Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

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.

Kane Center Clinics Hiring for Summer 2013

2013 Summer Jobs in the Kane Center Clinics
Law School Office of Communications
January 8, 2013

In summer 2013 the clinical law program plans to hire a number of law students to work in the various clinics in the Kane Center.  Positions will be open for the following clinics:

Jeff Leslie

Clinical Prof. Futterman Files Motion to Keep City from Vacating 'Code of Silence' Verdict

December 6, 2012

Yesterday, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Civil Rights and Director of the Mandel Clinic's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman, along with Northwestern's Locke Bowman, filed a motion opposing the City of Chicago's attempt

Futterman Discusses CPD 'Code of Silence' with AP and ABC News

November 16, 2012

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Mandel Clinic's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, has been a popular source for commentary in the media on the recent verdict in a civil suit in which the Chicago Police Department was found guilt

Futterman, Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Featured in Series of Reports on Drug Forfeiture Laws

October 12, 2012

A recent series of investigative reports in the Galesburg Register-Mail on the Illinois Drug Asset Forfeiture Procedure Act featured a number of quotes from Clinical Professor Craig Futterman, director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, and one disc

Federal Judge Praises Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic in Order Approving Settlement in Due Process/Forfeiture Case

June 29, 2012

The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic was singled out for praise from the presiding judge in a recent case involving what process was due when police seized a suspect’s car in connection with the arrest of a criminal suspect.  After six years of intense wrangling, with litigation before the Federal District Court,

Recent Highlights from Civil Rights & Police Accountability Clinic

May 23, 2012

*Third year student Kelly Graf took an excellent deposition of a sitting judge, a former high level prosecutor who uncovered a pattern of criminal misconduct by an elite team of Chicago police officers who abused our clients, a family, as a part of the officers’ larger practice of abuse.  Kelly’s preparation, research, and mooting with her fellow students contributed

Law Students Serve the Public, Further Their Careers Through Clinical Education

In Chicago’s clinics, students put their classroom knowledge to practical use in the areas of environmental law, domestic violence, entrepreneurialism, and much more.

Even before they are admitted to the bar, students at the University of Chicago Law School can put their developing expertise to work and actually practice law in one of our many clinics. Our clinical programs are both broad and deep, offering students experience in criminal and civil law, in public service and the private sector, in litigation and transactional work and advocacy.

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