a predicted employment percentage based on traditional school profile numbers including the students’ average LSAT scores and undergraduate GPAs and compared that number to its actual employment percentage. NIU Law came in with the second highest differential with over fifteen percentage points more than the profile predicted.
“Academics comes first, but keeping focused on your career path is something I consistently remind the students about,” said Greg Anderson, NIU Law Assistant Dean of Career Opportunities and Professional Development, who was featured and quoted in the article.
Assistant Dean Anderson has been assisting law students with their career search for over nineteen years. His ability to get to know each student, network of contacts, and sage advice are all critical aspects of his department’s success. He continually emphasizes the importance of networking to students, especially now, where his office and students need to be even more creative during this pandemic.
“NIU Law’s small size, dedicated staff, one-on-one counseling, clinical and externship experiences, and networking opportunities are among several factors that contribute to our consistent and high employment rates,” said NIU Law Dean Cassandra Hill. “We are honored to have received this recognition and will continue with our mission of making sure that students are prepared to practice effectively upon graduation.”