Prof. Bridgette Carr, ’02

CNN’s top-rated "AC360," featuring Anderson Cooper, highlights present-day slavery in America by focusing on a New Jersey hair-braiding case involving Human Trafficking Clinic clients of Prof. Bridgette Carr, ’02.

And a producer’s sidebar, with more on Carr’s role.


Gwen Ifill interviews Jeffrey Smith, ’71

PBS’ Gwen Ifill interviews Jeffrey Smith, ’71, the Central Intelligence Agency’s general counsel from 1995-1996, about the legal woes now engulfing WikILeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Prima Facie

Students from the General Clinic argue a larceny

MOOT POINTS: Michigan Law students, led by Prof. Nick Rine, try a mock larceny case before Ann Arbor attorney Drew McGuinness recently during their General Clinic training. Click on the picture for more images from photographer Philip Datillo.



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Barr Associations
After a grueling stint in a high-profile role as Assistant Treasury Secretary for Financial Institutions, Prof. Michael Barr is coming home to Michigan Law

By John Masson, Amicus editor

Michael Barr

He’s traded all-night meetings in a Washington office he jokes was the size of a bowling alley for the leaded-glass charm of book-lined, ninth floor digs in the Legal Research Building. After two crisis-driven years as one of President Barack Obama’s point men on financial reform, Assistant Treasury Secretary Michael Barr is about to become, once again, Michigan Law’s Professor Michael Barr. More

In Memoriam:
Dores McCree, beloved Law School administrator, dies at age 90

By John Masson, Amicus editor

Dores McCree

The Law School community was saddened last week by the loss of former Law School Administrator Dores McCree, whose family roots at Michigan Law ran deep and who was familiar to generations of students who attended prior to her retirement in 2001.

"The term ‘grand dame’ must have been designed for her," said Sarah Zearfoss, ’92, one of Dores McCree’s neighbors and Michigan’s Assistant Dean for Admissions and Special Counsel for Professional Strategies. "She had an incredible combination of grace and dignity. But then she also had a simply hilarious sense of humor." More

Save the Last Class For Me
Faculty gather to give trust and estate guru Lawrence Waggoner a warm retirement send-off

Prof. Lawrence Waggoner

By John Masson, Amicus editor

As the final moments of his Trusts and Estates class ticked away on Dec. 6, retiring Prof. Lawrence Waggoner found himself on the receiving end of a longstanding Michigan Law tradition he’d undoubtedly participated in many times himself.

Outside his classroom, respectful colleagues were clandestinely gathering before entering, lining the walls, and applauding—"clapping him out," as is the Michigan Law custom, of his last class. More

MLaw Prof and ’93 LL.M. grad Appointed to Germany’s Highest Court
Susanne Baer to continue relationship with Law School during her 12-year term

Prof. Susanne Baer

By John Masson, Amicus editor

Michigan Law’s Prof. Susanne Baer, one of the Law School’s five William W. Cook Global Law Professors and a Michigan alumna, has been elected to the German Federal Constitutional Court.

Prof. Baer, who began teaching at Michigan a year ago, also is a professor of public law and gender studies and dean of academic affairs at the Law Faculty at Humboldt University in Berlin. Her research areas include socio-cultural legal studies, gender studies, law against discrimination, and comparative constitutional law. She earned an LL.M. at Michigan Law in 1993. More

Skadden Fellowships go to two Michigan Law 3Ls

By John Masson, Amicus editor

Two Michigan Law 3Ls recently learned they’ve earned coveted Skadden Fellowships to fund their self-designed public interest legal projects for the next two years.

The Skadden Foundation awarded fellowships to Pat Mobley and Sarah St.Vincent as part of a program once described by the Los Angeles Times as "a legal Peace Corps." More