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Jennifer L. Rosato Perea

  • Dean and Professor of Law
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-8701
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  • 931 Lewis Center

Jennifer Rosato Perea has served as the dean of DePaul University College of Law since July 2015. A nationally recognized leader in legal education, Dean Rosato Perea brings a wealth of experience to DePaul as an experienced administrator, a longtime advocate of active learning and professionalism, and a respected scholar. She is one of only a small number of Latina law school deans in the nation. Dean Rosato Perea is an accomplished scholar and expert on family law, bioethics, legal ethics and civil procedure. She has published extensively on diverse legal issues that affect children and families. She has presented nationally and regionally on the future and challenges of legal education before a number of organizations including the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association. Dean Rosato Perea has been recognized and honored for her commitment to diversity and access, including presentations on implicit bias for a variety of legal audiences. In 2015, she received the Honorary Fellow Award from the Illinois Bar Foundation. Prior to joining DePaul, she served as dean at Northern Illinois University College of Law for six years.


B.S., Cornell University; J.D., University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioethics
  • Civil Procedure
  • Family Law
  • Legal Ethics

Selected Work​s