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Jennifer L. Rosato Perea

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

Now in her ninth year at DePaul and sixteenth year as a law dean, Jennifer Rosato Perea has served as dean of DePaul University College of Law since 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 student engagement and professionalism, and a respected legal scholar. One of only a small number of Latina law school deans in the nation, she has been recognized and honored for her commitment to diversity through her presentations to national organizations, mentoring, and creation of innovative programs. Most recently, Dean Rosato Perea received the Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence 2022 from the Chicago Bar Foundation, and the Chicago Lawyer Top 50 Women in Law 2022. She also has presented nationally and regionally on the future and challenges of legal education before a variety of organizations, including the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association. Dean Rosato Perea is an accomplished scholar and expert on family law, bioethics and legal ethics, having published extensively on a variety of legal issues affecting children and families. Prior to joining DePaul, she served as dean of Northern Illinois University College of Law for six years. ​


BS, Cornell University; JD, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Family Law
  • Bioethics

  • Selected Works