Julie Schuetz J.D.

Lecturer in Communication


  • 1800 College Avenue
    Francis Hall 312
  • Quincy
  • IL
  • 62301


  • 217-228-5432 x3035

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Attorney with Dempsey, Dempsey and Moellring law firm and past Appellate Law Clerk for Justice Robert W. Cook. Courses: Legal Research and Writing, Communications Law and Ethics.  Ms. Schuetz graduated summa cum laude from Augustana College with a Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in Political Science, and Pre-Law concentration. During her time at Augustana College, she was inducted into the College’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter, president of the pre-law club, member of the national Mock Trial Team, played number 1 singles and doubles for the women's tennis team, and completed an internship with the Illinois House of Representatives. Ms. Schuetz earned a full academic scholarship to Northern Illinois University College of Law where she graduated summa cum laude. While there, she served as a Lead Articles Editor of the NIU Law Review and competed in the John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law. During law school, she worked for the American Bar Association, City of DeKalb, and was a summer associate with Hinshaw and Culbertson. Following her law school graduation in 2004, Ms. Schuetz became a law clerk for Justice Robert W. Cook of the Fourth District of the Appellate Court.  Ms. Schuetz clerked for Justice Cook until his retirement in 2008. Ms. Schuetz is currently an associate with Dempsey, Dempsey, and Moellring in Quincy, IL, where she concentrates her practice on social security appellate work and children’s social security cases. She is a member of the Adams County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Ms. Schuetz volunteers at Quincy University's Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament each fall, has presented panel discussions for QU students regarding the law school experience, and offered a legal perspective in the Quincy Public Library’s Big Read panel discussion on Ray Bradbury’s "Fahrenheit 451" and presented a talk on a lawyer's perspective of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mocking Bird." Ms. Schuetz's teaching experience includes co-developing the Legal Research and Writing course at Quincy University and teaching Communication Law and Ethics. Ms. Schuetz is the author of the comment "Judicial Campaign Speech Restrictions in Light of Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, 24 N. ILL. L. REV. 153, 295 (2004), and co-author with James Alfini of the article "Judicial Campaign Conduct Gone Wrong, Real Life Examples of Campaign Mudslinging," 41 A.B.A. JUDGES J. 18 (2002).