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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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10.05.2020

Northwestern Law Professors Receive Grant to Continue Work with Victims of Mortgage Fraud

Federal Bar Association grant will fund program about the legal rights and responsibilities of home ownership.

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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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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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10.19.2018

“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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05.30.2018

No Easy Fix: How Northwestern Law Is Taking On Chicago’s Gun Violence Epidemic

The Spring 2018 issue of the Northwestern Law Reporter looks at the recent series of talks on Chicago's gun violence epidemic led by former U.S. Attorney and distinguished visiting scholar Zach ...

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05.08.2018

Amy Martin Joins CFJC As Immigration Law Fellow

Amy Martin joined the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC) as Immigration Law Fellow on May 1. The two-year fellowship was established last year by generous donations to ...

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