MLaw Hosts Annual Lutie Lytle Faculty Workshop and Writing Retreat
Michigan Law was honored to host the 11th Annual Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Workshop and Writing Retreat earlier this summer.
Eve Primus Named 2017 L. Hart Wright Teaching Award Recipient
Eve Brensike Primus, '01, knows she has a reputation for being a tough professor. It's her love of the law and of teaching that pushes her to demand excellence from her students. That academic rigor has garnered Primus the 2017 L. Hart Wright Award for Teaching Excellence.
MLaw Grads Use Equal Justice Works Fellowships to Advocate for Underserved Communities
As a teenager, Angela Ni, ’17, developed an interest in public advocacy when her father introduced her to the Urban Justice Center in New York. He encouraged her to seek out firsthand experience and, at 13 years old, Ni spent her summer volunteering with the Street Vendor Project.
Assistant Professor Nicolas Cornell Joins Michigan Law
Nicolas Cornell joined Michigan Law as an assistant professor of law on July 1. He will teach Contracts and Contract Theory during the fall semester. Cornell came to the Law School from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics.
Professor Susanne Baer Elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy
Susanne Baer, LLM '93, a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.
"Large settlements are worrisome because they may lead some plaintiffs and lawyers to think of media entities as easy get-rich-quick targets. This is wrong, because the legal protections are strong and most media entities are hesitant to settle. But we often see an uptick in cases after big verdicts or settlements, even if those cases do not have merit."
— Professor Len Niehoff, '84, in a
CNN Money article about the $177 million Disney paid to settle a defamation lawsuit about ABC News' use of the phrase "pink slime" to describe a meat product the cattle industry calls "lean finely textured beef.
August 28–September 1:
First Day of Classes