The Advocate

April 19, 2012

At 1:30 p.m. this past Saturday in the University of Chicago Law School parking lot, you could buy everything from duck sausage to meatball subs to frozen yogurt for less than 10 dollars each out of a truck.

April 18, 2012

On Saturday, the Institute for Justice hosted the first ever Chicago Mobile Food Symposium. They congregated people with various ties to the food truck industry: current food truck owners, aspiring truck owners, city legislators, lawyers, local restaurant owners and of course a bunch of food...

April 11, 2012

Recently, Lily Becker ('12) from the Employment Discrimination Clinic argued her client's appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  Here is Lily's account of that experience.

April 11, 2012

Food trucks in Chicago are in a somewhat stagnant pattern, even as new additions put rubber to road. The proposed legislation which would allow food trucks to cook on board has been held up for months over concerns by the Illinois Restaurant Association and...

April 10, 2012

Twenty-five years from now, every indigent person accused of crime will be defended by a lawyer who provides zealous and loyal representation. Depending on your familiarity with the American legal system, you probably either assume such representation already occurs—or that the prospect is a...

April 3, 2012

Clinical Professor Craig Futterman is featured in "Compelled Into Action: Citizens Alert’s Response to Police Torture and Brutality," part three of Peace Production’s documentary on Citizens Alert, a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to police accountability. An excerpt of the video as...

April 2, 2012

Ever thought about quitting the ol’ 9-to-5 and taking Grandma’s brownie recipe mobile? Considering a snow cone bike? Pondering the pursuit of pushcart push-ups?

March 30, 2012

The law throws up barriers in the paths of the most seemingly simple businesses.  For example, the nonprofit organization Fresh Moves, which has converted an old CTA bus into a produce market that visits schools and neighborhoods in Chicago’s food deserts, cannot get a business license.

March 30, 2012

In 1937, Ronald Coase asked a profound question: if markets are so efficient at allocating resources, why are so many resources allocated within firms? Coase’s answer was that market allocation entailed transactions costs and, when these were very high, transactions will take place within firms...

March 28, 2012

The February 22 issue of the Chicago Tribune contained a comment from Clinical Professor of Law and founder of the Mandel Clinic...