Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Clinic Students Win Right to Access Police Disciplinary Data

February 7, 2012

The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic has long been working to expose abuses by the Special Operations unit of the Chicago Police Department.  This fall, clinic students Ethan Frenchman, Kelly Graf, Matthew Schw

Futterman Questions Police Recording Ban, Posner Disagrees

Opponents question police recording ban
Patricia Manson
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
September 16, 2011

Even if he wanted to, Chicago attorney Craig Benson Futterman said he likely could not comply with an Illinois law that allows citizens to photograph or videotape police officers but bars them from recording the officers’ words.

“I’m not even sure how to turn off the audio on my cellphone,” Futterman said.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Futterman Comments on Sentencing of Corrupt Chicago Cop

Ex-cop sentenced to 12 years in SOS probe
Paul Meincke
ABC7
September 8, 2011

Jerome Finnigan, who led a gang of corrupt Chicago cops, was sentenced Thursday for plotting to kill another Chicago police officer.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Students Spearhead Win for Police Accountability Project

One student's life-changing experience working in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
Catherine Itaya '10
Law School Office of Communications
May 17, 2010

While working for the Police Accountability Project at the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, I had the incredible experience of representing a client at trial in Cook County Circuit Court. Our client, Mr.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

University Web Feature: Law Students Help Build Supreme Court Case

Law Students Help Build Supreme Court Case
Sarah Galer
University of Chicago News Office
November 9, 2009

When third-year law student Kathleen Rubenstein was a child, she dreamed of being a Supreme Court Justice. So it was a huge thrill for her to be part of a legal team from the Law School that helped prepare a case for the nation’s highest court.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Clinic Students Help See Case to Supreme Court

Clinic Students Help See Case to Supreme Court
Sarah Galer
University of Chicago News Office
October 27, 2009

Four current and former Law School students were on hand at the Supreme Court of the United States on Wednesday, Oct. 14 to hear oral arguments on a case they had been working on for months.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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