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Lighting Up the City of Light

European alumni, alumni who practice in Europe, and any alumni fortunate enough to find themselves in the vicinity of Paris over the weekend of June 29-July 1, 2012 may want to mark their calendars: The University of Michigan Law School's European Alumni Reunion is coming up fast. Business will mix with pleasure as various discussion panels convene, in addition to cultural outings, sight-seeing adventures, and a reception and gala dinner. More details are available now.

Shop Blue All Year Long

The Law School and The M Den have teamed up to make specialized Michigan Law apparel available online through the MLaw Marketplace. A percentage of all sales on both MLaw Marketplace and the general M Den website (when it's accessed through MLaw Marketplace) comes back to Law School student groups to help support their activities.

Mlaw Marketplace

The program is similar to one available through a special link that sends back nearly 7 percent of purchase prices to help support Student Funded Fellowships at Michigan Law. Like the MLaw Marketplace program, purchases must be made through the special URL, and like the MLaw Marketplace program, the link will continue sending back benefits all year long.

Panel of Health Law Experts Debates Affordable Care Act

Panel of Health Law Experts Debates Affordable Care Act

By John Masson, Amicus editor

They were lined up outside the Supreme Court building March 26, and they were lined up just after noon the same day in Hutchins Hall.

The big draw in both locations? The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The purpose of the law was threefold, according to Prof. Horwitz, co-director of the Law School's Program in Law and Economics and one of dozens of experts (including four Nobel Prize–winners) who signed an amicus brief analyzing the economics of the case. The law's goals: controlling costs, improving access to care, and improving quality of care.

more .... Environmental Law at the Crossroads

Environmental Law at the Crossroads

By Katie Vloet, Quadrangle editor

In 1988, Michigan Law hosted the first National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) conference at a time of some optimism about the future of environmental legislation. This month, the conference returned to Michigan Law during a time when, said Prof. David Uhlmann, director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program at U-M, "It has been more than 20 years since the United States enacted meaningful environmental change."

Speakers at the two-day conference (March 23–24) said there are plenty of reasons to feel cynical about the attitude in Washington toward environmental issues. Still, many of them pointed out, there are glimmers of hope: state and local regulations that have been beneficial, changes in the international environmental scene that show promise, and the fact that so many law students attended the conference and are impassioned about the issue.

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Bert Sugar, legendary boxing writer and MLaw alum, dies at 75

Bert Sugar, '60, whom The New York Times called "boxing's human encyclopedia, a prolific writer and editor, and a flamboyant and ubiquitous presence in the world of the ring," died March 25 at age 75.

Sugar wrote more than 80 books about boxing and was the editor of the magazines Boxing Illustrated and The Ring. In 2005, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

more .... Dean Caminker

His term set to end in 2013, plaudits roll in for Dean Caminker

By John Masson, Amicus editor

It's still 17 months away, but as thoughts of finding a successor for Dean Evan Caminker ramp up, so do the accolades rolling in after his nearly 10 years of Law School leadership.

In keeping with the University's two-term policy, Caminker announced in early March that he'll step down from the deanship effective August 31, 2013. Current plans call for him to remain on the Law School faculty.

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