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Julie D. Lawton

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  • Professor of Law; Founder, Business Law Clinic
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-5136
  • 1054 O'Malley Place

Julie D. Lawton joined DePaul in 2011. She previously taught at Georgetown University Law Center. She received her JD, cum laude, from Howard University, LLM from Georgetown and BS in Business Administration (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.


BS, Florida A&M University (magna cum laude); JD, Howard University (cum laude); LLM, Georgetown University

Areas of Expertise

  • Affordable Housing
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Debt Financing
  • Real Estate

Courses Taught

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Business Fundamentals for Lawyers
  • Business Law Clinic
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Finance
  • Real Estate Transactions

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