I just finished my first week of recruiting and was in Washington DC, Virginia and North Carolina. It was a one night one state trip but I did see a lot of prospective students. As I was unpacking and going through my mail when I got home, I was watching CNN and to my delight I saw one of our clinical faculty members, Professor Craig Futterman, on Anderson Cooper 360 commenting on the Law School's recent success in checking instances of police brutality. Professor Futterman teaches in our Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic and specializes in civil rights lawsuits, focusing on matters involving police brutality and racial discrimination. Anderson Cooper was reporting on some of the ongoing cases involving the Chicago Police Department. Professor Futterman, who heads up just one the many Clinical Programs available to our students, the Civil Rights & Police Accountability Project, comments "the work of our students in the Clinic has contributed to public understanding of and discourse around fundamental issues of justice in law enforcement and our criminal justice system. Our students have helped to make visible conditions of institutional denial and impunity that have allowed human rights violations in our own backyard to go unchecked and unseen. The efforts of our students will ultimately prevent the abuse of the most vulnerable in our community, as well as make the job for the vast majority of good police officers out there safer and more effective". As you can see Craig and our students are doing very interesting work in reforming the system, and the Police Accountability Project is just one example of the excellent ways in which the Law School’s Clinical Programs not only educate our students but also allow them to begin practical application of that knowledge to improve the legal system.