Centers & Institutes
DePaul University College of Law is home to 15 centers and institutes that are dedicated to teaching, research, advocacy, student placement, and public education and engagement across a wide range of disciplines. At one level our centers and institutes operate as academic think tanks, but in reality, they are much more. These specialized academic units serve as vehicles to engage our professors and students with the world outside DePaul.
- Asian Legal Studies Institute
- Center for Animal Law
- Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law
- Center for Church-State Studies
- Center for Dispute Resolution
- Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT®)
- Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies
- Center for Justice in Capital Cases
- Center for Public Interest Law
- Health Law Institute
- Institute for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution
- International Aviation Law Institute
- International Human Rights Law Institute
- International Weapons Control Center
- Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center
The impressive range of faculty interests is reflected in the kinds of centers and institutes they have created. And community involvement and outreach, from a local, national and global perspective, is central to each center and institute’s mission.
For example, the International Human Rights Law Institute not only provides specialized courses and student fellowships at the College of Law, but also has pioneered groundbreaking human rights investigations throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia for nearly two decades. It played a key role in establishing the International Criminal Court and in rebuilding the Iraqi law school system.
The Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology, while primarily focused on the business and commercial dimensions of intellectual property law, also assists local authors, artists, musicians and entrepreneurs in protecting their creative works through its successful legal clinic.
Additionally, while developing a recognized expertise in the business aspects of health care delivery in the United States, the Health Law Institute recently has focused its public outreach activities on the ethics of reproductive medicine.
These are but a few examples of the work currently underway at our centers and institutes. We welcome you to review their respective Web pages, and invite you to contact any of the directors and administrators for further information.