3L Spotlight: Tobin Klusty

Tobin Klusty will graduate from DePaul University College of Law in May 2017. Sitting down with E-Pulse, Tobin provided insight into his passion for litigation, described his academic and professional experiences, and shared practical advice for current and future students to succeed in law school.

Tobin, originally from Detroit, Michigan, chose DePaul College of Law for the diverse network that the law school provides throughout Chicago. He saw a great opportunity in his future law career from the reputation that DePaul College of Law is known for. Tobin originally decided to follow the path in the Health Law field after working for the Democratic Floor Leader in Michigan’s House of Representatives, and realizing the importance of health policy on people in the community. Once in law school, he joined the Jaharis Health Law Institute, which pointed him in the right direction for a long-term law career.

With the help of the Jaharis Health Law Institute, Tobin was able to land numerous notable jobs throughout his time in law school that lead his career focus to a field he is truly passionate about. After working for Miroballi, Durkin & Rudin, a medical malpractice firm in the City, Tobin found a love for litigation. He then switched paths and began a job at the Public Defender’s Office working for the Homicide Task Force. Tobin’s responsibilities with the Homicide Task Force has developed to not only being able to investigate and research cases, but also being able to actively litigate on murder trials.

As a member of the Jaharis Health Law Institute, Tobin was able to gain great writing experience and management skills through being the Authorities Editor for the Journal of Health Care Law. Tobin’s professional experiences have shaped his advice for future and current law students. He recommends working hard and striving towards a career path that is most rewarding for yourself. Once you find your passion in the law, work to gain as much hands-on experience as you can. Tobin encourages students to take practical classes that will further your career path. One of his favorite experiences at DePaul College of Law was being on the Mock Trial team. He believes it truly taught him how to become a litigator and has given him an upper hand in the court room. ​