Former Governor To Receive Honorary Degree

May 22, 2013

Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson
Credit Winston and Strawn

NIU's College of Law will present an Honorary Doctorate of Law to former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson during its Saturday, May 25, commencement ceremony. He will also be  the commencement speaker.

NIU TODAY: Former Gov. Jim Thompson To Speak, Receive Honorary Degree At May 25 Law Commencement

Thompson received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.

He was Illinois governor for 14 years (1977-1991). He currently is senior chairman at Winston & Strawn.

The NIU Law Commencement will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Convocation Center.