Faculty Briefs is a series that showcases the written advocacy of the Law School's faculty. Professor Patrick Barry gives a short writing lesson on some particularly noteworthy part of the brief and then students get to ask questions about its composition to the author.
September 15, 2017
Featured Faculty: Evan Caminker
Featured Brief: Hixson v. United States (2016), a case Professor Evan Caminker won while working as a special assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit. Read...
July 23, 2017
Featured Faculty: Barbara McQuade
Featured Brief: Instead of focusing on a specific brief, Professor McQuade talked about the way she edited all kinds of briefs during her tenure as the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.
June 23, 2017Featured Faculty: Richard Friedman
Hammon v. Indiana (2006), a case that marked the second time the Supreme Court adopted Professor Friedman's view of the Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause. Read...
February 20, 2017Featured Faculty: Maureen CarrollFeatured Brief/Complaint:
Baustista v. State of California (2012), a complaint so compelling it led to a favorable settlement for a group of California farmworkers Professor Carroll represented when she was a staff attorney at Public Counsel, the biggest pro bono law firm in the country.
November 2, 2016Featured Faculty: Ted Becker and
Margaret HannonFeatured Brief:
Johnson v. Bargas (2016), a case in which Professor Becker and Professor Hannon wrote an amicus brief on behalf of the ACLU.
October 5, 2016Featured Faculty:
Brief: Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkinson (2014), a case Professor Pottow won 8-0 in the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 28, 2016Featured Faculty: Paul ReingoldFeatured Brief: Makowski v. Snyder (2014), which not only earned Professor Reingold's client a victory but also won the State of Michigan's "Best Brief" award in 2014.
September 14, 2016Featured Faculty: Vivek SankaranFeatured Brief: In re SANDERS (2015), a case that fundamentally changed child welfare law in the state of Michigan—for the better.
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