Events and News from the Clinical Programs
April 23rd, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 201912:00 PM Clinic Informational SessionGittis 214, Haaga Classroom
April 18th, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 20194:30 PM Studying the “New” Civil JudgesProfessors Anna Carpenter and Colleen Shanahan have done groundbreaking research on state civil courts and judges and will present their findings at this workshop, and connect their scholarship to practice, clinical teaching, and supervision.Silverman 147
March 1st, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 201812:00 PM The Case for Brendan Dassey: Teaching Innovation Through Clinical EducationSteven Drizin and Laura Nirider will present the story of their client, Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin sixteen-year-old who falsely confessed in 2005 to rape and murder – and whose ensuing wrongful conviction was featured in the hit Netflix Global docuseries Making a Murderer. Brendan’s case, and the cases of their other clients, exemplify twin problems: the practical problem of false and involuntary confessions from juveniles, and the problematic gaps in constitutional and evidentiary doctrine and practice that have allowed false confessions to occur unredressed. These twin problems serve as the foci of Drizin and Nirider’s practice and pedagogy at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth.Faculty Lounge
July 16, 2019Penn Law lecturer Jennifer Nagda testifies before Congress on family separation and migrant detention centersNagda is Director of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights and an adjunct lecturer-in-law in Penn Law’s Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic.
June 28, 2019In Department of Commerce v. New York, the Supreme Court ruled that a question on citizenship could not be added to the 2020 census on the basis of the government’s proffered reasoning.
June 27, 2019In Iancu v. Brunetti, the Court held that the Lanham Act’s restriction on “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks violates the Constitution.
February 12, 2019The City Council hearing focused on the issue of child welfare investigations and the removal of children from their families.