Declan is from St. Charles, Illinois. He graduated from Boston College in 2016 with a degree in political science. Before law school, he worked as a litigation paralegal in Chicago. During his 1L summer, he interned at the Notre Dame Clinical Law Center, where he assisted with the representation of low-income individuals and non-profit organizations on matters including consumer protection, community development, mortgage fraud and foreclosure, and tax controversy. He spent his 2L summer with Morris, Nichols, Arsht, & Tunnell LLP in Wilmington, Delaware working primarily in the corporate and commercial counseling groups. After his graduation in 2022, he will join Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago as a corporate associate. In his free time, Declan enjoys distance running, cooking, and cheering for the Chicago White Sox.