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Dean's Search Update

Dear College of Law Community and Alumni,

On behalf of the Dean of Law Search Committee, I write with an update regarding our efforts to identify the next Dean of the College of Law.

We are building a national candidate pool through nominations received from you and others, inquiries at other colleges and universities similar to DePaul in scope and mission, advertising in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed and on a number of other relevant websites, and the work of our search firm.

Over the coming weeks, the search committee will review applications. There is still time to nominate candidates. We urge you to suggest people you know who could serve effectively in this critically important position, or to suggest those you think might know of potential candidates. Please forward their names to Julie Tea and Anne Koellhoffer at

In late March, the search committee will begin to narrow the candidate pool with the goal of inviting finalists to campus by the end of April.

The search is off to a good start! Thank you for your continued support. We will continue to provide updates along the way.


Lexa Murphy
Chair, Dean of Law Search Committee
Dean and Professor, College of Communication 

33rd Annual DePaul Law Review Symposium: The Power of Legal Storytelling

Can we tell you a story? The 33rd annual DePaul Law Review Symposium will focus on the power of legal storytelling. Discussions will span from analyzing argumentation and screenwriting methods as forms of advocacy and persuasion in the law, to using film and television adaptations to convey important legal and ethical messages.

Friday, April 12
9 a.m.–4:15 p.m. (CDT)

In-Person and Online
Richard M. & Maggie C. Daley Building, 8th Floor
14 E. Jackson Blvd.

DePaul College of Law is an accredited MCLE provider. This event is eligible for up to six CLE credit hours

Register Here

Seeking Nominations for the 2024 DePaul Law Pro Bono Alumni Award

Do you know a College of Law alum who, through years of service, has demonstrated an ongoing and deep commitment to pro bono legal services for the poor and disadvantaged and has inspired others to do the same? If so, then consider nominating them for the 2024 Pro Bono Alumni Award.

If you have questions or would like to submit a nomination form, please email Elizabeth Boe, director of the pro bono and community service initiative at

First Generation in Legal Scholars Program Seeks Alumni Volunteers

Our First Generation in Law Scholars Program (FGLP) is preparing for its third summer program. Launched in summer 2022 and aimed at first generation law students, the program exposes participants to invaluable academic and prelaw experiences and myriad professionalism aspects. FGLP would love your help in making the program a success. Alumni volunteers have served as mentors, job shadowing site hosts and speakers on professionalism. Beginning this year, alumni volunteers can also host interns (paid through the program) at their firms, companies, offices, and organizations.

If you are interested in serving this program as an alumni volunteer this summer or in a future summer, please email Amanda Noascono, assistant dean of admissions & chief of administration.

DePaul Migration Collaborative 2nd Annual Symposium - Cities and Migration: Plans, Policies, and Action

The DePaul Migration Collaborative's second annual convening brings together experts, nonprofit leaders, students, scholars of migration, policy makers, and legal advisors to discuss contemporary migration issues in our Cities and Migration: Plans, Policies, and Action Symposium. This symposium will answer urgent and timely questions related to youth, health, law, housing, data and research, and labor with innovative solutions.

Thursday, April 11
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (CDT)
In-Person & Online

DePaul University
Lincoln Park Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.

Register Here

Volunteer Opportunity - Law Admissions

DePaul Law is seeking alumni volunteers to assist Law Admissions in this year's recruiting cycle. As an alum from the College of Law, prospective and admitted students very much enjoy hearing from you. The following upcoming events will take place at the College of Law in 2024.

Admitted Student Days:
Saturday, April 13: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Volunteer Here

DePaul Law Career Closet: Donations Requested

A new Career Closet is open for all College of Law students in need of interview wear. Law Career Services is currently welcoming donations of the following gently worn and dry-cleaned items:

  • Suits
  • Blouses
  • Dress shoes
  • Ties
  • Belts
  • Briefcases
  • Accessories

Please drop off all items Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Law Career Services Suite (third floor of the College of Law) or in the Admissions Office (first floor of the College of Law). If you have any questions about your donations and/or the Career Closet, please email Thank you in advance to all our generous College of Law alumni and friends!

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

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