Michigan Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike Cox, '89, anchors this PBS report on giant Asian carp, a plankton-syphoning invader Cox calls a "biological terrorist" bent on kicking the base of the food pyramid out from under the Great Lakes fishery.
Assistant Admissions Dean Sarah Zearfoss, '92, wasn’t the only victim of the Headnotes’ annual Val-o-Grams singing valentine service, but she may have been the most entertaining. So tickled was she by their serenade that she posted an entry on her new A2Z blog about the experience.
Bach was in the title but Mozart was on the menu at this month’s Bach’s Lunch performance by members of the Law School Classical Music Society. A swelling crowd of appreciative listeners packed the Lawyers Club Lounge for the noon-hour concert, then adjourned to a Hutchins Hall classroom for lunch.
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By John Masson, Amicus editor
There's a moment in the film "My Cousin Vinny"—that legal training classic—when the title character, a Brooklyn-born lawyer, is cross-examining a witness in front of an Alabama judge.
Vinny: Is it possible the two utes --
Judge: Uh, the two what? What was that word? … Did you say "Utes?"
Vinny: Yeah, two utes.
Judge: What is a "ute?"
Vinny: Excuse me, your honor. Youths.
The roles were reversed when a similar tete-a-tete played out during a January Supreme Court hearing, after Michigan Law Professor Richard Friedman—himself a proud son of New York—deployed a highly precise word: orthogonal. The term left a couple of the justices momentarily scratching their heads. More ...
By John Masson, Amicus editor
Detroit Deputy Mayor Saul Green packed a Hutchins Hall classroom as part of the Law School’s Martin Luther King Day celebration with a sobering talk on the state of a city to which he said he is “inextricably linked.” Green, a 1972 Michigan Law graduate, a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, and an adjunct professor at the Law School, told listeners the city has more than its share of problems, but also has a rare opportunity to reinvent itself. More ...
By Becky Freligh, Law School staff
The International Society of Barristers has made a gift to the Law School in honor of John Reed, the Thomas M. Cooley Professor of Law Emeritus and the Barristers Society's retiring administrator and editor.
The commitment will support student participation in litigation-based competitions and includes a $100,000 gift creating a fund for endowment and an additional $20,000 in expendable funds that can be used immediately. More ...
After creating the contemporary intellectual underpinnings for the death penalty, the American Law Institute recently abandoned the cause – and The New York Times cites Professor Sam Gross on the "moral and practical failure" of the death penalty in its story about the move.