Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett in a wide-ranging Washington Post video interview on the campaign, the first lady, the president, and his recent Supreme Court nominee.
Earlier, Jarrett’s classmate, Interior Secretary and 1981 grad Ken Salazar, told the same interviewer that his new department definitely has its work cut out for it.
It was only fitting for Assistant Dean for Admissions Sarah Zearfoss, newly ordained as a wedding officiant, to preside over a recent Hutchins Hall wedding ceremony—bride and groom (and 2009 grads) Clara Jung and Sam Zun might never have met if she hadn’t admitted them both to law school. (Photos by Linda Wan Photography)
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Teleconferencing professors Deb Burand, left, and Alicia Alvarez guide colleagues in Afghanistan and Kenya toward establishing new transactional clinics.
When law schools in Kenya and Afghanistan wanted the best possible information about establishing legal transactional clinics tailored to their unique situations, they sought out two Michigan Law clinical professors whose experiences are also unique: Alicia Alvarez, an experienced clinical professor, and Deborah Burand, a brand-new entrant to the field of clinical teaching. More ...
With the pace of change in the legal profession accelerating daily, Michigan Law’s 10 newest faculty members are positioned to help the school continue training lawyers widely acclaimed as among the country’s most employable. More ...
Law prof, baseball fan Rich Friedman reflects on meeting famed pitcher, his boyhood hero
Professor Richard Friedman, center, with his son Danny and pitching legend Sandy Koufax at an alumni reception at the New York Mets' brand-new Citi Field.
By Professor Richard Friedman
Meeting one’s childhood hero is dangerous; there is too large a chance one will be utterly disillusioned. But I knew that this would not happen to me when I learned the first words of Sandy Koufax to my 11-year-old son, who was standing, agape and delighted, several yards away.
Koufax, whose eyes are apparently still good enough to read a name tag from that distance, said, "Quit grinning, Daniel, and come over and say hello." More ...
The University of Michigan Law School has long been a sort of King’s Highway leading to the legal academy, but now we aim to make that highway even smoother by offering more help to Michigan Law grads who plan on entering the teaching market. More ...
Reconnect with M Law alums and faculty in summer gatherings around the country
Michigan Law is taking its 150th birthday party on the road with a series of "Sesquicentennial Summer Gatherings," for alumni and current students, featuring faculty speakers. The season kicked off on June 15 in Minneapolis at a reception hosted by Michigan alumni at Fredrikson & Byron, with remarks by Margaret Leary, director of the Law Library. To RSVP for any of these free events, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 615-4535. More ...
Visiting Professor Karima Bennoune reflects on the "Europe Solidaire sans Frontieres" blog on the "religionization" of politics evident in President Barack Obama’s recent outreach to the world’s Muslims.
September 10-September 13: All Michigan Law alumni are invited back to Ann Arbor for the school’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, featuring a visit by John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States and much, much more.