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Whitman, Christina B.

Francis A. Allen Collegiate Professor of Law

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Christina Whitman is the Francis A. Allen Collegiate Professor of Law and a professor of women's studies at the University of Michigan. She is also a member of the board of trustees of the Law School Admissions Council. Her research interests include federal courts, constitutional litigation, torts, and feminist jurisprudence, with a particular focus on questions of personal and institutional responsibility. She served as vice provost for academic and faculty affairs at the University from 2009 to 2014, as special counsel to the provost for the Policy on Conflicts of Interest/Conflicts of Commitment from 2005 to 2007, and as associate dean for academic affairs at the Law School from 1997 to 2001. A former editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review, Prof. Whitman holds three degrees from the University of Michigan, including a law degree and a graduate degree in Chinese literature. She joined the Michigan Law faculty in 1976, after serving as a law clerk to Judge Harold Leventhal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and to Justice Lewis Powell of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2014, she was awarded the L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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