Ted Deutch, '91

Florida's newest member of Congress—Democrat Ted Deutch, '91—in a videotaped interview with The Washington Post on his impressions upon taking office.


Prof. Bill Miller

Prof. Bill Miller is interviewed in a New York Times/Freakonomics audio podcast, on his book—and the practice of—Faking It.

Prima Facie

Preview Weekend

The many faces of Preview Weekend kept prospective Michigan Law students hopping this year. See how in this photo gallery.

Career Corner

Preview Weekend

Check out a new International Transactions Clinic opportunity here at Michigan Law.



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Senior Day Speaker, 1981 grad Valerie Jarrett Has Advice for Next Generation of Leaders

Valerie Jarrett, '81

By Jared Wadley, University of Michigan News Service

Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett, '81, took a break May 8 from advising President Barack Obama to dispense a few pearls to 310 graduating Michigan Law students instead.

"Please savor the pride and satisfaction in the challenges you've met, and the obstacles you've overcome,"Jarrett told graduates and their families at Hill Auditorium. "Let your much-deserved self-confidence carry you forward to the next phase of your life, because you will need that confidence, and it will be tested time and time again." More ...

Victors Valiant emerge from Campbell Moot Court Competition

Moot Court

By John Masson, Amicus editor

The Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, a Michigan Law tradition that stretches back more than 80 years, earned top team and best brief honors in April for 3Ls Jake Walker and Jane Metcalf, and a best oralist award for 2L Cheryl Palmeri.

Palmeri and classmate Rory Wellever were runners-up for the best team award. More ...

Emeritus prof's first novel, a haunting look at aging, wins publisher's award

By John Masson, Amicus editor

The Old Whitaker Place

Tom Whitaker, tough as the stony Vermont hillsides that cradle the farmhouse his great-grandfather built, clearly doesn't believe in aging gracefully. The hero of Emeritus Professor David Chambers' new novella, The Old Whitaker Place, speaks sharply, makes plenty of mistakes, and will do what it takes to stay in his going-to-seed family home despite his increasing pain and confusion.

Chambers' lean, elegant prose takes us unflinchingly through the closing years of narrator Tom Whitaker's life, chronicling his relationship with his son, with other people who love or at least tolerate him, and with the Green Mountain soil his life is grounded in. More ...