Clinics

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

The Guardian Reports on a Band of Police Prosecuted by the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

August 3, 2016

From The Guardian's article, "Chicago's 'Skullcap Crew': band of police accused of brutality evade discipline":

Law School, Jenner & Block Partner to Launch Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
August 2, 2016

The University of Chicago Law School has partnered with Jenner & Block to launch a new clinic that gives students the opportunity to work with experienced litigators on US Supreme Court and federal appellate cases, adding a new layer to the Law School’s clinic offerings and underscoring a commitment to providing high-level, real-world experience.

The University of Chicago Law School has partnered with Jenner & Block to launch a new clinic that gives students the opportunity to work with experienced litigators on US Supreme Court and federal appellate cases, adding a new layer to the Law School’s clinic offerings and underscoring a commitment to providing high-level, real-world experience.

Faculty: 
Thomas J. Miles
Faculty: 
David A. Strauss
Faculty: 
Sarah M. Konsky
Faculty: 
Michael A. Scodro

Futterman: Chicago Police Actions Following Fatal Shooting Are "A Marked Break From the Past"

July 31, 2016

From The Wall Street Journal:

Police brass in recent days stripped three officers of their powers in the wake of a fatal shooting of an unarmed black man suspected of stealing a car and fleeing Thursday, an unusually swift response amid intense scrutiny over police action here.

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John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a nascent doctrine in international human rights law, is heavily contested both as to its meaning and utility.

Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society
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