Clinics

Clinic Summer Hiring in 2016 -- Information Session

Date: 
01.07.2016
Location: 
Classroom III
Contact info (email or phone): 

Jeff Leslie, jleslie@uchicago.edu

This session explains how to apply for summer jobs in the Law School clinics for summer 2016.  Jeff Leslie, Director of Clinical and Experiential Learning, will be on hand to explain the application and interview process and answer your questions.

Lunch from BJ's Market will be provided.

Faculty: 
Jeff Leslie

Margaret Huang, "Human Rights at Home: Police Accountability, the Rights of Refugees and Mass Incarceration"

Margaret Huang, Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, joined students for a discussion about Amnesty International USA’s efforts to “bring human rights home,” highlighting current campaigns on police accountability, refugee rights and mass incarceration.

Participating faculty: 
Claudia Flores

Margaret Huang, "Human Rights at Home: Police Accountability, the Rights of Refugees and Mass Incarceration"

Margaret Huang, Interim Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, will join students for a discussion about Amnesty International USA’s efforts to “bring human rights home.”

Craig Futterman on Changing Police Response to Shootings

Changing Police Response to Shootings
WBEZ
December 29, 2015

19-year old Quintonio LeGrier and a 55-year old neighbor, Bettie Jones, were both killed by police. In the aftermath, Chicago Police acknowledged that Jones’s death was accidental.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Judith Miller on Mandatory Minimums and Clemency for Client Eugene Haywood

The Case of Eugene Haywood: Why it's Time to Scrap Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Judith P. Miller
Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2015

President Barack Obama just granted clemency to my client Eugene Haywood on Dec. 18. Haywood has served 14 years of a mandatory sentence of life without parole for a nonviolent drug crime.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Futterman Discusses Destruction of Police Misconduct Files on WGN

Can CPD destroy dismissed misconduct reports?
Brian Noonan
WGN Radio
December 22, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law Craig Futterman joined Brian Noonan for a conversation on WGN radio.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Futterman Discusses Potential Destruction of Chicago Police Misconduct Files

Clock is Ticking on Destruction of Chicago Police Misconduct Files
Caitlin Dickson
Yahoo News
December 21, 2015

In the late 1980s, when journalist John Conroy first began investigating claims that a decorated Chicago police detective named Jon Burge was torturing criminal suspects on the South Side, he found it virtually impossible to get his hands on police misconduct records without a court order.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Client Granted Clemency by President

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
December 18, 2015

President Obama today granted clemency to Eugene Haywood, a client of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Haywood was serving a mandatory minimum life sentence for a non-violent drug offense he committed in 2001.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller
Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Erica Zunkel

Craig Futterman on the Source of and Harm of the Police Code of Silence

Steinberg: A Time for Heroes
Neil Steinberg
Chicago Sun-Times
December 17, 2015

"A small percentage are responsible for the lion’s share of complaints, and that small percentage are allowed to run roughshod."

Futterman has been at the center of the Laquan McDonald case for a year, since his legal clinic received a tip about a dashcam video of Officer Jason Van Dyke pumping 16 bullets into McDonald. With the city in turmoil and the mayor hounded by protesters everywhere he goes, Futterman believes this moment might lead to real reform.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

David Owens on the Contract for Officers of the Chicago Police Department

9 Ways Police Have More Protections Than You Do When They're Arrested
Brandon Ellington Patterson
Mother Jones
December 17, 2015

A civil rights lawyer reflects on officers' "super due process."

I took a closer look at the contract for officers of the Chicago Police Department—which has been under fire for its handling of the 

Faculty: 
David Owens
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