María Teresa Navas Mejía, a long-term employee at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently received her green card thanks to Carina De La Torre and students in Colorado Law’s Immigration Defense Clinic.

Colorado law students gain ‘powerful’ lessons providing free legal services to immigrants

On Course

Students at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder are learning the law by providing free legal services to immigrants in the community. Some of them come from immigrant families themselves.

A member of the Paris Fire Brigade prepares a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

A patent waiver ‘strikes the right balance’ between commercial interests and public health, says South Africa WTO rep

the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wears a bright red suit jacket

RBG’s early days in Sweden shaped her fight for women’s equality

Women & Gender
A helmeted head is blurry in the foreground, behind it, a line of protesters on a balcony

Hong Kong national security law to take effect; Iran sentences journalist to death; Koalas could be extinct by 2050 in New South Wales

Top of The World
Protesters wa;l through the streets of a city carrying Russian flags and large signs written in Russian.

Laws are chipping away at democracy around the world

Global Politics
Close up of cannabis plants seen in a greenhouse at the headquarters of AGES agency in Vienna, Austria.

Thailand approves medical pot in small step away from US-backed drug war

Health & Medicine

For decades, Thailand moved in lockstep with America’s global war on drugs — and sometimes waged that war with an aggression that wouldn’t fly in the US, so the legalization of medical pot is quite remarkable.


Supreme Court polarization is not inevitable — just look at Europe


A politically polarizing court is not inevitable. In some European countries, the judicial appointment process is actually designed to ensure the court’s ideological balance, and justices work together to render consensus-based decisions.

Young woman in plain room, dirt floor, holding birth certificate

There are about 600,000 children in Mexico who were born in the US but struggle to claim citizenship


It’s not so simple as legal and illegal for children who want to claim their US birthright citizenship.

Teenage boys play video games at Casa Padre, a facility for migrant children in Brownsville, Texas.

What reporters couldn’t see when they toured a Texas shelter for child migrants

The Casa Padre shelter for child migrants is the largest of its kind in the US. But the children still aren’t free to leave, and have a difficult time making their case, especially if they were separated from their parents.

Special Guest: Scott Turow

Arts, Culture & Media

In 1987 Scott Turow launched the rebirth of the legal thriller with his first novel, Presumed Innocent. He’s since written five more bestsellers including Reversible Errors. His most recent book is Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer’s Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty. Throughout his writing career he has continued to practice law in Chicago, the […]