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IN THE NEWS


Prof. Bridgette Carr, '02, director of the Law School's path-breaking Human Trafficking Clinic, takes the story of modern-day slavery to USA Today.

Entrepreneurially minded MLaw grad Reyn Hendrickson, '77, tells AnnArbor.com about his plan to go back to the future by using huge blocks of ice, stored since winter, to cool buildings in the summer.

Visiting Prof. Joel Samuels, aka "Sonny Pro Bono," provides the ABA Journal a primer on how roller derby mirrors the rules of civil procedure.

Prof. Nina Mendelson talks to The Los Angeles Times about the Supreme Court case involving an Idaho lot deemed a wetland by the EPA.

Miriam D. Santiago, who earned an LLM here in '75 and an SJD in '76, was elected to seat on the International Criminal Court.

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ALUMNI PROFILE


Hon. Joan V. Churchill, '65

Hon. Joan V. Churchill, '65

By Becky Freligh, Law School Development

Joan V. Churchill, one of 10 women in the class of 1965, recalls this career advice from the placement director: You could be a legal secretary. Or a law librarian.

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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 will be available soon.

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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com link will continue sending back benefits all year long.

Features
Grand Opening of Robert B. Aikens Commons and Kirkland &  Ellis Café Draws Hundreds

MLaw Collegiality Has a New Home


With the opening of the Robert B. Aikens Commons in September 2011, the collegial spirit you probably remember from your time at Michigan Law became embodied in its architecture. The Commons is a place where students, faculty, and staff congregate—eating, drinking, studying, or chatting. This video captures not only the Commons' grand design, but also the open, collaborative atmosphere of MLaw.


New MLaw Entrepreneurship Clinic in High Demand

New MLaw Entrepreneurship Clinic in High Demand


By John Masson, Amicus editor

Ten Michigan Law students selected for January's inaugural class in the school's new Entrepreneurship Clinic are learning just how much goes into establishing a new entrepreneurial business.

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Hundreds Pack Commons for MLK Day Program

Hundreds Pack Commons for MLK Day Program


By John Masson, Amicus editor

Organizers of Michigan Law's Martin Luther King Day forum on Jan. 16 had an ambitious goal in mind: shedding light on the thinking of the slain civil rights leader by shedding light on his relationship to the complicated story of Detroit.

And that's what happened, nearly half a century after King was assassinated, when a panel of distinguished Detroiters gathered in front of a standing-room-only crowd in the Robert B. Aikens Commons to discuss how the future of the city relates to the greater idea of economic justice.

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One Michigan Supreme Court Case, 5 MLaw Alumni


By Katie Vloet, Law Quadrangle editor

A recent argument before the Michigan Supreme Court could have doubled for a Michigan Law reunion.

Vivek Sankaran, '01, clinical assistant professor of law and director of the Detroit Center for Family Advocacy, served as the attorney for the respondent, David Morris, a father whose parental rights were terminated, in the case In Re C. I. Morris, Minor.

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Waggoner retires as final volume of Restatement hits street

Retirement and Restatement coincide

Waggoner retires as final volume of Restatement hits street


By John Masson, Amicus editor

For Prof. Lawrence Waggoner, the publication of the third and final volume of the American Law Institute's (ALI's) Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers is a fitting way to round out a long and distinguished career.

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Fertile Ground: Fall Semester at Michigan Law

Fertile Ground: Fall Semester at Michigan Law


The Law School stays a pretty busy place. Fortunately, a team of talented photographers can help you keep up with highlights from the fall term with a slideshow. Check it out and let us know what you think!


 

MLaw grads take top prizes in writing competition


By Katie Vloet, Law Quadrangle editor

Two recent Michigan Law graduates have captured the top honors in a prominent writing contest for papers about food- and drug-related topics. Grace Wang won first prize in the short paper category of the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions, and Bethany Fox won second place.

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