News - November 2004
Law School announces new public service fellowships
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
University of Michigan Law School Dean Evan Caminker has announced a new Dean’s Public Service Fellows Program that supports students who desire public service careers.
"The Law School’s tradition is one of shaping our students to become future leaders, whether that is in public service, private law practice, or the business world," Caminker said. "This new initiative continues that tradition by supporting our students as they pursue work in public service."
Each year the program will recognize up to twenty second-year Michigan Law students who have a demonstrated commitment to public service and who intend to seek public service legal employment during the summer after their second year of school in preparation for a public service law career. Fellows receive a $5,000 cash award. This year’s group has a wide array of public service goals that run the gamut from working as public defenders on issues of incarceration and criminal justice to tackling a variety of child advocacy needs to working on international asylum and refugee law cases to affecting the interests of arts and the media including censorship, defamation, media ethics, government regulation, and taxpayer funding.
"Launching the Dean’s Public Service Fellowship Program is consistent with the value we at Michigan place on developing lawyers who incorporate public service into their practice," noted MaryAnn Sarosi, director of the Law School’s Office of Public Service. "We want our graduates to understand the value of 'giving back,' whether they are in private practice or in public service."
"Enabling the Law School’s students to pursue their dreams of public service benefits everyone," remarked the donor for the program, a Law School alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous. "Our students are of the highest qualityjust what public service needs. I believe in the value of giving back, and that coupled with my personal desire to help students pursue their dreams of public service, are the reasons I contributed to this fellowship program."
Hansmann presents 2004 John M. Olin Lecture in Law and Economics
Monday, October 25, 2004
Henry B. Hansmann, the current president of the American Law and Economics Association, will present the 2004 John M. Olin Lecture in Law and Economics at the University of Michigan Law School. Hansmann is also the Augustus E. Lines Professor of Law at the Yale Law School. The lecture, Titled "Legal Entities, Asset Partitioning, and the Evolution of Organizations," is scheduled for November 11, 2004, from 4:00-5:15 in room 116 Hutchins Hall, University of Michigan Law School, located on State Street between Monroe and South University in Ann Arbor. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Professor Hansmann received both a J.D. and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. His scholarship has focused principally on the law and economics of organizational ownership and structure, ranging from business corporations to nonprofits, mutuals, cooperatives, condominiums, trusts, and partnerships. He is the author of The Ownership of Enterprise, published by Harvard University Press in 1996, and a coauthor of The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach, published by Oxford University Press in 2004.
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court presents the Helen L. DeRoy Lecture
Updated Monday, November 8, 2004
As part of a two-day visit to the Law School, Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, will present the University of Michigan Law School's DeRoy Lecture. His title is "Constitutional Interpretation." The lecture will be held on Tuesday, November 16, at 4:30 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium, 915 East Washington, in Ann Arbor. The lecture is free and open to the public. Justice Scalia's other activities during his visit are focused on the Law School community and not open to the public.
Justice Scalia was nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, after previously serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. A well-known conservative jurist, he enjoys visiting and speaking at law schools. Justice Scalia has also served as a professor of law at the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago, a scholar in residence at the American Enterprise Institute, and a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University and Stanford University.
The DeRoy Fellowship Program, which was established to bring distinguished lawyers and public figures to the Law School to support its educational mission, is made possible through the Detroit-based DeRoy Testamentary Foundation.
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