The Advocate

May 4, 2012

Clinical Professor Craig Futterman was interviewed for this Fox Chicago News story that appeared on Monday, April 30. You can watch the story below or head over to the...

May 3, 2012

It can sometimes be difficult for law students to get a sense of the kinds of sophisticated work their colleagues in the clinics are doing on a day-to-day basis.  Below is the account from Irene Paik '12 on a contract negotiation she conducted along with Jeremy Press '12, on behalf of their...

May 3, 2012

A lack of transparency around what’s being done to vet alleged beatings, frame-ups and unlawful searches raises one question in the mind of Craig Futterman, an attorney who founded the Civil Right and Police Accountability Project at the University of Chicago’s Mandel Legal Aid Clinic: “Who’...

April 27, 2012

If you tracked down Tara Thompson's childhood friends and told them what she was doing these days, she says they wouldn't be surprised.

April 26, 2012

Law students and mobile food vendors came together ON April 14 to talk about what street vendors can and cannot do in Chicago.

The takeaway? They can’t do much, at least legally.

April 26, 2012

Sometimes, the road to the middle class is paved with calzones and tamales. Or maybe hot dogs and doughnuts. 

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...