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Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Represents East Chicago, IN, Residents in Cleanup Deal

November 8, 2016

From the NWI Times:

Residents in East Chicago’s Calumet neighborhood have asked a federal judge to give them a say regarding an agreement reached in 2014 for an environmental cleanup of the Superfund site encompassing their homes.

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Law School Students Deliver Environmental Legal Aid

Law School Students Deliver Environmental Legal Aid
Carla Reiter
UChicago News
October 21, 2016

When a rowing team for breast cancer survivors had concerns about pollution along a stretch of the Chicago River where they train, they turned to students at the University of Chicago Law School.

When a rowing team for breast cancer survivors had concerns about pollution along a stretch of the Chicago River where they train, they turned to students at the University of Chicago Law School.  

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Craig Futterman on the Laquan McDonald Video, Two Years Later

2 years later, Laquan McDonald shooting leaves a trail of change
Christy Gutowski
The Chicago Tribune
October 20, 2016

"I think the release of the video was a defining moment for the city," said Craig Futterman.

Two years ago, a white Chicago police officer fired 16 bullets at a black teenager in a fatal shooting captured on dashcam video that sparked outrage and reforms in a city that remains far from healed.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman at Chicago Ideas Week: A Tale of Two Constitutions

Chicago Ideas Week: Police experts tell a tale of two Constitutions
Ally Marotti
The Chicago Tribune
October 19, 2016

“They’re just everyday kids who live with the ever-present possibility of being stopped and frisked and being treated like a criminal,” he said.

Sometimes it seems like there are two U.S. Constitutions: The one applied in minority communities and the one Professor Craig Futterman teaches in his law classes at the University of Chicago.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Fall Clinic Reception

Date: 
10.20.2016
Location: 
Kane Center Atrium
Contact info (email or phone): 

jleslie@uchicago.edu

Come mingle with clinic students, faculty and staff, win a prize in our clinic trivia game, and learn more about the great work being done in the clinics.  We'll provide light refreshments.  All students are welcome, clinic and non-clinic students alike!

Craig Futterman at Chicago Ideas Week - Policing: Force of the Future

Date: 
10.18.2016
Location: 
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Contact info (email or phone): 

312-906-7419

Over the last three years, the state of our country’s police force has become a national discussion. Now that cell phones double as a video cameras, incidents of violence perpetrated by police officers has become a regular part of our national conversation.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

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
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