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DePaul Law Clinic Spotlight, Spring 2022

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DePaul Law Clinic Spotlight, Fall 2020

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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...
  • 06/22/2022 - DePaul Law’s Successful 2021-2022 Competition Season

    Moot Court TeamBased on the many successes of the DePaul Moot Court Team in national competitions over the past academic year, DePaul ranked 58 in the 2021-2022 University of Houston Law Center Blakely Advocacy Institute Moot Court Program Rankings.  Coached by a dedicated group of DePaul law alumni, Moot Court Team members competed at the Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court...
  • 06/08/2022 - College of Law Hosts Successful Eviction Sealing Clinic

    ​On Tuesday, April 12, the College of Law hosted a successful Eviction Sealing Clinic.  Over 30 students, staff and alumni worked together to assist clients with preparing petitions to seal old eviction records. This discrete and impactful pro bono opportunity embodied the mission of the College of Law, provided students a hands-on opportunity to strengthen their legal skills, and was a true...
  • 05/17/2022 - Associate Dean for Experiential Learning on ABC 7 News

    ​​​On Thursday, April 7th, ABC 7 hosted several prominent Chicago attorneys to discuss the historic confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next Supreme Court Justice. DePaul College of Law's Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Professor Julie Lawton, joined this panel. Professor Lawton commented that Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will benefit the Supreme...
  • 05/10/2022 - Family Law Clinic Clients Find Favor in Divorce Proceedings

    ​​ The DePaul College of Law Family Law Clinic provides legal assistance with marriage, divorce, invalidity of marriage, legal separation, parentage, and adoption through a partnership with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (“CVLS”). All work in the Family Law Clinic (“Clinic”) is performed under the supervision of Clinic co-directors Profs. Phil Mohr...
  • 04/06/2022 - Moot Court Team Victorious at the Hispanic National Bar Association Competition

    ​DePaul's Moot Court team members - Eddie Cervantes, Liya Levin, and Tai Martin - competed at the National Hispanic Bar Association (HNBA) Moot Court Competition. The team won the First-Place award for Best Petitioner's Brief. The team went on to compete in the oral rounds against 29 teams. After five excellent rounds of oral arguments, they placed Second in the...
  • 04/06/2022 - BLSA Moot Court Team advances to Nationals

    ​DePaul's Moot Court and Black Law Student Association (BLSA) members - Simone Freeney and SaDella Duval d'Adrian - competed in the Midwest Regional BLSA, Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition in St. Louis, Missouri. These two braved tough competitors during the competition, but they made the school proud with their many accomplishments. In the Midwest Regional, the team won...
  • 04/06/2022 - DePaul National Trial Team Named Regional Champions and Move onto Nationals

    Members of the DePaul National Trial Team - Justice Muhammad, Karina Shumyatskaya, Henry Stillwell, and John Rodack - competed in the American Association for Justice's Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and secured the title of Regional Champions. The DePaul team was the only team in this regional competition that went undefeated, beating the other teams: University of Missouri, University...
  • 03/29/2022 - Associate Dean for Experiential Learning on Fox News

    ​​The DePaul College of Law's Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Professor Julie Lawton, who also teaches Real Estate Transactions, was recently interviewed by Fox News for a story on abandoned and vacant property. During the interview, Professor Lawton asks viewers to consider where they want to live. "Do you want to live in an area that is vibrant, or do you want...