The Advocate

January 15, 2016

[Ben] Baker's release was granted earlier Thursday during a two-minute hearing at which Cook County prosecutors moved to drop all charges against Baker.

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Baker has served about 10 years of his 14-year prison sentence, said his lawyer, Joshua...

January 5, 2016

For Tyrone Hood, a man wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to seventy-five years in prison, seeking clemency through former Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn was a novel approach.

January 5, 2016

In summer 2016 the clinical law program plans to hire a number of UChicago Law students to work in the various clinics. Paid summer positions will be open for the following clinics:

January 4, 2016

Margaret Huang, Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, joined students for a discussion about Amnesty International USA’s efforts to “bring human rights home,” highlighting current campaigns on police accountability, refugee rights and mass incarceration.

December 31, 2015

Can markets solve the problem of water scarcity in drought-hit areas? What are the promises and perils of water markets?

Richard Sandor, Aaron Director Lecturer in Law and Economics

A. Dan Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Program in Environmental and Energy...

December 27, 2015

President Barack Obama just granted clemency to my client Eugene Haywood on Dec. 18. Haywood has served 14 years of a mandatory sentence of life without parole for a nonviolent drug...

December 22, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law Craig Futterman joined Brian Noonan for a conversation on WGN radio.

December 21, 2015

In the late 1980s, when journalist John Conroy first began investigating claims that a decorated Chicago police detective named Jon Burge was torturing criminal suspects on the South Side, he found it virtually impossible to get his hands on police misconduct records without a court order.

December 18, 2015

President Obama today granted clemency to Eugene Haywood, a client of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Haywood was serving a mandatory minimum life sentence for a non-violent drug...