The Advocate

April 12, 2016

A new report published by the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Law School seeks to call attention to the perspectives and experiences of the young Black people most affected by urban police practices.

April 8, 2016

The release of the video of the killing of Laquan McDonald lifted the curtain on Chicago’s code of silence and revealed an astounding lack of police accountability throughout the city.

April 6, 2016

Following the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic's victory in the case of Eugene Haywood, who served nearly fifteen years of his mandatory life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime when President Barack Obama...

April 5, 2016

Drawing upon research from the University of Chicago Law School’s Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic, Chicago Alderman Leslie Hairston (5th) is introducing an ordinance to the Chicago City Council that calls for the replacement of the Independent Police...

April 4, 2016

On March 4, 2016, the University of Chicago—in partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing—convened a day-long conference, “Pathways to a Clean Environment: Law, Enforcement, and the Public in China and the United States” at the University of Chicago's campus in Hyde Park.

April 1, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, is quoted in CNN:

April 1, 2016

The water coming out of household taps in Flint, Michigan is not safe to drink, said Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) attorneys at a March 29th University of Chicago Law School event, co-sponsored by EPIC. This is still the case after months of being under a state of...

March 31, 2016

Chicago has long been a great industrial city, and in recent years it has become a hotbed of venture capital and tech start-ups. Students at the Law School now have an opportunity to work directly in these emerging fields through the new Innovation Clinic.

March 31, 2016

Driving through Fort Leavenworth last November in her rented sedan, Kathleen Kinsella, ’16, noticed two things: First, the US Army base, tucked in the northeastern corner of Kansas along the Missouri River, was gorgeous. It was a vibrant autumn tableau of burr oak, cottonwood, catalpa, and...

March 30, 2016

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued a stay order on the Obama Administration’s flagship plan to confront climate change: The Clean Power Plan. Just days later, a tidal wave of speculation over the future of the plan intensified with the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia—one...