The Advocate

May 28, 2014

Five Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic students, Pedro Gerson, Matt Streit, Catherine Sullivan, Joshua Burday, and Ian Todd, won a nearly $900,000 jury verdict in a week-long federal civil rights trial, involving a...

May 22, 2014

Federal sting operations that lure suspects into robbing fictional drug "stash houses" may be biased in their targeting of racial minorities. Nearly 100 people have been charged with these crimes in the Chicago area in the last eight years and only eight of those people arrested were white. That...

May 15, 2014

In the trenches of the fight for U.S. immigration reform is Oak Parker Maria Woltjen.

With a dedicated staff of about 80 volunteer bi-lingual guardians ad litem (Child Advocates), she is fervently standing up as the federal immigration system for the best...

May 8, 2014

As part of the anti-abortion movement's legislative campaign, seven states have passed bans on sex-selective abortion and many more are pending, including in Congress.

May 7, 2014

The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship's efforts with the Street Vendors Justice Coalition, which aims to "open Chicago’s sidewalks for food vendors by advocating for policy...

May 1, 2014

Following in the footsteps of their food truck brethren, Chicago's street cart vendors are pushing for legalization of their trade.

Currently, vendors may sell only raw, uncut produce or prepackaged frozen desserts, with the cost of licenses ranging from $100 to $275. That means tamale...

April 28, 2014

In 2009, faced with a legal market plagued by shrinking client budgets, fewer jobs, greater competition and tremendous student debt, professor David Zarfes and then-student Sean Z. Kramer noticed a crucial clinical void for students at the University of Chicago Law School:...