The Advocate

December 2, 2014

Case Victories

Over the course of the past year, the Young Center’s clinic students were appointed to serve as Child Advocate for 39 children from countries all over the world, including Albania, Cameroon, China, Ghana, Guatemala, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nigeria,...

November 20, 2014

In a separate line of attack on the drug stings, defendants in Chicago and elsewhere have filed motions to require the bureau to provide data on the racial makeup of sting targets, and information on how the agency selects its targets.

November 20, 2014

The International Human Rights Clinic started in January 2013. The Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States.

November 18, 2014

Student members of the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic presented original research at a national summit last month that revealed troubling discrepancies in hate crime reporting. The presentation was part of a clinic project that could eventually give the students a chance to help...

November 17, 2014

The IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship helps low-income entrepreneurs in Chicago strengthen their businesses, so that they can in turn strengthen their families, their communities, and the economy.  In 2013-14, students working in the IJ Clinic helped a worker-owned bicycle messenger company...

November 13, 2014

The Housing Initiative Clinic closed on the next major phase of the Cabrini Green public housing redevelopment under the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation.  Under the Plan, the CHA is replacing former public housing high-rises with new, mixed-income, low- and mid-rise...

November 11, 2014

Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States: Reframing Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation

Caroline Bettinger-López is a Visiting Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and Acting Director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

October 31, 2014

The Exoneration Project was hard at work, and busier than ever, in 2013-2014. The year also featured a number of important successes and advancements for our clients.

October 27, 2014

CJP students have been actively engaged in litigation and reform related to the human rights issue of sentencing juveniles to life without parole.  In addition to representing two clients presently serving the sentence, law and social work students have worked with the Illinois Coalition...