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Clinical programs operate through six different, autonomous entities that operate as separate « law firms » with their own faculty and support staff: The Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project (PAP) is one of the leading civil rights clinics in the United States, focused on racial and criminal justice issues. Founded in 2000 by clinical professors Craig Futterman and Randolph Stone, we strive to be a community clinic of the law school. Our work is fluid in nature and constantly evolving and meets the needs of the community. But our mission has been consistent since PAP`s inception – to improve the accountability and service of the Chicago Police Department, to combat racism and discrimination, and to address fundamental issues of injustice in our criminal justice system, while teaching students all that it means to be a lawyer. Our clinic has three main components: (1) We represent people who are abused by the police and have no other means of accessing justice. (2) We use a variety of strategies to improve policies and practices – to enable positive change. (3) We collaborate on community-based, non-procedural projects that address race, class, gender, and policing. The FCJC is working with several clinics across the country to secure compassionate release for clients vulnerable to COVID-19 and clients serving excessive sentences. The first client featured in this video is FCJC client Richard Thompson. In addition, there are two other clinics where students work on behalf of clients as part of a supervised field placement at an external agency and attend a companion seminar at law school: In 2016, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic began working with East Chicago residents, in Indiana, in their fight to safely clean up soil contamination. which has damaged the region for decades. In another project, Klinik represents Soulardarity, a nonprofit that helps Detroit-area residents launch their own solar energy projects, advocate for reliable electric service, and more. Website: Craig B.

FuttermanClinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic 6020 South University Chicago, IL 60637 Phone: (773) 702-9611 Email: Gunderson v. Saddler. The project represents a class of all individuals found not guilty of mental illness and incarcerated at the Elgin Mental Health Centre. These patients usually remain locked up for many years, long after experiencing symptoms of mental illness. They have an important interest in maintaining their ties to the community and preparing for their inevitable release. Elgin has a policy that prohibits any patient from accessing the Internet except to use government computers for online college courses. Many patients have taken advantage of this opportunity. However, when these computers stopped working in 2014, Elgin was unable to repair or replace them. Currently, no patient can access the Internet for any reason. In the spring of 2016, Jeremy Green `16, John White `16 and Stacey Petrek `17 filed a motion for partial summary judgment to allow patients to own a computer unless an individual psychiatrist made an individual clinical judgment that it would be harmful. This request was accepted in November 2016. We are continuing the investigation for the remainder of this matter.

When the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic opened, Dean Edward H. Levi had spent six years writing hundreds of pages of memos, letters and proposals for his law school legal clinic project. In a 1951 memo, he wrote: The Housing Initiative is a transactional clinic that works with clients to build new housing for low-income people. In this presentation, Clinic Director Jeff Leslie describes the work of the clinic and how students participate. The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic is the nation`s first legal clinic dedicated to representing impoverished clients accused of federal crimes, pursuing impact litigation through criminal cases in federal courts, and reforming the federal criminal justice system to address racial and economic inequality. The FCJC seminar includes skill exercises, simulations, lectures, case rounds, guest speakers and discussions. The preconditions/co-prerequisites are Professor Siegler`s Law of Criminal Procedure II, Law of Evidence and Criminal Procedure I; These courses can be taken at any time during the 2L or 3L year. Students interested in joining the FCJC are strongly encouraged to attend the intensive workshop on trial practice, of which professors Erica Zunkel and Judith Miller are the lead professors. The FCJC is a one-year clinic. The first priority is given to the 3Ls; the remaining places go to 2Ls. Students who would like to know more about the FCJC or who have questions about enrolment requirements can contact Professor Siegler, Professor Zunkel or Professor Miller.

The FCJC is leading federal bail reform efforts in this country. In the fall of 2022, Professor Alison Siegler and the clinic`s students will release the first comprehensive national inquiry into remand. The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic provides legal representation to poor children and young adults accused of crime and delinquency. The clinic is a national leader in extending the concept of legal representation to the social, psychological and educational needs of clients.