Mandel Clinic

Mark Templeton Moderates Panel on Flint

Flint’s Water Crisis Explained & Next Steps
Gosia Labno
EPIC News
March 30, 2016

The attorneys, Evan Feinauer (UChicago Law ’15), Sarah Tallman and Anjali Waikar, discussed their active litigation efforts on behalf of the residents of Flint—40 percent of whom live below the poverty line—as part of a discussion moderated by EPIC expert and Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Director Mark Templeton.

The water coming out of household taps in Flint, Michigan is not safe to drink, said Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) attorneys at a March 29th University of Chicago Law School event, co-sponsored by EPIC. This is still the case after months of being under a state of emergency and years of being exposed to lead from corroded pipes.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

The Hardest Stories to Tell: What an Intense New Clinic Project is Teaching Seven Students about War, Mercy, and the Frailties of the Human Mind

Author: 
Becky Beaupre Gillespie

An intense new mental health clinic project is teaching seven students about war, mercy, and the frailties of the human mind.

Driving through Fort Leavenworth last November in her rented sedan, Kathleen Kinsella, ’16, noticed two things: First, the US Army base, tucked in the northeastern corner of Kansas along the Missouri River, was gorgeous. It was a vibrant autumn tableau of burr oak, cottonwood, catalpa, and sycamore trees sharing a hilly campus with historic buildings, some dating to the nineteenth century.

'They Have All the Power': Youth/Police Encounters on Chicago's South Side

Drawing on our work with youth, we propose a set of policies that, taken together, have the potential to yield more equitable and constructive relationships between Black communities and police.

Author: 
Craig B. Futterman
with: 
Chaclyn Hunt, Jamie Kalven

Public conversations about urban police practices tend to exclude the perspectives and experiences of the young Black people, the citizens often most affected by those practices.

Mark Templeton Moderates Panel on the Clean Power Plan: Its Chances for Survival and Potential Impacts

The Clean Power Plan: Its Chances for Survival and Potential Impacts on U.S. Energy Policy
Vicki Ekstrom High
EPIC News
March 29, 2016

The panel event was moderated by the University of Chicago Law School’s Mark Templeton, an EPIC expert and director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. It was sponsored by EPIC, along with the University of Chicago Alumni Law Society, and the Chicago Booth School of Business Energy Network.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued a stay order on the Obama Administration’s flagship plan to confront climate change: The Clean Power Plan. Just days later, a tidal wave of speculation over the future of the plan intensified with the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia—one of the key justices who issued the stay.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Lifting the Curtain: Futterman Reflects on the Aftermath of the Laquan McDonald Crisis—and What It Tells Us about How Change Gets Made

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
March 30, 2016

Just after Thanksgiving, as Chicago was erupting in outrage over dashcam footage of a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager, Clinical Professor Craig Futterman felt the first rumbles of a shift he’d been imagining most of his career. It was the beginning of what would become one of the busiest and most extraordinary periods of his professional life—and one that marked significant progress in Chicago’s struggle to address issues of race, justice, and policing. It would also become a lesson in how change gets made, and how the work of the Law School’s clinics can reach far beyond the lives of their clients.

Just after Thanksgiving, as Chicago was erupting in outrage over dashcam footage of a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager, Clinical Professor Craig Futterman felt the first rumbles of a shift he’d been imagining most of his career.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman in the NY Times on Chicago's Surging Crime Stats

March 28, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, is quoted in The New York Times about the surge in Chicago's violence statistics:

Craig Futterman on Tasks for the New Chicago Police Interim Superintendent

March 29, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, is quoted in CNN about the tasks ahead for interim Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson:

Claudia Flores on Human Rights in Myanmar

Helping US Investors Understand the Rights Challenges in Myanmar
Aung Thura
Mizzima
March 19, 2016

The University of Chicago Law School International Human Rights Clinic has been doing a research project on the legal efficacy of the US reporting requirements for US investment in Myanmar.

Efforts are being made to help US companies interested in investing in Myanmar to understand the ongoing challenges in terms of human rights in the country.

Faculty: 
Claudia Flores

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police's History of Ignoring Abuse

March 19, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, commented on Chicago police for not addressing patterns of abuse in this Associated Press piece:

Craig Futterman on the Three Finalists for Chicago Police Superintendent

March 12, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, commented on the three finalists for Chicago's next police superintendent in the Chicago Tribune:

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