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A Message from Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea

Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea
Welcome to DePaul University College of Law.

The DePaul Law experience is uniquely able to broaden and deepen a student’s perspective through distinctive, innovative programs that build on the law school’s strengths and prepare our graduates for emerging fields of practice. This experience is enriched by the law school’s integration throughout the diverse, global city of Chicago, which provides an amazing variety of opportunities for students to learn and apply what they have learned through experiential and public service opportunities.

To become an effective lawyer in today’s complex and dynamic world, our graduates need to be prepared to solve the most complex problems facing society today—not just in law, but also in business, global affairs, public policy and health care. The DePaul Law experience includes understanding of theory, policy and other disciplines to ensure a broad and deep perspective on legal issues. Just as importantly, this perspective is seamlessly integrated into an equally strong set of practical skills and deeply grounded ethical values.

The DePaul Law experience is enhanced by our engaged and powerful alumni network. Our alumni are not only leaders in their fields, but also generously give to our students by mentoring and providing them with professional opportunities.  

The DePaul Law experience is built on the long-standing reputation of the law school and of the university, which provides strong support and opportunities for collaboration. These collaborations include joint degrees as well as joint initiatives in cutting-edge areas such as entrepreneurship.

The most important and distinctive aspect of the DePaul Law experience is our community—the faculty, staff and administrators who support and nurture each student’s success. We provide a friendly and supportive environment for our students to thrive and help them realize their unique potential as world-class problem solvers.

All my best,

Jennifer Rosato Perea
Dean and Professor of Law