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Dean’s Message


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Dear DePaul Law Alumni Community:

Especially this year, I am looking forward to this season of joy, reflection and gratitude. We now know—in a very real way—that we can take nothing for granted, and we appreciate the little things even more. Even though we are almost to the end of the semester (two more weeks of classes to go!), every day I am relieved we can continue to learn together in person, and I am grateful to see our amazing students chatting in the hallways and sitting in the classrooms. This week, we are continuing one of our annual community traditions, a Thanksgiving celebration dinner for faculty, staff and students with lots of food and shared appreciation.

Although I have missed our alumni community over the last 19 months, I so appreciate all you have done remotely, and I have cherished every moment we have spent on zoom or in person. I appreciate the notes you have written to admitted students, job postings you have sent us, mentoring you have given, events you have attended and donations you have provided to fund scholarships, fellowships, bar awards and emergency funds. Our Dean's Advisory Council, Diversity Council, Alumni Engagement Board and Judges Committee have provided incredible leadership during this time, as well as reaching out to fellow alums and supporting the administrative staff. I will continue to count on you, especially as our graduates of the Class of 2021 seek their first jobs post-graduation—and we want them to get the best opportunities possible.

During the pandemic, I have seen even more of your generosity and devotion to DePaul Law. I appreciate all that you do, every day, to ensure that our wonderful law school can be the best it can be and our graduates can achieve their dreams.

Have a joyous, peaceful and healthy Thanksgiving!
Jenn ​