When third-year law student Kathleen Rubenstein was a child, she dreamed of being a Supreme Court Justice. So it was a huge thrill for her to be part of a legal team from the Law School that helped prepare a case for the nation’s highest court.
U of C law students help prepare case challenging forfeiture law
October 14, 2009
A half-dozen University of Chicago law students spent hundreds of hours helping prepare arguments for a legal brief challenging Illinois’ forfeiture law that was submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that the vast majority of lawyers never have a chance to do.
The City of Chicago will change its settlement terms in federal civil rights cases brought against police officers accused of misconduct, dropping a provision that precludes using those settlements as evidence in future litigation.