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Northern Illinois University College of Law

Northern Illinois University College of Law
280 Swen Parson Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Colleen Boraca
Clinical Associate Professor and Pro Bono Coordinator
(630) 229-0752
[email protected] 

Category Type

Formal Voluntary Pro Bono Program Characterized by a Referral System with a Coordinator 

Description of Programs

The program provides information about pro bono opportunities and also allows students to identify opportunities on their own initiative. 

Location of Programs

The Pro Bono Program is a standalone program.


The pro bono coordinator is also a clinical associate professor and directs a law school based legal clinic.


The pro bono program is funded by the law school's operating budget. 

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono



Clover Family Award - graduation award presented to graduate with the highest number of legal volunteer hours engaged during three years of law school.

Marla Dickerson Award - graduation award presented to graduate who has demonstrated the strongest commitment to public interest law.

Edward F. Diedrich Award - graduation award presented to graduate whose community service demonstrates a strong interest in protecting the civil rights of the underprivileged members of our community.

Alternative Winter or Spring Break Projects


Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Greg C. Anderson, Asst. Dean & Director
Career Opportunities & Professional Development
Advisor - NIU Public Interest Law Society
[email protected] 815-753-9604

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

Certificate in Public Interest Law - for information go to: 

Public Interest Centers


PI Career Support Center

Office of Career Opportunities & Professional Development
NIU College of Law
Swen Parson Hall - Room 280
DeKalb, IL 60115

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)



Public Interest Law Summer Assistantships