DePaul University derives its title and fundamental mission from St. Vincent de Paul, who advocated the acceptance of all people and devoted his life to helping the disadvantaged lead dignified lives. At the College of Law, we seek diversity in students' special talents, qualities, interests, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. Having students with different interests, goals, life experiences, and backgrounds is critical in order to ensure the robust exchange of ideas that is called for in training lawyers and potential leaders. Towards this end, we seek a student body that exhibits outstanding academic and professional promise with varied backgrounds and experience.
DePaul University College of Law is also committed to improving the legal community by educating students who will serve the public and legal profession in ways that enhance the social, economic, cultural and ethical values in the broader community.
Admission to DePaul University College of Law is very competitive. We consider numerous factors in evaluating each applicant, including undergraduate academic performance, Law School Admission Test scores, advanced degrees, professional work experience, writing ability, potential for leadership, professional and academic recommendations and the students' special talents, qualities, interests, socioeconomic and cultural background. No single factor is dispositive.
Personal qualities that demonstrate intellectual depth, high ideals and diligence are also considered, as are economic, societal or educational obstacles that have been successfully overcome. Diversity in background and experience among the members of each entering class is a continuing objective. Having a diverse student body allows us to encourage and foster the exchange of different ideas. In addition, the candidate's prior connection with the DePaul University Community and her or his potential for furt