Spotlight

Prof. David Uhlmann

In a New York Times op-ed, Prof. David Uhlmann considers criminal prosecution as a possible outcome of the BP oil spill.

Focus

Prof. Bridgette Carr

Prof. Bridgette Carr tells Voice of America how the U.S. provides a market for human trafficking.

Prof. Bridgette Carr tells Voice of America how the U.S. provides a market for human trafficking.

Prima Facie

Alumni Service Day slideshow

Michigan Law Alumni and Friends' second annual Service Day took place on Saturday, May 1. This year it went international.

Career Corner:

A little networking can go a long way in a tight economy, and the AlumNetwork can help. Update your profile and check out a wide variety of career tools.


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Have a story of interest to fellow alumni? Contact Amicus editor John Masson, Media Relations Officer for Michigan Law, at amicusnews@umich.edu or call 734.647.7352.



Ypsilanti Mock Trial Squad Goes Big-Time With Help from Michigan Law

Ypsilanti Mock Trial Squad Goes Big-Time With Help from Michigan Law

By John Masson, Amicus editor

At first glance, Ypsilanti High School might not seem to have much in common with the exclusive University of Detroit Jesuit High School.

Second glance, too.

But that didn't stop Ypsi's scrappy and meticulously prepared mock-trial team from splitting with one of the state's most powerful teams at this spring's competition. The decision helped the Ypsilanti team—coached by volunteer students from Michigan Law's Future Advocates in Training (FAIT) group—advance to the state finals. More ...


A Posthumous Win for Baseball Icon Branch Rickey
Commemorative Video Receives Emmy Award

A Posthumous Win for Baseball Icon Branch Rickey

By Linda Fitzgerald, Law Quadrangle interim editor

To anyone who loves baseball, Branch Rickey, '11, is a familiar name—and the stuff of legends. He invented the farm team system. He developed the first spring training facility. He was the first general manager to use batting helmets, pitching machines, and batting cages. He introduced the concept of statistical analysis, otherwise known as sabermetrics. And he was the only baseball executive of his time to have earned a law degree.

Any one of these achievements would have made Rickey a notable figure in baseball history. More ...


Media Look to Law School Faculty to Explain BP's Liability

Media Look to Law School Faculty to Explain BP's Liability

By Clarissa Sansone, Amicus interim editor

As the two-month-long Gulf oil spill continues, the press wants to know how BP, Halliburton, and Transocean will pay—literally and legally—for what is being described as the worst environmental disaster in history. While media outlets explore the legal ramifications of the spill, from the settlement of individual damage claims to the likelihood of felony charges, they are looking to Michigan Law for its expertise. More ...


Genser, '01, Wins 100k Prize for Humanitarian Efforts

Genser, '01, Wins 100k Prize for Humanitarian Efforts

By Linda Fitzgerald, Law Quadrangle interim editor

While he was a student at Michigan Law, Jared M. Genser, '01, spent a life-changing summer working for a human rights organization in London. Within a year, he had co-founded Freedom Now, a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing the release of international prisoners of conscience. On June 7, he was awarded The Charles Bronfman Prize, which seeks "to bring public recognition to individuals whose Jewish values infuse their humanitarian accomplishments." Genser, a partner in the Washington, D.C., firm of DLA Piper LLP, has donated the $100,000 prize to Freedom Now.