Clinics

Craig Futterman on New Youth/Police Report

New Report from U. of C. Focuses on Youth/Police Interactions
Sam Rappaport
Hyde Park Herald
April 8, 2016

A new report published by the University of Chicago Law School seeks to call attention to the perspectives and experiences of the young Black people most affected by urban police practices.

A new report published by the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Law School seeks to call attention to the perspectives and experiences of the young Black people most affected by urban police practices.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Craig Futterman: 'To Truly Reform Police, Give IPRA the Boot'

To Truly Reform Police, Give IPRA the Boot
Craig Futterman and Sheila A. Bedi
Chicago Sun-Times
April 6, 2016

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) has announced that she is introducing an ordinance that will abolish IPRA and replace it with a truly independent and empowered citizen body to conduct high quality investigations into police misconduct that are fully transparent and accountable to the entire community. This is real reform.

The release of the video of the killing of Laquan McDonald lifted the curtain on Chicago’s code of silence and revealed an astounding lack of police accountability throughout the city.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Judith Miller and Eugene Haywood at the White House

April 6, 2016

Following the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic's victory in the case of Eugene Haywood, who served nearly fifteen years of his mandatory life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime when President Barack Obama commuted his sentence, Haywood and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Judith Miller visited the Whi

Proposed Chicago Ordinance Draws from Research of the Law School's Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic

Law School Communications
April 5, 2016

Drawing upon research from the University of Chicago Law School’s Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic, Chicago Alderman Leslie Hairston (5th) is introducing an ordinance to the Chicago City Council that calls for the replacement of the Independent Police Review Authority by a truly independent police oversight agency. The proposed ordinance abolishes IPRA and establishes, in its place, the Independent Citizen Police Monitor—a credible civilian agency to investigate police shootings, use of force, and police abuse of people in Chicago.

Drawing upon research from the University of Chicago Law School’s Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic, Chicago Alderman Leslie Hairston (5th) is introducing an ordinance to the Chicago City Council that calls for the replacement of the Independent Police Review Authority by a truly independent police oversight agency.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

Conference Summary: Pathways to a Clean Environment: Law, Enforcement, and the Public in China and the United States

April 4, 2016

On March 4, 2016, the University of Chicago—in partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing—convened a day-long conference, “Pathways to a Clean Environment: Law, Enforcement, and the Public in China and the United States” at the University of Chicago's campus in Hyde Park.

Mark Templeton Moderates Panel on Flint

Flint’s Water Crisis Explained & Next Steps
Gosia Labno
EPIC News
March 30, 2016

The attorneys, Evan Feinauer (UChicago Law ’15), Sarah Tallman and Anjali Waikar, discussed their active litigation efforts on behalf of the residents of Flint—40 percent of whom live below the poverty line—as part of a discussion moderated by EPIC expert and Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Director Mark Templeton.

The water coming out of household taps in Flint, Michigan is not safe to drink, said Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) attorneys at a March 29th University of Chicago Law School event, co-sponsored by EPIC. This is still the case after months of being under a state of emergency and years of being exposed to lead from corroded pipes.

Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Representing the Bleeding Edge: UChicago Law's New Innovation Clinic

Author: 
Robin I. Mordfin

The city of Chicago has become a haven for entrepreneurs, and the Law School's newest clinic is prepared to help them navigate the unique legal challenges start-ups face.

Chicago has long been a great industrial city, and in recent years it has become a hotbed of venture capital and tech start-ups. Students at the Law School now have an opportunity to work directly in these emerging fields through the new Innovation Clinic.

The Hardest Stories to Tell: What an Intense New Clinic Project is Teaching Seven Students about War, Mercy, and the Frailties of the Human Mind

Author: 
Becky Beaupre Gillespie

An intense new mental health clinic project is teaching seven students about war, mercy, and the frailties of the human mind.

Driving through Fort Leavenworth last November in her rented sedan, Kathleen Kinsella, ’16, noticed two things: First, the US Army base, tucked in the northeastern corner of Kansas along the Missouri River, was gorgeous. It was a vibrant autumn tableau of burr oak, cottonwood, catalpa, and sycamore trees sharing a hilly campus with historic buildings, some dating to the nineteenth century.

'They Have All the Power': Youth/Police Encounters on Chicago's South Side

Drawing on our work with youth, we propose a set of policies that, taken together, have the potential to yield more equitable and constructive relationships between Black communities and police.

Author: 
Craig B. Futterman
with: 
Chaclyn Hunt, Jamie Kalven

Public conversations about urban police practices tend to exclude the perspectives and experiences of the young Black people, the citizens often most affected by those practices.

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