Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project

A Juvenile Symposium - Living Like We're Bulletproof: The Public Health Crises of Youth Trauma & Violence

Date: 
04.20.2013
Location: 
Courtroom

The Illinois Judicial Council and the Criminal Juvenile Justice Clinic, The University of Chicago Law School presents A Juvenile Symposium, Living Like We're Bulletproof: The Public Health Crises of Youth Trauma & Violence. This is an all day symposium about the public health crises of youth trauma and violence.

Reflections on Menard Correctional Center and Juvenile Life-Without-Parole Sentences

March 8, 2013

Recently, clinic student Sarah Staudt ('13) and colleagues from the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic interviewed two clients serving mandatory life-without-parole sentences at Menard Correctional Center.  Sarah's reflections on that experience follow:

Randolph Stone's Tribune Op-Ed on the Collateral Consequences of Stop-and-Frisk

Collateral consequences of stop-and-frisk
Randolph N. Stone
Chicago Tribune
March 6, 2013

Responding to concerns about gun violence in her South Side neighborhood, Chicago Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely recently called in a Tribune op-ed for the Chicago Police Department to adopt a "proactive and courageous" strategy known as "stop-and-frisk." Neely compared people randomly being stopped and searched on the city's streets to passengers going through airport security.

Faculty: 
Randolph N. Stone

Kane Center Clinics Hiring for Summer 2013

2013 Summer Jobs in the Kane Center Clinics
Law School Office of Communications
January 8, 2013

In summer 2013 the clinical law program plans to hire a number of law students to work in the various clinics in the Kane Center.  Positions will be open for the following clinics:

Faculty: 
Jeff Leslie

Randolph Stone on What is Needed to Create an Effective Indigent Defense System

Defending the Future The Fundamental Right to Effective Defense Counsel
Randolph Stone
To Build a Better Criminal Justice System (The Sentencing Project's 25th Anniversary Publication)
April 10, 2012

Twenty-five years from now, every indigent person accused of crime will be defended by a lawyer who provides zealous and loyal representation. Depending on your familiarity with the American legal system, you probably either assume such representation already occurs—or that the prospect is a pipe dream. Either way, you’re wrong.

Faculty: 
Randolph N. Stone

Longtime Clinic Case Reaches Its End

Longtime Clinic Case Reaches Its End
Lynn Safranek
Law School Office of Communications
June 8, 2010

The Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic's Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project began representing Italo Sanders when he was 16 years old, accused of killing a man based on the word of a 7-year-old eyewitness in Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes.

Faculty: 
Randolph N. Stone

Criminal Defense Lawyers to Honor Randolph Stone for Lifetime Achievement

Criminal Defense Lawyers to Honor Randolph Stone for Lifetime Achievement
Sarah Galer
University of Chicago News Office
October 30, 2009

“The goal is not perfection; the goal is excellence,” Randolph Stone, Clinical Professor of Law, is often heard saying in the halls of the Law School’s Mandel Legal Aid Clinic.

Chicago Lawyer Magazine Highlights Mandel Clinic

University of Chicago: Making a difference in law school
Josh Wolff
Chicago Lawyer
September 17, 2009

Dana M. Davenport was just a second-year law student at the University of Chicago Law School when she began using the law to make a difference in the lives of others.

She had started to work with the school's Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, and one of her first cases was the classic example of an adolescent being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Faculty: 
Randall D. Schmidt
Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project

The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project provides quality legal representation to juveniles accused of crime and works to improve the system of justice in the juvenile and adult criminal court and develop policies and implementing strategies for effective crime prevention.

The Juvenile and Criminal Justice Clinic provides legal representation to poor children and young adults accused of delinquency and crime. The Clinic is a national leader in expanding the concept of legal representation to include the social, psychological and educational needs of clients.