The Advocate

February 5, 2015

The Mental Health Advocacy Clinic obtained favorable rulings recently in two of its cases.  Read on for the Clinic's account of these two victories.

January 29, 2015

Federal prosecutors in Chicago have quietly dropped narcotics conspiracy charges against more than two dozen defendants accused of ripping off drug stash houses as part of controversial undercover stings that have sparked allegations across the country of entrapment and racial profiling.

January 15, 2015

In a report of the Illinois State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Maria Woltjen is heavily quoted as an expert on child welfare protections. From the report, titled Civil Rights Implications of Comprehensive Immigration Reform on Illinois’...

January 14, 2015

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s last day in office brought good news for the Law School’s Exoneration Project and a client whose murder conviction they had been working to overturn since 2008.

December 19, 2014

Beth Kregor appeared on WYCC's TV program In the Loop to describe the "maze of rules" Chicago-area businesses are faced with.

December 17, 2014

As anyone who has considered a legal education has heard, law school aims to teach each student to “think like a lawyer.” More accurately, though, law school teaches its students to think like litigators by teaching the curriculum that law professors, trained by the traditional case method, know...

December 2, 2014

Case Victories

Over the course of the past year, the Young Center’s clinic students were appointed to serve as Child Advocate for 39 children from countries all over the world, including Albania, Cameroon, China, Ghana, Guatemala, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nigeria,...

November 20, 2014

In a separate line of attack on the drug stings, defendants in Chicago and elsewhere have filed motions to require the bureau to provide data on the racial makeup of sting targets, and information on how the agency selects its targets.