Spotlight: Prof. John Pottow

Prof. John Pottow in the Detroit Free Press, on "plain vanilla" banking.


Focus: Vintage Video of Branch Rickey

Vintage video of Branch Rickey, circa 1959, nearly stumping the panel on "What’s My Line?"

Prima Facie

The Law School’s annual Service Day 2009

The Law School's annual Service Day tradition continued this year, with incoming 1Ls fanning out across southeastern Michigan for public service missions ranging from helping students prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test in Ypsilanti to cleaning up beaches and wetlands, in cooperation with Michigan Sea Grant, on Lake St. Clair. Learn more in this Michigan Law photo essay.




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Big Year, Big House, Big Ideas
Sesqui splash brings Chief Justice, swarms of alumni
for perfect weekend

Sesqui splash brings Chief Justice, swarms of alumni

By John Masson, Amicus Editor

It may take another 150 years to come up with a weekend in Ann Arbor as perfect as the one marking the Law School’s 150th anniversary.

Cloudless skies and comfortable temperatures punctuated a gala weekend packed with events underlining the importance of the past and the promise of the future. Headlining the event was Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr., who began his visit Thursday and didn't leave until after he witnessed the resurgent Wolverines dispatch the Fighting Irish in a Saturday afternoon nail-biter at the Big House. More ...

View a Sesquicentennial slideshow

U-M Innocence Clinic triumphs
in its first two major cases

U-M Innocence Clinic Triumphs

By Jared Wadley, U-M News Service

The University of Michigan Law School’s Innocence Clinic triumphed in its first two major cases during the summer, convincing judges in separate cases to release three prisoners because of new evidence that the defendants were innocent. More ...

U-M Innocence Clinic Video

Watch Big Ten Network’s 12-minute video on Michigan Law’s Innocence Clinic

Legends of the Fall: 1Ls
descend on Michigan Law

1Ls at Michigan Law

By John Masson, Amicus Editor

Michigan Law’s incoming class has arrived in Hutchins Hall, and for faculty and staff, that can only mean one thing: so has the annual letter describing the group, courtesy of Admissions Dean Sarah Zearfoss.

The letter, written with trademark wit and self-deprecating humor, has become something of a rite of fall around the Law School. Through it, faculty and staff get some small sense of the caliber of student drawn to Michigan Law. More ...