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Choike, Anne M.

Clinical Fellow
Community and Economic Development Clinic

3054 South Hall

Professor Anne Choike's area of interest is sustainable and socially just community 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 and 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.

Recent Publications

Municipal Corporate Law. Working Paper.​

"Examining Gallery-Supported Art Exhibitions." Colum. J. Tax L. 8, no. 2 (Forthcoming).

Co-author. "The SEC's Declaration of Independence on Compensation Committees and Advisers." S. W. Rabitz, co-author. Strook Spec. Bull. (April 18, 2011): 1-6.
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Co-author. "Food for Thought: In re Del Monte Foods Co. Shareholders Litigation." T. E. Lenson, co-author. Strook Spec. Bull. (April 11, 2011): 1-4.
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Co-author. Green Shelby 2020: Environmentally Responsible Development and Renovation Plan - Charter Township of Shelby, Michigan. A. Broderick, et al., co-authors. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Taubman College Urban and Regional Planning Team, 2010.
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Co-author. From Vacant to Viable: Strategies for Addressing Commercial Corridors in Detroit. L. Adams, et al., co-authors. Ann Arbor, MI: Urban and Regional Planning Program - Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, 2010.
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Presented "Art for the People, By the People" at the 2016 American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Baltimore, May 2016.​

Presented "What Offices Can Teach" (poster presentation with Deborah Burand) at th​e 2016 American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Baltimore, April 2016.

Symposium co-organizer and panel moderator, "Urban Space: Making Place for Thriving People" (with panelists Sheila Foster, Sara Bronin, and Justin Hollander) at The Return of the American City: Redeeming the American Dream symposium, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, March 2016. ​

Invited presenter, University of Michigan Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Professional Fraternity, Ann Arbor, October 2015. ​

Presented "Art for the People, By the People," at the New York University Clinical Law Review Writer's Workshop, New York, September 2015. ​