DePaul Law News

Alumni Spotlight: Robin B. Wagner (JD '14)

Alumni Spotlight: Robin B. Wagner (JD '14)

Wagner is an attorney at Pitt, McGehee Palmer & Rivers.

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Diana H. Psarras

Alumni Spotlight: Diana H. Psarras (LAS ’00, JD ’04)

Psarras is a shareholder at Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd.

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Faculty Spotlight: Wendy Netter Epstein

Faculty Spotlight: Wendy Netter Epstein

A DePaul law professor since 2013, Wendy Netter Epstein also serves as faculty director of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law... read more

Professor Allison Tirres Rejoins College of Law Leadership Team

Professor Allison Tirres Rejoins College of Law Leadership Team

Associate Professor of Law Allison Tirres has been named associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives at the... read more

Faculty Spotlight: Joshua Sarnoff

Faculty Spotlight: Joshua Sarnoff

​Joshua Sarnoff is a professor at DePaul University College of Law, the 2018 recipient of the DePaul Spirit of Inquiry Award, and the Thomas... read more

Faculty Profile: Patty Gerstenblith

Faculty Profile: Patty Gerstenblith

Patty Gerstenblith is a distinguished research professor of law at the College of Law, as well as the faculty director for the Center... read more

Faculty Profile: Roberta Kwall

Faculty Profile: Roberta Kwall

​Roberta Kwall is the Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law; teaches Family Law, Property Law and Intellectual Property... read more

Faculty Spotlight: Vincent de Paul Professor of Law Mark Weber

Faculty Spotlight: Vincent de Paul Professor of Law Mark Weber

Vincent de Paul Professor of Law Mark Weber Recently named to the Executive Committee of the Disability Law Section of the... read more

Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea named to Lawyers of Color's (LoC) fifth annual Power List

Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea named to Lawyers of Color's (LoC) fifth annual Power List

​​​​​​​​​​​DePaul Law congratulates Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea on being named to Lawyers of Color (LoC) fifth annual Power... read more

DePaul Alum and Adjunct Professor Jeff Becker Named to Billboard Magazine’s Top Music Lawyers List

DePaul Alum and Adjunct Professor Jeff Becker Named to Billboard Magazine’s Top Music Lawyers List

DePaul Law and CIPLIT congratulate alum and adjunct professor Jeff Becker, chair of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Entertainment and... read more

Recent CIPLIT® faculty achievements

Recent CIPLIT® faculty achievements

The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®)'s distinguished faculty works in a broad range of... read more

In Memory of Our Esteemed Colleague, Professor Barbara Bressler

In Memory of Our Esteemed Colleague, Professor Barbara Bressler

The passing of Professor Barbara Bressler in early May 2018 was a loss to the entire DePaul Law community. The creator of DePaul's TIP... read more

College of Law Faculty, Staff and Students Honored at 2018 Commencement

College of Law Faculty, Staff and Students Honored at 2018 Commencement

During the 2018 commencement ceremony, the DePaul College of Law proudly presented faculty, staff and students with individual achievement... read more

Professor Rutschman remembers Stephen Hawking in "The Conversation"

Professor Rutschman remembers Stephen Hawking in "The Conversation"

CIPLIT® professor Ana Santos Rutschman looked back on the legacy of Stephen Hawking for The Conversation following his passing last month.... read more

LL.M. in Taxation Ranks Tenth in the Nation

LL.M. in Taxation Ranks Tenth in the Nation

DePaul University College of Law’s LL.M. in Taxation ranks tenth in the nation based on TaxTalent’s “2018 Top in Tax Educational Survey.” As... read more

Professor Joshua Sarnoff covers protecting the consumer patent law right of repair

Professor Joshua Sarnoff covers protecting the consumer patent law right of repair

Introduction: The Need for the PARTS Act. Legislation is needed to protect the patent law consumer repair right for exterior,... read more

In memoriam: Emeritus Professor of Law M. Cherif Bassiouni

In memoriam: Emeritus Professor of Law M. Cherif Bassiouni

Emeritus Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni was a pillar of our DePaul Law community. He was known as the father of international criminal law... read more

Immigration-Inspired: An Interview With Professor and Director of Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic Sioban Albiol

Immigration-Inspired: An Interview With Professor and Director of Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic Sioban Albiol

For over 15 years, Professor Sioban Albiol has led DePaul College of Law's Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic (“AILC”). As the director... read more

IALI welcomes visiting scholar Professor Weimim Diao

IALI welcomes visiting scholar Professor Weimim Diao

DePaul University College of Law's International Aviation Law Institute welcomes its 2017 visiting scholar, Professor Weimin Diao,... read more

"Trolls and Other Patent Inventions" the topic of the Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture

"Trolls and Other Patent Inventions" the topic of the Niro Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture

DePaul University College of Law's Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT) hosted the 17th Niro... read more

Professor Wendy Epstein named a 2016 health law scholar

Professor Wendy Epstein named a 2016 health law scholar

The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and Saint Louis University School of Law recently named DePaul Associate... read more

Michael Grynberg article named one of intellectual property's best in 2015

Michael Grynberg article named one of intellectual property's best in 2015

Thomson Reuters (West) selected DePaul University College of Law Associate Professor Michael Grynberg's article The Meaning of Hana:... 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

Professor David Franklin appointed solicitor general of Illinois

Professor David Franklin appointed solicitor general of Illinois

​Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has appointed Associate Professor David L. Franklin to serve as the new solicitor general in the... read more

Alumna Martha Pagliari named interim director of DePaul’s legal writing program

Alumna Martha Pagliari named interim director of DePaul’s legal writing program

Martha Pagliari (JD ’84) will lead the Legal Analysis, Research & Communication (LARC) program as interim director at DePaul’s... read more

Jaharis Faculty Fellow focuses research on biopharma IP negotiations in pandemic outbreaks

Jaharis Faculty Fellow focuses research on biopharma IP negotiations in pandemic outbreaks

DePaul University College of Law has named Ana Santos Rutschman the Jaharis Faculty Fellow for academic year 2016-2017. Rutschman will... 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

Q&A with Professor Margit Livingston

Q&A with Professor Margit Livingston

​​​Professor Margit Livingston is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Professional Development; Vincent de Paul Professor of Law;... read more

Professor Susan Bandes interviews with Slate magazine

Professor Susan Bandes interviews with Slate magazine

​​​How often do judges and juries make “high stakes” decisions about punishment based on “faulty perceptions” about remorse? Slate​, the... read more

University of Oxford professor presents new book to DePaul law faculty

University of Oxford professor presents new book to DePaul law faculty

  On Friday, September 25, the College of Law welcomed Dr. Tarun Khaitan, a member of the University of Oxford law faculty, to... read more

DePaul law faculty place 20 articles in top law reviews

DePaul law faculty place 20 articles in top law reviews

DePaul University College of Law faculty members placed 20 articles in the top 50 law reviews during the 2014-2015 academic year. Their... 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

DePaul law faculty's scholarly impact recognized in 2015 study

DePaul law faculty's scholarly impact recognized in 2015 study

DePaul University College of Law ranks in the top third of U.S. law schools (64th) in a recent study measuring the scholarly impact of law... read more

IPSC celebrates 15 years with return to DePaul

IPSC celebrates 15 years with return to DePaul

On August 6 and 7, the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT) will host the annual Intellectual... read more

Q&A with Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea

Q&A with Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea

​​​​​Jennifer Rosato Perea joined DePaul on Jul 1, 2015. Rosato Perea comes to DePaul from Northern Illinois University College of Law,... read more

Renowned international law scholar and human rights advocate M. Cherif Bassiouni to address DePaul College of Law graduating class

Renowned international law scholar and human rights advocate M. Cherif Bassiouni to address DePaul College of Law graduating class

DePaul University College of Law will hold its commencement May 17 at the Rosemont Theatre where some 280 students will receive their... read more

DePaul University names Jennifer Rosato Perea dean for the College of Law

DePaul University names Jennifer Rosato Perea dean for the College of Law

DePaul University has selected a nationally recognized leader in legal education as dean for the College of Law. Jennifer Rosato Perea, an... read more

Jaharis investment supports DePaul College of Law programs in intellectual property and health law

Jaharis investment supports DePaul College of Law programs in intellectual property and health law

A new endowment at DePaul University College of Law will expand and strengthen scholarly... read more

DePaul and Loyola launch Chicago Health Law Colloquium

DePaul and Loyola launch Chicago Health Law Colloquium

DePaul University College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law will sponsor the first annual Chicago Health Law Colloquium... read more

Professor Jacobs distinguished speaker at Singapore legacy law firm

Professor Jacobs distinguished speaker at Singapore legacy law firm

On September 22, Distinguished Research Professor and Co-Director of the International Aviation Law Institute Michael S.... read more

Professor Havel attends EU passenger rights workshop in Belgium

Professor Havel attends EU passenger rights workshop in Belgium

International Aviation Law Institute Director Brian Havel participated in a workshop marking the 10th anniversary of the European... read more

Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic issues U-visa report

Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic issues U-visa report

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin discussed the work of students and instructors in DePaul's Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic in the... read more

London celebration for IALI director's new book

London celebration for IALI director's new book

An audience of leading aviation lawyers and policymakers gathered in London on September 11 to celebrate the publication... read more

DePaul Appellate Moot Court Society adds new talent

DePaul Appellate Moot Court Society adds new talent

​After the closing gavel of DePaul’s fifth annual Hon. William J. Bauer Moot Court Competition, the Appellate Moot Court Society announced... read more

IALI faculty represent College of Law at Oxford conference

IALI faculty represent College of Law at Oxford conference

International Aviation Law Institute Director Brian Havel and Adjunct Professor Dean Gerber addressed the University of... read more

IALI hosts welcome exhibit, discuss aviation regulation at World Routes 2014

IALI hosts welcome exhibit, discuss aviation regulation at World Routes 2014

DePaul's International Aviation Law Institute welcomed 3,000 delegates to the 20th World Route Development Forum with an... read more

Professor Gerstenblith comments on Boston MFA decison to return artifacts to Nigeria

Professor Gerstenblith comments on Boston MFA decison to return artifacts to Nigeria

DePaul Distinguished Research Professor Patty Gerstenblith, director of the Center for Art, Museum, & Cultural Heritage Law,... 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

Seminars highlight visit to China's Civil Aviation Agency

Seminars highlight visit to China's Civil Aviation Agency

Two seminars conducted by International Aviation Law Institute Director Brian Havel highlighted the institute's most recent visit... read more

Professors Kwall, Livingston receive Spirit of Inquiry Awards

Professors Kwall, Livingston receive Spirit of Inquiry Awards

Professors Roberta Kwall and Margit Livingston are among the recipients of DePaul University's Spirit of Inquiry Awards for... 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

Professor explains why DePaul is "the right place" to study cultural heritage law

Professor explains why DePaul is "the right place" to study cultural heritage law

Above and Beyond In a recent profile for DePaul’s online magazine, Distinctions, Professor Patty Gerstenblith talks about art and... read more

Sister Prejean, Assistant Public Defender Bishop advocate for forgiveness

Sister Prejean, Assistant Public Defender Bishop advocate for forgiveness

Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking" and "Death of Innocents," and Jeanne Bishop, Cook... read more

Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer to discuss new book on shaken baby syndrome

Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer to discuss new book on shaken baby syndrome

For decades, attorneys have used shaken baby syndrome, or SBS, as proof that a caretaker murdered a child. However, the medical community’s... read more

Professor Havel addresses CBA aviation committee on passenger rights

Professor Havel addresses CBA aviation committee on passenger rights

Professor Brian F. Havel, academic director of the International Aviation Law Institute, addressed the Chicago Bar Association's... read more

Professor Tuerkheimer weighs in on exonerations for TIME magazine

Professor Tuerkheimer weighs in on exonerations for TIME magazine

In opinion piece "The Changing Face of Exonerations" for TIME magazine online, Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer said,... read more

Bruce Ottley appointed interim dean of College of Law

Bruce Ottley appointed interim dean of College of Law

Bruce Ottley has been appointed interim dean of the College of Law at DePaul University, effective June 1. Ottley is a professor in the... read more

Professor Havel discusses Malaysia Flight 370 for CNN

Professor Havel discusses Malaysia Flight 370 for CNN

Professor Brian Havel’s op-ed piece How Did Stolen Passports Get Through? headlines the opinion page of on CNN.com. Havel says “…it is... read more

International Aviation Law Institute interviews FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith

International Aviation Law Institute interviews FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith

A marathon three-hour interview with FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith is the seventh installment of the International... read more

PBCSI brings legal lessons to Pritzker Elementary School

PBCSI brings legal lessons to Pritzker Elementary School

Alumni, students and College of Law Dean Mark visited Chicago Public School's Pritzker Elementary on January 29 to teach law-related... read more

Professor Grynberg presents "Thick Marks, Thin Marks" at IP scholars colloquium

Professor Grynberg presents "Thick Marks, Thin Marks" at IP scholars colloquium

Professor Michael Grynberg participated in the 2014 Works in Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) Colloquium held at the Santa Clara... 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 aviation law institute director participates in Singapore summit

DePaul aviation law institute director participates in Singapore summit

International Aviation Law Institute Director Brian F. Havel moderated a high-level panel including European Commission Vice President... read more

Follow the Pots Project and affiliated faculty member featured in DePaul Insights

Follow the Pots Project and affiliated faculty member featured in DePaul Insights

Dr. Morag Kersel, field archaeologist, assistant professor of anthropology at DePaul University, and the Center for Art, Museum &... read more

Professor Tirres lectures on immigration law at University of Texas El Paso

Professor Tirres lectures on immigration law at University of Texas El Paso

Professor Allison Tirres delivered a lecture "Deportation and its Discontents: Reflections on a Century of Immigration... read more

CIPLIT director to speak at international IP conference

CIPLIT director to speak at international IP conference

Professor Roberta Kwall will be a principal speaker at an international intellectual property conference to be held at the Radzyner... read more

Professor Sarnoff speaks to Myriad ruling in American Lawyer

Professor Sarnoff speaks to Myriad ruling in American Lawyer

Professor Joshua Sarnoff commented on the Supreme Court's Myriad Genetics ruling in an American Laywer article,... read more

IALI director addresses foreign investment reform at 25th EALA conference

IALI director addresses foreign investment reform at 25th EALA conference

On November 8, IALI Director Brian Havel was a featured speaker at the 25th annual conference of the European Air Law Association (EALA)... read more

Center for Animal Law hosts conference on legal treatment of animals in contemporary agribusiness

Center for Animal Law hosts conference on legal treatment of animals in contemporary agribusiness

Is it possible to ensure humane treatment for animals raised for consumption? Are current regulations enough? Are genetically modified foods... read more

Justice Breyer to speak at 2014 Clifford Symposium exploring federal Judge Jack Weinstein's work

Justice Breyer to speak at 2014 Clifford Symposium exploring federal Judge Jack Weinstein's work

Scholars and members of the judiciary will explore Judge Jack B. Weinstein’s impact on a wide range of topics in civil justice at the 20th... read more

Scholars take interdisciplinary look at religious institutionalism

Scholars take interdisciplinary look at religious institutionalism

Noted philosophers, political theorists, religious studies scholars and legal scholars will discuss religious institutionalism... read more

Georgetown's Victoria Nourse to address legal education and civic illiteracy

Georgetown's Victoria Nourse to address legal education and civic illiteracy

Victoria F. Nourse, professor of law at Georgetown University and DePaul's 2013 Enlund Scholar-in-Residence, will discuss legal... read more

Raphael discusses new book on acquaintance rape

Raphael discusses new book on acquaintance rape

Jody Raphael, author, national researcher and senior research fellow at the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, met law... read more

IALI broadens involvement with ICAO conference and Cape Town Project

IALI broadens involvement with ICAO conference and Cape Town Project

Professor Brian Havel, academic director of DePaul College of Law's International Aviation Law Institute, will participate as a... read more

Judge Wolfson honored with CBA's Stevens Award

Judge Wolfson honored with CBA's Stevens Award

The Chicago Bar Association (CBA) has selected Judge Warren D. Wolfson as one of four Chicago attorneys to be honored at... read more

CPIL faculty director shines light on public interest law at DePaul

CPIL faculty director shines light on public interest law at DePaul

Professor Leonard Cavise highlighted DePaul Law’s commitment to public interest in the National Jurist’s Back to School 2013 issue. In... read more

Criminal justice experts to address implicit racial bias at upcoming symposium

Criminal justice experts to address implicit racial bias at upcoming symposium

Racial disparities continue to define the American criminal justice system. African-American males, in particular, are still incarcerated at... read more

Legal scholars analyze fiduciary law topics

Legal scholars analyze fiduciary law topics

In mid-July, more than 20 leading scholars from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel and Australia convened at DePaul... read more

Professor Jacobs keynotes New Zealand competition workshop

Professor Jacobs keynotes New Zealand competition workshop

"The Sorry State of Joint Venture Analysis" was the title of Professor Michael Jacobs' keynote address at the 24th Annual... read more

Professor Franklin interviewed on overturn of DOMA

Professor Franklin interviewed on overturn of DOMA

Vice Dean David Franklin appeared as a guest last night on PBS' Chicago Tonight. In an interview with host Carol Marin,... read more

Legal scholars to address philosophical issues raised by fiduciary law

Legal scholars to address philosophical issues raised by fiduciary law

Internationally renowned scholars will convene at DePaul University College of Law to identify and address issues in fiduciary law on July... read more

Professor Sarnoff weighs in on Supreme Court's DNA patent ruling

Professor Sarnoff weighs in on Supreme Court's DNA patent ruling

Professor Joshua Sarnoff, director of DePaul's Center for Intellectual Property Law, called yesterday's Supreme Court... read more

Professor Kellman wins distinguished Fulbright award

Professor Kellman wins distinguished Fulbright award

College of Law Professor Barry Kellman has been named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Public International Law to Lund University in... read more

Professor Sarnoff takes helm of Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology

Professor Sarnoff takes helm of Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology

Appointed in February by Dean Mark, Professor Joshua Sarnoff is the new faculty director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and... read more

Professor Havel's Dublin lectures cap IALI's successful year

Professor Havel's Dublin lectures cap IALI's successful year

Professor Brian F. Havel, academic director of the International Aviation Law Institute, delivered his first lecture as newly-appointed... read more

Professor Kellman discusses space debris and international law

Professor Kellman discusses space debris and international law

Professor Barry Kellman presented "The Relevance of General International Law for Debris Questions" at an event held by the... read more

Jody Raphael honored with 2013 Gertz award

Jody Raphael honored with 2013 Gertz award

DePaul College of Law's Jody Raphael has been named the 2013 recipient of the Illinois State Bar Association's Human Rights... read more

Professor Michael Grynberg's article considers trademark's relationship to consumer information laws

Professor Michael Grynberg's article considers trademark's relationship to consumer information laws

Professor Michael Grynberg's article “More Than IP: Trademark Among the Consumer Information Laws” will be featured in The William... read more

Havel, Mulligan at IATA Legal Symposium

Havel, Mulligan at IATA Legal Symposium

IALI Director Brian Havel and FedEx/United Airlines Resident Research Fellow John Mulligan represented the institute at the 2013 IATA... read more

Jacobs to keynote New Zealand competition workshop

Jacobs to keynote New Zealand competition workshop

International Aviation Law Institute Co-Director Michael Jacobs has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 24th annual workshop of... read more

Professor Gerstenblith responds to new artifact acquisition guidelines

Professor Gerstenblith responds to new artifact acquisition guidelines

In a recent article in the New York Times titled "Museum Leaders Toughen Artifact Acquisition Guidelines," blogger Randy... read more

DePaul Law's gun violence program responds to President Obama’s Chicago visit

DePaul Law's gun violence program responds to President Obama’s Chicago visit

Today President Obama is home in Chicago, pressing Congress to act on his proposals to reduce gun violence. The president’s proposals... read more

Professor Sarnoff discusses issues in IP and climate change nationwide

Professor Sarnoff discusses issues in IP and climate change nationwide

In fall 2012, Professor Joshua Sarnoff presented on intellectual property and climate change as part of a panel on intellectual... read more

Professor Livingston's recent scholarship focuses on IP, commercial law

Professor Livingston's recent scholarship focuses on IP, commercial law

Professor Margit Livingston wrapped up the fall 2012 semester with a number of scholarly activities, including online publication of... read more

Professor Jacobs addresses Asian Competition Forum at annual conference

Professor Jacobs addresses Asian Competition Forum at annual conference

​Co-Director of the International Aviation Law Institute Mike Jac​obs continues to participate in important antitrust and... read more