Clinics

Futterman: Chicago Police Must Release McDonald Video, Rebuild Trust

March 13, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman was quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times about the unreleased video of the shooting of Laq

The Homestretch Film Screening

Date: 
04.14.2015
Location: 
Law School Auditorium
Contact info (email or phone): 

For more information, please visit: www.injusticeforallff.com

As part of the (In)Justice For All International Film Festival, The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic Presents...

THE HOMESTRETCH

Youth/Police Conference

Date: 
04.24.2015 - 04.25.2015
Location: 
Room I
Contact info (email or phone): 

ewellin@uchicago.edu

The aim of the Youth/Police Conference is to deepen the discourse about issues arising from interactions between African-American youth and police in urban America. We began planning this occasion before events in Ferguson, New York, and Cleveland put these issues at the center of a national conversation.

Faculty: 
Craig B. Futterman

András L. Pap: Hate Crime in Eastern Europe: Theoretical Dilemmas and Practical Challenges

Date: 
04.14.2015
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

citro@uchicago.edu

Prosecution of racially motivated hate crimes against the Roma in Eastern Europe—the region’s largest ethnic minority—is systematically hindered. Yet, members of the Roma community have themselves been charged with hate crimes, resulting from violent conflicts with the majority population and racist hate groups.

Faculty: 
Brian Citro

Futterman: Police Departments Don't Track Potential Bad Apples

March 30, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman was quoted in Fusion

Scholars Take a Rights-Based Approach to Tuberculosis Epidemic in India

Wen Huang and Nik Dhingra
University of Chicago News Office
March 26, 2015

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed a multidisciplinary public health initiative that aims to make human rights an important component in the control and prevention of tuberculosis.

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed a multidisciplinary public health initiative that aims to make human rights an important component in the control and prevention of tuberculosis. The initiative is focused on low- and middle-income populations in India, which is home to a quarter of the world’s tuberculosis cases.

Faculty: 
Brian Citro

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open

Date: 
05.05.2015
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 

citro@uchicago.edu

Climate Engineering: Into the Great Wide Open?

Sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, Environmental Law Society, the Law and Technology Society, and the Human Rights Law Society.

Faculty: 
Brian Citro
Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
Faculty: 
Mark N. Templeton

Beth Kregor to Chicago's Next Mayor: Cut the Red Tape

Hey, Chicago's Next Mayor: Cut the Red Tape and Help All Entrepreneurs Thrive
Beth Kregor, Elliot Richardson and Michael Lucci
Crain's Chicago Business
March 24, 2015

Whoever is mayor one month from now should push wide-ranging reforms to address the rules and red tape that trip up entrepreneurs in all neighborhoods.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently pushed the idea of creating “right to thrive zones” to help economically depressed neighborhoods. But broader regulatory reform is needed across all of Chicago to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship that drives great cities.

Faculty: 
Elizabeth Kregor

Futterman: Few Chicago Police Officers Received Nearly Half of Community Complaints, and Were Almost Never Disciplined

March 17, 2015

Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project Craig Futterman was quoted on Marketplace about police misconduct lawsuits:

So, they don’t ask, for instance: Is there one group of officers who are getting us into trouble?

Young Center’s Call for Best Interests Standard a “Big Idea” for Children

Law School Communications
March 16, 2015

The Young Center’s call for the implementation of a “best interests of the child” standard for children in immigration proceedings was selected as one of the 14 innovative ideas for the publication in Pioneering Change: Innovative Ideas for Children and Families 2015.

On March 11, 2015, First Focus—a national, highly-regarded and bipartisan advocacy organization for children and families—published Pioneering Change: Innovative Ideas for Children and Families 2015.

Faculty: 
Maria Woltjen
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