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Exoneration Project Helps Innocent Chicago Heights Man Win $15 Million Wrongful Conviction Settlement

Exoneration Project Helps Innocent Chicago Heights Man Win $15 Million Wrongful Conviction Settlement
Arionne Nettles
Chicago Defender
October 4, 2016

The Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago Law School helped a wrongfully convicted man receive $15 million for his 20 years of imprisonment — one of the largest settlements of its kind in Illinois history.

The Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago Law School helped a wrongfully convicted man receive $15 million for his 20 years of imprisonment — one of the largest settlements of its kind in Illinois history.

Brian Citro and Lecturer Anand Grover on Global Access To Medicines (Audio)

Declining Global Access To Medicines
WBEZ
October 3, 2016

They discuss what they call “groundbreaking litigation” in India and advocacy at the U.N. that may change things for the better.

Developing countries struggling to gain access to HIV/AIDS medications, rules within the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and EpiPen prices rising by 500 percent are just a few of the issues that make global access to medicine a growing crisis

Faculty: 
Brian Citro
Faculty: 
Anand Grover

International Human Rights Clinic to Provide Technical Assistance in Implementation of Law Protecting Women in Pakistani Region

Vera Iwankiw, '17
Law School Communications
October 3, 2016

A team of students from the Law School's International Human Rights Clinic will be assisting the Punjab Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit (Law and Order wing) in the successful implementation and evaluation of an innovative new law titled the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act (“the Act”) and its implementation mechanism, the Violence Against Women Centers. 

Faculty: 
Claudia M. Flores

Templeton: The Clean Power Plan's Courtroom Battle -- How Much Does It Matter?

The Clean Power Plan's Courtroom Battle -- How Much Does It Matter?
Mark N. Templeton
Forbes
September 30, 2016

The legal battle over the Obama administration’s cornerstone action to confront climate change, the Clean Power Plan, marked another milestone on Tuesday when opponents and supporters alike got their day in court in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Moves to Dismiss Cases because ATF Discriminated on the Basis of Race

Law School Communications
September 24, 2016

The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic has filed Motions to Dismiss for Racially Selective Law Enforcement in 10 federal criminal cases in Chicago, on behalf of approximately 40 indigent defendants.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Chicago Business Journal on the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship

Legal Aid Clinic Helps Entrepreneurs Cut Through Chicago's Regulatory Red Tape
Will Racke
Chicago Business Journal
September 7, 2016

The IJ Clinic is unique because of its dual mission to provide transactional legal services while also advocating for reform of existing laws.

Chicago's entrepreneurs have a dedicated ally in their struggle to navigate the maze of regulatory red tape thrown up by city politicians and bureaucrats.

Faculty: 
Elizabeth Kregor
Faculty: 
Amy M. Hermalik

Craig Futterman: Chicago's New Police Accountability Plan a 'Recipe for Disaster'

September 1, 2016

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

“To fix what needs to be fixed, it takes resources. You need a floor of at least 1.5 percent of the Police Department budget. That’s more than two times the current budget of IPRA,” Futterman said.

Craig Futterman on the Impact of the Laquan McDonald Shooting Video Release (Video)

CPD Moves to Fire Cops in Laquan McDonald Case
All in with Chris Hayes
August 30, 2016

Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson filed administrative charges today against the officer who shot teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times, along with four other officers involved in the incident.

Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson filed administrative charges today against the officer who shot teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times, along with four other officers involved in the incident.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman Profiled in the ABA Journal

Law Prof and Journalist Team Up to Hold Police Accountable For Their Actions
Lydialyle Gibson
ABA Journal
September 1, 2016

Increasingly the litigation Futterman and his students work on is aimed at prying loose the long-shut files of the city of Chicago and the police department.

At the University of Chicago, Futterman takes on a handful of second- and third-year law students each year and coaches them through the work of real cases with flesh-and-blood clients: suits on behalf of people alleging police abuse and civil rights violations, criminal defense for people falsely arrested and accused.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman
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