Clinics

Youth/Police Conference: Opening Remarks

Dean Michael H. Schill, Craig B. Futterman, Jamie Kalven

  • Dean Michael H. Schill, University of Chicago Law School
  • Craig B. Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Jamie Kalven, Invisible Institute

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Highlights Law School Clinics

Law School Clinics Matter, But How Much?
Jack Silverstein
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
April 26, 2015

These clinics are nothing new. The University of Chicago Law School launched its clinical program in the late 1950s.

Ain’t nothing like the real thing. So said R&B hitmakers Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

In legal education, the closest thing to the real thing — a job — is a clinic.

“They are the gold standard in experiential learning,” said Loyola University Chicago School of Law clinical professor Bruce A. Boyer.

Claudia Flores Named Director of International Human Rights Clinic

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
April 30, 2015

Claudia Flores, a litigator who has served as a legal advisor for the United Nations in Zimbabwe and East Timor, has been named Director of the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. She will join the Law School as an assistant clinical professor in the fall.

Claudia Flores, a litigator who has served as a legal advisor for the United Nations in Zimbabwe and East Timor, has been named Director of the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic.

Faculty: 
Jeff Leslie

New York Times on Abrams Environmental Clinic's Shell Report

Groups Want Review of Shell's Arctic Regulatory Filings
AP
The New York Times
April 28, 2015

The petition was filed Monday by Oceana and the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Wall Street Journal on Abrams Environmental Clinic's Shell Report

Shell Faces Pressure to Disclose Priorities
Justin Scheck
The Wall Street Journal
April 28, 2015

In a bid to pressure Shell to drop the plan, environmental group Oceana and an environmental law clinic at University of Chicago Law School sent a report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Monday claiming that the company is understating the risks of its work in the Arctic.

Shell executives have said the BG merger wouldn’t affect plans to spend $1 billion drilling in the Arctic this summer, a project that has been criticized by environmentalists.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Futterman: "Hiding a Potential Execution is the Kind of Thing that Destroys Trust"

April 23, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman was quoted in a recent Huffington Post article about the unreleased video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald

Lawyer/Novelist Makes Gift to Environmental Law Clinic

Jerry de Jaager
Law School Communications
April 23, 2015

A gift made by Jonathan Mills, ’77, as trustee of a charitable trust, will benefit the Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. To be expended at the discretion of the clinic’s director, the gift provides funds for activities that support the clinic’s mission, which might include obtaining expert consultation, underwriting student travel for site visits and client interactions, and covering other litigation costs.

 A gift made by Jonathan Mills, ’77, as trustee of a charitable trust, will benefit the Law School’s Abrams Environmental Law Clinic.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

WTTW Profiles Youth/Police Project, Upcoming Conference

April 22, 2015

WTTW's program Chicago Tonight delved into the details of The Invisible Institute's Youth/Police Project and this weekend's Youth/Police Conference:

Mosque Zoning in Illinois - Kevin Vodak

Date: 
04.23.2015
Location: 
Room E
Contact info (email or phone): 

citro@uchicago.edu

Mosque Zoning in Illinois: How Federal Law Has Protected Muslim InstitutionsDenied Zoning Approvals from Local Governments

with Kevin Vodak

Faculty: 
Brian Citro

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