Speakers Address Future of Death Penalty

Speakers Address Future of Death Penalty

The keynote speaker at a symposium at Michigan Law predicted the abolition of the death penalty—and cited race as the primary issue from which the persistence of the death penalty stems.​
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U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez Visits Michigan Law

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez Visits Michigan Law

"Keep an open mind, and the phone will ring with opportunities you've never dreamed of," U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez told Michigan Law students during an informal meeting February 8. "I enjoy that I've had to reinvent myself several times over the course of my career."
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Broderick Johnson, '83, Discusses My Brother's Keeper and Role as Cabinet Secretary

Broderick Johnson, '83, Discusses My Brother's Keeper and Role as Cabinet Secretary

​Broderick Johnson, '83, leads My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative to help bridge the opportunity gaps faced by young men of color, and to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential, Johnson told the audience in a speech at the University of Michigan.​​
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Record Number of 58 Homicide Defendants Exonerated in 2015

Record Number of 58 Homicide Defendants Exonerated in 2015

A record-high 149 exoneratio​ns occurred in the United States in 2015, averaging three per week. A record 58 defendants were exonerated in homicide cases in 2015, averaging more than one a week.​ ​
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MLaw's Fred Korematsu Celebration Honors Legacy of Japanese American Civil Rights Leader

MLaw's Fred Korematsu Celebration Honors Legacy of Japanese American Civil Rights Leader

The 1944 Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States—which upheld the constitutionality of interning Fred Korematsu and 120,000 other Japanese Americans during World War II on the grounds of military necessity—remains a blemish on the Court's history because of the practice's racially biased motivations. Korematsu's daughter and others warned of the dangers of forgetting the past during the Law School's January 28 Fred Korematsu Recognition.
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Detroit Police Department LGBT Liaison Speaks About Role to MLaw Students

Detroit Police Department LGBT Liaison Speaks About Role to MLaw Students

Detroit Police Officer Danielle Woods recalls responding to a domestic violence disturbance in 2006 that was between two females who were romantically involved. Her male partner at the time made an offensive remark about the couple's sexual orientation. So upset was Woods, an openly gay woman, that she approached her boss about the need for a community liaison officer for the LGBT community.
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State Supreme Court Justices: "We Have to Rule the Right Way, Even if it Means Losing the Next Election"

State Supreme Court Justices: "We Have to Rule the Right Way, Even if it Means Losing the Next Election"

Three Michigan Supreme Court justices discussed during a talk at Michigan Law whether Michigan’s political party nomination process makes the public question their independence—even though they are strictly bound by the rule of law, not political leanings.​
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National Lawyers Guild Chapter Honors 2015 MLaw Grad Andy Goddeeris

National Lawyers Guild Chapter Honors 2015 MLaw Grad Andy Goddeeris

Andy Goddeeris, BA '12, JD/MUP '15, a Michigan Law graduate known for "his deep roots in Detroit activism," has been named Outstanding Law Student of the Year by the Detroit/Michigan Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), an organization dedicated to fostering social change.
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Human Trafficking Clinic Receives Award for Anti-Trafficking Efforts

Human Trafficking Clinic Receives Award for Anti-Trafficking Efforts

The Human Trafficking Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School has been awarded this year’s Michigan Liberator Award from Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution. Additionally, the HTC’s work was highlighted by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in his recognition of Jan. 11 as National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Day. ​
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High School Students to Learn about Civil Rights Litigation in New 'Schoolhouse'

High School Students to Learn about Civil Rights Litigation in New 'Schoolhouse'

A new project from Law School Prof. Margo Schlanger, called the Civil Rights Litigation Schoolhouse, is helping high school students understand civil rights and the litigation process, and their importance in a democratic society.​
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Elder, '77: Confronting Bias

Elder, '77: Confronting Bias

Larry Elder declares that “racial and sex discrimination are non-issues in the 21st century” in popular books and on his radio show, which has aired for more than 20 years.​
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Engineering an Entrepreneurial Legal Career

Engineering an Entrepreneurial Legal Career

As a lawyer, May Liang, ’89, was trained to think through problems in shades of gray. But she sees the value of her Michigan Law degree in black and white. “Now that I’m established in my career, I really appreciate my time at Michigan,” she says. “It was an impressive education that provided incredible opportunities, and I’m proud to give back.”​
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​Slideshow: 2015 Public Service Banquet.


​Slideshow: 2015 Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet.


Slideshow: 2015 APALSA Origins Banquet.


​Video: Being Black at Michigan: A Community of Strength, Support, and Understanding.


Championed by Bob Woodruff, '87, Michigan Law Veterans Clinic will serve those who serve us. More...

​Slideshow: Mr. Wolverine 2015.


​Slideshow: 2014 Culture Show, an evening of song and dance.


​1L Clinic representes unemployed workers. More...


Michigan Supreme Court Judge bids MLaw Class of 2017 to pursue integrity in academic and legal careers. More...

If the Phid House could talk. 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...

Collegiality finds a home at Aikens Commons: video.


Prof. Michael Bloom and the Transactional Lab & Clinic opens doors into corporate world. More...

Julian Davis Mortenson named 2015 recipient of L. Hart Wright Award for Teaching Excellence. More...

Scholars and judges convene at Michigan Law to develop influential refugee law guidelines. More...

Prof. Len Niehoff leads First Amendment scholars in brief in case of American Sniper Chris Kyle and Jesse Ventura. More...

MLaw professors Paul Brand and John G. H. Hudson join Queen Elizabeth II at Magna Carta reception. More...

Checking boxes: Prof. Martha Jones discusses life at the intersection of law and mixed-race identity for MLK Day. More...

Mercury Fund and Detroit Innovate​ offer students venture capital fundamentals in new ZEAL lab. More...

International Transactions Clinic faculty help Jibu test waters of franchise in Africa. More...


Professor Daniel Halberstam's provocative article about EU and human rights makes aaves in Europe. More...

​Video: A conversation with five former clerks of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


​1L Clinic representes unemployed workers. More...


MLaw working with Brazil University to create human trafficking clinic. More...

​Senior Day: MLaw Class of 2015 faces opportunity and responsibility. More...


Environmental Defense Fund's Fred Krupp, '78,​ outlines policy to combat climate change in ELPP keynote. More...

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Mary Beth Kelly talks effective advocacy, juvenile justice with students. More...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg highlights key moments in legal history during 2015 U-M Tanner Lecture. More...

Career advice from Julie Abbate of the Special Litigation Section of the DOJ Civil Rights Division. More...

Alexa Lam, former deputy CEO of Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, visits U-M as distinguished scholar. More...

Prof. Steve Croley offers insight into role as Energy Department General Counsel. More...

​Legal historian Hendrik Hartog presents Inaugural Brian Simpson Lecture on Gibbons v. Ogden. More...


Vice Admiral James Houck, '85, discusses veterans, military issues at Michigan Law. More...

Income inequality in America focus of talk by Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden. More...

New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak talks interpretation, relevance of U.S. Constitution. More...

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

​Emma Cheuse, '06, offers words of wisdom to Michigan Law public service students. More...


David Cho, JD/MBA '06: Living out his hoop dreams at adidas. More...

Combining public service and private practice makes better lawyers, Robert Fiske, '55, tells MLaw students. More...

Karen Wabeke, '07: Fighting for the housing rights of homeless people in Baltimore. More...

Environmental Defense Fund's Fred Krupp, '78,​ outlines policy to combat climate change in ELPP keynote. More...

WebMD CEO Schlanger, '84: Trustworthiness of online health information is vital to company's success. More...​

Nneoma Nwogu, '07: Promoting transparency in African mining laws. More...

Shermin Nahid Kruse, '02: Stitching together life's poetry. More...

Paul Southwick, '09, and Cliff Davidson, '06: A fight for the rights of a transgender student. More...

Kevin Conroy, '91: Promoting early detection with at-home cancer test. More...

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

1998 MLaw grad Chris Mansour discusses her work with the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI). More...​

Michigan Law 3L embarks on 1,350-mile tandem ride for criminal justice reform. More...

South Africa Externship provides hands-on legal experience for students. More...

Regional LawMeets victory propels MLaw transactions team to nationals. More...

Finalists prepare for 90th annual Campbell Moot Court Competition. More...

3L Samantha Kirby secures victory for her client in Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic. More...

MLaw team wins premier moot court competition on sexual orientation, gender identity law. More...

2015 SFF Auction brings in more than $45,000 to fund grants for public-interest students. More...

Ann Arbor to Addis Ababa: MLaw students build partnerships abroad to combat human trafficking. More...

Mini-seminar on work-life balance featuring: One new puppy, two professors, three children, and 10 stduents. More...

Five Michigan Law students named Dow Sustainability Fellows. More...

The woolly mammoth in the room: 1L Insung Hwang's cloning research leads to law school. More...

Partnerships with local firms abroad expand summer internship opportunities at MLaw. More...

​Slideshow: 2015 Public Service Banquet.


​Slideshow: 2015 Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet.


Slideshow: 2015 APALSA Origins Banquet.


Slideshow: Law Library hosts miniature golf.

​Video: Being Black at Michigan: A Community of Strength, Support, and Understanding.


​Slideshow: Mr. Wolverine 2015.


​Slideshow: 2014 Culture Show, an evening of song and dance.


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

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

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

Collegiality finds a home at Aikens Commons: video.

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