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DePaul Law Faculty

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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.

Scholarly Impact

DePaul Law ranked 64th in a 2015 study measuring the scholarly impact of U.S. law faculties.

In the last three years, our faculty has authored more than 100 law review articles and book chapters and has published more than a dozen legal academic books.

Our faculty offers expertise to the broader legal community in areas such as immigration reform, the protection of cultural property, international aviation policy and U.S.-Cuban relations.


Faculty News

  • 09/03/2019 - DePaul Alum and Adjunct Professor Jeff Becker Named to Billboard Magazine’s Top Music Lawyers List

    DePaul Law and CIPLIT congratulate alum and adjunct professor Jeff Becker, chair of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Entertainment and Media Law Practice Group, for being named to Billboard Magazine’s 2019 Top Music Lawyers list. The only Chicago attorney to receive this honor, Becker has represented numerous local artists including Chance the Rapper and Valee, as well as national names such as...
  • 06/06/2019 - Recent CIPLIT® faculty achievements

    The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®)'s distinguished faculty works in a broad range of intellectual property areas, including copyright, patent, innovation policy, trademark, art and cultural heritage law, cyberlaw, data protection and moral rights. Recent achievements include: Professor Joshua Sarnoff testified before the US Senate on Tuesday, June...
  • 06/30/2018 - In Memory of Our Esteemed Colleague, Professor Barbara Bressler

    The passing of Professor Barbara Bressler in early May 2018 was a loss to the entire DePaul Law community. The creator of DePaul's TIP Clinic® and the former Faculty Director of CIPLIT®, Professor Bressler had an impact and passion that influenced faculty, administration, students, and the legal profession at large. Professor Maggie Livingston called her the “salt of the earth,” and...
  • 05/29/2018 - College of Law Faculty, Staff and Students Honored at 2018 Commencement

    During the 2018 commencement ceremony, the DePaul College of Law proudly presented faculty, staff and students with individual achievement awards for their outstanding work this year. Congratulations go out to all the award recipients and the Class of 2018 on their accomplishments. Professors Allen Moye and Bruce Ottley were presented with Faculty Teaching Awards. Moye made a special teaching...
  • 04/17/2018 - Professor Rutschman remembers Stephen Hawking in "The Conversation"

    CIPLIT® professor Ana Santos Rutschman looked back on the legacy of Stephen Hawking for The Conversation following his passing last month. In "Stephen Hawking Warned about The Perils of Artificial Intelligence – Yet AI Gave Him a Voice," Professor Rutschman discusses the intersection between artificial intelligence and health law, as well as Hawking's "conflicted...

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