Clinics

Robert A. Weinstock

Lecturer in Law and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Fellow

Robert A. Weinstock is a Lecturer in Law and the Abrams Environmental Law Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where he assists in clinical instruction and management of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic's diverse and cutting-edge advocacy efforts.

The Guardian Reports on a Band of Police Prosecuted by the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project

August 3, 2016

From The Guardian's article, "Chicago's 'Skullcap Crew': band of police accused of brutality evade discipline":

Law School, Jenner & Block Partner to Launch Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
August 2, 2016

The University of Chicago Law School has partnered with Jenner & Block to launch a new clinic that gives students the opportunity to work with experienced litigators on US Supreme Court and federal appellate cases, adding a new layer to the Law School’s clinic offerings and underscoring a commitment to providing high-level, real-world experience.

The University of Chicago Law School has partnered with Jenner & Block to launch a new clinic that gives students the opportunity to work with experienced litigators on US Supreme Court and federal appellate cases, adding a new layer to the Law School’s clinic offerings and underscoring a commitment to providing high-level, real-world experience.

Faculty: 
Thomas J. Miles
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David A. Strauss
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Sarah M. Konsky
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Michael A. Scodro

Futterman: Chicago Police Actions Following Fatal Shooting Are "A Marked Break From the Past"

July 31, 2016

From The Wall Street Journal:

Police brass in recent days stripped three officers of their powers in the wake of a fatal shooting of an unarmed black man suspected of stealing a car and fleeing Thursday, an unusually swift response amid intense scrutiny over police action here.

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John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a nascent doctrine in international human rights law, is heavily contested both as to its meaning and utility.

Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society

John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a nascent doctrine in international human rights law, is heavily contested both as to its meaning and utility.

Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a nascent doctrine in international human rights law, is heavily contested both as to its meaning and utility.

Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society

Appeals Court Orders Release of Chicago Police Disciplinary Records

Steve Schmadeke
Chicago Tribune
July 8, 2016

An Illinois appeals court on Friday overturned an injunction that had blocked the release of decades of records of citizen complaints against Chicago police officers, ruling that the documents must be made public.

An Illinois appeals court on Friday overturned an injunction that had blocked the release of decades of records of citizen complaints against Chicago police officers, ruling that the documents must be made public.

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Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Illinois Appellate Court Overturns Injunction Preventing Release of Police Misconduct Records

July 8, 2016

The trial court's injunction had prevented the release of police misconduct records over four years old. With the injunction overturned, the Chicago Police Department is now obliged to produce data about every police misconduct complaint from 1967 through the present.

IHR Clinic Seminar in Chile on "Democracy, Gender Equality and the Constitution" (Spanish Language Report)

President Michelle Bachelet Begins Seminar on Gender and Constitution Organized by UN Women and Ministry of Women and Gender Equity
United Nations in Chile
July 6, 2016

Especialistas internacionales y nacionales se reunieron para compartir experiencias y recomendaciones que contribuyan al fortalecimiento de la igualdad de género en los procesos constituyentes.

Especialistas internacionales y nacionales se reunieron para compartir experiencias y recomendaciones que contribuyan al fortalecimiento de la igualdad de género en los procesos constituyentes.

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores
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