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Craig B. Futterman : Presentations

"Opening Police Departments to the Public," The Freedom of Information Act–Possibilities and Challenges to Building Public Trust with National Police Accountability Project, June 2014

"Police Corruption - The Special Operations Story," Public Agency Traning Council, Internal Affairs Conference, March 2014

"Addressing the Police Code of Silence: Improving Community Perception of Law Enforcement," Public Agency Training Council Internal Affairs Conference, December 2013 (instructor)

"Leading Police Accountability Issues in the United States," Delegation of International leaders from 21 countries hosted by the United States Department of State, November 2013

“Mass Incarceration and Race in America," Northwestern University Community Development Corps’ Lecture Series, November 2013

“Clinical Legal Education at the University of Chicago Law School," Black Law Students Association, November 2013

“Asset Forfeiture, and the United States Supreme Court,” University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, May 2013

“Women in Prison: Causes, Conditions and Consequences around the World,” University of Chicago Law School, May 2013 (expert panelist)

“The State of Police Reform,” University of Illinois-Chicago Department Of Criminology, April 2013

“The Legal Standards to Vacate a Federal Judgment on the Police Code of Silence,” WVON Radio Cliff Kelley Show; Matt McGill Morning Show; WLS/ABC Radio, December 2012 (featured guest)

“Honoring Legacy of Fallen Civil Rights Lawyer, Thomas Peters," University of Chicago Law School, November 2012 (keynote speaker)

“Discovery and Use of Police Disciplinary Records,” National Police Accountability Project with National Lawyers Guild, June 2012

Elizabeth I. Benson Award Honoring Mary Powers and Citizens Alert, Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, June 2012

“My Kind of Town: A Discussion of Police Torture in Chicago,” Logan Center for the Arts at University of Chicago, May 2012

“First Amendment Issues: Mass Protest During the NATO Summit,” WGN Television, May 2012 (guest expert)

“Technology and Police Accountability,” Chicago Public Radio Eight Forty-Eight, May 2012 (featured guest)

"Race and Civil Rights," Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, May 2012 (working group leader)

“Illinois State Police Gun Practices,” Dane Placko on Fox Television News, April 2012 (commentator)

“Jailed Cop Speaks Out About Murder Scandal,” Carol Marin on NBC Television, March 2012 (commentator)

Featured in documentary, Compelled into Action on ABC Television, March 2012 (commentator)

"How I Write," University of Chicago Law School, February 2012 (panelist)

"Civic Engagement", Martin Luther King Commemoration at Northwestern University, January 2012 (panelist)

“Race in the Obama Era: Observations from Eight Square Blocks of Chicago’s South Side," Chicago’s Best Ideas Series at University of Chicago Law School, November 2011

“Police Reform and Anti-Corruption Efforts in the United States," United States Department of State sponsored delegation of non-profit leaders from Indonesia, July 2011

"Policing the Police," U.S. Steps Up Enforcement on National Public Radio, June 2011 (commentator)

“Accessing Justice and Accountability in Policing: The Role of Law School Clinics," Windsor Law School, March 2011

“The United States Supreme Court and the Constitution," University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, February 2011

“American Policing and Accountability," U.S. Department of State sponsored delegation of Palestinian law enforcement in the West Bank, November 2010 

"Teach In: Knowing Your Rights," University of Chicago Office of Minority Student Affairs, May 2010  (expert panelist) 

“Race, Police, and the Constitution: A View From Eight Square Blocks of Chicago’s South Side,” University of Chicago, March 2010 

“Changing the World One Person at a Time,” Power of One Program at Solomon Schecter Middle School, January 2010 

“The Other Side with Charles Butler,” WVON Radio, October 2009 (featured guest)

“The Effective Use of Expert Witnesses in State and Federal Court,” University of Chicago Law School, September 2009 

Workshop on Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiations, National Police Accountability Project, April 2009 (featured lecturer)

Fox News Investigation into Chicago’s Manipulation of Homicide Statistics, March 2009 (special guest expert)

“Should the Identities of the Police Officers Charged with the Most Abuse in the City be Released to the Public?,” WVON Radio Kendall Moore Show, March 2009  (guest expert)

“Strategies for Combating Police Brutality,” Rebellious Lawyering Conference at Yale Law School, February 2009 (lecturer and workshop leader)

“Is the Hope Still Hollow: Can Courts Bring About Social Change?” University of Chicago Law School Black History Month Event, February 2009 (debate with Professor Gerald Rosenberg)

"Race and Criminal Justice Seminar," University of Chicago Law School, January 2009 (guest lecturer for Professor Randolph Stone's course)

“Race and Inequality: Chicago Stories,” Inauguration of Stanford Law School’s speaker series on Race, Law, and Inequality, December 2008 

“Police Accountability in Chicago: Has the Chicago Police Department Fixed its Broken Systems?” Civil Liberties Committee; Chicago Council of Lawyers, December 2008 

“Strategies to Address Prosecutorial Misconduct and Abuse of Power: The Role of the Juvenile Defender,” National Juvenile Leadership Summit, October 2008 (plenary) 

“The Machinery of Denial,” Sunday Forum at First Unitarian Church of Chicago, November 2008 

“Systemic Deficiencies in Police Internal Affairs Investigations: The Use of Statistical Evidence to Address Police Supervisory and Disciplinary Practices,” Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation seminar at Georgetown Law School, April 2008 

ABC 20/20 investigation into police code of silence, May 2008  (guest)

“Officer Herrera Goes Public,” CBS 60 Minutes, June 2008 (consultant)

“Why is it so Hard to Change the Status Quo: The Forces at Work,” Rebellious Lawyering Conference, June 2008 (panelist)

“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere: Examining and Exposing the Continuing Violence and Discrimination of the 21st Century,” University of Chicago’s Martin Luther King Commemoration, January 2008 (faculty panelist)

“Targeted Enforcement: Fair Housing and Law Enforcement,” Seminar sponsored by Bay Area Legal Aid in San Francisco, January 2008 (keynote speaker)

“Out of the Shadow: Clinical Legal Education, Mandel Clinic’s 50th Anniversary Symposium,” University of Chicago Law School, February 2008 (moderator)

Symposium on Independent Civilian Oversight of Police in Chicago, February 2008 (speaker)

“Hate Speech, Hate Crimes, the Klu Klux Klan, and the First Amendment,” Black Law Students Association and the ACLU chapters at University of Chicago Law School, winter 2008 (moderator)

“Proving a Monell Claim based on Systematic Deficiencies in Police Internal Affairs Investigations,” Seminar on Advanced Issues in Police Misconduct Litigation with National Police Accountability Project, November 2007 

“The Dream or the Broken Promise? African-Americans, the Police, and Our Constitution,” Roger Williams School of Law Martin Luther King Holiday celebration, January 2007 (keynote)

“Above the Law,” CBS News Special Investigative Report, April 2007 (featured commentator)

“Police Oversight in Chicago - A Portrait of Impunity,” University of Illinois-Chicago’s Symposium on Independent Civilian Oversight of Police in Chicago, February 2007 

"Who Should Police the Police?," CAN-TV special, March 2007 (featured guest)

“26 North Halsted,” WCIU-TV Chicago, April 2007 (featured guest)

“Race and Policing: Stories from our Criminal Justice System,” Northeastern University Center for Inner City Studies, November 2006

"Clinical Legal Education in the 21st Century," DePaul Law School faculty, November 2006 

“The Regime of Not Knowing,” Work in Progress Workshop at University of Chicago Law School

“Constitutional Law Through the Eyes of Black America: From Dred Scott to Hurricane Katrina,” American Bar Association’s Mid-Year Meeting, 2006

“The Tie that Binds: Identifying the Roots of Community Consciousness in the Legal Profession,” National Black Law Students Association Convention, 2006

“Getting Police Accountability on the National Agenda,” Annual NAACP Convention, 2005

“Best Practices to Promote Integrity and Accountability and the University Police Department,” Provost’s Initiative on Minority Issues Workshop at the University of Chicago

“Creative Approaches to Juvenile Defense: Police Misconduct and The ‘Drop’ Case,” National Juvenile Defender Summit, 2004

"A Second Look at the Office of Professional Standards," National Public Radio (featured guest)

"Policing Public Housing," Northwestern Law School

"Community, Cops, & Culture: A Public Housing Community's Struggle for Justice & Accountability," Chicago Plaza Club

"When the Police Step Out of Bounds: Issues of Race, Class & Accountability," Unitarian Church of Hyde Park 

"Putting Justice in the Criminal Justice System," inaugural event of American Constitution Society at the University of Chicago Law School