Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

Chicago Lawyer Magazine Highlights Mandel Clinic

University of Chicago: Making a difference in law school
Josh Wolff
Chicago Lawyer
September 17, 2009

Dana M. Davenport was just a second-year law student at the University of Chicago Law School when she began using the law to make a difference in the lives of others.

She had started to work with the school's Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, and one of her first cases was the classic example of an adolescent being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Faculty: 
Randall D. Schmidt
Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman Persuades City of Chicago to Change Terms of Settlement Agreements

Chicago changes settlement terms in cop cases
Lynne Marek
The National Law Journal
June 30, 2009

The City of Chicago will change its settlement terms in federal civil rights cases brought against police officers accused of misconduct, dropping a provision that precludes using those settlements as evidence in future litigation.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Law and Economics Working Papers #201-250

Note: Not all Law and Economics Working Papers are available for download. For copies of the following papers, please contact Marjorie Holme.

Craig B. Futterman

Clinical Professor of Law

Prior to his 2000 appointment to the Law School faculty, Craig Futterman was the Director of Public Interest Programs and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. He graduated with the highest distinction from Northwestern University in 1988, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and economics. He then graduated from Stanford Law School in 1991.

Mandel Clinic Study: The Chicago Police Department's Broken System

Clinic faculty and students release major study on lack of police oversight
Staff
Law School Office of Communications
November 14, 2007

Craig Futterman, a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, Melissa Mather, a Clinical Lecturer, and Melanie Miles, a recent law graduate, have released a major study of the Chicago Police Department’s supervisory and disciplinary practices.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Policing the Police

Law School clinical professor Craig Futterman leads the nation’s first clinic devoted to representing police-abuse victims.
Ethan Frenchman
University of Chicago News Office
November 1, 2007

On an April afternoon in 2003, four Chicago police officers approached Diane Bond outside her Stateway Gardens public-housing apartment. Without any cause, Bond’s lawsuit would later claim, one officer pressed his loaded pistol to her temple and forced the 48-year-old mother of three into her Bronzeville home.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Mandel Clinic Organizes Conference "The View From the Ground: Issues and Inquiries Arising from Eight Square Blocks of Chicago’s South Side"

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Staff
Law School Office of Communications
July 20, 2007

Over the past six years, the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School collaborated with residents of the Stateway Gardens public housing community in a police accountability project.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Clinic Files Suit Against CPD

University law school clinic files suit against CPD
Todd Spivak
Hyde Park Herald
March 27, 2002

The Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Cinic of the University of Chicago Law School filed a federal civil rights lawsuit charging police abuses on behalf of an anti-police abuse worker at Stateway Gardens this week, a public housing development that runs along State Street from 35th to 39th Streets.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Mandel Clinic Settles Suit on Behalf of Wrongfully Accused Man

University’s collaborative efforts win justice for ‘gentle giant’ Bell
Sabrina L. Miller
University of Chicago Chronicle
October 19, 2006

Last week, Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at the Law School, heard the good news that a “six-year odyssey” had come to a close. The city of Chicago had settled a civil lawsuit that he had pursued on behalf of his client Corethian “Dion” Bell (left).

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Clinic Files Suit Against Chicago Police Department

CPD slammed for holding witnesses too long
Molly Brown
Chicago Defender
April 7, 2005

The Chicago Police Department's practice of holding witnesses in criminal investigations happens far too often, two legal aid officials charges Wednesday.

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