The Advocate

May 4, 2015

How do these encounters, and the contexts in which they occur, shape the attitudes and identities of African-American youth—the way they see themselves and their place in the world? How do these encounters affect their orientation toward law enforcement? How do these encounters affect their...

May 4, 2015

Countless interactions occur daily in urban America between Black youth and police. An encounter between a police officer engaged in a legitimate investigative mission and a teen innocent of any wrongdoing can be fraught. It can go wrong in a variety of ways, often with major consequences for...

May 4, 2015
  • Dean Michael H. Schill, University of Chicago Law School
  • Craig B. Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Jamie Kalven, Invisible Institute

This panel discussion was recorded at the Youth/Police Conference at the University of...

May 1, 2015

Ain’t nothing like the real thing. So said R&B hitmakers Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

In legal education, the closest thing to the real thing — a job — is a clinic.

“They are the gold standard in experiential learning,” said Loyola University Chicago School of Law clinical...

April 30, 2015

Claudia Flores has spent nearly her entire career advocating on behalf of the world’s neediest people.

April 28, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling.

April 28, 2015

Shell executives have said the BG merger wouldn’t affect plans to spend $1 billion drilling in the Arctic this summer, a project that has been criticized by environmentalists.

April 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 – The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School and international ocean advocacy group Oceana today requested that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) open a formal investigation into disclosures by Royal Dutch Shell...

April 23, 2015

Craig Futterman, a University of Chicago law professor who has studied the city's police department, said videos like the one showing McDonald's death must be released if the department ever hopes to shed its reputation for excessive force, particularly in black neighborhoods.

April 23, 2015

 A gift made by Jonathan Mills, ’77, as trustee of a charitable trust, will benefit the Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic.