Clinics

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, "How the Inter-American Commission Responds to Human Rights Challenges in the Americas"

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, Executive Secretary of the IACHR, joined students for a discussion about the IACHR’s role in promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas, highlighting recent hearings and investigations. The discourse was introduced and moderated by Professor Claudia Flores, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

Participating faculty: 
Claudia Flores

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, "How the Inter-American Commission Responds to Human Rights Challenges in the Americas"

A discussion about the IACHR’s role in promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas, highlighting recent hearings and investigations.

Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, Executive Secretary of the IACHR, joined students for a discussion about the IACHR’s role in promoting and protecting human rights in the Americas, highlighting recent hearings and investigations. The discourse was introduced and moderated by Professor Claudia Flores, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

Student organization presenters: 
Human Rights Law Society
Student organization presenters: 
Latino/a Law Students Association

Chicago Harper Lecture | “They Have All the Power”: Youth-Police Encounters on Chicago’s South Side

Date: 
04.14.2016
Location: 
University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL
Contact info (email or phone): 

Questions? Contact harperlectures@uchicago.edu or 773.702.7788.

RSVP here.

 

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman Comments in Tribune Piece on Police Mood in the Wake of Laquan McDonald

February 18, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments in this Tribune piece on police mood in the wake of the Laquan McDonald video:

Craig Futterman on Virginia Bill to Keep Police Officers' Names Secret

February 18, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments on a Virginia bill to keep police officers' names secret that experts say would be first in the nation:

Employment Discrimination Clinic: Race Harassment Case Against Comcast Settles

Law School Communications
February 24, 2016

Class Counsel, who represent approximately three hundred and eighty-five current and former African-American employees of Comcast’s facility located at 721E. 112th Street, in Chicago, Illinois, announce that the parties have reached a settlement resolving the ongoing race discrimination litigation, Brand et al. v.Comcast, 11-cv-8471.

Faculty: 
Randall D. Schmidt

Craig Futterman on Police Code of Silence and How to Restore Trust

University of Chicago Professor Says Accountability is Key to Restoring Trust in Police
Nora Shelly
The Daily Northwestern
February 21, 2016

Police misconduct, the “code of silence,” and a lack of honesty and accountability are destroying the community’s trust in police, said University of Chicago clinical law Prof. Craig Futterman at an event in Evanston on Friday.

Police misconduct, the “code of silence,” and a lack of honesty and accountability are destroying the community’s trust in police, said University of Chicago clinical law Prof. Craig Futterman at an event in Evanston on Friday.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman Featured: 'Aims to Ignite Change within Chicago’s Police Department'

Seeking Justice: Law Professor Aims to Ignite Change within Chicago’s Police Department
Tanya R. Cochran
Urban Research Review
February 18, 2016

“Part of the reason I’m not getting sleep is that I have never experienced a moment like this in my lifetime,” says Futterman.

Craig Futterman admittedly is sleep deprived these days.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Chicago Tribune on Cell Phone Tracking Through the Lens of a Recent Successful Clinic Case

February 19, 2016

The Chicago Tribune's article explains "How Law Enforcement Can Track You" by looking at the successful clinic case of Freddy Martinez:

A Cook County Circuit Court ruling last month sheds light on a controversial tool used by law enforcement across the country: cellphone tracking systems.

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