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Federal Bar Association Supports Civil Rights Course


On June 29, Jana Brady and Jordan Emmert participated in a press conference as members of the P. Michael Mahoney Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division, wherein the FBA presented Northern Illinois University College of Law (NIU) with a check in the amount of $10,000 to help fund a civil rights course for law students that will give them the opportunity to litigate Section 1983 cases. Chief Judge Ruben Castillo and Judge Iain Johnston provided introductory remarks at the conference. Judge Johnston is the president of the local FBA chapter and Brady serves as the Treasurer. The press conference came after years of the FBA working to obtain grant money to fund the project and working with NIU faculty members to develop the curriculum. The course will commence in August for the 2018-2019 school year.