Clinics

Phil Bach on Reading Financial Statements

Date: 
12.02.2014
Location: 
Room VI

Phil has his own consulting firm, called Top Jar, LLC, where he conducts accounting engagements involving companies and government entities in a variety of industries and works with organizations to design, implement, and evaluate ethics and compliance programs, including anti-fraud controls.

Faculty: 
David Zarfes
Faculty: 
David Finkelstein

John Flavin on CIE

Date: 
11.13.2014
Location: 
Room VI

John Flavin, a Chicago entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in life sciences ventures, will discuss Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE), the newly formed hub for multidisciplinary collaborations and support for business start-up activities at the University of Chicago. Mr. Flavin has been named executive director of CIE.

Faculty: 
David Zarfes
Faculty: 
David Finkelstein

Chris Ekren on the Regulatory Environment for Wearable Technology

Date: 
10.08.2014
Location: 
Room VI

Chris Ekren is a Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Sony Electronics. Ms. Ekren oversees technology legal affairs of Sony Electronics' consumer and B2B electronics business segments, as well as certain digital services segments. He is currently based in Tokyo, where is focusing on strategic technology transactions.

Faculty: 
David Zarfes
Faculty: 
David Finkelstein

Erica Zunkel: Dissecting Adnan Syed’s Case on Serial

Breaking Down The Serial Podcast: Attorneys Dissect Adnan Syed’s Case
Legal Talk Network
February 13, 2015

On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss Serial and the case it made famous with three attorneys: Director of Investigation for University of Virginia School of Law’s Innocence Project Clinic Deirdre Enright, featured on episodes 7 and 12 of Serial and currently working on Adnan’s appeal, Erica Zunkel from the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, and Markus Kypreos from the Fort Worth civil litigation firm Pennington Hill.

Faculty: 
Erica Zunkel

Craig Futterman on the Lack of Trust Between Black Communities and Police

Police Body Cameras in Action: What Chicago Can Learn from Arizona
WGN
February 4, 2015

Chicago Police are now testing 30 cameras in a pilot program.  But, as WGN’s Gaynor Hall reports, there’s nothing simple about adding this equipment to the uniform.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Brian Citro: A Role for Human Rights in the Climate Engineering Debate?

A Role for Human Rights in the Climate Engineering Debate?
Brian Citro
Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment
February 10, 2015

As the reality of climate engineering (CE) seems to draws nearer, questions about governance, coordination and accountability loom large.

As the reality of climate engineering (CE) seems to draws nearer, questions about governance, coordination and accountability loom large. Leaving aside critical concerns about effective and responsible CE research and experimentation for a moment, I’d like to address a number of broad-ranging and interrelated questions: How do we ensure decision-making processes are inclusive and transparent?

Faculty: 
Brian Citro

Exoneration Project Victory: Client Tyrone Hood's Conviction Overturned

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
February 10, 2015

A Cook County judge on Monday dismissed the murder conviction of Exoneration Project client Tyrone Hood, a man who served more than 21 years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Hood, 51, was released last month after his sentence was commuted by outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

In a big and long-awaited win for the Law School’s Exoneration Project, a Cook County judge on Monday dismissed the murder conviction of client Tyrone Hood, a man who served more than 21 years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Hood, 51, was released last month after his sentence was commuted by outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

Faculty: 
Tara Thompson

Alison Siegler on 'Highly Unusual' Mass Dismissals of Major Stash House Charges

Prosecutor Drops Toughest Charges in Chicago Stings That Used Fake Drugs
Erik Eckholm
The New York Times
February 3, 2015

“In my experience, it is highly unusual to see the en masse dismissals of the major charge in a big group of similar cases,” said Alison Siegler, the director of the federal criminal justice clinic at the University of Chicago Law School and a co-counsel in four of the cases.

In a partial retreat from drug prosecutions that spurred a national debate over possible entrapment and racial profiling, the federal prosecutor in Chicago has dropped the most serious charges against 27 defendants who were caught in so-called

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Gets Charges Dropped in Stash House Cases

Chicago Prosecutors Quietly Drop Charges Tied to Drug Stash House Stings
Annie Sweeney and Jason Meisner
Chicago Tribune
January 29, 2015

Federal prosecutors in Chicago have quietly dropped narcotics conspiracy charges against more than two dozen defendants accused of ripping off drug stash houses as part of controversial undercover stings that have sparked allegations across the country of entrapment and racial profiling.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Clinic Brings a Human-Rights Focus to Fight Against TB

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
December 29, 2014

Faculty: 
Brian Citro
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