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Dean’s Message


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Dear DePaul Law Alumni Community:

It's hard to believe that we are beginning a new academic year—especially one in-person! This week we welcomed 209 new law students, 183 full-time and 26 part-time. The students are so appreciative to be in law school after a competitive admissions cycle, and we are thrilled to open our doors and classrooms to them. To keep us as safe as possible, the university has instituted a vaccination requirement for all faculty, staff and students as well as requiring everyone on campus to mask up.

One challenge we have had during this pandemic is to continue to build our community—student to student, student to alumni and alumni to alumni. This community has been our heart and our network is our superpower. We will continue to work on creative ways to bring us together this coming year, both in-person and on-line. Our first event of the year will be our in-person alumni reception at River Roast on Sept. 9, and I look forward to seeing many of you there to catch up and connect!

To give you a preview, the theme of the reception—and of the year—will be "DePaul Law Dreaming Big." We will dream big for our students and their successes. We will dream big to continue to build our national and regional reputation. We will dream big to serve our mission by creating opportunity and doing justice. As a proud alum, what are your big dreams for DePaul? Please cli​​ck here to share your dreams for DePaul Law.

As I enter my seventh year as dean of this great law school, I could not be prouder. We have weathered many storms (and pandemics) and have continued to excel in so many ways. I could not have done it without you—our alumni—as well as the devoted faculty, staff and students who support me every day.

Here's to a great year ahead!

Dean Jenn ​