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Julie D. Lawton

  • Associate Dean for Experiential Learning; Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Business Law Clinic
  • Clinical; Full-time
  • (312) 362-5136
  • 1054 O'Malley Place

Julie D. Lawton joined DePaul in 2011. She previously taught in the Housing & Community Development Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. She received her JD, cum laude, from Howard University, LLM from Georgetown and BS in Finance, magna cum laude, from Florida A&M University. She also worked as an attorney and development consultant in residential real estate development in Washington, D.C., including owning a real estate development company. Prior to her career in real estate, she practiced for a number of years in the Financial Services group at Morrison & Foerster in Washington, D.C. providing legal counsel on consumer credit issues to large banks and credit card issuers. Prior to her legal career, she worked as a financial analyst in the Commercial Banking group at Bank of America in Atlanta, GA.


B.S., Florida A&M University (magna cum laude); J.D., Howard University (cum laude); LL.M., Georgetown University

Areas of Expertise

  • Real Estate
  • Affordable Housing
  • Consumer Law
  • Clinical Legal Education

Courses Taught

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Business Fundamentals for Lawyers
  • Business Law Clinic
  • Housing & Community Development Legal Clinic
  • Real Estate Transactions

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