Mandel Clinic Projects
The Abrams Environmental Law clinic attempts to solve some of the most pressing environmental problems throughout Chicago, the State of Illinois, and the Great Lakes region. On behalf of clients, the clinic sues those who pollute illegally, fights for stricter permits, advocates for changes to regulations and laws, holds environmental agencies accountable, and develops innovative approaches for improving the environment.
The Project’s goals are to enhance police accountability and improve police services in Chicago. The Project provides legal representation to indigent victims of police abuse in federal civil rights cases, administrative proceedings, and state criminal and juvenile litigation.
The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project provides quality legal representation to juveniles accused of crime and works to improve the system of justice in the juvenile and adult criminal court and develop policies and implementing strategies for effective crime prevention.
The Project represents clients in cases before the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Human Rights Commission and seeks to obtain relief for our clients from race, sex, national origin and handicap discrimination in the work place.
The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic zealously represents indigent defendants charged with federal crimes and gives students a unique opportunity to practice in federal district court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and to write briefs to the United States Supreme Court.
The Housing Initiative was launched in the summer of 2002 to provide legal representation to individual and community-based housing developers, tenant groups, and other parties involved in the development of new or rehabilitated affordable housing stock.
The International Human Rights Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States.
The Project aims to improve the quality and quantity of community mental health services for persons with serious mental illnesses.