Assistant Professor of Law
Director, Housing & Community Development Legal Clinic
Julie D. Lawton joined DePaul as a clinical assistant professor of law. She previously served as adjunct professor and senior supervising attorney to the Housing & Community Development Clinic at Georgetown University. She received her JD, cum laude, from Howard University, LL.M. from Georgetown and BS, magna cum laude, from Florida A&M University. Prior to her legal career, she served as a financial analyst in the commercial banking industry, and after graduating from law school, she was an attorney with Morrison & Foerster LLP, where she handled a variety of corporate and transactional matters. Her most current work in progress is "Limited Equity Cooperatives: The Non-Economic Value of Homeownership."
At DePaul, Professor Lawton directs the College of Law’s Affordable Housing Legal Clinic, which works to develop, preserve and expand affordable housing in Chicago.
BS, Florida A&M University; JD., Howard University; LL.M., Georgetown University