MLaw Young Scholars' Conference Bridges Gaps in the Legal Research Community
Yahli Shereshevsky has a special bond with the Young Scholars' Conference at Michigan Law. "I heard about the conference while studying at my home university in Jerusalem.
Professor Michael S. Barr Named Dean of Ford School of Public Policy
A Girl, Her Wonder Dog, and a Supreme Court Ruling
Last Halloween was momentous for Brent and Stacy Fry and their 12-year-old daughter, Ehlena. While Ehlena’s peers were getting ready for trick-or-treating, the young girl and her retired service dog, Wonder, were at the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in their disability-rights case Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools.
Michigan Innocence Clinic Client Desmond Ricks Exonerated
After serving 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Desmond Ricks is now a free man. On June 1, the Wayne County prosecutor's office dropped all charges against Ricks, who was convicted of murder in 1992 and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Professor James R. Hines Jr. to Receive National Tax Association's Lifetime Achievement Award
James R. Hines Jr., the L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law at Michigan, will be awarded the Daniel M. Holland Medal from the National Tax Association
Can Detroit Schools Be Saved?
Think of everything you’ve heard about Detroit Public Schools in recent years: gym floors buckling, walls covered in toxic black mold, archaic math books scattered around the classroom floor of an abandoned school...
"The problem with crime labs in general, and the Detroit Police Crime Lab is a great example of this, is that they're not independent of the police. So the way that you advance as a crime lab analyst is that you make your commanders happy."
—Professor David Moran, director of the Michigan Innocence Clinic, on Michigan Radio's
Stateside, about the need to make crime labs independent from the police departments they serve.
June 26: Why Don't Police Officers Ever Get Charged? Understanding Legal Issues Surrounding Police Shootings
July 10: It's More Than a Job, It's a Profession: How to Zealously Advocate for Your Client Without Being a Jerk