Featuring Craig Futterman

Long before Ferguson, the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, collaborating with the Invisible Institute, began the Youth/Police Project in Chicago to improve African American high school students’ experiences with the police. The project focuses on the routine encounters between police and African American youth—interactions that shape how adolescents see police and how police see them.

Craig Futterman, founder of the Mandel Clinic’s Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, will discuss the experiences of the young people most affected by urban police practices, the project’s work in the Laquan McDonald case, and the implications for a national police reform agenda, including policies that might yield more equitable and constructive relationships between African American communities and police.

Contact harperlectures@uchicago.edu or 773.702.7788.

Event Details

2:00p.m.  Registration and networking
2:30p.m.  Presentation and discussion
3:30p.m.  Reception

$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for Class of 2016 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Alumni Leadership Societies

Parking Information

Self-parking $10 with discounted ticket; valet parking $8 for first hour, $4 for each additional hour.

Featured Faculty


Before joining the Law School faculty, Craig Futterman was the director of public interest programs and a lecturer at Stanford Law School. He served as an attorney in the juvenile division of the Cook County public defender’s office and at Futterman & Howard, where he specialized in civil rights lawsuits, focusing on police brutality and racial discrimination.

Read about the historic police misconduct database launched by the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic.