Robert H. Gorlin, ’77, of Northville, Michigan, has made a gift of $175,000 to the building expansion and renovation project and of $12,500 to support the Law School Fund at the Cavaedium Society level for the next five years in honor of his 30th reunion.
A vice president and senior advisor at Guardian Industries Corp., Gorlin previously made a campaign gift of $75,000 for building support and is a longtime supporter of the Law School Fund.
“The University of Michigan Law School gave me the opportunity to have a very interesting and productive career, and it is only natural to give something back,” Gorlin says. “A new building and improved infrastructure are a necessity if the Law School is to remain a premier institution. I also believe that contributions to the Law School Fund will give the School’s leadership greater flexibility and independence in the future.”
Gorlin earned a Ph.D. in Russian history from the University before coming to the Law School, where he was editor in chief of the Michigan Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. He is a former partner with Dykema Gossett and was General Counsel of Guardian until 2007.
He serves on the University Library Leadership Council and the Advisory Council of the Center for Russian and East European Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Michigan Members of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.