DePaul University

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25 E. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604

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#121 Best Law Schools


#29 in Part-time Law

Law School Overview

The College of Law at DePaul University has an application deadline of March 1. Its tuition is full-time: $44,999 per year and part-time: $29,414 per year. The student-faculty ratio is 13.9:1. The College of Law at DePaul University has 112 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

At the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, students can specialize their legal education in a variety of areas, including business law and taxation, intellectual property law and information technology, criminal law, and health law. Students interested in earning two degrees at once have several joint degree programs to consider, such as a J.D./M.B.A. through the DePaul University Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, a J.D./Master in Computer Science and Technology through the DePaul University College of Computing & Digital Media, and a J.D./Master of International Studies through the DePaul University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Outside of class, students have options for extracurricular involvement, including student organizations, such as the Environmental Law Society and the Evening Law Students Society, as well as publications, such as the DePaul Law Review, the Business and Commercial Law Journal, and the Journal of Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property Law. The DePaul College of Law is also home to many research centers and institutes, including the Center for Animal Law, the Health Law Institute, the International Weapons Control Center, and the Center for Church-State Studies.

The College of Law offers both a full-time and part-time law program. Students who are admitted to DePaul’s law school are considered for scholarships, which include merit-based aid and, to a smaller extent, diversity-based awards (whether ethnic, racial, geographic, socio-economic, or another measure of diversity).

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Year founded 1912
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $0
Part-time program application fee $0
Admissions phone (312) 362-6831
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 112
Student-faculty ratio 13.9:1
Total faculty 114

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 720
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 287


Tuition and fees

full-time: $44,999 per year
part-time: $29,414 per year

Room and board $13,754


Employed at graduation2 15.8%
Median private sector starting salary $65,000
Median public service starting salary $45,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 416,668

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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