The Advocate

May 1, 2014

Following in the footsteps of their food truck brethren, Chicago's street cart vendors are pushing for legalization of their trade.

Currently, vendors may sell only raw, uncut produce or prepackaged frozen desserts, with the cost of licenses ranging from $100 to $275. That means tamale...

April 28, 2014

In 2009, faced with a legal market plagued by shrinking client budgets, fewer jobs, greater competition and tremendous student debt, professor David Zarfes and then-student Sean Z. Kramer noticed a crucial clinical void for students at the University of Chicago Law School:...

April 23, 2014

On Sunday, the New York Times ran the chilling story of Noemi Álvarez Quillay, a 12-year-old girl who...

April 16, 2014

Until February 28, 2014, Leslie, a sixteen-year-old girl residing in California, faced deportation to Mexico because the Superior Court of Orange County refused to find that deportation was contrary to her best interests—a necessary finding to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS),...

April 16, 2014

Clinic Fellow Brian Citro has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the newly opened University of Chicago Center in Delhi to help fight tuberculosis in India.

April 4, 2014

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accounatbility Project Craig Futterman was quoted in a front-page article in the Chicago Sun-...

April 3, 2014

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was established by the UN General Assembly as a process through which the human rights records of the United Nations’ Member States could be reviewed and assessed by the UN Human Rights Council. The United States is scheduled to participate in its next...

March 31, 2014

Clinical Professor Craig Futterman had many people on his mind as he sat in Illinois Appeals Court in downtown Chicago on February 5.

March 26, 2014

A March 24 editorial in the Chicago Tribune calling for the city to make public records of police misconduct cites research by Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Mandel Clinic's ...

March 25, 2014

When law professor Craig Futterman co-founded a civil rights law clinic at the University of Chicago Law School more than a decade ago, he knew he wanted it to focus on police accountability and be rooted in the community.