The Advocate

April 4, 2013

The Exoneration Project presents "Convicting the Innocent: Addressing Wrongful Convictions in Cook County, Illinois"

March 15, 2013

The debate in India surrounding  reforms to the sexual violence laws are a reflection of the changing mores in Indian society.

March 12, 2013

An article appeared in the New York Times Magazine yesterday about a physics professor who claims he was duped into unknowingly...

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...

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...

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...