The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern attorneys present closing arguments in Cook County Jail lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Northwestern lawyers presented closing arguments last week in a suit they filed against Cook County officials over conditions at the county’s jail, where they allege “a culture of brutality and lawlessness” exists in the...

Northwestern alumnus, trustee donates $25 million to University

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

December 19, 2013

Filed under Administration, Alumni, Blogs, Campus, Latest Stories, On Campus

Northwestern trustee Neil Bluhm (Law ‘62) made a $25 million donation benefitting the Northwestern School of Law and other NU programs, the University announced Tuesday. Bluhm, a casino and real estate developer, allocated...

Bluhm Legal Clinic memo pushes back on mandatory minimums

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

October 20, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Northwestern School of Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic jumped into a hot political debate Friday over mandatory minimum sentencing for serious gun crimes, releasing a memo on "evidence-based solutions." Stephanie Kollmann and Dominique...

Attorneys from Northwestern justice center petition to reopen Burge cases

Zachary Elvove, Reporter

October 18, 2012

Filed under Academic, Campus

Attorneys from Northwestern's MacArthur Justice Center filed a class-action petition Tuesday asking a judge to grant hearings to more than 15 incarcerated men. The men claim they were tortured into confessing to murder by...