Federal Criminal Justice Clinic

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic -- Significant Accomplishments

November 5, 2013

Students in the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic had the unique opportunity to appear in federal court during a two-day suppression hearing in United States v. Abdulilah Al Mujahid, a gun possession case.

FCJC Testimony Goes Into Congressional Record

October 11, 2013

Written testimony that the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic submitted to Congress last month has officially become part of the Congressional record.

Alison Siegler Named Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow for 2014

August 30, 2013

On August 5, 2013, more than 235 Fellows, sponsors, nominators and guests gathered for our annual Recognition Ceremony at Jenner & Block.

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Alison Siegler

Siegler Discusses Sentencing Reform on WTTW's Chicago Tonight

Cutting Mandatory Minimums
Paul Caine
August 13, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a major shift in federal sentencing policy, calling on federal prosecutors to sidestep mandatory minimum sentences for low level, non-violent drug offenders.

Alison Siegler

Alison Siegler to Discuss DOJ's Proposed Reforms to Criminal Justice System

August 13, 2013

Updated: Video of Prof. Siegler's interview on Chicago Tonight is available here.

FCJC's Amicus Brief in Alleyne Helps Revolutionize Federal Sentencing Law

June 18, 2013

Yesterday, in Alleyne v. United States, No. 11-9335, the Supreme Court revolutionized federal sentencing law, overruling prior precedent to hold that the Sixth Amendment requires the facts that set mandatory minimum penalties to be charged in an indictment and proved beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury.

Plan, Do, Reflect: Clinical Teaching at the Law School

Meredith Heagney

Clinical teaching takes place in the classroom, in court, in business meetings, on the
streets of Chicago, and sometimes even in the US Supreme Court.

For a full week last fall, Professor Alison Siegler and Jason Feld, ’13, spent between 12 and 15 hours a day in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, writing an amicus brief for Alleyne v. United States, a US Supreme Court case on mandatory minimum sentences.

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Authors Amicus Brief in U.S. v. Davila

April 18, 2013

The Supreme Court held oral argument on Monday in United States v. Davila, No.

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