This is interesting for me because I got my degree from NU and had that professor for a couple of classes. He's a smart guy but can't teach his way out of a wet paper bag. At the start of a semester, students quickly realize he doesn't actually teach anything and they stop showing up so there's hardly anyone in his classes. As long as you got your project done (no exams), you'd get a good grade.
Anyway, I can't speak for the validity of this suit or not. The professor always had integrity as far as I could tell, so it may very well be legit.