Mandel Clinic

Forbes on the "Inside The Paris Agreement" Event with Sue Biniaz

Inside The Paris Agreement: How The World Agreed To 'Balance' Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Jeff McMahon
Forbes
February 3, 2016

“One of the lessons there was, sometimes you can reach agreement by getting rid of terms and just explaining what you mean,” Biniaz said.

One surprise in the final draft of the Paris Agreement was a pledge by nearly all the world’s countries “to achieve a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century.”

It was a wordier phrase than had appeared in previous drafts and proposals, and one likely to prove more effective.

Futterman on Fox32 Discussing New Grant for Citizen's Police Data Project

Craig Futterman: Invisible Institute wins grant to develop ‘Citizen's Date Project'
Fox32
January 29, 2016

On January 29, 2016, Professor Craig Futterman appeared on Chicago's Fox32 to discuss the Police Accountability Clinic's work with the Invisible Institute on the Citizen's Police Data Project and their recent award of a Knight Foundation Grant

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police Disabling Dashcams

January 28, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments on the news that Chicago Police dashcams are frequently out of order, and sometimes intentionally disabled:

Disability Law and LSRJ present "The Intersection of Disability Law and Reproductive Rights"

Date: 
01.20.2016
Location: 
Room V
Contact info (email or phone): 

kaitlindbeck@uchicago.edu 

Reproductive rights and disabled rights intersect, more than you might think, and disabled women's rights are often violated through reproductive restrictions. This is caused by a lack of understanding that women with disabilites require the same range of and access to reproductive services, and even subtle eugenicism. What is the law doing to counteract these problems? What can be done?

Faculty: 
Mark J. Heyrman

Clinics in Action: Police Reform in Chicago

Date: 
04.18.2016
Location: 
Classroom V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Jeff Leslie, jleslie@uchicago.edu

Professors Craig Futterman, Randolph Stone, and Joshua Tepfer will discuss their work on recent high-profile litigation involving police shootings and misconduct, and efforts to reform the policing system in Chicago.  

Soul food lunch from Catering by David will be provided.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
Faculty: 
Randolph N. Stone
Faculty: 
Joshua Tepfer

Margaret Huang, "Human Rights at Home: Police Accountability, the Rights of Refugees and Mass Incarceration"

Margaret Huang, Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, joined students for a discussion about Amnesty International USA’s efforts to “bring human rights home,” highlighting current campaigns on police accountability, refugee rights and mass incarceration.

Participating faculty: 
Claudia Flores

Margaret Huang, "Human Rights at Home: Police Accountability, the Rights of Refugees and Mass Incarceration"

Margaret Huang, Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, will join students for a discussion about Amnesty International USA’s efforts to “bring human rights home.”

Craig Futterman on Changing Police Response to Shootings

Changing Police Response to Shootings
WBEZ
December 29, 2015

19-year old Quintonio LeGrier and a 55-year old neighbor, Bettie Jones, were both killed by police. In the aftermath, Chicago Police acknowledged that Jones’s death was accidental.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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