Prof. Vivek Sankaran’s Detroit Free Press op-ed augments the paper’s special reporting on the state’s "legal orphans."


Michigan Law 1L and Olympic silver medalist Sada Jacobson an inspirational leader, CNN says.

Prima Facie

Twist, don't shout.



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The Life of Brian
Beloved Prof. Brian Simpson bids farewell in Blue Jean Lecture

Brian Simpson bids adieu to a packed house during his farewell Blue Jeans Lecture this month.

No wonder it was a standing-room-only crowd.

The following are just a few of the lessons the active listener might have taken away from A.W. Brian Simpson’s recent “Blue Jeans Lecture,” delivered in Hutchins Hall just a few days before the well-loved professor, who is retiring in the spring, taught his last class at Michigan Law this fall. More ...

Jentes $1.5 million gift boosts
building fund

An outhouse in the middle of Hutchins Hall? Bill Jentes, '56, recounted the story during a fund-raising dinner last month in support of the campaign for a new Law School building and Commons.

In his senior year Jentes and some Barrister classmates schlepped the shanty into Hutchins to encourage ticket sales for the Crease Ball, the annual dance sponsored by the Barristers Society. Their slogan: "Don't sit this one out – get your tickets now." More ...

William Jentes, ‘56

Michigan Law’s ECJ stagiaires
converge on Luxembourg

Tina Orsolic, ‘08 hits the books this spring at Michigan Law.

With three Michigan Law graduates serving as stagiaires at the European Court of Justice this academic year – and several more having served in the recent past – the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is beginning to take on a distinct Ann Arbor flavor.

The three alumni – Dana Kaersvang ‘06, Antonia Eliason ’07, and Tina Orsolic ’08 (LL.M) – are among a limited number of graduates from top American law schools with the opportunity to work in the chambers of an ECJ judge or advocate general. More ...