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Craig B. Futterman : Additional Activities


  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Clinical Legal Education Section
  • Clinical Legal Education Association 
  • National Lawyers Guild; National Police Accountability  Project
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Bar admissions, Illinois, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Clinical Legal Education Association's Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Project (2004)
  • Grant from The Women's Board of the University of Chicago to support work of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic (2004-2005)
  • Appreciation Award from Stateway Gardens community (2004)
  • Justice Coalition of Greater Chicago's Campaign of the Year Award for advocacy to appoint Special Prosecutor to investigate police torture in Chicago (2002)


  • Advisory Board, Strategies for Youth (2010-present)
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (2005-present)
  • Positive Anti-Crime Thrust, Advisory Board (2003-present)
  • Advisory Board, First Defense Legal Aid (2000-present)
  • Advisor, nominations to the United States Supreme Court
  • Governor's Task Force on Racial Profiling (2005-2006)
  • Midwest Leadership Summit on the Voting Rights Act, Host Committee Member (2005-2006)
  • Advisory BoardFreshstart Academy for Ex-Offenders (2004-2006)
  • Founding Board member, Family Dynamics, Inc. (1996-1999)
  • Vice Chair, Illinois Racial Profiling Prevention and Data Oversight Board 
  • Commissioner, Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission
  • Youth/Police Project, Harper High School and other CPS high schools
  • Faculty afiliate, University of Chicago Center of the Study for Race, Politics, and Culture
  • Founder, Stateway Civil Rights Project
  • Co-creator, View from the Ground
  • Chicago Coalition for Police Accountability
  • Community Police Relations Information Center
  • Justice Coalition of Greater Chicago, Steering Committee, Police Accountability Reform Committee
  • N.A.A.C.P., Operation Rainbow PUSH, Citizens Alert, and the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Cook County Public Defender's Speaker's Bureau


  • Organizer, panel of public housing residents to speak at Law School about public safety and police accountability issues in public housing
  • Organizer, Defending Against Section 1983 Police Misconduct Lawsuits: The Police Perspective Seminar
  • Sponsor and organizer, lectures on Criminal Interrogations; Police Accountability and Community Justice: The Next Steps for Reform; and Comparative Police Disciplinary Systems
  • Organizer and moderator, Chicago Law & Society panel on Police Accountability


  • Speaker, Coalition to End Police Torture and Brutality 
  • Cycle Tutoring Program