The Advocate

March 14, 2016

The most frequent reasons cited for declining civil rights complaints involving officers: weak or insufficient evidence, lack of criminal intent required under a 1945 Supreme Court ruling standard, and orders from the Justice Department. 

March 11, 2016

Professor Mark Templeton moderated a panel of experts at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on "China's Environmental Future."

March 3, 2016

You may not have to take your car in for an emissions test in order to get your license plate sticker renewed this year. The reason: the state budget.

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Jun still went and got the test done anyway. 

“I like to follow the rules,” he said....

March 1, 2016

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...

February 26, 2016

The firestorm of criticism appears to have hardened many officers' "us-against-them" attitudes.

February 26, 2016

Eugene Haywood—a client of the Law School’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic (FCJC)—had served nearly fifteen years of his mandatory life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime when President Barack Obama commuted his sentence.

February 24, 2016

If police names become secret, there is no way for the public to hold officers accountable, said Craig Futterman, a law professor at the University of Chicago who specializes in civil rights lawsuits and focuses on police brutality and racial discrimination.

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...

February 23, 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.

February 22, 2016

Craig Futterman admittedly is sleep deprived these days.