The Advocate

October 18, 2006

Last week, Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at the Law School, heard the good news that a “six-year odyssey” had come to a close. The city of Chicago had settled a civil lawsuit that he had pursued on behalf of his client Corethian “Dion...

April 6, 2005

The Chicago Police Department's practice of holding witnesses in criminal investigations happens far too often, two legal aid officials charges Wednesday.

May 2, 2004

The Civil Rights Police Accountability Project and Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School received the Clinical Legal Education Association's 2004 Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Project....

February 29, 2004

On behalf of the Stateway Gardens community, Samuel Alexander presented a community Appreciation Award to the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School, recognizing the "outstanding and dedicated service" of more than twenty Chicago Law students, Clinical Professors...

December 29, 2003

The Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School represented Peter Vargas, a computer graphics student, in a $22,500 settlement finalized December 29, 2003 of his police brutality lawsuit against Chicago Police sergeant David Blyskal and the...

December 20, 2003

It took 2.5 years to win the $500,000 settlement from the Chicago Police Department (CPD), after cops raided a Stateway Gardens field house and body searched up to 300 men, women and children, including probing into infants" diapers looking for drugs.

December 20, 2003

The City of Chicago and the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School have reached a preliminary agreement to settle a major federal civil rights law suit, Williams v. Brown, brought by the Mandel Clinic against the Chicago Police Department.

December 10, 2003

The City of Chicago last week awarded a $45,000 settlement to a homeless man who was allegedly knocked unconscious and falsely imprisoned by a police officer in 2001 outside the Stateway Gardens public housing complex, centered at 35th and State Streets.

December 5, 2003

In September 2001, Anthony Boatwright was visiting a friend in Stateway Gardens when several unmarked police cars raided the outdoor lobby, a suspected drug-dealing location.

December 4, 2003

Just two days after an African-American man died following a police beating with nightsticks in Cincinnati, the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School won a $45,000 settlement in a federal civil rights police brutality case on behalf...