Established in 1897, DePaul University has been helping to build knowledgeable legal professionals for over a century. DePaul College of Law is committed to improving society by educating purpose-driven lawyers and legal professionals who will serve the profession and the public with integrity and compassion. The College strives to provide an academically rigorous, experiential, community-engaged education that prepares students to contribute as leaders in the diverse world of legal practice.

The DePaul Law experience is uniquely able to broaden and deepen a student’s perspective through distinctive, innovative programs that build on the law school’s strengths and prepare our graduates for emerging fields of practice. Faculty, staff and students together create a supportive and collegial community that generates opportunities for innovative research and creative problem-solving and encourages a spirit of open inquiry and intellectual pluralism.

As an integral part of a Vincentian university, the College embraces a tradition of service to others and is dedicated to fostering inclusion, diversity and equity in the academy and the legal profession, promoting social and racial justice in society, enhancing access to the legal system for the most vulnerable and upholding the dignity of all persons.

DePaul College of Law graduates are well-connected to an alumni network of over 16,000 legal professionals.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings (2023)

  • #29 Best Health Law Schools
  • #25 Best Intellectual Property Law Schools

Princeton Review

  • Top Law School, 2019–2023
preLaw Magazine Program Grades (2020-2021)

  • Business Law, A
  • Diversity, Best law school for Black, Hispanic and Asian students
  • Family Law, A
  • Health Law, A+
  • Human Rights Law, A
  • Intellectual Property Law, A+
  • International Law, A
  • Practical Training, A-