Anne M. Choike is a clinical fellow in the Community and Economic Development Clinic, where she specializes in transactional law issues affecting community-based organizations, especially artists, makers, and arts- and other creative-driven enterprises. Her area of interest is creative and socially just economic development.
Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Choike practiced in the New York offices of Jenner & Block LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Her private practice experience includes a broad range of transactions primarily in the media, entertainment, energy, and private equity industries, as well as significant pro bono service to organizations promoting the arts and sustainable cities. While at Jenner & Block, she provided assistance to the NYS 2100 Commission formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. She also was a summer associate at the Chicago intellectual property law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP and a student attorney in the University of Michigan Law School Low Income Taxpayer Clinic during her law and graduate studies. Prior to attending law school, she interned in the Detroit office of Lewis & Munday PC. She also worked at General Motors with the environmental engineering departments of several of its assembly and manufacturing plants through a cooperative program.
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. 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. In connection with her MUP, Choike received a Pulaski Scholarship for Advanced Studies and coauthored master plans for a Detroit-based nonprofit and a suburban Detroit municipality.