Skip to Main Content
Overall School Rating
50 Ratings

3.5 out of 5 Stars

32
12
1 Star
0

5 Student Reviews (5 star). See all 50 reviews.

Sort by

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The classes have all been top-notch in terms of quality and there is a good balance between Socratic method and allowing students the opportunity to volunteer. Study abroad opportunities are plentiful and involve many great trips for students to learn a vast amount about international law and participate in human rights practicum.

Quality of Life

Overall, DePaul law students are very happy, the cost of living can be quite reasonable if you live a few minutes train ride away from the downtown campus, the moot courtroom is exceptional, housing options are plentiful, dining is incredible, and many areas that DePaul students choose to live are extremely safe.

Admissions

The admissions process is very unique in terms of questions/essays. Also, the school offers many scholarships and financial aid opportunities for its students.

Level

2L

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Mainly Socratic Method. Class size varies from around 5-90 students per class.

Admissions

DePaul allowed students to attach adversity addendum to their application to add anything we wanted the school to know and be considered for scholarships for.

Level

2L

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Everyone expects that law school will be difficult, but nobody expects that they will enjoy the courses. I have been most impressed with the faculty. They are knowledgable and respected in their areas of specialty, and they care about students. If a student is interested in a certain professor, there are willing to devote time and energy to help that student with course work or external opportunities.

Quality of Life

The campus is downtown Chicago. Attending law school in an urban environment helps put law in context. Living and studying in a large city exposes students to the many relationships shaped by the law. This type of environment puts law in context; it allows students to experience more law.

Admissions

The admissions process and requirements are exactly the same as other schools. They require a personal statement, resume, undergraduate transcript, ect. DePaul has one of the faster admission turn around times.

Level

3L

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Very good faculty, clinical opportunities, plenty of research opportunities.

Quality of Life

The campus needs work, but the University has the College of Law on a tight leash. However, Chicago is great--I have never been happier!

Admissions

I think the school tries to reach out to minorities. If you are a minority, you will have an easier time getting in. Also, the school gives scholarships to most incoming students, contingent upon keeping your GPA above 3.3. This translates to about the top 30%, so many students lose their scholarships after their first year. Of course, the requisite GPA for minorities is much lower. On one hand, this hypothetically encourages diversity. On the other hand, it is encourages bitterness and questions of whether certain applicants could "make it" without their minority status (see Justice Thomas's views on affirmative action).

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The school has great student teacher interaction. Students are able to talk to professors on both an academic and social setting. Furthermore, the competiveness between the students significantly decreases after the first year. Students are then able to take classes like the Litigation Lab, which provide students with a wonderful opportunity for hands on learning. The study abroad opportunities are many, the grading is fair, and the faculty are all experts in their fields.

Quality of Life

The quality of life at DePaul is high. Being in the heart of Chicago, students are provied with a wonderful, safe area. Students are surrounded by numerous bars and restaurants that the students regularly patronize. The cost of living is higher than a smaller or big ten school, but that is the merely the price you pay for such a wonderful area. The classrooms are not the best, but most students would agree that they are more concerned with the surrounding area of the school as most time is not spent inside the physical walls. 9/10 students would say they are satisfied with life.

Admissions

GPA, lsat, letters of recommendation, unique essay questions, personal statement, extra curricular activities, rare personal experiences.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

“”
Uppers Downers Comments Would You Recommend

Academics Quality of Life Admissions Level Graduation Year