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About Julie D. Lawton

Julie D. Lawton joined DePaul University's College of Law in 2011. She previously taught in the Housing & Community Development Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. She received her JD, cum laude, from Howard University, LLM from Georgetown and BS in Business (Finance), magna cum laude, from Florida A&M University. She also worked as an attorney and development consultant in residential real estate development in Washington, D.C., including owning a real estate development company. Prior to her career in real estate, she practiced for a number of years in the Financial Services group at Morrison & Foerster in Washington, D.C. providing legal counsel on consumer credit issues to large banks and credit card issuers. Prior to her legal career, she worked as a financial analyst in the Commercial Banking group at Bank of America in Atlanta, GA.

Awards
• Coleman Foundation Fellow, 2015-2016
• DePaul Engage Faculty Recognition, 2015 (One of 40 faculty in the University whose teaching and mentorship played an important role in student development as socially responsible and engaged citizens and leaders).

Positions

July 2018 - Present Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, DePaul University College of Law
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2017 - Present Clinical Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
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2011 - 2017 Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
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2007 - 2011 Founder and Managing Member, Lawton Development, LLC
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2006 - 2011 Senior Clinical Supervisor and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
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1997 - 2011 Associate, Financial Services Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP ‐ Financial Services
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1993 - 1994 Financial Analyst, Bank of America Corp. ‐ Commercial Banking
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Disciplines

Law

Research Interests


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Courses

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Business Fundamentals for Lawyers
  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Business Law Clinic

Education

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LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
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Juris Doctor, cum laude, Howard University ‐ School of Law
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Bachelor of Science, Business, magna cum laude, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University ‐ School of Business and Industry
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Books (2)

Articles (6)

Symposia (3)

Presentations (25)