The Advocate

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...

September 10, 2013

Carl Chatman, who had been sentenced to 30 years (and served 11) after being accused and convicted of a 2002 rape at Chicago's Daley Center, has been released after prosecutors dismissed the charges against him.

August 30, 2013

On August 5, 2013, more than 235 Fellows, sponsors, nominators and guests gathered for our annual Recognition Ceremony at Jenner & Block.

August 26, 2013

Illinois is the heart of America and small businesses are the economic backbone of our state. Unfortunately, far too often Illinois treats its job creators like criminals.