Michigan Supreme Court Judge Bids MLaw Class of 2017 to Pursue Integrity in Academic, Legal Careers

Michigan Supreme Court Judge Bids MLaw Class of 2017 to Pursue Integrity in Academic, Legal Careers

Starting one's legal education with a public pledge to uphold the principles of honor and integrity is a significant act, but it is the actions that follow that truly define an individual's character in the legal profession, Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack told first-year students Aug. 29.
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Dean Mark West Welcomes Class of 2017 to Michigan Law

Dean Mark West Welcomes Class of 2017 to Michigan Law

"Welcome. You have arrived." Addressing the Class of 2017 in Honigman Auditorium Aug. 27, Dean Mark West formally welcomed the newest members of the University of Michigan Law School to the community they will share for the next three years.
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James A. Baker, '88: General Counsel for the FBI

James A. Baker, '88: General Counsel for the FBI

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.
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Trio of MLaw Grads Obtain Celebrated Supreme Court Clerkships

Trio of MLaw Grads Obtain Celebrated Supreme Court Clerkships

Realizing something of a high court hat trick with their consecutive clerkships, three Michigan Law graduates will soon share the distinction of having served two of the foremost members of the nation's judiciary: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
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International Internships Split 1L's Summer Between Brazil, Israel

International Internships Split 1L's Summer Between Brazil, Israel

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.
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Michigan Law Alumni-Student Mentoring Program Continues to Grow

Michigan Law Alumni-Student Mentoring Program Continues to Grow

When at first you do succeed, grow and grow again. ​​​So said the creators of Michigan Law’s alumni-student mentoring program following a successful launch in Washington, D.C., last summer. Based on the enthusiastic response of both alumni and student participants, organizers added a Chicago-based component this summer.​​​
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Failure of Mandated Disclosure Focus of New Book by Prof. Carl Schneider

Failure of Mandated Disclosure Focus of New Book by Prof. Carl Schneider

Mandated disclosure. It's the 15,000 words that stand between an iTunes user and his 99-cent download, the fine print on a doctor's consent form, and the focus of a new book by University of Michigan Law School Prof. Carl E. Schneider, '79.
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Prof. Kimberly Thomas Appointed to State's New Indigent Defense Commission

Prof. Kimberly Thomas Appointed to State's New Indigent Defense Commission

Clinical Professor of Law and Juvenile Justice Clinic​ cofounder Kimberly Thomas has been appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to serve a two-year term on the state's newly created Indigent Defense Commission.
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MLaw Grad Appointed to Traineeship at International Court of Justice

MLaw Grad Appointed to Traineeship at International Court of Justice

Ananda Burra is of two minds. A student of international law and history, his academic interest in these fields is matched only by his professional desire to engage the policy they influence. Come fall, these parallel tracks will intersect as Burra assumes a prestigious traineeship with the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
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Prof. Steve Croley Confirmed as General Counsel of Energy Dept.

Prof. Steve Croley Confirmed as General Counsel of Energy Dept.

University of Michigan Law School Prof. Steven P. Croley, who has served in the Obama administration as deputy White House counsel since 2012, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Monday as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy. He was nominated for the post by President Barack Obama in August 2013.

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Lindsey Stetson, '05, Named Michigan Law's Director of Financial Aid

Lindsey Stetson, '05, Named Michigan Law's Director of Financial Aid

Discussing how to finance one's law school education and pay back loans can be a daunting prospect for students, but Lindsey Stetson, Michigan Law's newly appointed director of financial aid, hopes to lessen the anxiety surrounding the topic.
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MLaw Students, Alumni Awarded Fellowships for Public Service in United States, Abroad

MLaw Students, Alumni Awarded Fellowships for Public Service in United States, Abroad

With the support of a wide range of merit-based fellowships​, many Michigan Law students and alumni will have the ability this year to provide legal assistance to underserved populations, pursue government work, and conduct research that may have been impossible without financial assistance.
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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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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...

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... 

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


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...


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...

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...

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.

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...

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

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...​


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

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...

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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