Clinics

View from the Ground: What Students in the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic Learn Abroad

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
June 6, 2017

In Tunisia over spring break, Vera Iwankiw, ’17, learned some of what the Internet couldn’t tell her about violent extremism and human rights.

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores
Faculty: 
Brian Citro

Craig Futterman on Emanuel Backing Off Commitment to Court Oversight of Chicago Police Reform

Emanuel backs off from commitment to court oversight of Chicago police reform
Dan Hinkel, Annie Sweeney and Bill Ruthhart
The Chicago Tribune
June 2, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed off his commitment to enter a court-enforced agreement with the federal government to reform the 

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on the Need for a Federal Consent Decree on Chicago Police

Department Of Justice Lawyers Fear Trump Will Scrap All Their Work To Overhaul The Chicago Police
Mike Hayes
BuzzFeed
May 25, 2017

Craig Futterman, University of Chicago law professor and civil rights attorney, who regularly consults with the DOJ in this process, said he's spoken with members of the team who said they are pushing forward with drafting an agreement. Still Futterman said he remains pessimistic about the Trump administration’s desire to see it through.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman on Chicago Police's New Limits on Use of Force

Chicago Police Adopt New Limits on Use of Force
Mitch Smith and Timothy Williams
The New York Times
May 17, 2017

Chicago officials, and even some longtime skeptics of the department, hailed the new regulations as a sign that the police here are improving even though federal scrutiny of the department has eased since President Trump was inaugurated.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Mark Templeton on Illinois' March Toward Clean Energy

Illinois Issues: State Marches Toward Clean Energy
Jake J. Smith
NPR
May 18, 2017

The Waukegan Generating Station, owned by NRG Energy, sits on the Lake Michigan shoreline, just one mile from Ortiz’s home. Three years ago, when Ortiz was diagnosed with asthma (a condition that also affects children in 16 percent of households in Lake County, where the plant is located), she began to suspect that emissions from the plant may have been exacerbating her asthma symptoms.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Mark Templeton on East Chicago Residents Pushing For Say in Cleanup Case

East Chicago residents continue push for say in court case
Craig Lyons
The Chicago Tribune
May 17, 2017

A group of East Chicago residents continue to push for the ability to intervene in court proceedings between federal officials and the companies held responsible for the pollution in the Calumet neighborhood.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic Student Joshua Pickar, ’17, Argues Before Seventh Circuit

Law School Communications
May 16, 2017

Law School student Joshua Pickar, ’17, presented oral argument to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on May 16 in United States v. Vincent Jones. The Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic was appointed to represent Jones on appeal in the case.

Shelbi Smith, '18: "The Day the United States was a No-Show at a Human Rights Hearing"

The Day the United States was a No-Show at a Human Rights Hearing
Shelbi Smith, '18
Huffington Post
May 1, 2017

On March 21, I traveled with a fellow student and faculty of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago to Washington D.C.

Class Spotlight: Abrams Environmental Law Clinic

Vicki Ekstrom High, Energy Policy Institute
EPIC News
April 25, 2017

Not quite lawyers, yet, but playing the role. That’s the idea behind the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. And, they’re not just acting the part. Students work on real environmental issues for real clients—community groups, advocacy organizations, concerned citizens—who need help advocating before a judge or regulator.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Allison Hugi, '18: "Protecting Unsympathetic Defendants, from the United States to Pakistan"

Protecting Unsympathetic Defendants, from the United States to Pakistan
Allison Hugi, '18
Huffington Post
April 17, 2017

Following a brutal gang rape in New Delhi in 2012, there were calls in India to punish rape with a mandatory death sentence, starting with the perpetrators of that crime (one of whom was seventeen year

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