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  • 08/29/2016 - DePaul law students give back during service day

    DePaul’s College of Law held its fifth annual 1L Service Day on August 19, 2016. This year, more than 100 volunteers participated, including incoming students, second- and third-year students, and faculty and staff, as well as Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea. Volunteers chose between seven service sites throughout the city to visit and assist persons in need:...
  • 07/13/2016 - DePaul Law appoints new director of Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative

    Shehnaz Mansuri joined DePaul's College of Law as director of the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative in June 2016. In this role, Mansuri will lead the pro bono and community service program for students, faculty, staff and alumni. She will work closely with community partner agencies and develop new opportunities for DePaul students to gain professional and legal skills while...
  • 05/09/2016 - College of Law graduate lands public interest law ‘dream job’

    A criminal record is like a ball and chain — even after the sentence is served, it can weigh a person down for years. An old conviction can keep a person from getting jobs, loans, and even public housing, and those being crushed beneath this burden rarely have the legal resources to free themselves. Sue Lee finds injustices like these intolerable, and that indignation moved her to...
  • 05/05/2016 - DePaul law students, alumna receive awards for pro bono work

    DePaul University College of Law’s Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative (PBCSI) recognized 84 students who collectively reported more than 15,000 service hours during academic year 2015-2016 at an awards reception on April 21. Alumna Kathleen Curtin (JD ’07) received the 2016 Pro Bono Alumni Award for her deep commitment to pro bono work in the area of family law. Curtin, who...
  • 03/07/2016 - PILA auction raises more than $20,000 to support public interest summer stipends

    More than 225 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered at the 20th annual DePaul Law Auction on February 19 to raise money for stipends to support students who work in unpaid, public interest positions over the summer. More than $20,000 was raised, including ticket sales and other monetary donations. The stipends support students working at...