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Rick Raguse

Rick is DePaul's first in-house real estate attorney. He has brought a significant amount of real estate work in-house that had previously been done by outside firms, including leasing work and property acquisitions and dispositions. He was instrumental in closing the sale of the Barat Campus and the development of Wintrust Arena. In addition to supporting DePaul's advancement and facilities operations areas, Rick functions as Deputy General Counsel, focusing on reduction of legal fees and workload management for the office. Prior to joining DePaul, Rick worked at the law firm of Sidley Austin, LLP. Rick received his J.D., magna cum laude from the Northwestern University Law School in 1998, where he was first in his class, and a member of both Order of the Coif and the Law Review. He received a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois-Champaign and an M.S. in Radiological Sciences from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell​​​.


  • Advancement (Development)
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation