Stephanie Graham

Stephanie Graham

Associate Vice President, Northwestern University
Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy

Rebecca Crown Center
Room 2-256
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208-1100
Phone: (847) 491-3503


Stephanie M. Graham became Deputy General Counsel at Northwestern University in September 2001. She joined the University's legal staff as assistant general counsel in 1993 and was promoted to associate general counsel in 1996.

Prior to her appointment at Northwestern University, Ms. Graham was a labor and employment litigation attorney with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in Chicago. Ms. Graham is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). She teaches a graduate-level course titled Law and Ethics in Higher Education in Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.



Year Degree Institution
BA, History University of Illinois
JD University of Chicago Law School



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Law and Ethics in Higher Education Legal professionals guide students through legal and ethical issues of higher education administration. Topics include the framework of federal, state and local laws that apply to higher education institutions; the legal difference between public and private institutions; tort liability and negligence; constitutional rights; civil rights; discrimination and harassment; FERPA and student privacy; discipline; affirmative action; athletics and Title IX; student disability accommodations; campus crime; homeland security issues; and off-campus study programs.

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