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The DePaul Law faculty is a dynamic blend of leading scholars and respected practitioners. Our law professors focus on innovative programs of instruction and bring real-world experience to the classroom. And through scholarship, legal reform and public engagement, our faculty inspires student learning and makes an impact in the global legal community.

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Faculty News

05/14/2024 - Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith was quoted in the Chicago Magazine article, "The Drawing the Art Institute Won’t Give Back."

Read it here.

03/26/2024 - Emeritus Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law Susan Bandes, Visiting Professor Diane Kemker and DePaul Law Review Editor-in-Chief Matt Messina will be participating in a roundtable discussion of their "Succession" Zoom course at the Popular Culture Association’s annual conference...

Read more about it here.

02/12/2024 - Assistant Professor of Law Jesse Cheng's forthcoming Article, "Death is Disparate," is available on CrimProf Blog.

Read it here.

02/06/2024 - Congratulations to Professor of Law Wendy Epstein on her appointment by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to the Illinois Health Benefits Exchange Advisory Committee. Professor Epstein focuses on health care law and policy...

Read more about this exciting honor here.

02/05/2024 - Vincent de Paul Professor of Law Mark Weber's book, "Understanding Disability Law," is now in its fourth edition.

You can order the book through Carolina Academic Press here.

01/26/2024 - Professor of Law Michael Grynberg's article, "Trademark Free Riders," was reviewed in Jotwell.

Read it here.

01/16/2024 - The first appearance of Mickey Mouse has now entered the public domain and is out of copyright protection. Watch Professor of Law Michael Grynberg discuss why he thinks Disney can use trademark law (instead of copyright) to protect this version of Mickey Mouse..

Watch it here.

01/09/2024 - Associate Professor of Law Allison Tirres' article, "Exclusion from Within: Noncitizens and the Rise of Discriminatory Licensing Laws," was published by Cambridge University Press.

Read it here.

12/11/2023 - Associate Professor of Law Manoj Mate's article, "Moore and Partisan Gerrymandering," forthcoming in Connecticut Law Review, is the No. 1 downloaded article among recent election law articles on SSRN.

Read it here.

12/04/2023 - Associate Professor of Law Allison Tirres' article, "The Unfinished Revolution for Immigrant Civil Rights," has been published in the University of Pennsylvania's Journal of Constitutional Law.

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11/29/2023 - Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea to Step Down.

Read more on Newsline here.

11/06/2023 - Professor Mark Moller seeks to reframe how we think about corporate access to federal courts.

Read more about him here.

11/06/2023 - Professors of Law Wendy Epstein (DePaul) and Christopher Robertson (Boston U) explain why we should change the narrative on why healthy people should get medical insurance on StatNews.

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10/23/2023 - Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith was quoted in the clevelanddotcom article, "Prove it: Cleveland Museum of Art lawsuit challenges New York DA to prove bronze sculpture was stolen - Analysis."

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10/19/2023 - Professor of Law Roberta Kwall shares her views on DePaul University and its response to the Hamas attacks on Israel with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Read the op-ed here 

10/10/2023 - Associate Professor of Law David Franklin discussed the Second Amendment, OxyContin settlements and other major Supreme Court cases on WTTW.

Watch it here 

9/18/2023 - Associate Professor of Law Manoj Mate's article, "Moore and Partisan Gerrymandering," has been highlighted on the Election Law Blog by UCLA Law Professor Rick Hasen.

Read it here 

9/15/2023 - Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith was quoted in the New York Times and appeared on NBC Chicago regarding a painting stolen during the Holocaust being seized from the Art Institute.

Read the New York Times article here (subscription required) and watch the NBC News story here.

8/29/2023 - Professor of Law Gregory Mark was quoted in the Crain's article, "Investor sues Wirtz company over short-form merger."

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7/26/2023 - Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Racial Justice Initiative Manoj Mate weighs in on threats to the Voting Rights Act, redistricting and more.

Read it here.

7/25/2023 - Emeritus Distinguished Research Professor of Law Stephen Siegel's Op-Ed, "Clarence Thomas’s Cherry-Picked Originalism on Affirmative Action," was published in The New Republic.

Read it here.

7/24/2023 - Watch Professor of Law Julie Lawton on CBS News as she breaks down a "cash deal" offered to Illinois homeowners, which has drawn numerous consumer complaints.

Watch it here.

7/24/2023 - Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith's article, "At the Met she holds court. At home, she held 71 looted antiquities," was published in The New York Times.

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7/17/2023 - Associate Professor of Law Allison Tirres' review of "Constitutional History in the Middle Ground and Beyond: Indigenous Perspectives" was published on Jotwell.

Read the article here.

6/22/2023 - Vincent de Paul Professor of Law Maggie Livingston's essay on using non-binary pronouns in her classes was published by Newsweek today.

Read the article here.

6/21/2023 - Associate Professor of Law Allison Tirres' op-ed "It Doesn't Make Sense to Bar Authorized Immigrants From Certain Jobs," was published in the Washington Post.

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6/13/2023 - Professor of Law Michael Grynberg discusses the trademark case of Jack Daniels versus the makers of Bad Spaniels dog toys on Fox32Chicago.

Watch it here.

5/31/2023 - Professor of Law Mark Moller recently taught a new applied originalism project to a group of future law clerks at the 2023 Originalism Summer Seminar hosted by Georgetown Law's Center for the Constitution.

Learn more about this highlighted program here.

5/23/2023 - This past April, Professor Joshua Sarnoff presented his response to artificial intelligence (AI) and joint inventorship at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office headquarters.

Watch it here.

5/22/2023 - Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith discusses how to return stolen art on the Freakonomics podcast.

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5/19/2023 - Professor of Legal Practice Anthony Volini discusses with CBS News how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses an obscure legal tool to demand data from organizations in Illinois.

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5/18/2023 - Associate Professor of Law David Franklin discusses the Illinois assault weapons ban on Illinois Public Media.

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5/18/2023 - Professor of Law Monu Bedi was quoted in the Sun-Times article discussing the case against the Highland Park shooting suspect’s father.

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5/18/2023 - Congratulations to Professor of Law Julie Lawton on her recently published book, "Business Fundamentals for Law Students: Concepts, Problem Sets, and Case Studies."

Check it out here.

5/17/2023 - Vincent de Paul Professor of Law Maggie Livingston was quoted in the LA Times about copyright issues involving photography and performance art.

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5/09/2023 - DePaul Adjunct Professor of Law Carrie Chapman was quoted in the WBEZ article "Illinois Isn’t Reimbursing Allegedly Stolen SNAP Benefits." Chapman is the senior director of policy and advocacy at The Legal Council and teaches Poverty Law DePaul College of Law.

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5/08/2023 - Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith discusses "The Case of the $4 Million Gold Coffin" on the Freakonomics podcast.

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4/17/2023 - Professor of Law Michael Grynberg discusses the Supreme Court argument involving an alleged Jack Daniel’s dog toy parody on WGN Radio's Legal Face-Off.

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3/28/2023 - Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith was quoted in the Crain’s Chicago Business article "A Rare Statue of Buddha Fails to Sell at Auction as Questions Swirl Around a Renowned Art Collection."

Read it here.

3/28/2023 - In the ABA’s Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Professor of Law Joshua Sarnoff examines Amgen, et al. v. Sanofi, et al in which the court evaluates the enablement doctrine of Section 112 (a) of the Patent Act.

Read it here.

3/27/2023 - Emeritus Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law Susan Bandes and Visiting Professor of Law Diane Kemker dissect the critically acclaimed show Succession in their Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article.

Read it here.

3/22/2023 - Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith was quoted in the ProPublica article "Nepal Wants a Sacred Necklace Returned. But a Major Museum Still Keeps It on Display."

Read it here.

3/20/2023 - Associate Professor of Law David Franklin breaks down the SAFE-T Act with CBS 2’s Chris Tye.

Watch it here.

2/23/2023 - Professor of Legal Practice Anthony Volini was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article "How Innovative Law Schools Prioritize Tech Competence."

Read the article here.

2/20/2023 - Vincent de Paul Professor of Law Alberto Coll's article, "Educating for Freedom," has been published in Real Clear Public Affairs.

Read the article here.

2/16/2023 - Professor of Law Wendy Epstein's op-ed, "The COVID ‘emergency’is ending. Here’s who will be hurt most," has been published in the LA Times.

Read the article here.

2/13/2023 - DePaul Professor of Law Joshua Sarnoff (along with Profs Sharon Sandeen and Ana Santos Rutschman) filed an amicus brief in an important U.S. Supreme Court patent case. The case addresses how broadly applicants can claim antibody discoveries.

Read the article here.

2/07/2023 - DePaul Professor of Law Manoj Mate's op-ed on the eviction crisis has been published in Nevada Current.

Read the article here.

1/23/2023 - Professor of Law Mark Weber is quoted in the article, "SCOTUS Considers When Students With Disabilities Can Sue for Damages."

Read the article here.

1/10/2023 - Professor of Law Joshua Sarnoff is quoted in the article, "As the 'Right to Repair' Movement Gains Steam, What Does it Mean for Luxury?"

Read the article here.

1/9/2023 - Bar Passage Director Jamie Kleppetsch receives 2023 Impact Award at AALS Meeting.

Read more here.

12/13/2022 - Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith is quoted in the New York Times article "For U.S. Museums With Looted Art, the Indiana Jones Era Is Over."

Read the article here.

12/12/2022 - Professor of Law Roberta Kwall's article, "Law professors are panicking about how to teach Dobbs. I use the Talmud," was published in Forward.

Read the article here.

12/12/2022 - Professor of Law Manoj Mate published an op-ed in The Hill on the national eviction crisis and the need for legislative action.

Read the article here.

11/28/2022 - Professor of Law Manoj Mate was quoted in the AFP Fact Check article "Nevada county livestream outage sparks baseless claims of election fraud.”

Read the article here.

11/18/2022 - Emeritus Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law Susan Bandes interviewed on the Excited Utterance podcast.

Read the article here.

11/15/2022 - DePaul Law Establishes New Racial Justice Initiative.

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11/11/2022 - Professor of Law Gregory Mark was quoted in Crain's Chicago Business article "Deals are getting bigger at Mondelez."

Read the article here.

10/18/2022 - Professor of Law David Franklin was quoted in The Nation Magazine article "The Right’s Religious Liberty Agenda Is on a Collision Course With Labor Law."

Read the article here.

09/30/2022 - Professor of Law Alberto Coll discusses Cuba's historic vote on same-sex marriage in the New York Times.

Read the article here.

09/20/2022 - Professor of Law Joshua Sarnoff argues that in the face of rising costs and restrictions to auto repairs, consumers will face even higher costs without legislative action.

Read Professor Sarnoff's REPAIR Act Research Paper here.

09/15/2022 - Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law Roberta Kwall article titled "Making the Case for Jewish Ritual" is published in Jewish Journal

Professor Roberta Kwall's article is published in Jewish Journal. 

08/23/2022 - Professor of Law Joshua Sarnoff shares his perspecive on the Tillis Bill

Professor Joshua Sarnoff is featured on Patent Docs.

08/23/2022 - Professor of Law Wendy Netter Epstein's Op-Ed profiled in Kaiser Health News podcast

Professor Wendy Netter Epstein's Op-Ed in the LA Times profiled in "What the Health?" podcast.

08/22/2022 - Faculty Spotlight: Martha Pagliari

Martha Pagliari has dedicated over 15 years to DePaul Law’s Legal Analysis Research & Communication (LARC) Program.

08/17/2022 - Professor of Law Wendy Netter Epstein's Op-Ed in the LA Times

Professor of Law Wendy Netter Epstein had an opinion piece titled "The CDC loosened its COVID rules. Who fills in this public health vacuum?" published in the Los Angeles Times.

06/15/2022 - Announcing the inagural co-directors of the DePaul Migration Collaborative (DMC)

DePaul’s College of Law and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) are pleased to announce the appointment of Sioban Albiol, JD, and Shailja Sharma, PhD, as the inaugural co-directors of the DePaul Migration Collaborative (DMC).

05/31/2022 - DePaul Law Welcomes Two Jaharis Faculty Fellows this July

The DePaul Law Jaharis Faculty Fellows Program provides scholars interested in pursuing careers in legal academia with an avenue for creating and disseminating their scholarship and teaching courses where two dynamic legal fields increasingly intersect—health law and intellectual property/information technology, broadly construed.

05/17/2022 - Associate Dean for Experiential Learning on ABC 7 News

On Thursday, April 7th, ABC 7 hosted several prominent Chicago attorneys to discuss the historic confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next Supreme Court Justice

04/27/2022 - Manoj Mate Joins DePaul Law

We warmly welcome Professor Manoj Mate, JD/PhD, to the DePaul Law community this July.

03/31/2022 - Clinical Professor of Law Julie Lawton quoted in Fox News article

Clinical Professor of Law Julie Lawton was quoted in a Fox News article discussing the issue of abandoned buildings in U.S. cities.

03/28/2022 - Generous Gift Supports Academic Excellence at the College of Law

Gabriel Imperato (JD '77) and his wife Cynthia have made a $100,000 investment to support academic excellence at DePaul College of Law.

03/07/2022 - Professor of Law Susan Bandes quoted in The Hill

Emeritus Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law Susan Bandes was quoted in an article in The Hill discussing the importance of Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

03/07/2022 - Associate Professor of Law David Franklin featured on WTTW

Associate Professor of Law and former Assistant Attorney General David Franklin was featured on WTTW to discuss President Joe Biden's nomination of Judge Ketanji Broan Jackson the U.S. Supreme Court.

03/02/2022 - Professor of Law Joshua Sarnoff in The New York Times

Professor of Law Joshua Sarnoff wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Times addressing Johnson & Johnson halting production of the COVID vaccine for developing countries.

02/25/2022 - Distinguished Research Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith quoted on NPR

Distinguished Research Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith was quoted on NPR about the struggle Ukrainian curators are facing with protecting valuable treasures like art and antiquities from Russian bombs and soldiers.

02/09/2022 - Professor of Law Wendy Epstein quoted in the Daily Herald

Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Professional Development Wendy Netter Epstein was quoted in a Daily Herald article covering what legal experts are saying about the school mask ruling.

02/04/2022 - Emeritus Professor of Law Susan Bandes in the Los Angeles Times

Emeritus Professor of Law Susan Bandes was quoted in a Los Angeles Times column that questions why remorse is required for murderers to be granted parole.

01/25/2022 -  Distinguished Research Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith in the Jerusalem Post

Distinguished Research Professor of Law Patty Gerstenblith was quoted in an article in the Jerusalem Post about stolen artifacts.

01/26/2022 -  Associate Dean Allison Tirres presented her article at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Allison Tirres, Associate Dean For Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives spoke at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law to present her article "The Civil Rights of Immigrants and the Lost Promise of the 1970s."

01/13/2022 - Jesse Cheng Joins DePaul Law as Assistant Professor

Professor Jesse Cheng, JD/PhD, a noted scholar of capital defense mitigation, restorative justice, and empathy and the law, will join the DePaul Law Faculty in July 2022 as an assistant professor of law.

12/28/2021 - Stigma, Bias and Discrimination: How Can They Harm Our Health?

Jaharis Faculty Fellow Dr. Theodosia Stavroulaki released her second episode of The Jarharis Podcast with guest Doron Dorfman, associate professor at Syracuse Law

12/06/2021 - Professor Alberto Coll appears on WTTW

Vincent de Paul Professor of Law Alberto Coll appeared on WTTW to discuss the upcoming call between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

12/06/2021 - Professor Julie Lawton leads DePaul Business Law Clinic to help local economies

Director of the Business Law Clinic Julie Lawton was interviewed by CBS Chicago about DePaul's business law clinic and their recent efforts in helping local economies.

10/28/2021 - Time for a Tax Return Filing Fee: Emily Cauble

Professor of Law Emily Cauble published her new article, "Time For a Tax Return Filing Fee," where she discusses solutions to the millions of tax returns that burden the IRS yearly.

10/20/2021 - Is Emotion the Enemy of Reason? The Role of Emotion in the Legal System: Susan Bandes

Emeritus Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law Susan Bandes spoke recently at Hofstra University's School of Law about the role of emotion in criminal court cases.

10/05/2021 - Professor Michael Grynberg's free casebook

Professor of Law Michael Grynberg released a free casebook on trademark law. The book compiles materials he used while teaching trademark classes for the last decade.

09/23/2021 - Dean Jenn appears on @thebar

Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea appeared on the podcast @thebar where she discussed many topics regarding the current state of legal education and the legal profession.

09/09/2021 - Professor Mark Weber quoted on NBC News

Vincent de Paul Professor of Law Mark Weber was quoted in an NBC News article discussing accommodations for students with lasting COVID symptoms.

09/09/2021 - Professor Wendy Epstein quoted in Crain's Chicago Business

Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Professional Development Professor Wendy Epstein was quoted in a Crain's Chicago Business article about inappropriate treatments for COVID.

09/07/2021 - Congratulations to College of Law Faculty Emily Cauble and Monu Bedi on their 2021 Convocation Awards

Each year, DePaul honors faculty and staff across the university for their dedication to academia and the campus community. This year, 50 members of the DePaul community received recognition at the Academic Convocation ceremony on Sept. 2.

08/05/2021 - Faculty Spotlight: Emily Cauble

Professor Emily Cauble joined DePaul College of Law in 2012. Since then, she has become one of the law school’s top teachers and a nationally recognized tax law expert.

07/13/2021 - Cuba Sees Unprecedented Protests Amid Economic Crisis

Professor Alberto Coll appeared on Chicago's WTTW to discuss the ongoing protests in Cuba. “This is totally unprecedented. Nothing on this scale has happened in Cuba in 62 years...” 

07/07/2021 - We Need to Do More with Hospitals’ Data, But There Are Better Ways

Professor Wendy Epstein and Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute former Faculty Fellow Charlotte Tschider recently published "We Need to Do More with Hospitals’ Data, But There Are Better Ways" for The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School's Bill of Health Blog.

07/02/2021 - Indiana/Leeds Summer Tax Workshop Series: Emily Cauble

Watch Emily Cauble's talk on “Electing Second Choice Tax Outcomes" as part of Indiana Leeds Summer Tax program through Indiana University Maurer School of Law...

07/02/2021 - Equality of Opportunity and Antitrust: The Curious Case of College Rankings

DePaul Jaharis Faculty Fellow, Dr. Theodosia Stavroulaki, recently published "Equality of Opportunity & Antitrust: The Curious Case of College Rankings" in the Journal of Competition Law & Economics for OUP Academic. This article asks whether universities can boycott college rankings to enhance their quality and reduce inequality without violating antitrust regulations.

06/29/2021 - Is Cultural Judaism a Myth? How Culture and Law Form Jewish Tradition

DePaul Law Professor Roberta Kwall speaks on "Is Cultural Judaism a Myth?" for a Gratz@Home Webinar...

06/21/2021 - Just Emotions: Rituals of Restorative Justice

Emeritus Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law Susan Bandes recently reviewed “Just Emotions: Rituals of Restorative Justice," a new book that she believes "adds a welcome layer of rigor and precision to the discussion of restorative justice...”

06/13/2021 - FTC, Congress could intervene in the right-to-repair battle

Professor of Law Joshua Sarnoff recently spoke with Automotive News about the "right-to-repair" intellectual property battle that pits consumers & independent car repair shops against automakers & dealerships.

06/11/2021 - College of Law Professor and Collaborators Receive $388,244 Grant to Study Health Insurance Purchasing Behavior

Professor Wendy Netter Epstein, DePaul University College of Law Professor and Associate Dean; Dr. Christopher Robertson, Professor at Boston University School of Law; and Dr. David Yokum, Director of The Policy Lab at Brown University have jointly been awarded a $388,244 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action program in support of a new, two-year, multi-phase research project...

05/12/2021 - Professor of Law Wendy Netter Epstein Named Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Professional Development

Wendy Netter Epstein, professor of law and faculty director of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute (JHLI), has been named the next Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Professional Development at the College of Law...

06/29/2020 - Faculty Spotlight: Wendy Netter Epstein

A DePaul law professor since 2013, Wendy Netter Epstein also serves as faculty director of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute. Recently, she partnered with the American Health Law Association (AHLA) and Dbase media to produce a series of public service announcement videos about COVID-19 and its impact on law, which you can watch here.Q. What were you working on before COVID-19...

05/18/2020 - Jaharis Health Law Institute Produces Video Series on the COVID-19 Impact with American Health Law Association (AHLA)

The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the lives of nearly all people and businesses, with the health care industry at the epicenter of the crisis. As the health care community faces unprecedented challenges in delivering care, DePaul College of Law in partnership with the American Health Law Association (AHLA) and dbase media have produced a series of Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos to heighten awareness of the ever-shif​ting legal landscape in light of the coronavirus...

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