Clinics

Engaging the Human Side of Human Rights Work

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
May 2, 2016

International Human Rights Clinic students traveled abroad recently—and their experiences underscored a central piece of human rights advocacy: desk review is only half of the work. The other half is all about understanding people and their experiences.

On her first morning in Zimbabwe last month, Kaitlin Beck, ’17, still jetlagged from her 25-hour journey the day before, walked into a meeting with a prominent women’s rights activist and learned the things her textbooks hadn’t taught her.

Faculty: 
Claudia Flores
Faculty: 
Brian Citro

Insider's Debate: Will the Clean Power Plan Survive?

Date: 
05.05.2016
Location: 
Room IV
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EPIC@UCHICAGO.EDU

More than 170 nations just committed to reduce their emissions in order to confront the climate threat. Now, the big question on the minds of national and global leaders is whether the U.S.

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, Lecturer Joan Neal Work with Rowing Team to Advocate for Better Water Quality

April 26, 2016

This feature article on Healthy Water Solutions features Joan Neal, Class of 1949 Lecturer in Law, who connected her rowing team for breast cancer survivors, called Recovery on Water ("ROW"), with the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic:

U.S. GAO Concludes the Expansion of the Young Center’s Child Advocate Program Should Continue in Order to Keep Pace with the Increasing Number of Vulnerable Immigrant Children

April 22, 2016

Over the past two years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children fleeing to the U.S. from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Craig Futterman Talks with WGN's The Download about Youth, Police, and Reform

How Do High School Students View Their Relationship with the Police?
WGN Radio
April 13, 2016

University of Chicago law professor Craig Futterman joins Justin to talk about a new study on police accountability and the relationship between youth and police.

University of Chicago law professor Craig Futterman joins Justin to talk about a new study on police accountability and the relationship between youth and police. We also hear from a Chicago police officer who offers his take on the study.

Listen at wgnradio.com.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on New Youth/Police Report

New Report from U. of C. Focuses on Youth/Police Interactions
Sam Rappaport
Hyde Park Herald
April 8, 2016

A new report published by the University of Chicago Law School seeks to call attention to the perspectives and experiences of the young Black people most affected by urban police practices.

A new report published by the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Law School seeks to call attention to the perspectives and experiences of the young Black people most affected by urban police practices.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman: 'To Truly Reform Police, Give IPRA the Boot'

To Truly Reform Police, Give IPRA the Boot
Craig Futterman and Sheila A. Bedi
Chicago Sun-Times
April 6, 2016

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) has announced that she is introducing an ordinance that will abolish IPRA and replace it with a truly independent and empowered citizen body to conduct high quality investigations into police misconduct that are fully transparent and accountable to the entire community. This is real reform.

The release of the video of the killing of Laquan McDonald lifted the curtain on Chicago’s code of silence and revealed an astounding lack of police accountability throughout the city.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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