The Advocate

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."


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.

May 11, 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...

May 10, 2009

Want to create a job in Chicago?  It is not that easy.

March 25, 2009

This panel, which discussed new clinical strategies and methods, featured Craig Futterman (Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School), Stephen Wizner (William O. Douglas Clinical Professor, Yale Law School), Marc Kadish (Director of Pro Bono Activities, Mayer Brown), and...

August 4, 2008

The recommendations of Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law (the Carnegie Report) and Best Practices for Legal Education will serve as starting points to discuss new clinical strategies and methods. Recorded Feb. 23, 2008 as part of the...

August 4, 2008

This panel will explore assessing the “success” of clinical programs and articulating professional and social values inherent in such programs. Recorded Feb. 23, 2008 as part of the Mandel Clinic's 50th Anniversary Symposium.