Explore DePaul College of Law
Information Session & Tour Schedule
Welcome to DePaul University College of Law. Information sessions and guided tours are generally offered on the following days and times:
Mondays 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 12:00 p.m.
Fridays 1:00 p.m.
To schedule an information session or class visit, please call the Office of Admission at 312-362-6831. We also invite you to tour our facilities on your own. The instructions below will guide you through our facility. Again, we welcome you to DePaul University College of Law.
Welcome to the College of Law and the "Loop Campus" of DePaul University. Studying at DePaul situates you in the legal and financial heart of one of the world greatest cities. Most law school classrooms, faculty, and administrative offices are located in three connected buildings: (1) the Lewis Center, 25 E. Jackson; (2) O’Malley Place, 23 E. Jackson and (3) the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson. Our Legal Clinic is located across Jackson in the Lytton Building, 14 E. Jackson. The Lewis Center, built in 1916 and acquired by DePaul in 1955, is the primary building for the College of Law.
First Floor: Pusateri Welcome Center and Office of Law Admission
The Office of Law Admission and Pusateri Welcome Center is located on the 1st Floor of the Lewis Center, 25 E. Jackson. Be sure to pick-up a copy of our viewbook/application, program brochures and LSAT/LSDAS registration book. Please complete an information request card so that we can send information to you regarding upcoming programs. The staff is available to answer any questions you might have regarding the application and admission process. To begin your tour, take the main elevators to the 9th floor.
Ninth Floor: Classrooms and Office of the Dean
As you exit the elevators and proceed up the ramp you will find three classrooms, 903, 904 & 905. These classrooms seat between 74 and 100 students. First-year students are placed in sections of approximately 80 students. First-year Legal Analysis classes are limited to approximately 22 students. With wireless connectivity throughout the law school, students can connect to the network in every classroom. To see additional classrooms, take the elevator or stairs down to the 8th floor. On the 8th floor you will find classrooms, 801, 803, 804 & 805.
Eighth Floor: Classrooms & Faculty Offices
A number of faculty offices are also located on the 8th floor. With DePaul’s emphasis on teaching, as well as interaction between students and faculty, our professors are accessible to both full-time and part-time law students.
Near classroom 801, you will find the Extern Office Bulletin Board, which lists numerous externship opportunities for law students. Because of our ideal location and reputation as "Chicago’s Law School," our students can select among externships ranging from the Federal Court of Appeals to the Legal Department for the City of Chicago.
Fifth Floor: Computer Lab & Law Library Entrance
Take the elevators to the fifth floor. As you get off the elevators, located to your right, you will see the entrance to the Law Library at the end of the hall. Law students enter the library by swiping their student ID card. To gain entrance as a guest, simply press the button to the left of the doors and you will be buzzed into the library.
The Law Library, one of two libraries in the Loop Campus, holds 402,000 volumes on three levels. The Law Library was completely renovated in 1994. An internal elevator and stairs take students up to the 6th floor or down to the 4th floor. Seven librarians and a large support staff are available to assist students with their research. With 455 seats and restricted access for law students, plenty of space is always available for quiet research and study.
Also, located on the 5th floor of the library, you will see the College of Law computer lab. This computer lab is reserved for the exclusive use of law students. The computer lab includes approximately 45 computers, Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw printers, and printers to which students can print remotely from anywhere in the College of Law. Also, attached to the computer lab is our computer lab demonstration classroom.
This computer classroom is utilized for computer and research training and for Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication classes. Law students also have access to two other computer labs on DePaul’s Loop Campus.
Third Floor: Classrooms & Faculty Offices
As you exit the elevator, proceed to your right and at the end of the hallway are rooms 341 and 342. Room 342 is the largest classroom at the College of Law, seating over 100 students. If you continue down the hallway on your left, you will find faculty offices and some of our centers and institutes. The door entering the area near faculty offices will most likely be locked due to swipe-in privileges only. If possible, follow a student entering this area. Seating for students and guests is located outside of faculty offices and centers and institutes.
Second Floor: Student Lounge, Student Dining Space & Student Organizations
As you exit the elevator, proceed to your right and then left down a hallway that leads to the student lounge. The door entering the student lounge will most likely be locked due to swipe-in privileges only. If possible, follow a student entering the lounge. As you enter the student lounge, you will find a kitchenette, vending machines and dining space on your right. As you exit the dining space, you will re-enter the main part of the student lounge and see student organization offices on your right and the "quiet room" of the student lounge. Past the quiet room, you will see additional student organization offices, including our Student Bar Association, the Student Bar Association Conference Room and the LL.M. Student Lounge. The student organizations represent the scope of interests and diversity of our students.
Additional classrooms, faculty offices and Leonard M. Ring Courtroom are located in the O’Malley Building. Unfortunately, these floors are not accessible on a self-guided tour. Contact the Office of Admission to schedule a tour of these facilities.
The DePaul Center(connected by skybridges)
Exit the Student Lounge and take the Lewis Center elevators up to the 14th floor. Turn right after exiting the elevator, follow the corridor and walk across the skybridge to the DePaul Center. After crossing the skybridge, you will be on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center building, 1 E. Jackson. This historic building (formerly the Goldblatt’s building) was purchased by DePaul in 1989.
Student Union & Cafeteria
The 11th floor of the DePaul center is the "Student Union" for the Loop Campus. On the 11th floor, you will find a student lounge, outdoor deck, commuter lounge and the cafeteria (if asked for a student ID upon entering the cafeteria, please inform the staff that you are a prospective student taking a tour of the facilities).
Take the DePaul Center elevators down to the 9th floor of the DePaul Center. On this floor, you will find the Office of Financial Aid (room 9100), Office of Student Accounts (room 9900) and the ID Card Services Office (room 9200), where admitted students may obtain their student ID, email account and CTA U-Pass.
Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Restaurants & Main Lobby
To visit the Barnes and Noble bookstore, take the DePaul Center elevators down to the 1st floor of the DePaul Center. The bookstore is located at the Jackson Blvd side of the building. You will also find a number of restaurants and shops in the main lobby of the DePaul Center.
If you would like to see more of the DePaul Center, DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business is located on 7th floor; the General Loop Campus Library on the 10th floor and the DePaul Conference Center on the 8th floor of the DePaul Center.
Thank you for visiting DePaul University College of Law. We hope you have enjoyed your tour. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Office of Admission at 312-362-6831 or 1-800-428-7453.
Headed to DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus?
DePaul’s main campus, the Lincoln Park Campus, is a fifteen-minute ride by rapid transit from the Loop Campus. To visit Lincoln Park, take the CTA Red Line north to the Fullerton exit. A Red Line stop is conveniently located within a block of the DePaul Center, on State Street, just north of Jackson Boulevard. When you exit the train at Fullerton, you will be on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus.