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DePaul Law Annual Alumni Reception

DePaul Law is excited to announce the return of our annual alumni reception. The reception has become a yearly tradition for the College of Law as our signature fall event to build alumni engagement and community. Join us on Thursday, Sept. 29 for a fun evening reconnecting with old friends, meeting new alumni and learning more about the latest happenings at DePaul Law.

Thursday, Sept. 29
5:30–7:30 p.m.
W Chicago – City Center Hotel
172 W. Adams St., Chicago

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Register for the 2022 Clifford Scholar-in-Residence Lecture

Join us for the 2022 Clifford Scholar-in-Residence Lecture: Procedure in Lawyered and Lawyerless Courts, featuring Professor of Law Pamela Bookman.

Courts in the United States may be either federal or state courts, but there is another division in the way that courts operate that is just as salient: those that routinely include lawyers, and those where lawyers are fundamentally absent. 

The American justice system includes both "lawyered" and "lawyerless" courts. Lawyered courts are the federal and state courts that hear, for example, class actions and large-scale commercial disputes, and the kinds of cases where lawyers tend to be paid and plentiful. Lawyerless state courts, on the other hand, hear the vast majority of claims filed in this country, including debt collection and eviction cases.

Monday, Nov. 7
3–4:15 p.m.
DePaul Center 8005
Zoom Virtual Conferencing

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Latino Law Student Association Hispanic Heritage Month Event

The Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) presents: Lawtina Leaders - Latinas in Law. This year's event will feature two keynote speakers: The Honorable Iris Chavira and Jennifer Crespo. Please come join us in honoring all the work these prestigious Latino leaders have done to pave the way for future lawyers!

Thursday, Oct. 6
5:30–7:30 p.m.
DePaul Center, 11th Floor Terrace
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago

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Faculty Spotlight: Martha Pagliari ('84)

Martha Pagliari has dedicated over 15 years to DePaul Law's Legal Analysis Research & Communication (LARC) Program, serving as the program's director for the past six years. She also has served as faculty advisor to the moot court and national trial teams, which have seen increased successes under her leadership. In Fall 2022, she begins her new role as assistant dean of the law school's Experiential Learning Program, and her experience as LARC director has prepared her well for this next chapter.

As LARC director, Professor Pagliari viewed legal writing holistically and implemented several new initiatives to improve the student experience. Working collaboratively with LARC faculty, the first-year curriculum was revised in a number of ways. For example, LARC now introduces the issue of cultural competency for lawyers to help students better understand how different cultures might respond, so they can more effectively represent them. As she explains, "If you don't approach clients the right way, you might not get the right answers." The required third semester course, LARC III, continues to teach the core appellate brief writing skills, but it now also includes an introduction to transactional document drafting, as more DePaul graduates work on these types of documents in their law practices.

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Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Annual Symposium | Yours, Mine or Ours: Cutting-Edge Issues in Marital Asset Distribution

This year's family law symposium will center on gaining a deeper understanding of financial asset and debt allocation in divorce cases. This interdisciplinary event will address:• Issues of implicit and explicit gender bias in marital asset division• Drafting strong financial affidavits• The art and science of business valuations• Qualified and non-qualified retirement plans• Valuation and division of cryptocurrency• Dividing copyrights between spouses in the U.S. and internationally• Mediating marital asset and debt allocation• Tracking family expenses post separationThe symposium will be presented online and in person, and registration must be completed no later than Wednesday Nov. 2, 2022. Register here.DePaul University College of Law is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider. This program has been approved for up to 4.5 hours of general CLE credit.

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

 

Do you have federal student loans? The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) forgives the remaining balance on federal Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying payments while working full-time for a qualifying employer. The U.S. Department of Education recently announced a temporary but significant waiver to PSLF program rules. The waiver, called the "Limited PSLF Waiver," allows those borrowers who had the wrong type of loans or payments to get credit for those past periods.

The waiver is available to borrowers until Oct. 31, 2022. To take advantage of the waiver, note the following:

• If you don't have one already, register for an FSA ID at StudentAid.gov/fsa-id/create-account.
• Have or get Direct Loans (including through loan consolidation). You can consolidate your loans if you need to at StudentAid.gov/consolidation.
• Submit a PSLF form to certify employment for PSLF that you want credit for through the waiver. You can generate a PSLF form to sign at StudentAid.gov/pslf.

Learn more about the Limited PSLF Waiver at StudentAid.gov/PSLFWaiver.

Rinn Law Library: DePaul Law History Timeline

The Rinn Law Library is proud to share the following historical timeline of the College of Law. The timeline covers significant events and milestones in the history of DePaul Law and was developed by staff and administration in the Rinn Law Library.

As with all historical research, the timeline is a work in progress, and your comments and ideas on historic events are welcome. Please send your feedback to RinnLawLibrary@depaul.edu.

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