The Advocate

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...

October 24, 2014

• The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic won a landmark decision in the Illinois Appellate Court that established that records related to police misconduct belong to the public.  This historic decision under the Freedom of Information Act will dramatically improve...

October 23, 2014

Human Rights Groups Demand U.S. Govt. Implement Changes to Domestic Violence Policy in Accordance with IACHR 2011 Decision