The Advocate

January 24, 2013

After lawyers with the Exoneration Project agreed to handle his murder case, James Kluppelberg said he believed their work would lead to his freedom.

And it did.

Kluppelberg got released in May after 24 years in prison. A Cook County circuit judge dismissed charges that resulted...

January 22, 2013

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic director Alison Siegler discusses a recent case that she and her students worked on at the FCJC, a legal clinic at the University of Chicago Law School that represents indigent defendants charged with...

January 22, 2013

First-time criminal defendant Mohammed Smith was skeptical when he found out he had been assigned a team of third-year law students as his court-appointed legal counsel.

But the young advocates at the University of Chicago Law School’s...

January 15, 2013

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Alleyne v. United States. The case could overhaul mandatory minimum sentencing requirements. Alison Siegler of the University of Chicago’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic was at the hearings and filed a brief with the court that...

January 15, 2013

Clinical Professor Craig Futterman was feeling a bit desperate the first time he asked civil rights attorney Tom Peters for help. Futterman was new to the Law School and had just started the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, the first clinic of its kind in the country.

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:

December 21, 2012

On December 12th, on behalf of the Sierra Club, Prairie Rivers Network, and Openlands, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic filed a complaint in Circuit Court in Springfield, Illinois demanding judicial review of a massive open pit...

December 10, 2012

Judge Amy St. Eve has given Clinical Prof.

December 7, 2012

This Sunday, CBS' 60 Minutes will include a story titled "The False Confession Capital," about the many cases of in Chicago of convictions overturned due to coerced confessions.