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04.30.2020

Clinic Attorneys Accelerate COVID-19 Mass Prison Release Efforts

While social distancing has become commonplace to stop the spread of the coronavirus in much of society, it’s virtually impossible to maintain in prison, and attorneys at Northwestern Pritzker ...

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03.16.2020

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Names New Director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is pleased to announce that Robin Walker Sterling will join the faculty as a Clinical Professor and become the new director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic and ...

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03.14.2020

Decades of Court Sketches Find a Home in the Pritzker Legal Research Center

In the summer of 1969, Andy Austin, a mother of school-age children and former art school student, was bored of drawing at home, so she began wandering Chicago in search of artistic inspiration. ...

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11.12.2019

Broken System: Law Review Symposium Shines a Light on Solitary Confinement

Imagine being stuck in a six-by-eight foot cell for 23 hours a day. No human contact. No light. Filth everywhere. That’s the picture many of the panelists painted during the 2019 Northwestern ...

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05.14.2019

The Bluhm Legal Clinic Turns 50: A Look Back

In the late 1960s, inspired by the civil rights movement, a small group of law students proposed starting a clinic to provide legal services to Chicago’s underserved communities. Over the next 50 ...

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01.31.2019

CWC Celebrates Freedom for Three Clients in Eight Days

Over the course of just over a week in January, three clients represented by the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) — Eric Blackmon, Patrick Pursley, and Huwe Burton — were ...

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10.26.2018

Bluhm Legal Clinic Kicks Off Its 50th Anniversary Year With Eye Toward the Future

“It’s a passionate public spirit that has really motivated our students and faculty to do the wonderful things they have done, and we keep that spirit by remaining engaged in the most difficulty ...

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10.19.2018

“Making a Murderer” Part 2: Q&A with Brendan Dassey’s Attorneys, Professors Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider

In late 2015, the docuseries Making a Murderer premiered on Netflix, quickly becoming a worldwide sensation. The series featured the case of Brendan Dassey, a client of the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s ...

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08.28.2018

Bulls’ Jabari Parker, Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Father Pfleger to Speak at Clinic’s Access to Social Justice Symposium

On Wednesday, September 12, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic and the Action Injury Law Group will host the inaugural Access to Social Justice Symposium, a gathering of ...

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