Mandel Clinic Organizes Conference "The View From the Ground: Issues and Inquiries Arising from Eight Square Blocks of Chicago’s South Side"

Law School Office of Communications
July 20, 2007

Over the past six years, the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Chicago Law School collaborated with residents of the Stateway Gardens public housing community in a police accountability project. Working with Stateway residents, writer Jamie Kalven documented instances of police misconduct on the ground, while Professor Craig Futterman and his students pursued strategic litigation. Over time, this partnership gave rise to five federal civil rights suits. The most recent of these, Bond v. Utreras, was settled last month and figures centrally in the public discourse in Chicago about police impunity and accountability.

Read more and view video of the conference at the Invible Institute website.

Craig B. Futterman