The Advocate

September 17, 2013

Professor Alison Siegler provides this update on extremely exciting legislative advocacy undertaken by the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic:

September 16, 2013

When LaDonna Hopkins went into labor in an Illinois prison, she was placed in handcuffs, a chain was strapped across her stomach to which her handcuffs were linked, and leg irons were locked onto her ankles. When she arrived at the hospital to give birth to her child, she was met by hospital...

September 10, 2013

Carl Chatman, who had been sentenced to 30 years (and served 11) after being accused and convicted of a 2002 rape at Chicago's Daley Center, has been released after prosecutors dismissed the charges against him.

August 30, 2013

On August 5, 2013, more than 235 Fellows, sponsors, nominators and guests gathered for our annual Recognition Ceremony at Jenner & Block.

August 26, 2013

Illinois is the heart of America and small businesses are the economic backbone of our state. Unfortunately, far too often Illinois treats its job creators like criminals.

August 15, 2013

Based on media reports, it appears that sexual violence against women is increasing around the world, particularly in India and Egypt. Are the rates increasing or just the reporting of the crimes?  Governments and advocates around the world have been working on eradicating gender-based...

August 14, 2013

Need a quick overview of the requirements for or other information about the Law School's clinical offerings? The Clinic has produced this handy chart summarizing helpful information about the Law School’s various clinics: ...

August 14, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a major shift in federal sentencing policy, calling on federal...

August 13, 2013

Updated: Video of Prof. Siegler's interview on Chicago Tonight is available here.

August 6, 2013

From the Aug. 5 Chicago Tribune

Tears streaming down his face, a man who wrongly spent nearly 25 years behind bars was granted a certificate of innocence Monday by a Cook County judge who called the ordeal an "injustice," according to his attorneys.