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Recent Events

  • 09/03/2021 - Two Advanced Criminal Appeals Clinic Alumni Win Appellate Case

    ​​Advanced Criminal Appeals former students, Scout Distefano and Alex Frisbie (DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2020), worked together in the fall of 2019 in the Advanced Criminal Appeals Clinic on a criminal appeal on behalf of a Clinic client. They raised two issues in their appeal: (i) the State's failure to prove their client guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and,...
  • 08/06/2021 - Student Profile: Sydney Warda ('21)

    ​​3L Sydney Warda Presents Second Illinois Appellate Court Oral ArgumentIn late June 2021, 3L Sydney Warda (’21) appeared before the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, to present her second oral argument as a student licensed to appear before the court. Warda became involved in the case as part of DePaul Law’s Criminal Appeals Clinic and Advanced Criminal Appeals Clinic.The case...
  • 06/15/2021 - Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic Hosts Stakeholder Meeting

    DePaul​'s Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic Hosts Stakeholder Meeting with the Department of State, National Visa Center On June 3, 2021, the DePaul Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic hosted a stakeholder meeting with the National Visa Center. The National Visa Center is a part of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, responsible for processing immigrant visa...
  • 05/27/2021 - AILC Staff invited to speak at USCIS

    ​​​​​​​​AILC Staff invited to speak at USCIS Law Enforcement Conference​On May 20, 2021, Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic Director Sioban Albiol and staff attorney Nicole Minnis spoke at the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Service Law Enforcement Virtual Conference. The theme for the conference was “Working with Immigrant Victims of Crimes". They were invited by the USCIS Chicago Field...
  • 05/25/2021 - Croak Community Criminal Justice Clinic Offers Legal Education Workshop with Community-Based Organization

    ​​​​​​Clinic students utilized their knowledge of Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections and the criminal justice system.​​During Spring 2021, DePaul law students participating in the Croak Community Criminal Justice Clinic presented to eighteen participants in Growing Home's job readiness program, which serves individuals experiencing systemic barriers to employment. About 90% of individuals...
  • 02/23/2021 - Criminal Appeals Clinic Successfully Argues for Client to the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District

    ​In Fall 2020, the Criminal Appeals Clinic obtained a reduced sentence for their client. In a fractured opinion, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District agreed that the client's sentence was excessive and reduced the sentence by twenty years. While the resultant thirty-year sentence is still a long sentence, the reduction increases the likelihood that the client will be able to survive...
  • 02/23/2021 - Criminal Appeals Clinic Wins Conviction Dismissal for Client in Appellate Court of Illinois

    ​In this case, the officers saw the defendant with what they believed to be a gun in his waist although they had no proof he possessed it illegally. When the police approached, he ignored their requests to stop and he walked into a front yard, where the police stopped him and recovered the gun. Police then learned of Bloxton's criminal record and charged him with multiple counts of...
  • 02/23/2021 - Criminal Appeals Clinic Alumni Set to Argue Before Appellate Court

    In Fall 2019, Scout Distefano​ was a student in the Criminal Appeals Clinic working on a case for the Clinic's client, James Powell. The Criminal Appeals Clinic is led by four attorneys who work for the Office of the State Appellate Defender ("OSAD"). After completing her time in the Clinic, in Fall 2020 Scout accepted an offer to work permanently with OSAD, an...
  • 10/22/2020 - 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 crisis.  The laws regarding evictions and unemployment benefits are evolving in response to this crisis.  Law students from DePaul University will help you understand the impact of these changes on tenants, landlords, and workers seeking unemployment...
  • 10/19/2020 - 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 available. To read Vol. 1, Issue 1 click here​.