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Dean's Message

DePaul lawyers are leaders.
As one would think, our alumni are judges, elected officials and distinguished public servants. Visit our hall of judges and rememberthe distinguished career of Judge William J. Bauer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Remind yourself of the tenure of Chicago's longest-serving mayor who calls DePaul his law school, as did his father. But also think of the myriad private sector leaders we have educated— from the CEOs of ComEd to advertising executives to heads of foundations to managing partners of innumerable law firms nationwide.

This is where leadership in education matters.
Cast a glance at early photos of our classes. You will see faces not found at other law schools of the time, faces that truly represent the communities we serve— women and men for whom this school was their path to leadership. A great school looks beyond the traditional, opening doors and providing opportunity where others hesitate.

We did, and that tradition of innovation continues at DePaul.
You will find DePaul's tradition of leadership, innovative academic programming and service to others reflected in a friendly, vibrant community of students and educators whose wide-ranging backgrounds andinterests reflect the values of our university.

With a century of experience at our back, we can assure you that we are prepared to help our graduates navigate the next 100 years and beyond.

Dean Gregory Mark