Now We Must: The
Campaign for DePaul's Students
We are proud to
announce the launch of Now
We Must: The Campaign for DePaul's Students. In these unprecedented
times, multiple crises suddenly confront DePaul University students,
including all those who call DePaul Law home. The pandemic and economic
uncertainty not only threaten our students' ability to persist toward their
aspirations, but also endanger DePaul's Vincentian mission of providing
educational access and advancing social equity.
Thus, Now We Must is an ambitious, year-long fundraising effort with a
singular goal: safeguarding the pathways to success that students counted
on when they selected DePaul as the place to forge their future. The
campaign will seek millions to address our students' most immediate needs
and provide critical support in five key areas—scholarships, technology
needs, internship support, emergency assistance and mental health and
wellness—as they navigate an unprecedented academic year.
more from Sasha Gerritson (MUS '99), campaign chair, and be part of
this important effort at give.depaul.edu/NowWeMust.
Your gift to the Law Scholarship Fund, or whichever area of DePaul matters
most to you, will make a transformative difference at a crucial time for
College of Law Receives $100,000 gift
to Support Health Law and Racial Justice
Catherine Bremer (JD '89) and her husband, Dr. Joseph
Bremer, have made a $100,000 gift to support the Health Law Program at the
College of Law. Their generosity will create the Bremer Fund for Health Law
& Racial Justice, which will provide support for student scholarships,
as well as for externships or fellowships at organizations that address
issues of systemic racism and health disparities affecting underrepresented
"Through their generous gift, the Bremers understand deeply what our
students, community and society need at this crucial time to help students
succeed and transform our institutions to achieve racial justice,"
said Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea. "We are so grateful for their vision
and long-standing commitment to DePaul Law and its health law
the full write-up here.
Write a Note
of Support to a
DePaul Law Bar Taker
The ongoing COVD-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented
changes and uncertainty to long-standing events and activities. This is
especially true of bar examinations, as our 2020 graduates and additional
DePaul Law bar takers having been preparing for the exam in an altered
reality. In Illinois, the traditional late July examination has now been
twice delayed. The exam has been moved to Oct. 5-6 and will be occurring
remotely for the first time in Illinois history.
Beyond the usual stresses that preparation for the bar exam brings, the
pandemic has amplified this stress, as bar takers worry about their health,
family/friends, their financial situations and future employment. More than
ever, well wishes and notes of support from our alumni community would mean
a great deal to these recent alumni in their quest to become licensed,
To show your support, please click
here to write a brief note.
*We ask that notes of
support do not include comments on how to study for the exam. This will be
a very different bar exam, and many of the bar takers have been studying on
a modified schedule since June. Thank you in advance!
Virtual Event: Furthering
Latinx Inclusion in
Hosted by Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) and
commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month at DePaul Law, the following program
will bring added awareness to the diversity inherent within the Latinx
community itself. Topics that will be discussed include: Latinx
representation in the legal field, structural barriers Latinx individuals
encounter on the pathway to becoming a lawyer, common struggles Latinx
attorneys face and overcome in practice and ways in which Latinx law
students and attorneys can dismantle these barriers and struggles for
future Latinx attorneys. Speakers include Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea and
Hannah Brooks, Esq., serving as the keynote speaker.
Thursday, Sept. 24
Please note: in
order to obtain the Zoom link, you must RSVP for this event.
Volunteer Opportunity: Pro Bono &
Community Service Initiative
Looking for a remote and flexible pro bono opportunity? The
Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative is seeking College of Law
alumni to partner with law students to answer legal questions posted on Illinois
Free Legal Answers. Illinois Free Legal Answers is a secure website run
Interest Law Initiative (PILI) where lower income Illinois residents
can ask a lawyer for help with civil legal issues. The Pro Bono &
Community Service Initiative will match alumni with law students who will
research and draft the initial answers, and the alumni will review and post
Additionally, in celebration of National Pro Bono Week, the Pro Bono &
Community Service Initiative is partnering with the Schiller DuCanto &
Fleck Family Law Center and PILI for a virtual pro bono clinic on Friday,
Oct. 30, 1-3 p.m., where students and attorneys will partner to answer
additional civil legal questions through Illinois Free Legal Answers. The
clinic will be conducted online.
If you would like to participate in the ongoing program and/or the Oct. 30
clinic, please reach out to Lauren Worsek, PBCSI Director, at email@example.com. Training and
materials will be provided.
Nuestro Planeta Compartido: At the
Intersection of Animal Law, the Environment and Human Rights Law in Latin
America CLE Webinar
This legal webinar is presented by the DePaul University
College of Law Center for Animal Law. Speakers will discuss how Latin
American countries address issues of animal rights and the environment and
how this may impact human rights. Presentation topics include:
constitutional rights of nature, habitat destruction and analysis of
current Latin American legal issues that intersect with the focus areas of
animals, the environment and human rights.
Saturday, Sept. 26
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
The program is approved for up to 3 hours of CLE credit.
The Pro Bono & Community Service
Initiative (PBCSI) held its first remote 1L Service Day
This year, DePaul's College of Law held its 9th annual (and
first remote!) 1L Service Day on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Approximately 175
volunteers participated, including the incoming first year students and the
upperclass students, faculty and staff, who served as site leaders.
Despite the challenges of being remote, volunteers used Zoom to
successfully complete a variety of service projects after being divided
among nine local nonprofit organizations. The participating organizations
included: Amate House, Ignite, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, Legal
Prep Charter School, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Little Sisters
of the Poor Saint Mary's Home, Lydia Home, Saint Leonard's Ministries and
Top Box Foods.
the full story here.
College of Law
Office of Alumni
Up for the Fun Run, Get an Active Band!
Have you registered for the All
for DePaul Virtual Fun Run yet? When you do, we'll send you a special
DePaul active band to wear during your run. These bands are available exclusively to Fun Run
participants. Check out our Fun
Run page to sign up, support DePaul and show your Blue Demon pride!
To see a complete list of class notes, or to submit your
alumni news to the College of Law, please click
Larry R. Rogers Sr. (JD '83, DHL '09), a founding partner
of Powers Rogers LLC, was named to the 2021 list of The Best Lawyers in
Anna S. Richo ('86) has joined the board of Adamas
Pharmaceuticals Inc. She is general counsel, chief compliance officer and
corporate secretary of Cargill.
Michael S. Wolson ('97), a broker with the real estate
firm Baird & Warner, is featured in Chicago Agent magazine as one of
its Who's Who of 2020.
Matthew L. Williams ('98) has been named to the 2021
edition of Best Lawyers in America. He is a partner in the Illinois law
firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard.
Breen M. Higgins ('07) has joined Eversheds Sutherland as
a state and local tax partner in the firm's tax practice group. She works
out of the Chicago office.
Aaron D. Boeder ('10) has been included in the 2021
Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. He is a partner with the Illinois
law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard.
Darron Hubbard ('13) was sworn in to serve as a full-time
special assistant U.S. attorney in the Savannah office of the Southern
District of Georgia U.S. Attorney's Office.
Patricia A. Hudson (LAS '14, JD '17) was recently named to
the 40 under 40 top lawyers lists by the National Trial Lawyers and
National Black Lawyers. She is an associate with the Chicago-based Kryder
Law Group LLC.
Professor of Law Joshua Sarnoff moderated a panel of
presentations on Health and Biosciences as part of the virtual 2020
Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, hosted this year by Stanford
Law School and which DePaul hosts every fourth year.
Professor Sarnoff also presented virtually on Intellectual
Property and Affordable Access Issues and Negative Emissions Technologies
at the 4th Annual North American Environment, Energy & Natural
Resources Conference sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center,
the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, U.N.A.M., and the law firm
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