Faculty Support


Increased faculty and research support is an ongoing philanthropic priority for Michigan Law, which, now more than ever, competes with private-school peers to recruit and retain the best legal scholars in the world on its faculty. The Law School is seeking funds for endowed chairs, research centers, research programs, and instructional programs like the In-Home Seminars, all of which allow faculty to continue to innovate, explore, and bring their ideas to our learning community, the community of legal scholars, and the world.

We welcome all levels of endowed and expendable gifts for faculty support. Endowed professorships, in particular, are a time-honored way to recruit and retain scholars of exceptional achievement, allowing Michigan to remain competitive in this crucial area of quality. By making a gift to endow a professorship, a donor also makes a prominent and permanent investment in Michigan Law.

Faculty members shown on this page hold chairs endowed by alumni and friends during our last campaign.

  • Daniel Halberstam, the Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law, directs the European Legal Studies Program at Michigan Law and is an internationally recognized expert on federalism, whose research and teaching focus on constitutional law, globalization, and comparative public law and legal theory.
  • Jessica Litman, the John F. Nickoll Professor of Law, is a widely known expert on copyright law and author of Digital Copyright (2001), which traces the history of lobbying that led to the passage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • David M. Uhlmann, the Jeffrey F. Liss Professor from Practice, directs the Environmental Law and Policy Program at Michigan Law. His research, writing and advocacy interests include criminal and civil enforcement of environmental laws, Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act jurisprudence, international environmental treaties, and efforts to address global climate change.



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