Mandel Clinic

Futterman on the Difficult Process of Removing Police Officers from Their Jobs

Officials Consider Appeal In Ruling That A Boston Officer Get His Job Back
Deborah Becker
WBUR
July 24, 2015

City officials in Boston are considering whether to appeal a judge’s decision upholding an arbitrator’s ruling that a Boston police officer must get his job back.

City officials in Boston are considering whether to appeal a judge’s decision upholding an arbitrator’s ruling that a Boston police officer must get his job back.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Claudia Flores

Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, International Human Rights Clinic

Clinical Professors Conyers and Schmidt Honored

Law School Communications
June 24, 2015

Clinical professors Randall D. Schmidt and Herschella G. Conyers were honored with separate awards last month for their pro bono and advocacy work.

Clinical professors Randall D. Schmidt and Herschella G. Conyers were honored with separate awards last month for their pro bono and advocacy work.

Futterman: When There's No Faith in Police Discipline, Complaints Don't Get Filed

June 13, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman was quoted in a Chicago Tribune piece about police officers accused of misconduct who escape punishme

Siegler Argues Before Seventh Circuit Sitting En Banc

Law School Communications
June 5, 2015

Clinical Professor Alison Siegler, who runs the Law School’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, delivered an oral argument before the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals sitting en banc on Wednesday, giving what her colleague Judith Miller called a “virtuoso performance” in U.S. v. Paul Davis, Jr., one of the clinic’s “fake stash house” cases.

Clinical Professor Alison Siegler, who runs the Law School’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, delivered an oral argument before the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals sitting en banc on Wednesday, giving what her colleague Judith Miller called a “virtuoso performance” in U.S. v.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler

National Law Journal: "Chicago Students Police the Police"

Chicago Students Police the Police
Karen Sloan
The National Law Journal
May 18, 2015

Garrett and her clinic classmates last week tried a First Amendment case in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of a journalist arrested after taking photographs of an officer roughly arresting a woman in a predominately African-American neighborhood.

Tuition deposits were due soon, but incoming law student Ruby Garrett couldn't decide among the five schools on her short list in spring 2013. Then she met Craig Futterman, who founded the University of Chicago Law School's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project 15 years ago.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open?

Global efforts to limit carbon emissions are to date insufficient to prevent dangerous and rapid warming of the climate.

Participating faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
Participating faculty: 
David A. Weisbach

Randall D. Schmidt Receives Award for Excellence in Public Interest Service

Sixteenth Annual Awards for Excellentin Pro Bono and Public Interest Service
United States District Court
May 5, 2015

Awards for “Excellence in Public Interest Service” will be presented to ... Randall D. Schmidt, Professor of Law at the University of Chicago and Manager of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic.

CHICAGO – The United States District Court’s Fifteenth Annual Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2015, in the James Benton Parsons Memorial Courtroom (2525) of the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse at 219 South Dearborn Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Faculty: 
Randall D. Schmidt

Herschella Conyers Honored as an FDLA 20 for 20

Herschella Conyers Honored as an FDLA 20 for 20
First Defense Legal Aid
May 1, 2015

Professor Herschella Conyers is a committed advocate fighting to protect the rights of juveniles.

Professor Herschella Conyers is a committed advocate fighting to protect the rights of juveniles. She was an early volunteer and trainer for FDLA. In 1993, Ms. Conyers was appointed to the University of Chicago’s Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic to help develop the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project.

Reuters on Abrams Environmental Clinic's Shell Report

Groups Seek U.S. SEC Probe of Shell Arctic Drilling Risk Disclosures
Timothy Gardner
Reuters
April 28, 2015

Oceana, an international environmental group, and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago, said the action they filed on Monday is part of a longer effort to get Shell to disclose risks to investors of the costs of any catastrophic oil spill and other potential accidents.

An environmental group and a law clinic have petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Royal Dutch Shell has adequately disclosed to investors the risks of oil exploration in Arctic waters, the groups said on Tuesday.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton
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