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The DePaul Law experience is uniquely able to broaden and deepen a student’s perspective through distinctive, innovative programs that build on the law school’s strengths and prepare our graduates for emerging fields of practice. This experience is enriched by the law school’s integration throughout the diverse, global city of Chicago, which provides an amazing variety of opportunities for students to learn and apply what they have learned through experiential and public service opportunities.
Jennifer Rosato Perea has served as the dean of DePaul University College of Law since July 2015. A nationally recognized leader in legal education, Dean Rosato Perea brings a wealth of experience to DePaul as an experienced administrator, a longtime advocate of active learning and professionalism, and a respected scholar. She is one of only a small number of Latina law school deans in the nation. Dean Rosato Perea is an accomplished scholar and expert on family law, bioethics, legal ethics and civil procedure. She has published extensively on diverse legal issues that affect children and families. She has presented nationally and regionally on the future and challenges of legal education before a number of organizations including the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association. Dean Rosato Perea has been recognized and honored for her commitment to diversity and access, including presentations on implicit bias for a variety of legal audiences. In 2015, she received the Honorary Fellow Award from the Illinois Bar Foundation. Prior to joining DePaul, she served as dean at Northern Illinois University College of Law for six years.
Dean Rosato Perea earned a BS with distinction from Cornell University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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