Guiding law students into real cases, real life U-M professor hones their courtroom skills
From her west side home, former big-city dweller Kimberly Thomas gets a kick out of walking to her office at the august, ivied University of Michigan Law School each day. The solid credential of a 1996 Harvard Law School degree, magna cum laude, helped land her a job as assistant professor of clinical and criminal law here this past January. So did her real-world experience as a trial attorney defending indigent clients in Philadelphia.
Law School announces new public service fellowships
Each year the Dean’s Public Service Fellows Program will recognize up to twenty second-year Michigan Law students who have a demonstrated commitment to public service and who intend to seek public service legal employment during the summer after their second year of school in preparation for a public service law career.
Hansmann presents 2004 John M. Olin Lecture in Law and Economics
Henry B. Hansmann, the current president of the American Law and Economics Association, will present the 2004 John M. Olin Lecture in Law and Economics at the University of Michigan Law School.
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court presents the Helen L. DeRoy Lecture
As part of a two-day visit to the Law School, Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, will present the University of Michigan Law School's DeRoy Lecture.
U-M Law Library ranked 4th in country
The National Jurist magazine has ranked the University of Michigan Law Library fourth out of a total of 183 law school libraries in the nation.
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights presents Bishop Lecture
Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, first woman president of Ireland, and now professor at Columbia University, will present the William W. Bishop Jr. Lecture in International Law.
Stein honored for career of excellence
Professor Eric Stein receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Comparative Law. This year he was designated "the oldest active law professor in the United States" by the magazine, "Jungle Law."
Law School announces Office of Public Service director
MaryAnn Sarosi, '87, has joined the University of Michigan Law School as the new director of the Office of Public Service.
U-M Law School ILW season starts with Sudan genocide
Assistant Professor Laura Beny who spoke on "The Sudan: A Case of Genocide?" believes possible motives for the Sudanese government’s genocidal policies include a "land grab", oil development and the state’s desire for cultural and religious hegemony.
Law School announces new assistant dean for development and alumni relations
Todd M. Baily has joined the administration of the University of Michigan Law School as Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations.
Jungle Law looks at the nearly 50-year career of Professor Emeritus Eric Stein
Over nearly five decades, Eric Stein has taught the law to some 2,000 students and is the oldest active law professor in the country.
Law School welcomes 381 new students this year
This year the University of Michigan Law School welcomed 381 1-L's, and as always, these new inhabitants of the Quad bring with them a wonderful mix of life experiences.
Five new faculty members join U-M Law School
The University of Michigan Law School welcomed five new faculty this year. Two are full professors with already distinguished academic careers, one is a new assistant professor coming to academia from a corporate law background, and two are clinical assistant professors bringing their considerable legal expertise to our clinical programs.
Early Interview Week sets record for student participation
Early Interview Week (EIW) at the Law School will take place August 30 through September 2. Approximately 550 students and some 670 employers are expected to attend the program.
U-M Law School welcomes summer starters
The 2004 summer starters at the University of Michigan Law School bring varied and interesting life experiences to the Law School community.
National child advocacy training program marks 10th anniversary
Since 1994, 192 fellows from law schools throughout the country have completed the Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship program at the University of Michigan Law School.
U-M Law School Professor's Article Makes Top 10
Professor Adam C. Pritchard's article published in the Duke Law Journal, has been selected as one of the 10 best corporate and securities articles of 2003.
U-M Law Grads earn coveted positions at International Courts
Three University of Michigan Law School alumni have earned positions with international courts this year.
U-M Law School Develops Collaborative Pediatric Clinic
This fall, the first group of U-M Law students will participate in its Pediatric Advocacy Clinic -- one of the first law school-connected pediatric clinics of its kind in the nation.
Student spearheads effort to collect and ship items for Iraq
Former Army Reservist in Afghanistan Terrence Finneran decided that he wanted to do something to help.
History and Law Professor wins Guggenheim Award for research
Rebecca J. Scott, the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law has been selected to receive a 2004 Guggenheim Award.
New Study on Serious Crime Exonerations
Samuel Gross and several students at the UM Law School documents a dramatic increase over the past 15 years in the number of exonerations of innocent defendants who had been convicted for serious crimes they did not commit.
Student Funded Fellowships Auction raised $50,000
The Student Funded Fellowships (SSF) Auction raised $50,000 this year. This represents an increase of $5,000 over the amount raised last year.
Law Professor cited in major Supreme Court Decision
Richard D. Friedman, Ralph W. Aigler Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, cited in a decision that fundamentally transforms the way in which it considers the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution.
Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
The University of Michigan Law School team has won the Central Regional Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held at Valparaiso Law School in Indiana.
International Studies Association's Harold and Margaret Sprout Award
Professor Edward A. Parson, who has a joint appointment at the Law School and with the School of Natural Resources and Environment, has won the International Studies Association's Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best book of the year.
Law Student wins 6th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Essay Competition
Lisa Blackburn has been named winner of the 6th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Essay Competition sponsored by the Grammy Foundation and the American Bar Association.