Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Tribune Editorial Cites Futterman's Research on Police Misconduct

March 26, 2014

A March 24 editorial in the Chicago Tribune calling for the city to make public records of police misconduct cites research by Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Mandel Clinic's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project:

Tribune Profiles Futterman and Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Trice: Judge's ruling could bring more transparency to CPD's handling of misconduct
Dawn Turner Trice
Chicago Tribune
March 24, 2014

When law professor Craig Futterman co-founded a civil rights law clinic at the University of Chicago Law School more than a decade ago, he knew he wanted it to focus on police accountability and be rooted in the community.

Craig B. Futterman

Students Write about Experience in Police Accountability Project

February 25, 2014

Does the public have the right to know how their city addresses citizen complaints of police misconduct? This is the subject of Kalven v. City of Chicago, a Police Accountability Project case currently in the Illinois Appellate Court. As students in the clinic, we have had the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of this appeal.

Clinics in Action—Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic

Classroom V

Clinics in Action—Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic

Should Police Misconduct Records be Public?

Clinic students Italia Patti and Saul Cohen share their experiences arguing a journalist’s right to police misconduct records before the Illinois Court of Appeals.

The event is open to the Law School community.  Lunch is provided.

Craig B. Futterman

Futterman on Chicago Police Department's "Code of Silence"

January 13, 2014

Clinical Professor of Law Craig Futterman, director of the Mandel Clinic's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, has been quoted in two recent articles about about abuses of power by Chicago's police department. In

Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project's Craig Futterman Comments in Tribune Article on Pedestrian Stops

November 5, 2013

Today's Chicago Tribune includes an article by reporter Jeremy Gorner about the increase in the Chicago Police Department's increasing number of "contact cards" (a form to be filled out when making street stops), which features a comment from Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor and dire

Civil Rights Clinic: Police Accountability -- Significant Accomplishments

October 9, 2013

The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project won summary judgment on behalf of a family who was abused by a group of Chicago police Special Operations Section officers engaged in a civil rights conspiracy to target vulnerable individuals for false arrest, illegal search of their bodies and

Plan, Do, Reflect: Clinical Teaching at the Law School

Meredith Heagney

Clinical teaching takes place in the classroom, in court, in business meetings, on the
streets of Chicago, and sometimes even in the US Supreme Court.

For a full week last fall, Professor Alison Siegler and Jason Feld, ’13, spent between 12 and 15 hours a day in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, writing an amicus brief for Alleyne v. United States, a US Supreme Court case on mandatory minimum sentences.