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Gary Walker, '71

Gary Walker, '71

Small-Town Prosecutor


By Amy Spooner, Law School Development

The daily grind of being a prosecuting attorney can take its toll on anyone. But holding the title of Michigan's longest-serving prosecutor—38 years—requires a whole different level of stamina. Gary Walker, '71, stepped down after nearly four decades as Marquette County Prosecutor at the end of 2011, and he says part of the secret to his staying power laid far outside the courthouse—in the woods and streams of his Upper Peninsula home.

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All Michigan Law alumni are invited to a special weekend celebration kicking off the Victors for Michigan campaign,
Nov. 8-9. We hope you'll join us for a host of exciting events—including Michigan vs. Nebraska in the Big House—as the Law School publicly launches the largest fundraising campaign in its history. Watch your email inbox for more details, coming soon.

 
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21st Century Residence Opens Within Gothic Walls of Lawyers Club

21st-Century Residence Opens Within
Gothic Walls of Lawyers Club

By Jenny Whalen, Law School Communications

To paraphrase a well-known adage: Don't judge a building by its façade.

At first glance, the Lawyers Club remains a celebrated example of the University of Michigan Law School's Collegiate Gothic style, but following a total interior renovation, made possible in large part by a $20 million gift from Charles T. Munger, HLLD '10, the structure has been transformed into a 21st-century living space.

more .... Emeritus Professor Tom Green Gives $75,000 to Legal History

Emeritus Professor Tom Green Gives $75,000 to Legal History

By Amy Spooner, Law School Development

Tom Green and his wife, Ruth, have given $75,000 to create the Green Legal History Endowment Fund at the University of Michigan. The gift from the Greens, and any additional gifts to the endowment, will be used to develop and sustain interest in and scholarly contributions to legal history at U-M, and to provide direct support and mentorship to the next generation of legal historians. In addition, the Greens hope to foster closer relations between the Law School and the Department of History in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), which will jointly administer the fund.

more .... LLM Graduate Appointed Judge of European Court of Justice

LLM Graduate Appointed Judge of European Court of Justice

By Lori Atherton, Law School Communications

Michigan Law LLM graduate Siniša Rodin, the Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law in Croatia, has been appointed a judge on the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. Judge Rodin, whose term began July 1, is the first judge from Croatia to join the Court.

more .... Michigan Law to Honor Three Distinguished Alumni

Michigan Law to Honor Three Distinguished Alumni

By Amy Spooner, Law School Development

Michigan Law will recognize three notable alumni with 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards at a ceremony to be held during Reunion Weekend on Oct. 4. This year's recipients of the annual award—which highlights individuals who have made an exceptional impact on their profession, community, and/or Michigan Law—are Valerie Jarrett, '81, John Nannes, '73, and Theodore (Ted) St. Antoine, '54.

more .... Alumni-Student Mentoring Program Takes Shape at Michigan Law

Alumni-Student Mentoring Program Takes Shape at Michigan Law

By Jenny Whalen, Law School Communications

From college and dating, to employment and savings, there are countless choices made by our younger selves that would benefit greatly from the wisdom and advice of an older version.

As time travel is not in the line of Michigan Law, the Office of Career Planning and Office of Development & Alumni Relations is piloting the next best thing. Launched in fall 2012, the Law School's inaugural one-on-one mentoring program works to pair alumni and students who share not only a career path, but also similar backgrounds, interests, and hobbies.

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