Professor Anne Choike's area of interest is creative, sustainable, and socially just economic development. Before joining the University of Michigan Community and Economic Development Clinic as a clinical fellow, Professor Choike was an attorney at Jenner & Block LLP in its Manhattan office; an attorney at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, also in its Manhattan office; a summer associate at the Chicago intellectual property boutique firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP; and an extern with the Detroit firm Lewis & Munday PC. Her practice areas included mergers & acquisitions, fund formation and institutional investor representation, and finance in the media, entertainment, energy, and private equity industries. Her private practice experience also includes significant pro bono service to organizations promoting the arts and sustainable cities. Professor Choike's clinical law experience also includes practicing with the University of Michigan Low Income Taxpayer Clinic as a regular and advanced student attorney, and as a post-graduate supervising law clerk during the completion of her master's degree in urban planning. Prior to law school, she also worked at General Motors with the environmental engineering departments of several of its assembly and manufacturing plants. She was also an extern for the Hon. Amy St. Eve at the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.
Professor Choike earned her JD from Michigan Law, her MUP from the University of Michigan Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and her BA in Earth and atmospheric sciences with a concentration in biogeochemistry from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences. She also studied and researched at Uniwersytet Jagielloński in Kraków, Poland, as a Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholar. Professor Choike was a Rawlings Presidential Research Scholar and a Woods Fellow at Cornell, and she presented the findings of her research to the Journal of Rural Sociology and at other research forums. Since joining the Michigan Law faculty, Professor Choike has presented her work at the New York University Clinical Law Review Writers' Workshop and the American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education.