Moonlight in Vermont. Autumn in New York. Frankly, we wonder why Ol’ Blue Eyes never sang a song about Springtime on the Quad, because it’s every bit as beautiful. Granted, at this time of year, those of us in Ann Arbor sometimes have to check our calendars to make sure it’s really spring, but we live in the knowledge that scenes like this will soon be here.
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Drawn to the law
They're in every lawyer's toolbox: Pencils. Paper. A rudimentary ability to doodle, honed to a razor's edge by endless hours in court.
But David E. Mills, '02, deploys those tools in combination with an acerbic yet gentle wit to produce "Courtoons," a blog-based daily series of single-panel cartoons that skewer some of the law’s more egregious – and universal – absurdities.
What partners see as they pack up on Friday.
The Cleveland native had always listed himself as a short-lived "cartoonist" on his resume, ever since he'd done a small number of drawings for his undergraduate newspaper at Colgate. But cartooning on legal topics was actually an idea that came from his parents during a chat one Sunday afternoon in December. Once he had tried a few legal-themed panels, he decided to establish a simple blog and post his work on the Internet.More ...
A Category 5 Recovery Effort
Lives lifted by little loans
John Nannes, Susan Liss
John Nannes and Susan Liss.
Two members of the Michigan Law family, John M. Nannes ’73 and Susan M. Liss, received the American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Award from the committee’s Washington chapter on March 12.
The chapter presents the award annually to leaders in the legal profession who exemplify the principles of Learned Hand (1872-1961), an influential and much-quoted Federal judge and judicial philosopher. More ...
|Why do some corporate scandals get so out-of-hand for foreign companies in Japan? The Japan Times cites Prof. Mark West for part of the answer.|
|Prof. Bridgette Carr tells Anderson Cooper’s CNN blog that slavery’s greatest advantage is its near invisibility.|
|The National Law Journal talks to Admissions Dean Sarah Zearfoss about the economy’s potential to cause a spike in applications.|
|Forbes.com cites Prof. John Pottow in an AP story on possibility of a GM bankruptcy.|
|Bloomberg.com cites Prof. Adam Pritchard in story on brokerage fraud.|
|SCOTUSBLOG takes note of Prof. Ellen Katz’s recent essay on the withdrawal of the Roberts court from some election issues.|
|The Los Angeles Times is among several news outlets noting Prof. David Uhlmann’s contribution to the criminal trial of criminal trial of W.R. Grace & Co., accused of knowingly exposing Montana residents to asbestos.|
|Prof. Jessica Littman comments in the ABA Journal on the overuse of takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.|
|Recent court cases are casting doubt on academic freedom, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education story citing Prof. Len Niehoff.|
|Indian Corporate Law blog notes Prof. Vikramaditya Khanna’s service on panel analyzing corporate governance in India in the post-Satyam era.|
|Bankruptcy expert Prof. John Pottow teams up with Prof. Peter Ubel, director of U-M’s Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences, in Psychology Today blog entry on why the Big Three desperately need a rebranding of bankruptcy.|
|Crain’s Detroit Business cites Prof. Vivek Sankaran on reforming Michigan’s child welfare laws.|
March 25: Program in Asylum Law, Student Network for Asylum and Refugee Law present panel discussion "Can Current International Legal Standards Adequately Deal with Displacement Caused by Climate Change."
March 30: Michigan Law hosts Motions Day with Judge George Caram Steeh of U.S. District Court.
April 1: Final arguments in Campbell Moot Court competition.