From NIU Today
October 10, 2014
Northern Illinois University College of Law clinical assistant professor Colleen Boraca was named one of this year’s “40 under 40” attorneys by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
The Law Bulletin Publishing Co. conducts the “40 under 40” survey annually to determine who they believe are the “up and coming” young attorneys in Illinois younger than 40.
Forty attorneys are chosen – from hundreds of nominations each year – based on professional achievements, passion and a desire to help the community.
Boraca is a clinical assistant professor at NIU Law, where she supervises and teaches at the law school’s new Health Advocacy Clinic located at Hesed House in Aurora. The clinic features teams of lawyers, medical professionals and social workers trained to simultaneously address the legal, medical and social needs of the area’s homeless and low-income population.
“We are so proud of Colleen,” said Jennifer Rosato Perea, dean of NIU Law. “[She] represents the breadth of what NIU Law graduates and faculty can accomplish in academia, politics, legal practice, public interest and service to their communities.”
As the only public law school in northern Illinois, the NIU College of Law has been named a top law school nationally for diversity, value and careers in public interest/government service.
NIU Law provides unique opportunities for its students, beginning with its highly accomplished faculty who are personally invested in the success of every student throughout their professional lives. Although many alumni serve as public interest attorneys, prosecutors, defenders, elected officials and judges, they are equally prepared for careers as solo practitioners or lawyers in multinational firms.