Many CALC alumni describe their experience in the clinic as one of their best experiences in law school. More than 1,500 Michigan Law alumni have served as CALC student attorneys over the past 30 years. CALC alumni have gone on to positions in academia, major private companies and law firms, nonprofits, and every level of government. Many have pursued careers in child welfare, serving as juvenile public defenders, attorneys for parents, guardians ad litem, and directors of child welfare organizations. Of the 29 Michigan Law Skadden Fellows, 13 were involved in CALC. Other prestigious post-graduate fellowships received by CALC alumni include: the Equal Justice Works Fellowship, AmeriCorps Attorney Fellowship, Coffin Family Law Fellowship, National Women's Law Center Fellowship, the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship, and the Zubrow Fellowship in Children's Law through the Juvenile Law Center. Below are examples of what our alums have been up to.
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- Emma Cheuse, '06, talks about the Darrow Scholarship and how the Michigan Difference enhanced her Law School career.
- Paige Fern, '12, was awarded a Skadden Fellowship to help older foster youth access educational benefits.
- Laurel Dumont, '05, founder and executive director of The Center for Collaborative Change in Newark, NJ, delivered the keynote speech at Michigan's Public Interest Banquet.
- Emily Keller, '07, spoke to CBS News about whether the recent Supreme Court decision abolishing life without parole for juvenile offenders can apply retroactively.
- Jamie Marsh, '90, was featured in the ABA Bar Journal about restitution for victims of child pornography.
- Assistant United States Attorney Kate Zell, '07, represented the United States in the "Nuns on the Run" armed robbery case in Chicago.
- Children's Law Center staff attorney Rhea Yo, '07, advocated on behalf of a mother whose child was stranded at a Washington, D.C. hospital.
- Department of Justice Civil Rights Attorney Bob Koch, '06, heads the litigation team investigating Oregon's mental health system.
- Justice Department trial attorney Jennifer Saulino, '01, obtained a conviction of doctors who defrauded Medicare of $205 million.
- Nadine Gartner, '06, attorney at Stolle Berne, filed a lawsuit to protect the rights of renters in Oregon.