Mandel Clinic

2017 Kirschner Lecture with Commentary by Claudia Flores

2017 Kirschner Lecture with David Cole
UChicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights
June 23, 2017

David Cole, National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, gave the 2017 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture at the University of Chicago on June 1, 2017. Claudia Flores, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, gave closing remarks. 

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores

Craig Futterman Speaks at Press Conference for Lawsuit over Federal Oversight of Chicago Police (Video)

Lawsuit, citing ‘thin blue line,’ seeks federal court oversight of CPD
Jon Seidel, Fran Spielman and Mitch Dudek
Chicago Sun-Times
June 14, 2017

Accusing Mayor Rahm Emanuel of trying to cut a “back-room deal” with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, lawyers for Black Lives Matter Chicago and other community groups filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday seeking federal oversight of the city’s police department.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman: Without Police Oversight "We'll Be Having the Same Conversation After the Next Scandal"

Federal lawsuit seeks to force court oversight of Chicago police reform
Dan Hinkel
The Chicago Tribune
June 14, 2017

The roughly 130-page lawsuit — which seeks class-action status — invokes police uses of force dating to the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the killing of Black Panther Fred Hampton

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on Police Reform Lawsuit: "This Is a Real Test for the Mayor"

Court oversight of Chicago police reforms sought in lawsuit
Michael Tarm
The Washington Post
June 14, 2017

Several leading community groups, including a local Black Lives Matter organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Chicago on Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation’s second largest police force without federal court oversight.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman: Chicago Police Oversight Agreement Has Enforcement Problems

Mayor Defends CPD Monitor Over Consent Decree
Shannon Heffernan
WBEZ
June 5, 2017

The original report was drafted under the Obama administration, and Emanuel initially agreed to discuss a consent decree.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Building Trust Abroad: A Student's Experience in Kenya

Nabihah Maqbool, ’18
Law School Communications
June 6, 2017

When registering this fall for the International Human Rights Clinic with Professor Claudia Flores, the clinic’s director, and Brian Citro, the associate director, I was excited to work on a project with the United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights researching how women were affected by and incorporated into programs addressing violent extremism.

View from the Ground: What Students in the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic Learn Abroad

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
June 6, 2017

In Tunisia over spring break, Vera Iwankiw, ’17, learned some of what the Internet couldn’t tell her about violent extremism and human rights.

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores
Faculty: 
Brian Citro

Craig Futterman on Emanuel Backing Off Commitment to Court Oversight of Chicago Police Reform

Emanuel backs off from commitment to court oversight of Chicago police reform
Dan Hinkel, Annie Sweeney and Bill Ruthhart
The Chicago Tribune
June 2, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed off his commitment to enter a court-enforced agreement with the federal government to reform the 

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Need for a Federal Consent Decree on Chicago Police

Department Of Justice Lawyers Fear Trump Will Scrap All Their Work To Overhaul The Chicago Police
Mike Hayes
BuzzFeed
May 25, 2017

Craig Futterman, University of Chicago law professor and civil rights attorney, who regularly consults with the DOJ in this process, said he's spoken with members of the team who said they are pushing forward with drafting an agreement. Still Futterman said he remains pessimistic about the Trump administration’s desire to see it through.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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