College of Law > Meet our New Staff Members, Fall 2018

Meet our New Staff Members, Fall 2018

Sarah Baum
Associate Director of Academic Advising

Sarah Baum
What can students come to you for?

As the Associate Director of Academic Advising in the College of Law, students can come to me for personalized advising and support regarding course planning, registration, and graduation requirements. The College of Law has many opportunities for students seeking to focus their studies in a particular area of law, including joint degrees, certificate programs, specialized study, and experiential learning. I can help students explore their options and make decisions about how to best spend their time at DePaul to set them up for a successful career based on their individual interests and goals.

What did you value about your law school experience?

I am a 2008 graduate of the DePaul College of Law. I started off as a part-time evening student, switched to full-time, and graduated in three years. I valued the sense of community and comradery I felt at DePaul during my law school experience. My fellow students cultivated friendships and productive working relationships, and the staff and faculty provided support and guidance. In addition, I appreciated the many ways that exist to specialize and to get involved outside the classroom at DePaul. I knew that I wanted to specialize in public interest law, and found that DePaul offered many opportunities that prepared me for a successful career in this area. I earned a certificate in public interest law, participated in a clinic, studied abroad, and worked on a journal. I got involved with the Center for Public Interest Law and earned a scholarship that allowed me to spend a summer working at a legal aid organization. I urge students to get involved in areas of study that most interest them, and to find the right balance between courses and activities. I’m available to help student navigate all of their options.

What are you looking forward to for this school year?

I am looking forward to meeting the students! I am based in the Student Affairs Suite, 944 O’Malley. I can be reached at 312-362-8312 or sbaum@depaul.edu. Please do not hesitate to contact me!


Jamie Kleppetsch
Director of Bar Passage

Jamie Kleppetsch
What can students come to you for?

Students can come to me for advice and information regarding all things related to the bar examination and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), like information on the application, character and fitness, subjects tested, skills necessary for success, etc. They can also work with me individually to improve their analytical and test-taking skills as they relate to the subjects and exam formats tested on the bar examination. I can also help students create a study plan for the bar exam that will maximize their efficiency.

What did you value about your law school experience?

Law school taught me how to become a better self-regulated learner. Preparing for law school exams, including the bar exam, and practicing law require law students and lawyers to know how to gauge their own understanding of legal concepts and improve upon their previous work product. To receive good grades and pass the bar exam, law students must figure out how to self-regulate their learning process.

What are you looking forward to for this school year?

This school year I am looking forward to getting to know the students. Knowing the students well will help me better assist them in their preparation for success on the bar exam.


Charlotte Tschider
Jaharis Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property

Charlotte Tschider
What can students come to you for?

I welcome any students who are looking for ideas on how to best maximize their study time and improve their test results, as well as any questions on preparing for and finding jobs. Of course, I am always happy to offer advice to those searching for how best to prepare for a career in health law, intellectual property law, and cybersecurity and privacy law fields.

What made you interested in that particular area of legal practice?

I completed my J.D. in a weekend program that attracted students at many different points in their lives. Because of the program participants, I enjoyed the wide variety and diversity of ideas and student backgrounds. It made the learning environment much more dynamic and relevant. I try to create these environments in my own classroom, as well.

What are you looking forward to for this school year?

I am thrilled to hear more about student backgrounds and interests, and to better understand DePaul’s legacy and culture.

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