Katherine Goldsmith, a third-year NIU Law student, is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Illinois Judges Foundation’s Harold Sullivan Scholarship. Katie was recognized during their annual reception, held virtually this year on September 30 and introduced by The Honorable Diann Marsalek (’89). The $5,000 scholarship was established as a permanent way of transmitting ethical values to new generations of law students. This scholarship was established in the name of, and to honor, Judge Harold W. Sullivan, one of the founders and a long-time supporter of the Illinois Judges Association.
Katie is the Lead Articles Editor for the Northern Illinois University Law Review, President of American Constitution Society, Associate Justice for Moot Court Society, and Membership and Programming Chair of Federal Agency Interest Society. She has also served as Vice President of the Public Interest Law Society. She has interned with Prairie State Legal Services and the City of Chicago Department of Law. After law school, Katie is interested in legislative/governmental law and education law. Katie is from Downers Grove, IL, and she attended Bradley University where she graduated summa cum laude.