The Advocate

February 19, 2016

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

February 19, 2016

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, who was instrumental in the release of the...

February 15, 2016

A professor in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic for thirty years, a tireless advocate for clinical legal education, and a formidable litigator, Gary H. Palm, '67, Professor Emeritus of Law, passed away on February 14, 2016. He was 73. 

February 4, 2016

One surprise in the final draft of the Paris Agreement was a pledge by nearly all the world’s countries “to achieve a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century.”

It was a wordier phrase than had...

February 3, 2016

In the aftermath of highly publicized police shootings, a number of states around the country have enacted reforms requiring special prosecutors to investigate police shootings, and many other states are considering them. Chicago, more so than any other jurisdiction, needs to implement this...

February 1, 2016

[T]he police officers' statements, and those of their partners and responding officers involved in these alleged incidents, routinely deny witnessing misconduct, according to the reports. Their consistent statements led IPRA investigators to routinely conclude that there was "insufficient...

January 29, 2016

On January 29, 2016, Professor Craig Futterman appeared on Chicago's Fox32 to discuss the Police Accountability Clinic's work with the Invisible Institute on the...

January 28, 2016

Civil rights attorney and University of Chicago Law School professor Craig Futterman says that top police brass were certainly aware of the problem. More than a year ago, his team deposed a Chicago police sergeant, he emails, “who worked in a busy district on the west...

January 26, 2016

In an honest discussion that highlighted the value of both compassionate and vigorous discourse, four members of the Law School faculty advanced a national conversation that has been widely cast as a tussle between the right to free speech on university campuses and the need to bolster efforts...

January 21, 2016

In December, the Housing Initiative Clinic closed on a $42 million phase of the Cabrini Green public housing redevelopment under the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for transformation.