Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

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

Author: 
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:

Faculty: 
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