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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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02.03.2021

DREAM Week Discussions Highlight Civil Uprisings and Frustrations of Past Year

Northwestern University hosted DREAM Week in January, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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01.25.2021

Steven Lubet Steps Down as Director of Bartlit Center

Steven Lubet, Edna B. and Ednyfed H. Williams Memorial Professor of Law, will step down as director of the Fred Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy effective August 31, 2021. Lubet has been the ...

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12.10.2020

“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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10.14.2020

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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