Clinics

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Moves to Dismiss Cases because ATF Discriminated on the Basis of Race

Law School Communications
September 24, 2016

The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic has filed Motions to Dismiss for Racially Selective Law Enforcement in three federal criminal cases in Chicago, and plans to file such motions in at least seven more cases over the next month.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Chicago Business Journal on the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship

Legal Aid Clinic Helps Entrepreneurs Cut Through Chicago's Regulatory Red Tape
Will Racke
Chicago Business Journal
September 7, 2016

The IJ Clinic is unique because of its dual mission to provide transactional legal services while also advocating for reform of existing laws.

Chicago's entrepreneurs have a dedicated ally in their struggle to navigate the maze of regulatory red tape thrown up by city politicians and bureaucrats.

Faculty: 
Elizabeth Kregor
Faculty: 
Amy M. Hermalik

Craig Futterman: Chicago's New Police Accountability Plan a 'Recipe for Disaster'

September 1, 2016

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

“To fix what needs to be fixed, it takes resources. You need a floor of at least 1.5 percent of the Police Department budget. That’s more than two times the current budget of IPRA,” Futterman said.

Craig Futterman on the Impact of the Laquan McDonald Shooting Video Release (Video)

CPD Moves to Fire Cops in Laquan McDonald Case
All in with Chris Hayes
August 30, 2016

Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson filed administrative charges today against the officer who shot teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times, along with four other officers involved in the incident.

Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson filed administrative charges today against the officer who shot teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times, along with four other officers involved in the incident.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman Profiled in the ABA Journal

Law Prof and Journalist Team Up to Hold Police Accountable For Their Actions
Lydialyle Gibson
ABA Journal
September 1, 2016

Increasingly the litigation Futterman and his students work on is aimed at prying loose the long-shut files of the city of Chicago and the police department.

At the University of Chicago, Futterman takes on a handful of second- and third-year law students each year and coaches them through the work of real cases with flesh-and-blood clients: suits on behalf of people alleging police abuse and civil rights violations, criminal defense for people falsely arrested and accused.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on Solving Violent Crime in Chicago

August 24, 2016

From Reuters:

[Chief of Detectives Eugene] Roy said the department was also working to restore public trust in the police. A task force set up by Mayor Rahm Emanuel found earlier this year that the police department was not doing enough to combat racial bias among officers or to protect the rights of residents.

Craig Futterman on Laquan McDonald and the Police Code of Silence (Video)

A Closer Look at Push to Fire Officers in Laquan McDonald Shooting
Chicago Tonight
August 22, 2016

The case is "a picture-perfect example of what the code of silence looks like in practice."

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Firing of 7 Chicago Police Officers over the Laquan McDonald Cover-Up

August 18, 2016

From The New York Times:

Craig B. Futterman, a University of Chicago law professor who directs a civil rights and police accountability project at the law school, said the move to fire the officers was a start.

Craig Futterman Calls for IPRA to be Replaced

IPRA Critic Praises Agency’s Boss, But Says It Must Go
CBS Chicago
August 17, 2016

A prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can truly do its job.

A prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can truly do its job.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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