The Advocate

October 25, 2009

Four current and former Law School students were on hand at the Supreme Court of the United States on Wednesday, Oct. 14 to hear oral arguments on a case they had been working on for months.

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 13, 2009
September 16, 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...

June 30, 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.