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Prof. Bridget McCormack, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and co-founder of the Innocence Clinic

Reinstating the death penalty in states like Michigan that have banned it doesn’t take account of the estimated 3-5 percent of convicts later proven to be innocent, Prof. Bridget McCormack, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and co-founder of the Innocence Clinic, tells FOX2 News.

Focus

Edgy Law School information campaign emphasizes Law Library resources -- and alumni can benefit, too.

Edgy Law School information campaign emphasizes Law Library resources -- and alumni can benefit, too.

Prima Facie

July 1’s topping out ceremony for the Law School’s new academic building

One highlight of a busy summer construction season: July 1’s topping out ceremony for the Law School’s new academic building.

Distinguished Alumni Program

Michigan Law is starting a Distinguished Alumni Award program. Nominations are being accepted now. For details, or to nominate someone, please visit the DAA site.

Where in the World Are You?

Dora-Maria Sonderhoff, assistant director of admissions for the advanced legal studies degree programs, is launching a new newsletter by and for Michigan Law’s international alumni. Whether you started life overseas or found yourself there after law school, she wants to hear your stories. Email ideas to dmsonder@umich.edu

Construction Update

HALFWAY HOME: The Law School’s construction projects made great leaps over the summer. Read about what’s next here.



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Have a story of interest to fellow alumni? Contact Amicus editor John Masson, Media Relations Officer for Michigan Law, at amicusnews@umich.edu or call 734.647.7352.



A Hunger for Munger
Law School benefactor dispenses candid wisdom during "A Conversation With Charlie Munger"

A Conversation With Charlie Munger

By John Masson, Amicus editor

An appearance by Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman Charlie Munger drew several hundred people to campus September 14 for a two-hour dose of a Munger specialty: the unvarnished truth.

Never known for his reticence, the force of nature behind Poor Charlie's Almanack and key advisor to Warren Buffett left the crowd of mostly law and business students laughing. But he also left them with some sobering ideas to chew on: Employment isn't likely to improve in the near term, in his opinion, and the real estate situation probably will get worse, at least in some sectors. The housing crisis was orchestrated by "idiots and knaves ... making a fortune on shoddy mortgages." Meantime, the "adults" in the room at the time (that's you, accountants) didn't act. More


Here Comes the Sun

Field’s Kalamazoo-area solar farm
(Photo courtesy of Sam Field)

Solar power is a family affair for Sam Field, a 1977 Law School grad – and so is the University of Michigan, where his wife and son also studied. Field’s Kalamazoo-area solar farm – Michigan’s largest – was documented in a recent edition of Michigan’s LSAWire, an online publication of the School of Literature, Science, and the Arts. More


Alumni Profile: Roopal R. Shah, ’95

By Becky Freligh, Law School Development

Roopal R. Shah, '95

When the University of Michigan hosts a 50th anniversary celebration of the Peace Corps on campus next month, the speakers on international service will include Roopal R. Shah, '95.

It probably wouldn't surprise Shah's classmates that the inaugural recipient of the Dean’s Exceptional Service Award keeps service at the center of her life. But she insists the process of committing to service as a career path has been gradual, and not without internal resistance. More