Mandel Clinic

New York Times Features Law School's Combat Clemency Project

A Lonely Mission to Pardon U.S. Soldiers Who Killed Civilians
Dave Phillips
New York Times
May 19, 2016

The Combat Clemency Project, part of the Law School's Mental Health Advocacy Clinic, was featured in a New York Times story, "A Lonely Mission to Pardon US Soldiers Who Killed Civilians." The seven students working on the project, run by Clinical Professor and Mental Health Advocacy Clinic Director Mark Heyman, are petitioning President Obama to grant clemency to combat veterans who were convicted of homicide while deployed in Afghanistan or Iraq.


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Mark J. Heyrman

Futterman: Chicago Administration's Handling of Police Misconduct is "Delay and Stalling Tactic"

May 11, 2016

From Aldertrack:

Richard Wooten, a retired police officer from the South Side’s 6th District and a former Sixth Ward aldermanic candidate, said those inaugural changes barely scratched the surface.

International Human Rights Clinic Students' Research Promotes UN Women Database

UN Women’s Constitutional Database Boosts Efforts Towards Women’s Rights
UN Women
May 6, 2016

"It's really important as advocates, and especially as a male advocate that we have these important conversations about what rights all people have, but how the specific context on the ground is disparately impacting women," said Dylan Cowart a law student at the University of Chicago.

On 6 May, professors and students from the University of Chicago Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, the University of Milan, shared their experiences in utilizing UN Women’s revised Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database (GECD) at a symposiu

Claudia M. Flores

State's Attorney Recuses Self from Prosecution of Officer Van Dyke Following Petition

May 9, 2016

Following a petition for a special prosector in the case of the Laquan McDonald shooting, filed by the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project jointly with Northwestern University and the People's Law Office, the Chicago Tribune reports:

Engaging the Human Side of Human Rights Work

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
May 2, 2016

International Human Rights Clinic students traveled abroad recently—and their experiences underscored a central piece of human rights advocacy: desk review is only half of the work. The other half is all about understanding people and their experiences.

On her first morning in Zimbabwe last month, Kaitlin Beck, ’17, still jetlagged from her 25-hour journey the day before, walked into a meeting with a prominent women’s rights activist and learned the things her textbooks hadn’t taught her.

Claudia M. Flores
Brian Citro

Insider's Debate: Will the Clean Power Plan Survive?

Room IV
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More than 170 nations just committed to reduce their emissions in order to confront the climate threat. Now, the big question on the minds of national and global leaders is whether the U.S.

Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, Lecturer Joan Neal Work with Rowing Team to Advocate for Better Water Quality

April 26, 2016

This feature article on Healthy Water Solutions features Joan Neal, Class of 1949 Lecturer in Law, who connected her rowing team for breast cancer survivors, called Recovery on Water ("ROW"), with the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic:

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