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 currently serving as vice provost for academic and faculty affairs at the University. 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. From 1997 to 2001, Prof. Whitman served as associate dean for academic affairs for the Law School. From 2005 to 2007, she was special counsel to the provost for the Policy on Conflicts of Interest/Conflicts of Commitment. 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 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 Supreme Court of the United States.