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  • 08/25/2022 - Gilbert Lenz of the Criminal Appeals Clinic Wins "Bruce Robert Jacob Award"

    ​​​​Adjunct Professor of the Spring Criminal Appeals Clinic, Gilbert Lenz, was selected by the Illinois Public Defender Association to be the recipient of the Bruce Robert Jacob Award during their May 2022 conference. According to the State Appellate Defender website, this award is present to a Defender "whose efforts embody the core values of the Public Defender Movement in the United...
  • 08/25/2022 - Criminal Appeals Clinic Victorious in Obtaining Conviction Reversal for Client

    ​​​​​Recently, Adjunct Professor of the Fall Criminal Appeals Clinic, Elizabeth Botti and her students from the Fall 2021 clinic obtained an outright reversal of conviction for their client. The defendant was charged by accountability with drug-induced homicide, acquitted of that charge, but found accountable of possessing the decedent's drugs as a lesser-included offense of drug-induced...
  • 05/11/2022 - Three DePaul Law Students Selected for Prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowships

    ​​Three DePaul Law students–Morgan Drake, Dominique Mejia and Joseph Garcia–were selected for prestigious Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowships this coming fall.   EJW Fellowship candidates can create a fellowship project of their own design or can apply to join an established fellowship program dedicated to serving a specific population or addressing an unmet legal need. Only about 70...
  • 05/12/2021 - DePaul Law 2021 Spring Break Service Programs

    ​​​​​​​​Despite the myriad limitations still in place due to COVID-19, many DePaul law students dedicated their spring breaks to helping the wider community through remote service programs covering a variety of legal issues.Through the Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic, four 1Ls partnered with ProBAR (the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project) on immigration legal work. For 20...
  • 03/31/2020 - Student Spotlight: Michael Hoyt ('20)

    The co-president of the Public Interest Law Association, Michael Hoyt ('20) serves on the editorial board of the Journal for Social Justice and participates with DePaul Law's Asylum & Refugee Clinic. Judge James Fujimoto of the Immigration Law Clinic says, “Michael possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of immigration law.  We relied on him not only for...
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