The Advocate

January 28, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments on the news that Chicago Police dashcams...

January 26, 2016

In an honest discussion that highlighted the value of both compassionate and vigorous discourse, four members of the Law School faculty advanced a national conversation that has been widely cast as a tussle between the right to free speech on university campuses and the need to bolster efforts...

January 21, 2016

In December, the Housing Initiative Clinic closed on a $42 million phase of the Cabrini Green public housing redevelopment under the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for transformation.

January 21, 2016

The University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project scored another major victory last week, winning the release and exoneration of client Ben Baker, who had served about 10 years of a 14-year prison sentence on drug charges despite evidence that he...

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.


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...