Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Incoming 1Ls joined the Michigan Law community for Fall Service Day September 1 and completed community projects at nine sites spanning Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Gleaners Food Bank in Detroit was one of the volunteer locations for Service Day.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

The Robert B. Aikens Commons—the new gathering space for the Law School community—had its grand opening September 3. Students eagerly piled in to see the finished space.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Students gaze in delight at their new surroundings.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Dean Evan Caminker offered remarks during the grand opening of the Aikens Commons and the adjoining Kirkland & Ellis Café. Both are a blend of the old and the new.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Prof. Barrie Loeks's Entrepreneurial Business Practicum course was the setting for the September announcement of Michigan Law's new Zell Entrepreneurship and Law (ZEAL) Program.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Sam Zell, '66, who is seeding ZEAL with a $5 million gift, was in attendance when the ZEAL announcement was made.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Michigan Law presented its newly established Distinguished Alumni Award to three inaugural recipients during a ceremony in the Robert B. Aikens Commons September 16.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

The Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are (from L) Richard Pogue, '53; Robert Fiske Jr., '55, HLLD, '97; and the Honorable Harry T. Edwards, '65.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

The distinguished but lively Pogue, Fiske, and Edwards.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Alumni reconnect during a Reunion Weekend in September.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Proud graduates sport maize and blue.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

A campus bus tour afforded alums the opportunity to see how U-M has changed since their time as students.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

It wouldn't be a reunion without capturing picture-perfect moments.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

The Law School observed Constitution Day on September 20 by presenting a panel discussion organized by Prof. Richard Friedman.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Prof. Monica Hakimi was a Constitution Day presenter.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

The Program in Race, Law & History sponsored an October 6 panel discussion on "Slavery Against the Law: Enslavement and Human Trafficking in Historical Perspective."

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

The panel discussion featured Professor Ibrahima Thioub, a scholar from the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Faculty and students mingle during the Law School Student Senate's wine and cheese reception October 11 in the Robert B. Aikens Commons.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Prof. J.J. Prescott chats with students during the Law School Student Senate's wine and cheese reception.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Prof. Richard Primus, accompanied by his young son, accepts the most recent Law School Student Senate's L. Hart Wright Teaching Award—his fourth.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Students watched the live webcast of the White House Champions of Change program October 13, which honored Martha Bergmark, '73, and 15 other lawyers who help ensure that the poor and marginalized have access to justice.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

The Champions of Change program served to highlight the longstanding public service tradition of Michigan Law grads.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

The Law School community enjoyed a beautiful Saturday afternoon in late October carving and decorating pumpkins as part of the Fall Festival.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

The Fall Festival was sponsored by the Law School Student Senate and the Older Wiser Law Students (OWLS).

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

A delighted student shows off her delightful pumpkin.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

1L Ji Won Kim performs a piece by Beethoven during the November 3 Bach's Lunch sponsored by the Classical Music Society.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

3L Benjamin Bodnar, the lone violinist, plays a selection from Brahms.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Prof. Ted Parson on cello, with 2L John Patrick Clayton and 1L Ji Won Kim in the background, performs a piece by Brahms.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Delegates from the China University of Political Science and Law gather in Dean Evan Caminker's office on November 7. The delegates visited Michigan Law to discuss possible future links between both institutions.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Prof. Michael Barr discussed his latest thinking on the developing architecture of international financial regulation during the International Law Workshop November 7. The China delegates attended the presentation.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Michigan Law students hosted the 2011 Culture Show November 11 at Mendelssohn Theatre. This year's theme, "Born This Way," was inspired by Lady Gaga.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

The South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) performs the Bhangra Dance during the 2011 Culture Show.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

A law student shows off his musical chops during the 2011 Culture Show.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

A saucy number from 3Ls Ilya Feldsherov and Leah Bueso of the Latino Law Students Association (LLSA).

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Michigan Law's a cappella singing group The Headnotes hosted its annual holiday concert December 2.

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A Headnotes member hits a high note.

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When it comes to delivery, the Headnotes get it right.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Prof. Steven Croley, currently serving as Special Assistant and Senior Counsel to the President, delivers the Senior Day address at the Michigan Theater.

Fall Semester 2011 at Michigan Law

Jumping for joy in the Law Quad after the Senior Day ceremony on December 22, 2011.

FALL SEMESTER RECAP  Michigan Law is bustling, and the fall semester was no exception. From academic presentations and workshops to lighthearted events that showcased the uniqueness that is Michigan, an abundance of events could be found. Captured here are highlights from the fall semester—sit back and enjoy.

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