Human Trafficking: The Hidden Cost of the American Dream

Human Trafficking: The Hidden Cost of the American Dream

Professor Bridgette Carr, '03, has heard customers at restaurants ask endless questions about the food: Is this dish gluten free? Is the produce grown within 50 miles of here? Were the chickens happy before they gave up their eggs? What if, she wonders, we paid the same attention to the people who work in the restaurants?

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Visit the A2Z Blog

Visit the A2Z Blog

Read Admissions Dean Sarah Zearfoss's latest blog posts about whom to ask for advice when you are reapplying to law school ("(a)rguably the least useful source is the commonly employed one of asking a bunch of strangers online"), whether it is essential to visit a law school in order to be admitted (we're not giving away the answer here; you'll have to go to the link!), and even a vast conspiracy that reaches all the way to the top ranks of NBC. Or maybe NASA.
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U-M Regents Honor Michigan Law Faculty

U-M Regents Honor Michigan Law Faculty

The University of Michigan Law School has new names among its ranks of endowed professorships—both in terms of chair holders and chair names—following the Oct. 16, 2014, U-M Board of Regents meeting.

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RefLaw.org Aims to Aid Practitioners, Scholars of Refugee and Asylum Law

RefLaw.org Aims to Aid Practitioners, Scholars of Refugee and Asylum Law

A new legal blog, developed by Michigan Law's Program in Refugee and Asylum Law​ and intended for a diverse community of practitioners, scholars, and students, proposes to provide critical analysis on issues in the field of refugee and asylum law.
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JDs in the D Host Detroit Month During October

JDs in the D Host Detroit Month During October

For the third straight year, the University of Michigan Law School's JDs in the D will host Detroit Month to increase awareness and engagement in the storied city.
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Director of UN Watch Says UN Human Rights Council "Has the Power to Shame Abusers of Human Rights"

Director of UN Watch Says UN Human Rights Council "Has the Power to Shame Abusers of Human Rights"

The UN Human Rights Council has been too welcoming to countries that abuse human rights, yet the inter-governmental body still “has the power to shame abusers of human rights,” Hillel C. Neuer​, executive director of UN Watch, said in a talk at the University of Michigan Law School.
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Profs. Bagley, Adler Debate Role of <em>Halbig</em> & <em>King</em> in Defining PPACA Legality

Profs. Bagley, Adler Debate Role of Halbig & King in Defining PPACA Legality

Challenge accepted. Perhaps not the exact words with which Michigan Law Assistant Prof. Nicholas Bagley and Case Western Law Prof. Jonathan Adler accepted the Federalist Society's invitation to debate, but certainly descriptive of the approach each professor took in delivering his argument Tuesday at Michigan Law.
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Mary Frances Berry, ’70, Keynotes MJRL's 20th Anniversary Symposium

Mary Frances Berry, ’70, Keynotes MJRL's 20th Anniversary Symposium

Mary Frances Berry, ’70, served on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission under five presidents and was jailed for her protests against apartheid. So when she told attendees at the Michigan Journal of Race & Law's 20th Anniversary Symposium, "Things are bad, but they used to be worse," she spoke from experience.
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Income Inequality in America Focus of Talk by CAP President Neera Tanden

Income Inequality in America Focus of Talk by CAP President Neera Tanden

Ninety-five percent of all income growth in the United States during the last five years went to the top 1 percent of wage earners, resulting in an income disparity between the richest Americans and the remaining wage earners not seen since the Great Depression, said Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress (CAP).
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Dean Mark West welcomes Class of 2017 to Michigan Law. More...

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

Michigan Law hosted its annual Culture Show Oct. 26. More...

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


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

Professors Nick Bagley and Jonathan Adler debate the role of Halbig & King in defining Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act legality. More...

Failure of mandated disclosure focus of new book by Prof. Carl Schneider. More...

U.S. Supreme Court delivers unanimous ruling for Prof. John Pottow in EBIA v. Arkison. More...

Clinical Prof. Kimberly Thomas has been appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to serve a two-year term on the state's Indigent Defense Commission. More...

Prof. Steve Croley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as general counsel of the U.S. Energy Department. More...

Prof. Chris Whitman, '74, is named the 2014 L. Hart Wright Teaching Award recipient. 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. Sam Gross, editor of the National Registry of Exonerations, is the lead author of a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reports one in 25 people sentenced to death are likely innocent. 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...​


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...


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...

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

Judith Levy, '94, was confirmed as a federal judge in Detroit. 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...

The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta—and its impact on the rule of law throughout the centuries—will be featured at the University of Michigan Law School this fall when the Law Library hosts a commemorative traveling exhibit. More...

Jamie Lee Peterson can eat whatever he'd like. He's had 17 years to think about it, and he has decided on this: a Fudgsicle. More...

Ninety-five percent of all income growth in the United States during the last five years went to the top 1 percent of wage earners, resulting in an income disparity between the richest Americans and the remaining wage earners not seen since the Great Depression, said Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress (CAP). More...

When examining the U.S. Constitution, its endurance is accepted without question but its relevance remains a chief topic of debate, as New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak illustrated during his Constitution Day talk at Michigan Law. More...

2014 Senior Day speaker Kathryn Ruemmler encourages grads to embrace change, be authentic. More...

Detroit 2.0: What happens next in Detroit is a story that cannot yet be written; no crystal ball can accurately predict the future of the largest U.S. city ever to seek bankruptcy protection. But many smart, talented, tenacious people are attempting to make the city a modern powerhouse. And many of them are MLaw grads. More...

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack shares life lessons with MLaw students at Blue Jeans Lecture. More...

Peace Corps cofounder Harris Wofford promotes public service at Michigan Law. More...

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

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...

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

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.

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.

Mary Frances Berry, ’70, served on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission under five presidents and was jailed for her protests against apartheid. So when she told attendees at the Michigan Journal of Race & Law's 20th Anniversary Symposium, "Things are bad, but they used to be worse," she spoke from experience. More...

Kindra Baer, '08, has sought to be an advocate in every phase of her career—a practice she plans to continue in her new role as attorney-counselor in the Office of Career Planning Michigan Law. More...

Nick Gorga, '02, is helping "to put a small thumbprint on the next chapter of Detroit." After working in Chicago for six years as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, Gorga returned to Detroit in 2008 to help combat what he viewed as a "brain drain" in the region. More...

Roger Wilkins, AB '53, JD '56, HLLD '93, exposed injustice and fought for equality—through the complex lens of being a black man in America—throughout his career as a public servant, educator, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. More...

Michael Huston, '11, Eli Savit, '10, and Jake Brege, '12, join a long history of Michigan Law alumni at the U.S. Supreme Court; more than 30 graduates have held Supreme Court clerkships in the last three decades alone. More...

The memos rarely self-destruct and the gadget collection is limited to a Blackberry, but the position of General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not without its air of adventure, at least for James A. Baker, '88. More...

Lindsey Stetson, '05, named Michigan Law's Director of Financial Aid. More...

MLaw grad Ananda Burra, '14, appointed to traineeship at International Court of Justice. More...

Most of us turn on faucets or lawn sprinklers with no thought as to how the water got there. Glenn Oliver, ’87, wants to make sure it arrives in the most cost-effective, efficient way possible. More...

MLaw grad ​David Lutz, '14, creates BriefCase. App to help law students streamline research. More...

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." More...

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...

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...​


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

For the 286 Michigan Law students who embarked on public service internships this past summer, the lessons were as diverse and abundant as the work assignments. More...

When Liz Bundy returns to Michigan Law this fall, she'll have no shortage of experiences and anecdotes to relate from her summer internships in Brazil and Israel, two nations that have both garnered international attention in recent months. More...

Michigan Law students and peers in the U-M School of Social Work train students to advocate on behalf of public school students who are facing suspension or expulsion at their school disciplinary hearings. More...

Michigan Law hosts annual Bergstrom Fellowship Training for aspiring child welfare lawyers. More...

1Ls headed to Japan for inaugural summer internship at Sumitomo Mitsui internship. More...

BLSA hosts high school students at Michigan Law for Dores McCree Day. More...

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

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: Graduating JDs, LLMs, and SJDs celebrate Senior Day.

Slideshow: Judges, lawyers, and students come together for the MentorJet speed networking event.

Slideshow: Alumni gather for inaugural African American Alumni Reunion.

Slideshow: Public service students are feted at annual banquet.

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: BLSA hosts its fall 2013 Soul Food Lunch.

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.

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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