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Craig B. Futterman : Curriculum Vitae


Stanford Law School
JD, 1991

  • Activities: Lawyering for Social Change Program; East Palo Alto Community Law Project; Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation; Recruiter at Bay Area Law School Conference; Mentor program; Intramural football and basketball.

Northwestern University
BA, in Economics and Sociology, 1988

  • Graduated with Highest Distinction
  • Honors in Sociology
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Activities: Chicago Field Studies Program; founded scholarship for Northwestern women; organized Charity Race for New City Y.M.C.A.; Alpha Delta Phi fraternity; National Greek Leadership Award; Tennis Club; Intramural basketball, tennis, and floor hockey; performed on electric keyboards/ piano in various school cultural events.
  • Academic Research
    • Comparison between Public & Private Criminal Defense Attorneys 1987-1988
    • Efficiency of the Criminal Justice System 1988
    • Plea Bargaining in the Chicago Felony Courts 1987
    • Residential Segregation by Race 1987


University of Chicago Law School
Clinical Professor of Law, 2006-present
Associate Clinical Professor of Law, 2000-2006
Founder and Director of Civil Rights & Police Accountability Project

Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Crown Point, IN
Consultant, 2007-2008

Stanford Law School
Director of Public Interest Programs and Lecturer in Law, 1999-2000

Futterman & Howard, Chtd., Chicago, IL
Associate, 1994-99

Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, IL
Trial Attorney, 1991-94
Early Entry Unit, 1991-94
Juvenile Delinquency Division, 1993-94
Abuse and Neglect Division, 1991-93

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Assistant, Summer 1990

Stanford Law Professor Eric Wright
Assistant, 1989-90

East Palo Alto Community Law Project, East Palo Alto, CA
Student Steering Committee, 1988-90

East Palo Alto Council of Tenants, East Palo Alto, CA
Assistant, 1989-90

Menlo-Atherton High School Mediation Program
Staff, 1989-90

Public Advocated, Inc./Homebase, San Francisco, CA
Staff, Summer 1989

Homeless Advocacy Project, San Francisco, CA
Staff, Summer 1989

Attorney Sam Adam, Chicago, IL
Assistant, 1988

Genson, Steinbeck & Gillespie, Chicago, IL
Assistant, 1988

Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, IL
Assistant, Summer 1987


Bar Memberships:Illinois 1991; authorized to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.

Professional Memberships:American Association of American Law Schools, Clinical Legal Education Section; Clinical Legal Education Association; National Lawyers Guild; National Police Accountability Project; American Civil Liberties Union.