Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic: Significant Accomplishments 2013-2014

July 18, 2014

The Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic successfully completed in excess of 60 projects during the 2013–2014 academic year in collaboration with companies including Amazon, Accenture, Allstate, Baxter Healthcare, CDW, GE Capital, General Mills, Honeywell, Integrys Energy Group, the Italian Trade Commission, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln Center, Microsoft, Nike, Northern Trust, Schneider National, Schr

Futterman on New Transparency in Chicago Police Abuse Allegations

Police Abuse Allegations Finally Go Public
Craig Futterman, Jamie Kalven, Jon Loevy and Flint Taylor
Chicago Sun-Times
July 18, 2014

We stand at a watershed in the long history of efforts to address patterns of police abuse in Chicago. On March 10, the state appellate court held in Kalven v. Chicago that documents bearing on allegations of police misconduct are public information.

Craig B. Futterman
Jon Loevy

David Finkelstein

Lecturer in Law and Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic Fellow

David Finkelstein is a Lecturer in Law and a Corporate Lab Fellow. He holds a BS in economics from Arizona State University, an MA in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a JD from the Law School.

Woltjen: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children are Most Vulnerable

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children are Most Vulnerable
Maria Woltjen
Chicago Tribune
June 27, 2014

With a suddenness that has caught even the most seasoned unaware, waves of children from Central America are crossing the border. Most of them are on their own., without their parents, so many that the President has declared it an “urgent humanitarian situation.”   

Maria Woltjen

New DNA Evidence in Exoneration Project Case

DNA links murder and rape of Holly Staker, 11, to second murder 8 years later
Steve Mills and Dan Hinkel
Chicago Tribune
June 10, 2014

More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and killed in what became one of Lake County's most contentious prosecutions, DNA evidence from her 1992 case has been matched to a potential suspect in a second slaying that took place nearly a decade later, attorneys said Tuesday.

David Owens

Siegler Discusses Fake Stash Houses on WBEZ's Morning Shift

Case goes after fake ‘stash houses’
The Morning Shift
May 22, 2014

Federal sting operations that lure suspects into robbing fictional drug "stash houses" may be biased in their targeting of racial minorities. Nearly 100 people have been charged with these crimes in the Chicago area in the last eight years and only eight of those people arrested were white. That's according to a case going in front of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Alison Siegler

Spring Clinic Reception

Kane Center Clinic Atrium (across the Breezeway)
Contact info (email or phone): 

Jeff Leslie,

Join us in winding down the academic year!  Come chat with clinic faculty members and learn more about the great work being done in U of C's legal clinics.  There will be a brief program at 4:30 to explain the registration and participation rules that apply to clinics. Current 1Ls and other non-clinic students are especially encouraged to attend.

Jeff Leslie

Marcy Phillips

Lecturer in Law and Staff Attorney, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Marcy Phillips is a Staff Attorney at the Young Center for Immigration Children's Rights. Before joining the Young Center, Marcy worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts, and as a clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin Law School's Consumer Law Litigation Clinic.

Clinic Summer Hiring

January 16, 2014

The clinics are hiring students for summer positions.  The deadline for applying is fast approaching; visit the clinic web page for more information.  Applicants should deliver hardcopies of their cover letters and resumes to the front desk of the Kane Center.

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