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10.12.2021

Northwestern Pritzker Law Professors Launch Online Program to Help Mortgage Fraud Victims

Last Fall, the Foundation of Federal Bar Association (FBA) awarded the association’s Chicago Chapter a grant for the “Legal Education in the Community: The Rights and Responsibilities of the ...

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10.12.2021

“A Critical Moment:” Clinic Attorneys Lend Their Expertise to Chicago Organizers as Protests Continue

In addition to their ongoing work related to the COVID-19 pandemic, attorneys at the Bluhm Legal Clinic have been engaged in Chicago’s protests of the racial injustice and police brutality ...

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10.06.2021

Bluhm Legal Clinic Hosts Inaugural Symposium on Race and Lawyering

The Children and Family Justice Center co-sponsored the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s inaugural Race and Lawyering in the 21st Century symposium, which was held on September 30. The event was held online ...

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07.16.2021

Governor Pritzker Signs Historic Legislation, Building on Center on Wrongful Convictions Work

On July 15, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, along with several other members of the Illinois General Assembly, gathered with exonerated individuals, as well as attorneys with the Bluhm Legal ...

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06.17.2021

Vanessa del Valle Appointed to the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission

Vanessa del Valle, clinical assistant professor of law at the MacArthur Justice Center at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, has been appointed by Governor J.B. Pritzker to the State of Illinois Torture ...

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10.14.2020

Coronavirus Behind Bars: Clinic attorneys accelerate COVID-19 mass prison release efforts

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, prison reform activists jumped into action, flagging the unique dangers of the coronavirus behind bars. But as activists have gained ground in states like ...

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10.13.2020

Where Do We Go from Here After the Breonna Taylor Verdict: Gender, Race, and the Future of Social Movements

On October 1, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law co-hosted an academic panel discussion on the Breonna Taylor grand jury verdict.

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09.18.2020

Racial Justice Teach-In Part of National Effort to Protest Police Violence and Racism

During the second week of September, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law faculty and the Office of Inclusion & Engagement hosted its first-ever Northwestern Law Racial Justice Virtual Teach-In.

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06.17.2020

Juvenile Justice During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With Julie L. Biehl A criminal record can be an economic life sentence for those attempting to re-enter society. The cost of one year of incarceration of a child exceeds that of a four-year ...

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