The Advocate

April 10, 2012

Twenty-five years from now, every indigent person accused of crime will be defended by a lawyer who provides zealous and loyal representation. Depending on your familiarity with the American legal system, you probably either assume such representation already occurs—or that the prospect is a...

April 3, 2012

Clinical Professor Craig Futterman is featured in "Compelled Into Action: Citizens Alert’s Response to Police Torture and Brutality," part three of Peace Production’s documentary on Citizens Alert, a grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to police accountability. An excerpt of the video as...

April 2, 2012

Ever thought about quitting the ol’ 9-to-5 and taking Grandma’s brownie recipe mobile? Considering a snow cone bike? Pondering the pursuit of pushcart push-ups?

March 30, 2012

The law throws up barriers in the paths of the most seemingly simple businesses.  For example, the nonprofit organization Fresh Moves, which has converted an old CTA bus into a produce market that visits schools and neighborhoods in Chicago’s food deserts, cannot get a business license.

March 30, 2012

In 1937, Ronald Coase asked a profound question: if markets are so efficient at allocating resources, why are so many resources allocated within firms? Coase’s answer was that market allocation entailed transactions costs and, when these were very high, transactions will take place within firms...

March 28, 2012

The February 22 issue of the Chicago Tribune contained a comment from Clinical Professor of Law and founder of the Mandel Clinic...

March 6, 2012

The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights sent a delegation to Capitol Hill to push for immigration reform.  What follows is the account of that trip from Young Center clinic students Cathy Yang '13 and Peter Chen '13.


February 29, 2012

Cockroaches crawling out of your cable set-top box rates high on the ‘ick’ scale.  But on the south side of Chicago, it may be symptomatic of a deeper problem, and one that Wes Griffith (’12),...

February 23, 2012

One law school has developed an innovative way to help students gain experience in the business of law.