1Ls Headed to Japan for Inaugural SMBC Summer Internship

1Ls Headed to Japan for Inaugural SMBC Summer Internship

Eddie Mears hasn't lived in Japan since 2009, but thanks to a newly created internship at Michigan Law, the 1L is headed back to Tokyo this summer to work at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), one of the world's largest banks.

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High School Students to Visit Michigan Law April 12 for Dores McCree Day

High School Students to Visit Michigan Law April 12 for Dores McCree Day

When Dores McCree passed away in 2010 at the age of 90, tributes from the countless alumni and colleagues she influenced rolled in. The beloved former Michigan Law administrator was a career counselor, mentor, and second mother to generations of law students, particularly minorities.

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NIH Building Dedicated in Honor of MLaw Alum John Edward Porter, '61

NIH Building Dedicated in Honor of MLaw Alum John Edward Porter, '61

It's not very often that one gets a building named after him or her, but Michigan Law alumnus John Edward Porter, '61, can add this honor to his list of accolades.

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Student Representation Project Recruits Education Advocates Across U-M

Student Representation Project Recruits Education Advocates Across U-M

When the possibility of suspension or expulsion threatens to disrupt a Michigan student's education, that student has no right to appointed counsel, which makes the Student Representation Project's (SRP) advocacy efforts that much more significant.
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Michigan Law Surpasses 100 Clerkships for Second Year

Michigan Law Surpasses 100 Clerkships for Second Year

Diana Cieslak, '10, can attest to the invaluable benefits of serving as a judicial clerk. After graduating from Michigan Law, she clerked for the Hon. Pierre N. Leval on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, then put those practical skills to use as an associate at a law firm in Washington, D.C. She is completing a second clerkship with the Hon. Cornelia T.L. Pillard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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Peace Corps Cofounder Harris Wofford Promotes Public Service at Michigan Law

Peace Corps Cofounder Harris Wofford Promotes Public Service at Michigan Law

During a speech on the steps of the Michigan Union in 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy challenged U-M students to serve their country. More than 50 years after that historic speech, which led to the creation of the Peace Corps, another talk on public service was given at U-M—by Peace Corps cofounder Harris Wofford.

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Jason Janego, '99: Zero Feet from Oscar

Jason Janego, '99: Zero Feet from Oscar

A white-gloved usher opened the car door and said, "Welcome to the Oscars," as Jason Janego, '99, stepped onto the red carpet. With that began "one of the most amazing 12-hour stretches of my life."

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Justice McCormack Shares Life Lessons with MLaw Students at Blue Jeans Lecture

Justice McCormack Shares Life Lessons with MLaw Students at Blue Jeans Lecture

"I'm a believer in the benign randomness of life." As Michigan Supreme Court Justice and University of Michigan Law Lecturer Bridget McCormack pondered what she might impart to students during her informal Blue Jeans Lecture on March 21, she thought back to her own days as a student at New York University School of Law.
 
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SFF Auction: Bidding Wars and Ninja Skills Raise Thousands for Public Interest

SFF Auction: Bidding Wars and Ninja Skills Raise Thousands for Public Interest

And so it was that 2014 became the year that gas averaged $3.55 a gallon, a loaf of bread cost $2.38, and the chance to see Miley Cyrus with Deans West and Zearfoss sold for a cool $3,500 at the 36th annual Student Funded Fellowships (SFF) Auction​.
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Michigan Law Prof. Judith Levy Confirmed as Federal Judge in Detroit

Michigan Law Prof. Judith Levy Confirmed as Federal Judge in Detroit

Judith E. Levy, a University of Michigan Law School faculty member and graduate, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 12 to serve as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was sworn in during a ceremony in Detroit held March 18.

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MLaw Student Creates BriefCase. App to Help Law Students Streamline Research

MLaw Student Creates BriefCase. App to Help Law Students Streamline Research

David Lutz had perfected an intricate system for highlighting cases for his classes at Michigan Law that helped him study and provide quick responses during classroom cold calls: orange for facts, blue for procedural history, pink for rules, and so on. “My books looked like the Rainbow Connection,” the 3L says.
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Michigan Law hosted its annual Culture Show Oct. 26. More...

21st-century residence opens within gothic walls of Lawyers Club. More...

Dean Mark West welcomes the Class of 2016 to Michigan Law. More...

Michigan Law clinics help fill the justice gap and provide valuable lawyering experience to students. More...

Phi Delta Phi, the oldest of the three international law fraternities, was founded at Michigan in 1869. The Phids were always a little older and more sophisticated than the undergraduate societies, and they soon became notorious for social outlawry. More...

100 Things: What makes Michigan Law so special? There are at least 100 reasons. We've taken the liberty of highlighting them for you, so sit back and enjoy. More...

Slideshow: 1L Emerson Girardeau III is the recipient of the 35th annual Alden J. "Butch" Carpenter Memorial Fund Scholarship, which is awarded each year to first-year Michigan Law students who exemplify its namesake's ideals.

1L students launch a new speaker series called TALK that seeks to build community and compassion among peers. More... 

Slideshow: The South Asian Law Students Association hosted its own Holi celebration on March 30. Holi, known as the Hindu festival of colors, involves coating participants with colorful powder in a gesture of good will and camaraderie. 

They aren't ordinary dinner parties, but Michigan Law's at-home mini-seminars for 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLM students are popular offerings that make the grade. More... 

When Michigan Law 2L Kelly O'Donnell set off for Belize this spring, she wasn't in pursuit of the sort of color one might associate with a Caribbean destination. More...

Adjunct Prof. Curtis Mack, LLM '73, offers lessons on giving back and paying it forward. More...

Prof. Jim Hines is honored with a prestigious professorship for his public finance work. More...

Prof. Daniel Halberstam is enlisted to drive dialogue between U.S. and EU high courts. More...

Prof. Catharine A. MacKinnon wins the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award for her work advancing women's rights. More...

Prof. Dave Moran, '91, and students from the Michigan Innocence Clinic help to free Victor Caminata, who was wrongly imprisoned for arson. More...​


Retired Prof. Larry Waggoner is honored for his contributions to trusts and estates field. More...

Prof. Nicole Appleberry, '94, helps domestic violence survivors navigate tax issues. More...

Prof. Mathias Reimann completes his long tenure as EIC of American Journal of Comparative Law. More...

Prof. Mark Van Putten, '82, focuses on cause and effect in his environmental law classes. More....


Prof. Amy Sankaran, '01, spearheads Michigan Law externship and pro bono programs. More...


Prof. Nina Mendelson pens a Center for Progressive Reform blog entry on the 20th anniversary of Executive Order 12,866, which requires White House review of all significant executive agency rules. More...

 


Before the lost visas and passports, before the treacherous travel and the frantic search for prednisone somewhere in the middle of Ethiopia, before one father asked another to keep his son on the other side of the world—before all of that, Kyle and Ruth Ann Logue had a conversation. More...

Clinical Assistant Prof. Nancy Vettorello, '97, is named the 2013 L. Hart Wright Award recipient, thanks to the efforts of former and current students who banded together to honor their well-respected teacher. More...

Michigan Law's Human Trafficking Clinic, led by Prof. Bridgette Carr, '02, battles for the rights of modern-day slaves. More...

Prof. James Hathaway, director of MLaw's Program in Refugee and Asylum Law, is one of a small number of globally regarded refugee law experts, and has helped to develop MLaw into a center of scholarship and education in the field. More...

The Michigan Innocence Clinic, which focuses on innocence cases where there is no DNA to be tested, wins a release in an alleged arson case. More...

Concussions, football, and the law: MLaw panel examines the legal role in injuries suffered in hard-hitting sport. More...

Calling all victors: The theme of the University of Michigan's iconic fight song is now the rallying point for the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign, which kicked off Nov. 8-9, 2013. More...

Equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter visits Michigan Law and shares a desire for change. More...

Climate change and carbon pollution were focus of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's visit during ELPP Conference. More...

Starting life from scratch after being wrongly imprisoned for 27 years for murder and arson is no easy task. One year later, David Lee Gavitt, exonerated thanks to the efforts of MLaw's Innocence Clinic, can attest. More...

NPR's Michele Norris made a stop at the Law School as part of the Race Card Project, which aims to have an open dialogue with students and others about race. More...

William Bock III, '89, and Betsy Andreu, BA '89, spoke at an April Law School event about ethical lessons learned from the Lance Armstrong doping case. More...

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner visited the University of Michigan Law School April 18, for an off-the-record conversation with Michigan faculty and students from across the University. More...

Slideshow: Prof. Jim Hathaway, along with students and leading experts, convened March 22-24 for the Sixth Colloquium on Challenges in International Refugee Law.

The Michigan Journal of Race & Law presented a Feb. 2 symposium that explored the impact of solitary confinement on those who are subjected to it. More...

Who better qualified to speak on Abraham Lincoln than the man who's done everything from winning the Pulitzer Prize for his work on Lincoln, to advising Disney on its Hall of Presidents? More...

Former Dean Evan Caminker has a conversation with Associate Justice Elena Kagan.

Bob Shuman, '86, won't miss the exhausting travel schedule that comes with being chairman of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), but does lament the loss of frequent flier miles. More...

MLaw teaching fellow Caitlin Plummer, '11, shares her experiences working in the Michigan Innocence Clinic. More...


Article and video: Kevyn Orr, '83, discusses Detroit bankruptcy at Michigan Law School event. More...

Daytime television and a knowledge of snack food prices create a recipe for success for MLaw graduate Tim Caballero, '07. More...

The entrepreneurial spirit runs deep for Eric Jarrett, '13, who has landed a coveted associate position with a prestigious Silicon Valley firm. More...

MLaw's Entrepreneurship Clinic kickstarts 2012 grad Tom Stasi's career with startups. More...

Michigan Innocence Clinic attorney Imran Syed, '11, makes documentary about Provience case. More...​


2003 MLaw grad Piper Hendricks discusses film, change, and conscious consumerism. More...

MLaw alum Eli Savit, '10, earns coveted clerkship with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. More...

Josh Tetrick, '08, has trekked the globe in search of solutions to some of the world's greatest problems, including unsustainable farming and global hunger. More...

Michigan alumni Adrian Ohmer, '13, and Sean Doolan engage Entrepreneurship Clinic to launch wedding startup. More...

Michigan Law, said Darrow Scholar Dawud Crooms, '09, lived up to its reputation of being a collegial environment. More...

Hannah Gold, '12: "I don't think I would have been as successful in law school if I hadn't [taken a clinic]." More...

Joseph Morrison, Jr., '13, arrived at Michigan Law with an interest in practicing corporate law, but after discovering that "Ann Arbor and Detroit have a young and vibrant entrepreneurial community"... More...

Shayna Cook, '01, is grateful to have had the opportunity to practice different types of law after graduating, and she credits Michigan, in particular, being a Darrow Scholar, with providing those experiences. More...

Darrow Scholar Kim Forde-Mazrui, '93, was a student-attorney with the Family Law Project and a notes editor with the Michigan Law Review, which "opened his eyes" to the possibility of a career in academia. More...

Six Michigan Law students will be making their mark as sustainability leaders thanks to their selection as 2014 Dow Sustainability Fellows. More...

MiUI partnership offers MLaw students practical experience from year one. More...

11 Michigan Law Students Named Dean's Public Service Fellows. More...

MLaw's Entrepreneurship Clinic assist TurtleCell cofounders Nick Turnbull and Paul Schrems, who created a smartphone case that contains built-in retractable earbuds that won't tangle. More...

Michigan Law's first European law moot court team competes in regional competition in Slovakia. More...

Michigan Journal of Law Reform Symposium takes up affirmative action debate. More...

Prof. Dave Moran, '91, and students from the Michigan Innocence Clinic help to free Victor Caminata, who was wrongly imprisoned for arson. More...​


MLaw society works to raise awareness and interest in education law and policy. More...

Michigan Law clinics help fill the justice gap and provide valuable lawyering experience to students. More...

The 2013 Jenny Runkles Memorial Award recipients are known not only for their leadership roles in numerous student organizations, but also for their personal interactions with peers. More...

An interest in energy law drives new course offerings and a student group at MLaw. More...

Born into different cultures and raised on opposite sides of the world, 2Ls Thomas Kadri and Surya Kundu were living far from parallel lives when their paths crossed one summer's day in a courtyard at Michigan Law. More...

For the first time, all of the editors-in-chief of Michigan Law's journals are women. It's noteworthy, but not unexpected, several EICs said. More...

1L students launch a new speaker series called TALK that seeks to build community and compassion among peers. More... 

Michigan Law's student organization Future Advocates in Training takes a high school mock trial team under its wing. More...

When Michigan Law 2L Kelly O'Donnell set off for Belize this spring, she wasn't in pursuit of the sort of color one might associate with a Caribbean destination. More...

Slideshow: The Latino Law Students Association hosts its annual Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet.​


Slideshow: Bidding wars and ninja skills raise thousands for public interest at SFF Auction.​


Slideshow: 2Ls let loose at Midway Madness, the half-way point of their law school career.​

Slideshow: Contestants move and groove in a bid to win the coveted Mr. Wolverine ironic all-male beauty contest.​

Slideshow and Video: Senior Day December 2013.

Slideshow: BLSA hosts its fall 2013 Soul Food Lunch.

Video: Welcoming remarks and panel discussions from the Civil Rights Act at 50 Conference.

Slideshow: Scholarship recipients and those who benefit from the generosity of Law School donors wrote appreciative messages to alumni and friends.

Slideshow: Fun and games are part of the Law School Olympics.

Video: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy delivers keynote address at ELPP Conference.

Slideshow: ​Artists for decades have visited the University of Michigan Law School Quad in search of details and inspiration.

Slideshow: Lawyers Club reopening.

Slideshow: MLaw hosts the finals of the 2013 Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition.

Slideshow: The South Asian Law Students Association hosted its own Holi celebration on March 30. Holi, known as the Hindu festival of colors, involves coating participants with colorful powder in a gesture of good will and camaraderie. 

Collegiality finds a home at Aikens Commons: video.


Video: After experiencing Prof. J.J. "ShamWow" Prescott's take on the Law School's annual SFF (Student Funded Fellowships) Auction, you won't go back to ordinary auctions.

Video: When SFF celebrates its 30th birthday, foxes sing and professors wear funny hats.

Video: Students in Prof. Len Niehoff's Evidence class prove the murder (make that "manslaughter") ballad is alive and well.

Video: It's no laughing matter when the students take on the faculty in a basketball game—and win.

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