The Advocate

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

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, comments on a Virginia bill to keep police officers' names...

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.

February 19, 2016

The Chicago Tribune's article explains "How Law Enforcement Can Track You" by looking at the successful clinic case of Freddy Martinez:

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

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...