From:                              College of Law, DePaul University <>

Sent:                               Wednesday, January 22, 2020 5:06 PM

To:                                   Redmond, James

Subject:                          [EXT] Law Alumni E-news: January 2020




College of Law Reappointment

To members of the College of Law:

I am happy to announce the reappointment of Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea for a five-year term to continue serving as Dean of the College of Law.

Dean Rosato Perea has worked tirelessly to advocate for the college's students, faculty and staff. While the external pressures persist for legal education, Dean Rosato Perea has led the college with vigilance, inspiration and a strong plan for the college's future.

I concur with the findings of the review committee that Dean Rosato Perea is an ethical leader who creates a positive work environment. She cares deeply about her students and promotes the Vincentian mission. The majority of full-time faculty, part-time faculty, staff and alumni support her reappointment.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee for its work and to thank all those who participated in the review.

I also would like to thank Dean Rosato Perea for her work in her first term as Dean, and I look forward to working with her in the future.

Salma Ghanem
Interim Provost



Blue Demon Challenge |
As Easy As 1/23

Set your alarm! Tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 23), the Blue Demon Challenge, DePaul's annual day of giving, is back and bigger than ever. Join us as we reach for our biggest goal yet: raising $1,000,000 in a single day.

With dozens of matches and challenges, your gift can help unlock additional funds for the people and programs at DePaul you care about most. A gift to the College of Law is a special opportunity to honor your DePaul education and support current and future hardworking, dedicated law students who will follow your example as legal advocates. During the Blue Demon Challenge, your gift to the College of Law can go even further!

• College of Law: If 125 individuals direct their gift to any area of the college, Adria East Mossing ('88) and Mossing & Navarre, LLC will give $50,000 in additional funds to the College of Law.
• Public Interest Law Association Summer Fellowships: Every gift to the Public Interest Law Summer Fellows Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500 by alumna Noelle Brennan ('95).

You can help DePaul make history while making a DePaul education a reality for deserving students.

Don't want to wait until tomorrow? Make your gift now at!

Nominations Sought for 2020 Law Alumni Awards

DePaul University College of Law

Nominate yourself or another DePaul College of Law graduate for a 2020 Law Alumni Award!

The Law Alumni Awards program, now in its 25th year, recognizes outstanding College of Law graduates in four categories:

Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna
Outstanding Service to the Profession
Outstanding Service to the DePaul Community
Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, Jan. 31. The awards will be presented at the 2020 Law Alumni Awards Luncheon in May.

The nomination form is available here. Nominations should be submitted to James Redmond, associate director of Alumni Relations, by email ( or mail (55 E. Jackson, 18th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604) no later than Friday, Jan. 31.




24th Annual Public
Interest Law Auction

Join DePaul's Public Interest Law Association at the National Public Housing Museum for the 24th Annual PILA Auction! Law students, alumni, faculty, and friends are encouraged to attend. There are many amazing items and experiences to bid on. Light appetizers and drinks are included in the cost of admission. Tickets can be purchased here.

Friday, Feb. 28
6–9 p.m.
National Public Housing Museum
625 N. Kingsbury St.

All the proceeds from ticket sales and the auction go directly towards scholarships for students working in unpaid public interest internships during the summer.

2020 Jaharis Symposium | 
Genetic Justice: Data,
Privacy, and Crime

Recent discoveries in the field of genetics herald immense innovation for medicine and science. But they also raise significant questions related to individual privacy, societal uses of the information and applications in the criminal justice system. This interdisciplinary symposium will address issues of distributive and procedural justice in genetics and genomics, as they relate to scientific innovation, intellectual property, human subjects research and the criminal justice system.

DePaul University College of Law is an accredited CLE provider. This event has been approved for up to 6.0 hours of general CLE credit. 1.0 of ethics CLE credits (pending approval).

Thursday, March 12
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
DePaul University – DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson, Room 8005

Register here.



Violence Awareness Week:
Rise from the Ashes

Join the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center (SDF) in its recognition of February Violence Awareness Week! This is a great opportunity to learn more about domestic violence, hear a domestic violence survivor's story and understand the impact of domestic violence on individuals, clients and cases.

Speakers include Stephanie Austin & Attorney Michael Biederstadt, the co-founders of "Rise from the Ashes," a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides legal representation to domestic violence victims.

Thursday, Feb. 13
Noon–1 p.m.
Lewis Center, Room 242

Lunch and 1.0 hour of CLE will be provided. RSVP to Katie Liss, executive director of the SDF Family Law Center, at

**Unused toiletries will be collected for victims of domestic violence at this event**


Law Career
Services Update

The Class of 2019 is ready to work for you! Need to hire a newly licensed attorney? Looking to fill a position for which a J.D. would be helpful? The Class of 2019 is ready to work for you. Bar results are behind us, and now is the perfect time to start the recruitment process. Let Law Career Services help you find a fantastic new legal professional for your office. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Adam Gratch, assistant director for Law Career Services, at or (312) 362-6869.

Volunteers Needed: If you are a former part-time/evening student, and you are looking to give back to the DePaul Law community, we would love for you to join us at an upcoming networking event! These events will give current evening students the opportunity to meet and network with you at the law school.

Save the dates:
Saturday, Feb. 8 from 3-4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16 from 3-4 p.m.

If you are interested in joining us for one or both of the events, please email Tiffany Farber, assistant director for Law Career Services, at



Calendar of Events

College of Law

Office of Alumni Relations

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March 26

Blue Demon Day Game Watch: Arizona
Blue Demon Day Game Watch: Denver
Blue Demon Day Game Watch: New York City
Blue Demon Day Game Watch: San Francisco
Blue Demon Day Game Watch: Seattle
Blue Demon Day Game Watch: Southern California
Blue Demon Day Game Watch: Washington D.C.
Blue Demon Day: Men's Basketball vs. St. John's
Blue Demon Day: Women's Basketball vs. Georgetown
Muscle Work Class at The Ray
Men's Basketball vs. Marquette: Pregame Reception Only
Men's Basketball vs. Marquette: Pregame Reception and Game
Alumni & Friends Reception with President A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD, in Washington, D.C.
Craft Beer and Chocolate Tasting at Cocoa + Co
DePaul Alumni Marriage Blessing
Alumni & Friends Reception with President A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD, in Scottsdale
Black Alumni Chapter Black History Month Reception
Outdoor Ice Skating at Watts Ice Center
Alumni & Friends Reception with President A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD, in Palm Beach
Big City Swing Dance Class at the Loft
Alumni & Friends Reception with President A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD, in Naples
Private Bagel Making Brunch with Frittatas at Get in the Kitchen
Alumni & Friends Reception with President A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD, in Oak Brook
Latinx Alumni Chapter Speaker Panel
Adler Planetarium Outing
Cubs Spring Training Game in Mesa, AZ
Fifty Year Club Reception and DePaul Opera Performance: The Marriage of Figaro
Share Our Spare Volunteer Outing

Alumni News

To see a complete list of class notes, or to submit your alumni news to the College of Law, please click here.

Crystal E. Glass-Ashby ('86) now serves as the interim president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), based in Washington, D.C. She will lead the ELC's efforts to increase the number of black executives in C-suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises.

David D. Cleary ('87) was appointed to a 14-year term as U.S. bankruptcy judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, headquartered in Chicago. He is a shareholder of Greenberg Trauig.

Leslie Darling ('97) has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel of the Art Institute of Chicago, overseeing legal operations for both the school and museum.

Jay Q. Knobloch ('07) is now executive vice president, intellectual property for NuCurrent, a wireless power systems and technology development company based in Chicago.

Amelia C. Anderson ('09) was invested as a new immigration judge in the Executive Office for Immigration Review of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Cori Cozort ('11) has been promoted to partner at Giamanco Law Partners, with offices in the Chicago suburbs of Bolingbrook and New Lenox.

Tanvi B. Patel ('11) has been promoted to partner at Neal Gerber Eisenberg. She is a registered patent attorney and serves on the board of Ms. JD, an organization that supports women in the legal profession.

Charlene Recio ('11) was elected to serve as president of the 2020 executive board of the Will County (Ill.) Women's Bar Association. She is assistant state's attorney in the felony narcotics unit of the Will County State's Attorney's Office.

Britt A. Florin ('13) was elected to serve as treasurer of the 2020 executive board of the Will County (Ill.) Women's Bar Association. She is an assistant state's attorney for Will County.

Samantha M. Grund-Wickramasekera (LAS '14, JD '17) has joined the government representation division of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.

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