The Advocate

June 18, 2012

More than 17 years ago, Harold Richardson was arrested and later convicted for a crime he did not commit.

Kristin McKeon was then a grade school student in Connecticut.

Their paths crossed late last year when McKeon, JD’12, became part of a team of lawyers who won Richardson’s...

June 6, 2012

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. visited the Law School to deliver a passionate speech about the need to protect the environment, tailored specially to a University of Chicago audience familiar with cost-benefit analysis.

May 31, 2012

Yesterday, James Kluppelberg was a free man for the first time in 24 years. He walked out of the Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois alongside his lawyer, Karl Leonard, '09, after a Cook County judge and prosecutors agreed he was wrongfully convicted of murder and arson.

May 29, 2012

Istria Cafe is a small business in Chicago, one of the most over-regulated cities in America. PJTV's Alexis Garcia interviews the Pribaz brothers, the owners of Istria Cafe, to show you how regulations are destroying businesses and jobs.

May 23, 2012

*Third year student Kelly Graf took an excellent deposition of a sitting judge, a former high level prosecutor who uncovered a pattern of criminal misconduct by an elite team of Chicago police officers who abused our clients, a family, as a part of the officers’ larger...

May 23, 2012

Even before they are admitted to the bar, students at the University of Chicago Law School can put their developing expertise to work and actually practice law in one of our many clinics. Our clinical programs are both broad and deep, offering students experience in criminal and civil law, in...

May 18, 2012

Alison Siegler, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, was honored for her contributions to public interest law, an award for which she was nominated by eight federal judges.

May 18, 2012

During spring break, students from the Young Center Immigrant Child Advocacy Clinic traveled to Harlingen, Texas, a town on the U.S./Mexico border where over 350 immigrant children are currently detained.  For the last two years, the...