Mandel Clinic

Citizens Police Data Project Earns Sidney Award for Journalism

December 14, 2015

The Invisible Institute has earned a Sidney award from the Sidney Hillman Foundation for the Citizens Police Data Project, which was developed in collaboration with the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project.

Craig Futterman's Battle Against Chicago Police Code of Silence Recounted in The New Yorker

Bad Cops, Good Cops
Margaret Talbot
The New Yorker
December 14, 2015

In early November, 2014, Craig Futterman, a law professor at the University of Chicago, got a call from someone who worked in law enforcement in that city. The caller told Futterman about a squad-car dashboard-camera video from a few weeks earlier, which showed a police officer shooting to death a seventeen-year-old boy named Laquan McDonald.

In early November, 2014, Craig Futterman, a law professor at the University of Chicago, got a call from someone who worked in law enforcement in that city. The caller told Futterman about a squad-car dashboard-camera video from a few weeks earlier, which showed a police officer shooting to death a seventeen-year-old boy named Laquan McDonald.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Kathryn Smith Matkov Award Presented to Randolph Stone and Herschella Conyers

Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter
December 10, 2015

The Matkov Award, which is named for a former president of the Chapter, is presented annually to an attorney or judge who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and accuracy in defining, illuminating, and informing the public on critical issues to American society, particularly in the areas of children, the aged, and minorities.

The Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association has conferred its Kathryn Smith Matkov Award upon Professor Randolph Stone and Professor Herschella Conyers of the University of Chicago Law School.

Craig Futterman Discusses Police Shootings on CBS

Video Released of Fatal Taser by Chicago Police
CBS News
December 8, 2015

Video was released Tuesday of Chicago police tasing a man in a jail cell in December of 2012. The man later died. The video has prompted another investigation of the department's use of force.

Video was released Tuesday of Chicago police tasing a man in a jail cell in December of 2012. The man later died. The video has prompted another investigation of the department's use of force.

Professor Craig Futterman explains the problem "starts with the lack of political will to address the underlying reasons."

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic, Civil Rights Coalition Urge Federal Investigation Include Focus on Chicago Police Oversight Agency’s “Whitewashing” of Misconduct

Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic
University of Chicago Law School
December 8, 2015

RECOMMENDATION: Investigate the Independent Police Review Authority, abolish it and replace it with a truly independent oversight authority.

Contact: Craig Futterman, futterman@uchicago.edu, 773-702-9611

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman with Ian Masters: Laquan McDonald, Ronald Johnson, IPRA, and the DoJ Investigation

The DOJ Launches a "Pattern and Practice Investigation" Into the Chicago Police Department
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
December 7, 2015

We examine the Justice Department’s launch of a “pattern and practice investigation” into the Chicago Police Department following the release of a video that showed a Chicago policeman shoot 17 year old Laquan McDonald 16 times. 

Then finally we examine the Justice Department’s launch of a “pattern and practice investigation” into the Chicago Police Department following the release of a video that showed a Chicago policeman shoot 17 year old Laquan McDonald 16 times. Craig Futterman, a Professor of Law at the University

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on MSNBC Discusses Laquan McDonald, DOJ Investigation

DOJ Kicks Off Investigation of Chicago PD
MSNBC
December 7, 2015

Craig Futterman was interviewed on All In with Chris Hayes discussing the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the Department of Justice civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department.

Craig Futterman was interviewed on All In with Chris Hayes discussing the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the Department of Justice civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department.

Read more at: 

on.msnbc.com/1jL6b8H

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Chicago Police Chief Firing, DOJ Investigation, Independent Police Review Authority

December 7, 2015

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments on the recent firing of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and the just-announced investigation by the Department of Justice.

My Chicago Law Moment: Working on the Mandel Clinic, Nancy Rotering, '90, Developed a Lifelong Commitment to Providing Access to Justice

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
December 1, 2015

As a Law School student in the late 1980s, Nancy Rotering, ’90, worked on the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic representing a client who had been dismissed from his job illegally. The case was complex, the stakes were high, and the client had nowhere else to turn. In those months, Rotering, who already had an economics degree from Stanford and an MBA from Northwestern, realized what it truly meant to provide access to justice.

 My Chicago Law Moment is a series highlighting the Law School ideas, experiences, and approaches that have impacted our students and alumni. Video produced by Will Anderson.

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