The Advocate

May 9, 2012

The Chicago Police Department is refusing to make any inquiries into a somewhat strange police video obtained by WBEZ several months ago. The footage shows a police blue light camera seemingly being diverted from an area where officers are rushing in to make arrests. WBEZ's Rob...

May 4, 2012

Clinical Professor Craig Futterman was interviewed for this Fox Chicago News story that appeared on Monday, April 30. You can watch the story below or head over to the...

May 3, 2012

It can sometimes be difficult for law students to get a sense of the kinds of sophisticated work their colleagues in the clinics are doing on a day-to-day basis.  Below is the account from Irene Paik '12 on a contract negotiation she conducted along with Jeremy Press '12, on behalf of their...

May 3, 2012

A lack of transparency around what’s being done to vet alleged beatings, frame-ups and unlawful searches raises one question in the mind of Craig Futterman, an attorney who founded the Civil Right and Police Accountability Project at the University of Chicago’s Mandel Legal Aid Clinic: “Who’...

April 27, 2012

If you tracked down Tara Thompson's childhood friends and told them what she was doing these days, she says they wouldn't be surprised.

April 26, 2012

Law students and mobile food vendors came together ON April 14 to talk about what street vendors can and cannot do in Chicago.

The takeaway? They can’t do much, at least legally.

April 26, 2012

Sometimes, the road to the middle class is paved with calzones and tamales. Or maybe hot dogs and doughnuts.