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Recent Events

  • 02/23/2021 - Criminal Appeals Clinic Successfully Argues for Client to the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District

    ​The Criminal Appeals Clinic obtained relief for their client, Lemar Hardy, in Fall 2020. 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...
  • 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​.
  • 03/13/2020 - 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 Association (LLSA) (2018-2019), and has participated on moot court teams and the student board. Martha Pagliari, director of the College of Law's Legal Analysis, Research & Communication program and faculty advisor to the Moot Court Society, describes...
  • 03/12/2020 - 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 under the tutelage of their professors who are their supervising attorneys.  One such type of matter in which students may gain experience in is trademark prosecution, as was the case for Chelsea M. Murray (JD'19) and Matthew Livingston (JD'20),...
  • 03/09/2020 - 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 from Driving under the Influence, Battery and Leaving the Scene of an Accident without Giving Information.  These charges are all Class A Misdemeanors, punishable by up to a year in jail. As part of the clinic experience and to ready students for...
  • 12/10/2019 - 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 the Dirksen Federal Building. They weren't on opposite sides. They were co-counsel of sorts, although more than eight years apart. Mr. Ramirez, the client they had in common, introduced his current legal representative, Ms. Sloop, to his former one, Ms....
  • 10/04/2019 - 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 benefits may be implicated in the final U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility. The training provided immigration practitioners from Depaul’s Legal Resources Project partners with public benefits knowledge that...