The Advocate

October 16, 2009

Alison Siegler is Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and is the Director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic’s Federal Criminal Justice...

October 14, 2009
September 17, 2009

Dana M. Davenport was just a second-year law student at the University of Chicago Law School when she began using the law to make a difference in the lives of others.

She had started to work with the school's Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, and one of her first cases was the classic...

September 10, 2009

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Alison Siegler, as well as students Stephanie Holmes, Brynn Lyerly, Emma Mittelstaedt, Chris Stanton, Daniel Bork, Kristin Love, and James Burnham, discuss the work of the...

August 20, 2009

Earlier this year, the University of Chicago Law School's Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship released a study detailing how the laws and regulations of the City of Chicago hinder small business entrepreneurs. Beth Milnikel, Director of the IJ Clinic, details in this interview how...

August 10, 2009

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley talks often about supporting small business.

"Small businesses are the backbone of our neighborhood economy," he said in a speech last year. "It is impossible to overstate the importance of having successful small businesses throughout Chicago."

But...

July 1, 2009

The City of Chicago will change its settlement terms in federal civil rights cases brought against police officers accused of misconduct, dropping a provision that precludes using those settlements as evidence in future litigation.

June 14, 2009

Legislation that would require certification of some guardians of impaired adults is expected to be signed by the governor, but one lawyer involved in Illinois guardianship reform efforts said it doesn't address the biggest problem.

May 12, 2009

The health of small businesses will be one key to turning our economy around. President Barack Obama recently announced a $15 billion recovery plan with that goal in mind. The money is intended for loans to get business moving again, and hopefully stimulate the economy. But a new report suggests...