DePaul University derives its title and fundamental mission from St. Vincent de Paul, who advocated the acceptance of all people and devoted his life to helping the disadvantaged lead dignified lives. At the College of law, we seek diversity in students' special talents, qualities, interests and socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Having students with different interests, goals, life experiences, and backgrounds is critical in order to ensure the robust exchange of ideas that is called for in training lawyers and potential leaders. Towards this end, we seek a student body that exhibits outstanding academic and professional promise with varied backgrounds and experience.
DePaul University College of Law is also committed to improving the legal community by educating students who will serve the public and legal profession in ways that enhance the social, economic, cultural and ethical values in the broader community.