College of Law

Community-focused. Urban-integrated. Mission-driven.
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​​​​​​​​​​DePaul University’s College of Law is an urban law school, connected equally to the city and the larger world, committed to developing legal professionals who understand the bigger picture and their place in it.


Juris Doctor (JD) Program

The impact of DePaul’s College of Law extends beyond the accomplishments of its faculty and through its Programs of Excellence. Prepare for success as a lawyer with a blend of the theoretical and practical, the academic and experiential. Choose from full-time day and evening programs.

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Non-JD Programs


Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) Program

Non-lawyers will gain both general and concentrated legal training to enhance understanding of legal issues in their field and enhance their professional opportunities. Choose from more than 10 areas of interest, including health law and intellectual property law.

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Master of Laws (LLM) Programs

Foreign-trained and graduates of non-U.S. law schools can choose from LLM degree programs in health law, intellectual property law, international law, taxation and U.S. legal studies to gain a working understanding of the U.S. legal system.

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Our Connection to Chicago

Located in the heart of Chicago for more than a century, DePaul’s College of Law is a respected and integral part of the local legal community.


Our faculty: Influential scholars

A dynamic blend of leading-edge academic theory and practical, real-world experience makes our College of Law faculty among the nation’s most respected for their teaching, and impact on the legal profession.

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Our alumni: Accomplished and engaged

A highly diverse network of successful lawyers and leaders in their fields create a powerful network by supporting professional opportunities for DePaul law students and enhancing the law school’s reputation.

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