Courses and Course Descriptions
The courses required for the JD degree are listed in § 1.2.
The requirements for LL.M. degrees are described in § 1.9 through § 1.13. Descriptions of courses are published
on Campus Connection.
A student must complete the necessary prerequisite(s) before
taking a course. A student who attempts to register for a course on Campus
Connection without a necessary prerequisite will not be able to do so.
Materials reproduced by the Law School for class use are
sold through the bookstore.
Textbooks and course materials are located on the lower level. Students are encouraged to order their
books on-line at www.depaul.bkstore.com.
First class assignments and syllabi are published on the Law
School website. If a syllabus does
not appear for a particular course, it will be distributed to the students by the instructor.
Lockers are allocated by the Student Life Office, located on
the 8th floor of the DePaul Center.
Lockers are allocated for a period of one academic year. If a student does not renew a locker
rental, the University will empty the locker at the end of the academic year in
The University Student Records Office on the ninth floor of
the DePaul Center issues official DePaul transcripts. The College of Law cannot
issue transcripts. Official transcripts may be ordered on Campus Connection, www.depaul.edu or from the University Student Records website, http://sr.depaul.edu. Students may order 10 free official transcripts per year.
of Addresses, Phone Numbers, Names and E-Mail Addresses
Students who change their names must bring legal proof of a
name change to the DePaul Central (9th floor DePaul Center). Names on diplomas appear exactly as
they appear on Campus Connection. Students may update all other demographic
information on the University website,
www.depaul.edu, under "Campus Connection" and "Demographic
Portfolio." Students have the option of listing three different addresses
and phone numbers, including business, home and mailing addresses. Several e-mail addresses may be listed
ensure That Their E-Mail Addresses On Campus Connection Are Correct At All Times. If Your E-Mail Address
Is Not Correct On Campus Connection, You Will Not Receive Information Necessary
To Pursue Your Law School Studies.
Failure To Provide A Correct E-Mail Address Will Not Excuse Non-Compliance
With Rules, Regulations Or Requirements Communicated By The College of Law Via E-Mail.
encouraged to get a flu shot every year.
State law requires that all students provide proof of
immunizations before they register for any classes. The immunization form,
which must be signed by the student’s physician, is available on the University
Student Records website, http://sr.depaul.edu.
The University Office of Student Records will place a hold on a student’s
record if proof of immunizations is not received. Students will not be able to
register or to obtain transcripts. DePaul University complies with Illinois
law, which requires post-secondary institutions to submit an annual report on
student immunization. All students born on or after January 1, 1957 and
enrolled half-time must provide proof of immunization for the following:
Tetanus/Diptheria, Measles (Rubeola), Mumps and Rubella (German Measles).
Submit records to the University Student Records Office.
Tuition and fees are payable in full at the time specified
in the registration materials, unless a student enrolls in either DePepper
(employer reimbursement) or DePupp (monthly payment plan). Information on those
programs may be found at http://studentaccounts.depaul.edu, the
DePaul Student Accounts Office. Generally, past due tuition and fees must be
paid in full before a student can register.
Any student who fails to make timely payments as required by
the Student Financial Accounts Office will be charged a $100.00 late penalty.
Students with delinquent accounts are subject to suspension and exclusion from
classes. They may be barred from
receiving official transcripts, registering for a subsequent semester,
receiving a degree or being certified for admission to the bar.
A $25 fee is charged for each dishonored check.
Tuition Refund Policy
Tuition will be refunded only if a student withdraws before
the end of the second week of classes in any semester. A tuition refund is not
available after the deadline.
The University website is www.depaul.edu. Student information is password protected and is available
under Campus Connection. Campus
Connection will give students access to:
- Demographic Portfolio: Update e-mail address, mailing or business
address, and telephone numbers.
- Grades and Course Histories: Access grades, official and unofficial
transcripts and degree progress reports.
- Class Search: See what courses are open or closed, room assignments
- Student Course List: After you register, review your class
- Change PIN: Change your University assigned password.
- Web Registration: Allows registration for classes on the
- Student Accounts: Obtain a complete financial record.
The College of Law website is www.law.depaul.edu. It contains faculty and administration information,
academic programs and requirements, Law Career Services information, Law
Library information, course syllabi, course descriptions, class ranks,
scholarship information and a listing of current events.
Passwords. The University Identification Services
Office (9th floor DePaul Center) assigns all DePaul students user
identifications and passwords to access Campus Connection on the University website.
Students are encouraged to change their passwords to a number or word they can
All DePaul students are assigned free
e-mail accounts by the Identification Services Office. If
students wish to use other email addresses, they may do so, but they must be
sure to list them on Campus Connection and check one address as preferred.
Reservation of Rooms and Scheduling of
The College of Law events coordinator maintains a schedule
of room use. Anyone who wants to use a room for any purpose other than a
regularly scheduled class must submit an online room reservation request
through on the College of Law website.
Building Access and Hours
Only organizations associated with the College of Law may
use school facilities. Organizations not affiliated with DePaul may use school
facilities if sponsored by a member of the faculty or a law student
organization. Groups not associated with the College of Law may also reserve
rooms or tables in the DePaul Center Student Center or the University
Conference Center (8th floor DePaul Center
Most Loop buildings are open and accessible Monday through
Friday, from 7:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday schedules will
typically operate between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Access to buildings during off-hours (i.e., late evenings,
weekends and holidays) may be obtained by contacting the University Public
Safety Office, which will require a written request, in advance. The request
should include name, department, building/floor/room number to be accessed,
date, time and estimated duration of visit, and reason for access. All persons
who attend will be required to present identification, and in some cases,
sign-in when arriving on campus on the specified dates and times. Additionally,
Facility Operations will not alter the heating, ventilation or air conditioning
service schedule to accommodate off-hours access.
Lost and Found
A lost and found service is located in the Public Safety
Office (lower level of Lewis Center).
Photo identification cards are issued by the University
Identification Services Office. An
ID card is necessary to enter the Law Library and computer labs. All students are also assigned a
seven-digit student identification number.
A special parking rate is available to students in nearby
parking lots. Students must stamp their parking receipts in the machine by the
security desk in the Lewis Center lobby or in the DePaul Center lobby.
DePaul Campus Facilities
College of Law students are welcome to use the recreational
facilities on all of the DePaul campuses.
Identification cards are required to use the facilities. Students are
charged a membership fee to use athletic facilities.
Students may not use the College of Law address for personal
mail. They may use the fax machines designated for student use.
Emergency Cancellation of Classes/Closure of
In the event it becomes necessary to close the University,
the closure will be announced over local media, on the University website (www.depaul.edu) and by text or email through DPU Alert.
community members owe it to themselves and others to make educated decisions
about their use or distribution of alcohol. The State of Illinois prohibits the
sale, use or possession of all forms of alcoholic beverages by persons who are
under 21 years of age. Students are responsible for adhering to the University
Drug Free Workplace & Legal Drinking Age Compliance policy, which is
describes in full on the University website: www.depaul.edu.
following regulations govern alcohol use by students and student organizations
on DePaul University premises:
- All casual possession or
consumption of alcohol by students in designated common areas or non-reserved
areas on university premises is prohibited.
- Alcohol may not be consumed and
alcohol containers may not be possessed anywhere on campus or at any Law School
function by anyone who is under the legal drinking age.
- Public intoxication, including
alcohol-induced disorderly conduct, property destruction, intimidation, or
other infringement upon the rights or privacy of others, is a violation of the
alcohol policy and will not be tolerated. Furnishing alcohol (on campus or at
any College function off-campus) to persons, who appear to be intoxicated, is
prohibited. Such conduct may be considered violations of the DePaul University
Code of Student Conduct.
- Campus events where alcohol is
being provided to students must be hosted by the faculty/administration of the
Law School, the Student Bar Association, Student Bar Association, recognized
Student Organizations, and/or law school journals. Such events are subject to,
but not limited to, the following restrictions:
- The Student Bar Association,
Student Bar Association recognized Student Organization, and/or law school journal
seeking to plan, sponsor, or host an event where alcohol is to be served must
receive permission at least two (2) weeks prior to the event from Associate
Vice President Cynthia Summers, email@example.com, 312-362-5653 or Room 1400
- The permission form is on the
College of Law website. It should be sent by email to Vice President Summers.
- Alcoholic beverages can be
served at on-campus Student Organization and/or law school journal (herein both
recognized as “Organization”) sponsored events provided the following are
- The event has a primary purpose not directly
related to the consumption of alcohol. Such purposes include, but are not
limited to: furtherance of the organization’s mission and/or providing legal
networking opportunities to students.
- Non-alcoholic beverages and food, with at least
coffee and water, must be made available for students and attendees during the
entire duration of the event.
- Alcoholic beverages that are permitted at
Student Organization events are limited to beer and wine.
- Student Organization events in which
alcohol is served are prohibited from serving alcohol at the event before
6:00p.m.; exceptions are permitted with permission and approval from Associate
Vice President Cynthia Summers, firstname.lastname@example.org and 312-362-5653, 1400
- At least one (1) member of the Law School
Faculty or Administration will be attending the event as a Faculty Sponsor.
- At least two Executive Board (2) members
and/or two (2) Journal Editors of the Organization hosting the event will be
attending the event at any given time as Student Sponsors; Student Sponsors are
to be attendees that are responsible for the planning and hosting of the event.
- The serving of alcohol is limited to
bartenders licensed to serve alcohol.
- The serving of alcohol is limited to
parties licensed to sell, dispense, and serve alcohol.
- At least one (1) security guard must be
hired for the entire duration of the event where alcohol is to be served.
- At least one (1) Executive Member and/or
Journal Editor must arrange to meet with Vice President Summers or one of her
staff at leatst two (2) weeks prior to the event to seek permission before
hosting the event.
- Student Organization on-campus advertisements
(advertisements include but are not limited to flyers, canvassing, chalk board
posting) Student organizations must comply with the University posting policy
located at: http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/slife1/default.aspx?wid=4&pid=4&subpageid=MARKETING
- Pictures of alcohol, depictions of alcohol use,
or the encouragement of alcohol use are strictly prohibited from being placed
- Flyers used for advertising are to be
pre-approved by Assistant Dean Diana White.
- When student organizations sponsor events
at which alcoholic beverages are offered for consumption, the organization and
its officers shall be solely responsible for the conduct of such affairs in
accord with civil and criminal law and university policies.
Smoking is not permitted in any DePaul
The DePaul University Public Safety Department provides an
escort service for students, staff and faculty when circumstances require them
to travel alone on campus, in isolated areas after dark or whenever there is
otherwise a concern for their personal safety.
The DePaul University Student Health Plan has been developed
especially for DePaul University students and their eligible dependents. The
Plan provides coverage for illnesses and injuries that occur on or off campus
and includes special cost-saving features to keep the coverage as affordable as
possible. The Plan is underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company and features
major medical design with a $100,000 lifetime aggregate maximum benefit per
illness or injury. The Plan includes a Preferred Provider Organization through
Aetna. If you obtain care from these preferred providers, you will reduce the
cost of health care substantially. All DePaul students are eligible for the
Student Health Insurance as long as they are taking classes in the current
If you have any questions, please visit their website, www.aetnastudenthealth.com, or call the Chickering Claims Administrators Inc.’s
Customer Service Department at (800) 878-1938 and reference DePaul’s policy
number of 7111116. Or contact the Student Affairs Office at (312) 362-5680.
The American Bar Association also offers student health
insurance for members. Information is available on its website, www.abanet.org
General housing information can be found on the College of
Law website. The University
has a housing service for all current and prospective members of the University
community called the Housing Resource Center.
The University Counseling Service offers counseling to
DePaul students. Services include
individual, couple and group counseling. The Counseling office is located on the 11th
floor of the DePaul Center.
The telephone number is (773) 325-7779.
University Ministry is open and available to persons of all
faiths. Thomas Judge is the
College of Law Chaplain (312/362-6699). The University Ministry offices are
located in Room 11009 of the DePaul Center and on the second floor of the
Stuart Center on the Lincoln Park campus.
For information, call (312) 362-6910.
of Student Legal Services
The Office of Student Legal Services provides free or
low-cost advice to DePaul
students on wide range of common problems, including contract disputes,
misdemeanor criminal offenses, routine traffic violations, landlord-tenant
disputes and other minor legal problems. The Office is located on the Lincoln
Park Campus, 990 West Fullerton Avenue, 1st Floor. The phone number
is (773) 325-4959.
Ventra Card (CTA Passes)
All DePaul University College of Law students who are
currently taking 9 or more credits in the autumn or spring semester or at least
one credit in the summer semester automatically qualify for a Ventra Card. All
students are charged a Ventra Card fee each semester as long as they are registered
and may not opt out unless they are enrolled in a study abroad program. The
Ventra Card is used on Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) trains and buses.
Photo identification cards are required to obtain a Ventra Card. Pictures are taken
at the beginning of each academic semester both in the Law School student lounge
and in the DePaul Center Student Union (11th floor). Ventra Cards are valid while classes
are in session. They are not valid
during DePaul class holidays. For
more information, Search for Ventra Cards on the University website, www.depaul.edu.
Rights and Access to Educational Records
DePaul University College of Law respects the privacy of its
students. The Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with
respect to their educational records:
right to inspect and review records upon written request; and
- The right to
request and amend records that are inaccurate or misleading. Should students wish to have their
records amended, they must write the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and
identify the part of the record that they want changed and specify why it is
inaccurate or misleading. If the Assistant Dean decides not to amend the record
as requested, she will notify the student of the decision and advise the
student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.
The College of
Law will not disclose information from the educational records of a student
without his or her prior written consent, except:
- To school officials,
including teachers, within the educational institution who have a legitimate
educational interest in the records. A school official is defined as a person
employed by the University or the College of Law in an administrative,
supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position, including law
enforcement personnel and health personnel; a person or company with whom the
University has contracted to provide services; a student serving on an official
committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a person assisting
another school official in performing his or her tasks;
- To officials of
another school in which the student seeks or intends to enroll;
- To certain
authorized representatives of the United States and state agencies who require such
information to carry out lawful functions;
- To in connection
with the student's application for, or receipt of, financial aid;
- To organizations
conducting studies for, or on behalf of, educational agencies or institutions
if these studies are conducted in a manner that will not permit the personal
identification of students and if the information will be destroyed when no
- To accrediting
organizations in order to carry out their accrediting functions;
- To comply with a
judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; or appropriate
parties in health or safety emergencies.
If a student does not want his or her name, address, or
phone number published, the student must block the release of that information
through Campus Connection.
DePaul University College of Law reserves the right to
release the following student information: name; date and place of birth;
enrollment status and dates of attendance; positions held; place of employment
and phone number; memberships in officially recognized campus organizations and
teams, degrees earned, special awards and recognition given; and information
requested by the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar and bar exam officials
of other states.
For information on tuition
and fees, see the University Student Accounts website, http://studentaccounts.depaul.edu
> Cost of Attendance.