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Jessica DePinto


  • Juris Doctor in International and Comparative Law, 1996 from Chicago Kent College of Law, Institute of Technology
  • Master of Arts, Italian Language and Literature, 1993 Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Italian, cum laude, 1991 University of Wisconsin at Madison

DePinto directs courses covering law and the regulatory environment of business. DePinto earned her JD in International and Comparative Law from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law and is a member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers.

Why do you enjoy working with professional degree students?

Working with our SCPS students is so close to our mission.  Our SCPS students deftly balance professional careers, family and education.  They are committed to their studies and to each other - in accompanying each other to complete their degree.  Their earned and learned perspective grants me the grace to facilitate their learning outcomes so that we truly are a "community of learners" in this course. 

Courses Taught

"I really enjoyed and valued the online environment. Discussing the topics with the professor and peers was a great way to get insights into different fields of study, and professions that are outside my personal experiences of the Department of Defense. The break-out rooms and projects are great ways to further our understanding of Laws as leaders."

"I believe that this course was a way to make connections between being organizational leaders and a Jesuit education which I loved.'

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, 1994 - present
  • The Chicago Bar Association, 2000 - 2009
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2000 – 2008
  • Open Books, Ltd. 2014