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Croak Community Legal Clinic Presents Three-Part Webinar Series: Evictions and Unemployment - Know Your Rights During COVID19

Croak Community Legal Clinic Presents Three-Part Webinar Series: Evictions and Unemployment - Know Your Rights During COVID19

​​​​​COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to the economy, leading to staggering unemployment rates and exacerbating the affordable housing... read more

Experiential Learning Newsletter Vol 1, Issue 1

Experiential Learning Newsletter Vol 1, Issue 1

​​Brought to you by the Experiential Learning Clinics at ​DePaul University College of Law, our inaugural newsletter is now... read more

Student Spotlight: Stefani Perez ('20)

Student Spotlight: Stefani Perez ('20)

Stefan​i Perez ('20) is the current president of the Student Bar Association (SBA) and the former president of the Latino Law Student... read more

Business Law Clinic

Business Law Clinic

The Business Law Clinic exposes students to the practice of law by immersing them in real life cases, giving them time to learn and practice... read more

Misdemeanor Defense Clinic prepares students for life in the courtroom

Misdemeanor Defense Clinic prepares students for life in the courtroom

Spring Semester, 2020 During the Spring 2020 semester, the Misdemeanor Defense Clinic is representing five clients with charges ranging... read more

DePaul Students Past and Present Stand by Immigration Clinic Client as He Takes His Oath of Citizenship

DePaul Students Past and Present Stand by Immigration Clinic Client as He Takes His Oath of Citizenship

​​Kelsey Sloop​ (JD '20) and Kelli Fennell (JD '12), pictured, met for the first time in December, 2019 outside of a courtroom in... read more

Intersection of Public Benefits and Immigration: Final Public Charge Rule

Intersection of Public Benefits and Immigration: Final Public Charge Rule

​​The DePaul Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic hosted a training that examined immigrant eligibility for public benefits and how such... read more

The Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic Receives the Legal Education Award from the ISBA

The Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic Receives the Legal Education Award from the ISBA

​The Committee on Legal Education, Admission and Competence has honored the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic (“AILC”) with “The Excellence... read more

AILC Leads Training on Responding to Denials from US Citizenship and Immigration Service

AILC Leads Training on Responding to Denials from US Citizenship and Immigration Service

On June 28, forty-two attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives attended a training hosted by the DePaul Asylum and Immigration Law... read more

A Victory for the Civil Litigation Clinic

A Victory for the Civil Litigation Clinic

The Civil Litigation Clinic won an eviction bench trial before Cook County Judge Robert Harris, successfully arguing that the clinic client,... read more

Clinical Faculty Member is Awarded the 2019 Excellence in Faculty Achievement Award

Clinical Faculty Member is Awarded the 2019 Excellence in Faculty Achievement Award

​The DePaul U​niversity College of Law has awarded Sioban Albiol, Director of the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinics (“AILC”) and clinical... read more

AILC Provides Training for Lake County Law Enforcement on Immigrant Victims of Crimes

AILC Provides Training for Lake County Law Enforcement on Immigrant Victims of Crimes

The Asylum a​​nd Immigration Law Clinic partnered with Mano a Mano in Lake County, Illinois to provide training on the Illinois VOICES Act... read more

Misdemeanor Clinic Instructor Displays a Commanding Performance and Helps Hamlet Beat a Murder Rap at the MCA

Misdemeanor Clinic Instructor Displays a Commanding Performance and Helps Hamlet Beat a Murder Rap at the MCA

Kim Foxx, th​e State’s Attorney for Cook County, let Hamlet walk on Thursday night. In a murder trial held before the federal judge Joan... read more

Victories for the Misdemeanor Clinic

Victories for the Misdemeanor Clinic

Clinic stude​nts Yele Ajayi and Ezra Litner were able to negotiate a sentence of supervision with community service for a client who was... read more

International Human Rights Practicum in Kenya

International Human Rights Practicum in Kenya

​​​Earlier this​ year, 11 students from the College of Law, enrolled in the International Human Rights Law Practicum, traveled to Kakuma,... read more

Asylum and Refugee Clinical Professor Leads Session on Immigration

Asylum and Refugee Clinical Professor Leads Session on Immigration

The Asylum a​nd Immigration Law Clinic hosted an event with immigrant advocates through which students, faculty, staff and the larger DePaul... read more

Law Students Volunteer to Assist Asylum Seekers over Spring Break

Law Students Volunteer to Assist Asylum Seekers over Spring Break

DePaul Law students assisted asylum seekers detained in the southern United States at the Port Isabel Detention Center over spring break.... read more

Asylum and Immigration Clinic Brings Legal Practitioners Together in the Suburbs

Asylum and Immigration Clinic Brings Legal Practitioners Together in the Suburbs

​​The need for​ low-cost immigration legal services is great overall, but immigrants living outside of the city of Chicago have access to... read more

A Victory for the Criminal Appeals Clinic

A Victory for the Criminal Appeals Clinic

The Appellat​e Court reissued its decision in People v. Bill Lee. Mr. Lee was convicted of possessing a defaced firearm. The Court found... read more

Moot Court Win at the Thurgood Marshall Competition

Moot Court Win at the Thurgood Marshall Competition

Join the Moo​t Court team in congratulating two team members, Stanley Washington (2L) and De'ja Fox (2L), who competed in the Thurgood... read more

The AILC Hosts Series on Building Immigration Knowledge and Capacity

The AILC Hosts Series on Building Immigration Knowledge and Capacity

Through its ​Legal Resources Project for Immigration Services Providers, the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic hosted a three-day series on... read more

New Business Law Clinic Aims to Assist DePaul Entrepreneurs

New Business Law Clinic Aims to Assist DePaul Entrepreneurs

If you have a business idea, but aren't sure of the steps needed to start a company, DePaul College of Law's newest in-house legal... read more

DePaul Law Legal Clinic Gives Students a Sense of the Real World

DePaul Law Legal Clinic Gives Students a Sense of the Real World

The first ti​me Thibaut Giret and Jason Whitehead II sat down and met their client, the client brought another person to the meeting. They... read more

TIP Field Clinic student report on the meaning of "On Sale " from recent court case

TIP Field Clinic student report on the meaning of "On Sale " from recent court case

The Supreme ​Court recently clarified the post-AIA meaning of "on sale" in Helsinn Healthcase S.S. v. Teva Pharmaceutical USA, No.... read more

Congratulations to DePaul's Lefkowitz Moot Court Team!

Congratulations to DePaul's Lefkowitz Moot Court Team!

Congratulati​ons to Isaky Begert (3L), Zack Johnston (2L), Randi Leath (3L) and Jake Michalakes (2L) for taking the second place in the... read more

Former Clinic Student Named Rising Lawyer

Former Clinic Student Named Rising Lawyer

Ice Miller LLP is proud to announce six of its attorneys have been named 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and seven of its attorneys were named... read more

Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic Receives $250K MacArthur Grant

Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic Receives $250K MacArthur Grant

​In response ​to the urgent needs of immigrants in Chicago seeking humanitarian protection or lawful status, the John D. and Catherine T.... read more

Recent Article on DePaul Law's Third Year in Practice Program

Recent Article on DePaul Law's Third Year in Practice Program

In fall 2016, DePaul's College of Law launched the Third Year in Practice Program, a progressive approach to experiential learning that... read more

Third Year in Practice Grad Plans Career In the Military

Third Year in Practice Grad Plans Career In the Military

It was in third or fourth grade when LaSheda Brooks remembers first declaring her intention to become a lawyer. "I used to talk a... read more

DACA Community Resources

DACA Community Resources

On September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services... read more

DePaul's inaugural Third Year in Practice class ready for real-world experience

DePaul's inaugural Third Year in Practice class ready for real-world experience

​Members of the first class of students in DePaul’s innovative Third Year in Practice (3YP) program will begin their intensive legal field... read more

DePaul joins 1871, nation’s largest entrepreneurial technology incubator; College of Law part of collaboration

DePaul joins 1871, nation’s largest entrepreneurial technology incubator; College of Law part of collaboration

With a commitment to innovation, quality education and providing real-world experiences to students, DePaul University is opening a... read more

DePaul takes second at Maryland health law compliance competition

DePaul takes second at Maryland health law compliance competition

DePaul University College of Law's Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute (JHLI) moot court team placed second... read more

34 law students study in Cuba with DePaul Law

34 law students study in Cuba with DePaul Law

Professors Alberto Coll and Cary Martin Shelby accompanied 34 law students on a nine-day study abroad trip to Cuba in March. The program... read more

Cultivating Confidence: LARC teaches students skills for success

Cultivating Confidence: LARC teaches students skills for success

​​​​​What are the benefits of developing writing skills? Professor Susan Thrower has the short answer: Getting a job and keeping a... read more

Students explore courtroom firsthand with Shadow-a-Judge series

Students explore courtroom firsthand with Shadow-a-Judge series

As part of the College of Law’s Institute for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution and As​ylum & Immigration Law Clinic, students... read more

National Law Journal readers rank DePaul law programs No. 1 in Chicago

National Law Journal readers rank DePaul law programs No. 1 in Chicago

DePaul University College of Law received first place in three program categories—clinical programs, joint JD/MBA and Master of Laws... read more

Alumna teaches public interest legal skills series on working with migrant children

Alumna teaches public interest legal skills series on working with migrant children

Rocio Alcantar (JD ’10), supervising attorney for the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Access to Counsel Project, a new initiative of the... read more

3YP: Strengthening DePaul's commitment to experiential learning

3YP: Strengthening DePaul's commitment to experiential learning

The College of Law is enriching its JD curriculum with the Third Year in Practice Program. Known as 3YP, the program gives students... read more

Q&A: Introducing a three-track JD model at DePaul

Q&A: Introducing a three-track JD model at DePaul

Earlier this year, the College of Law announced the creation of a Third Year in Practice Program (3YP) and a three-year JD/LLM degree.... read more

DePaul moot court team earns top honors in Chinese intellectual property competition

DePaul moot court team earns top honors in Chinese intellectual property competition

A DePaul College of Law moot court team comprised of four first-year students placed third in the 2014 Beijing Foreign Studies... read more

Uncle and niece unexpectedly become classmates, finish law school together

Uncle and niece unexpectedly become classmates, finish law school together

Armando Rios and his niece Kimberly Rios had no idea they shared a passion for law. But on the afternoon of law school orientation,... read more

Third Year in Practice (3YP) program featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Third Year in Practice (3YP) program featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin featured DePaul's new Third Year in Practice program (3YP) in an article titled "No more... read more

DePaul University College of Law offers students 3rd Year in Practice option

DePaul University College of Law offers students 3rd Year in Practice option

Program creates links from legal education to legal professionDePaul University College of Law has created a Third Year in... read more

Jaharis Scholar Jeffrey Boucher appreciates DePaul's global perspective, local impact

Jaharis Scholar Jeffrey Boucher appreciates DePaul's global perspective, local impact

Jaharis Scholar Jeffrey Boucher recalls a moment when the importance of carefully applying the law really hit home. Fresh from law... read more

Student Highlight: Stefani Perez ('20)

Student Highlight: Stefani Perez ('20)

​​Stefani Perez ('20) is the current president of the Student Bar Association (SBA) and the former president of the Latino Law Student... read more