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​COVID-19 Resources​ for Students


The College of Law has compiled this brief guide to supplement the return to campus information published by the University. Click here to read our Return To Lewis Guide.

    1. Emergency Assistance Funds

      • DePaul University has set up the Student Emergency Assistance Fund. This fund is made up of generous donations and lets students know that DePaul is here to provide support. It offers timely financial help that can lead to peace of mind and academic success. Providing funds for travel expenses, meals, technology needs and other necessities will help students who are facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
      • If you are or know of a DePaul student experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, please send an email to

    2. Employment Security

    3. Food Security

    4. Miscellaneous

      • AccessLex MAX is a comprehensive, innovative and effective financial education program created expressly for Law students.
      • Hope for the Day allows you to search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
      • The “Financial Survival During the COVID-19 Pandemic” collection of financial lessons, webinars, podcasts, and worksheets, is being provided to you through MAX by AccessLex. Simply follow this link, log into your MAX account, and tap into the tools you need to stay informed and motivated moving forward.
  1. Counseling Services
    • University Counseling and Psychological Services (UCAPS) is now operating on a virtual basis. Counselors are available for support, crisis management, consultation and community referrals. 
    • Please leave a message with University Counseling Services: 773-325-CARE (2273). Your call will be returned as soon as possible and within 1-2 business days. In case of an urgent or life-threatening emergency, please call Public Safety (773) 325-7777, 911, or Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health Services Crisis Line (if you are in Chicago).
  1. LAP - Lawyers' Assistance Program
    • LAP is working to provide new virtual resources, timely CLE content and anything else our legal community needs to be well during this time. Please visit their website: 
    • Staff are still available, please email: or call: Tony Pacione (847) 830-1290, Dr. Diana Uchiyama: (630) 642-9089
  1. Illinois Call4Calm Text Line
    • If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
  1. Additional Resources
    • Coronavirus resources and information for law students: ABA for Law Students
    • Law Students, It's Okay to Not Be Okay During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
    • Guide to Stress and Coping: Centers for Disease Control
    • Tips on Coping in the Age of COVID-19: DePaul Newsline
    • Lawyers are supposed to plan for the worst, so how can you ease COVID-19 anxiety? ABA Journal
    • Pandemic Chats is a series of 30-minute chats designed to assist the legal profession including law students during these uncertain times
  1. Helpful Apps 
  • There are new guidelines in place at DePaul requiring all of us to wear face coverings if we must be on campus for any reason, which would include picking up items from lockers and offices.

  • Please make sure to schedule your time to come to campus at least two business days in advance so that your appointment can be cleared and confirmed with Public Safety. 

  • Your visit must be between Monday and Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Please email our student worker, Akhil Gupta, at and let him know when you plan to arrive. Akhil will alert Public Safety, and they will advise the security officer on duty during that shift that you have an appointment to pick up your things.

  • Students will be permitted into the building one at a time, and you must have an appointment scheduled in advance. Groups of students will not be allowed to enter the building together.

  • Students will be permitted to leave items in lockers at no additional charge until September, after we have resumed classes, so there is no need to make an unnecessary trip to campus to retrieve your belongings if it can wait until a later date.

  1. Zoom Conferencing Software

    • Students can take full advantage of a Zoom Pro license, allowing you to schedule your own Zoom video conferences by using their, email address. 

  1. Scanning Apps

    • Adobe Scan Mobile: The free Adobe Scan app turns your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR). Capture new images with your camera or grab any image from your device. Images are converted to PDF and saved to Adobe Document Cloud. By default, the app automatically converts image text to real text via optical character recognition (OCR).

    • CamScanner: Features included is document snapshot, smart image doc management, high-resolution scan & image editor, and hand-written annotation.

  1. DEN - Digital Engagement Network

    • Student Involvement created the Digital Engagement Network, known as DEN. The DEN, which you can find on DeHub, will serve as a one-stop shop for students and staff to learn and share information regarding virtual opportunities.

    • As your respective areas begin planning virtual events, please consider adding DEN as a co-host. OSI has created a guide on how to co-host an event that can found on the DEN’s page on DeHub. Should you have any questions regarding this new online resource, please contact them at
  • Students have until June 30 to place NEW orders for regalia, with free shipping.

  • Students with existing orders have been notified by Herff Jones that they should either request a refund or submit a home address to receive their regalia kit at home, with free shipping. Students will continue to receive messages from Herff Jones until they take action on an existing order.

  • All of this information is available on the Commencement website.  

Even in times when we are able to hold a Commencement ceremony at the end of the Spring term, diplomas are not handed out at graduation. Degrees will be conferred and will appear on your transcripts as grades are posted (between late May and early June). Diplomas will be mailed to you by the main university approximately ten weeks after the end of the semester.

Contact Your Law Career Advisor

Our Law Career Service advising team, Tiffany Farber, Adam Gratch, Katie Liss, and Lauren Worsek, are all available via email, phone, or ZOOM to assist students with summer job search and career advising. For advising, questions or concerns, contact Law Career Services,

On-Campus Interviews Postponed

After consulting with our employer network, we have decided to postpone our formal on-campus interview program from August to January/February. We believe this to be in the best interest of both the students and the employers, and it puts us in line with other schools in the area. More details will be provided in the fall semester.

Read and download the new Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711(g) PDF.

These FAQs are intended to assist DePaul College of Law graduates to navigate new Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711(g), which the Court approved on July 2, 2020. The FAQs were prepared by DePaul Law, not the Court or the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts. Therefore, if a conflict exists between information in this FAQ and information in Rule 711(g) or the accompanying application, you should rely on the rule or application. Some answers go beyond Rule 711(g) to describe how DePaul Law intends to handle Rule 711(g) applications; others provide non-legal advice for DePaul Law graduates about how to interact with potential supervisors. Ultimately, covered graduates and supervisors are responsible for reading, understanding, and following Rule 711(g).

(Updated On: May 21, 2020)