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Yelena Duterte

Assistant Professor of Law

Director, Veterans Legal Clinic


Building & Room:



300 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Office Phone:

(312) 427-2737 ext. 843

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Yelena Duterte


Yelena Duterte joined UIC John Marshall Law School in 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Law and the Director of the Veterans Legal Clinic. Prior to joining John Marshall Law School, Professor Duterte taught and directed the Wohl Family Veterans Legal Clinic at Syracuse University College of Law. Previously, Professor Duterte served as assistant director of the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic here at the John Marshall Law School, where she represented veterans and their families on matters before the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Professor Duterte currently serves as President of the National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium (NLSVCC). She received her law degree from The John Marshall Law School and her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from University of Illinois in Chicago.