Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

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.

Police Accountability Project Wins 2004 CLEA Excellence Award for Stateway Civil Rights Project

Police Accountability Project Wins 2004 CLEA Excellence Award for Stateway Civil Rights Project
Staff
Law School Office of Communications
May 3, 2004

The Civil Rights Police Accountability Project and Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School received the Clinical Legal Education Association's 2004 Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Project.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Mandel Clinic Wins Service Award from Stateway Community

Mandel Clinic Wins Service Award from Stateway Community
Staff
Law School Office of Communications
March 1, 2004

On behalf of the Stateway Gardens community, Samuel Alexander presented a community Appreciation Award to the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School, recognizing the "outstanding and dedicated service" of more than twenty Chicago Law students, Clinical Professors Randolph Stone and Craig Futterman, and Hyde Park civil rights attorney Tom Peters.  The award was pres

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Mandel clinic wins $22,500 settlement from city of chicago for plaintiff in police brutality lawsuit

Mandel clinic wins $22,500 settlement from city of chicago for plaintiff in police brutality lawsuit
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December 29, 2003

The Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School represented Peter Vargas, a computer graphics student, in a $22,500 settlement finalized December 29, 2003 of his police brutality lawsuit against Chicago Police sergeant David Blyskal and the City of Chicago.

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