The Advocate

March 4, 2014

International Human Rights Clinic Students Marco Traversa and Lindsay Short offer these reflections on their recent fact-finding trip to Cali, Colombia.

March 4, 2014

The Migration Policy Institute released a report last week emphasizing the importance of assigning child advocates for young immigrants arriving in the U.S. without parents or guardians.

February 27, 2014

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today announced the release of a national report recommending that independent Child Advocates be appointed for all unaccompanied immigrant children. The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School is the only program...

February 25, 2014

Does the public have the right to know how their city addresses citizen complaints of police misconduct? This is the subject of Kalven v. City of Chicago, a Police Accountability Project case currently in the Illinois Appellate Court. As students in the clinic, we have...

February 21, 2014

Mental Health Advocacy Clinic student Shoshana O'Brien '14 offers this description of her work in the clinic.

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...

January 13, 2014

Clinical Professor of Law Craig Futterman, director of the Mandel Clinic's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, has been quoted in two recent articles about...

December 30, 2013

Clinical Professor Randall Schmidt, an employment discrimination specialist, was honored by the National Lawyers Guild of Chicago for his tireless work on behalf of Chicago’s public school teachers,...

December 19, 2013

The Indian government is outraged because a mid-level Indian diplomat was strip-searched before she was sent to jail on charges of paying her domestic worker below minimum wages ($3 dollars an hour...