The Advocate

November 5, 2013

Today's Chicago Tribune includes an article by reporter Jeremy Gorner about the increase in the Chicago Police Department's increasing number of "contact cards" (a form to be filled out...

November 4, 2013

The Housing Initiative Clinic assisted clinic client Community Male Empowerment Project (“CMEP”) last week with two closings for property acquisitions and related development agreements.  Clinic students Megan...

November 1, 2013

The Exoneration Project had a busy 2012-13 year that saw significant advancements for several of the clients that the Project represents.

October 30, 2013

THEY CALLED IT the M&M shop, like the chocolate candy. It was Menard Correctional Center’s maintenance department, the one responsible for doing repairs throughout the maximum-security prison. For James, it meant something to do, time away from his cell, where he would otherwise spend 23...

October 25, 2013

The Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic successfully completed in excess of 60 projects during the 2012–2013 academic year in collaboration with companies including Accenture, Allstate, Baxter Healthcare, CDW, GE Capital, General Mills, IBM, Integrys Energy Group, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln Center,...

October 11, 2013

Written testimony that the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic submitted to Congress last month has officially become part of the Congressional record.

October 9, 2013

The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project won summary judgment on behalf of a family who was abused by a group of Chicago police Special Operations Section officers engaged in a civil rights conspiracy to...

September 24, 2013

The Abrams Environmental Law Clinic successfully represented Prairie Rivers Network (PRN), an Illinois-oriented water quality organization based in Champaign-Urbana, and their affected members in an administrative challenge to a...

September 17, 2013

Professor Alison Siegler provides this update on extremely exciting legislative advocacy undertaken by the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic:

September 16, 2013

When LaDonna Hopkins went into labor in an Illinois prison, she was placed in handcuffs, a chain was strapped across her stomach to which her handcuffs were linked, and leg irons were locked onto her ankles. When she arrived at the hospital to give birth to her child, she was met by hospital...