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Craig B. Futterman : Education and Experience


Stanford Law School
JD, 1991

  • Lawyer for Social Change Program 
  • East Palo Alto Community Law Project
  • Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation
  • Recruiter, Bay Area Law School Conference
  • Mentor program

Northwestern University
BA in economics and sociology, 1988

  • Graduated with Highest Distinction
  • Honors in sociology
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 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
  • 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


The University of Chicago Law School
Clinical Professor of Law, 2006-present
Associate Clinical Professor of Law, 2003-2006
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, 2000-2003
Founder and Director of Civil Rights & Police Accountability Project, 2000-present

University of Chicago
Resident Master, 2016-present

Public Agency Training Council Indianapolis, IN 
Consultant/Trainer, 2013-present

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
Of Counsel, 1999-2012
Associate, 1994-1999 

Office of the Cook County Public Defender Chicago, IL
Trial Attorney, 1991-1994
Early Entry Unit, 1991-1994
Juvenile Delinquency Division, 1993-1994
Abuse and Neglect Division, 1991-1993

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

Stanford Law Professor Eric Wright
Assistant, 1989-1990

East Palo Alto Community Law Project East Palo Alto, CA
Student Steering Committee, 1988-1990

East Palo Alto Council of Tenants East Palo Alto, CA
Assistant, 1989-1990

Menlo-Atherton High School Mediation Program Atherton, CA
Staff, 1989-1990

Public Advocates, 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