The Advocate

April 16, 2013

Sarah Staudt, Class of 2013, provides this update on a major victory in the clinic’s work on juvenile life-without-parole sentences:

April 15, 2013

Alison Siegler of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic's Federal Criminal Justice Clinic [filed an amicus brief in] U.S. v. Anthony Davila in front of the Supreme Court Monday. The case involved a judge breaking from neutrality by pressuring a defendant to plead guilty. Siegler explains why this case...

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...