The Advocate

July 18, 2013

Thanks to the hard work of the new International Human Rights Clinic, a Cleveland man no longer has to fear being deported to Jamaica, where he is likely to be tortured and killed. A violent gang that tortured him in 2003, shortly after killing his parents and brother, would likely terrorize him...

July 17, 2013

Maria Woltjen, Director of The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School, will be honored with the Ruth Goldman Award given by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy on Thursday, July 18, at the ACS Legal Legends Luncheon.

July 1, 2013

Maria Woltjen, director of The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights at the Law School, will be honored with the 2013 Ruth Goldman Award on July 18 at the...

June 27, 2013

On April 9, 2013, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law Society presented a panel on local efforts to combat climate change: What can be done uniquely on a local level? What roles do the government, advocacy groups, and private...

June 25, 2013

After a lengthy legal battle in the case of AID v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc., the Supreme Court last week held unconstitutional the “anti-prostitution provision” of the United States Leadership Act of 2003. The Act required that non-governmental organizations in the...

June 18, 2013

Yesterday, in Alleyne v. United States, No. 11-9335, the Supreme Court revolutionized federal sentencing law, overruling prior precedent to hold that the Sixth Amendment requires the facts that set mandatory...

June 5, 2013

Illegal border crossings into the U.S. have been in decline overall, but the number of children seized by border control has nearly tripled in recent years. Many unaccompanied children end up in Chicago, where agencies are scrambling to handle the load.

June 4, 2013

An often-forgotten fact in the immigration debate is that lately, illegal border crossings to the U.S. have stagnated. Except that’s not the case for one category of immigrants: unaccompanied children...

May 16, 2013

The education of students with disabilities and race discrimination are the subjects of two class action lawsuits filed today in federal court against the Chicago Board of Education by parents of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. The suit also has the support of the Chicago Teachers Union (...

May 16, 2013

Women and their families are disproportionately affected by the harsh penalties imposed for low-level drug offences in Argentina, according to a report by the Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and International Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School’s...