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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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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

For 43 years, Andy Austin had a front row seat to Chicago's most important courtroom proceedings, including the trial of Chicago Seven, now featured in a hit Netflix film. The result? Over 3,000 ...

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01.13.2020

Solitary Confinement: Calling for Change in American Prisons

With David Shapiro and Daniel Greenfield Incarceration is the primary form of criminal punishment in the US today, and approximately 80,000 American prisoners are in some form of solitary ...

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12.17.2019

The Bluhm Legal Clinic: Celebrating 50 years of Clinical Legal Education

With Thomas Geraghty As Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic approaches its 50th anniversary, Planet Lex host Vice Dean Jim Speta talks with Thomas Geraghty, the Clinic’s ...

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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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