Emeritus professor awarded Gold Medal in Czech Republic
Even though he took emeritus status in 1983, University of Michigan Law Professor Eric Stein is still working, still writing, still thinking, and still receiving awards. This fall he returned to Prague, Czech Republic, to receive his most recent honor - the Golden Medal Award for Excellence in Humanities and Law, which was awarded in a special ceremony at the Charles University.
Law School '05 grad earns prestigious national fellowship
Each year, 25 Skadden Fellowships are awarded to support law graduates while they pursue their passion for public service. This year, Marisa Bono, who graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in May 2005, is the 18th Michigan Law graduate since 1989 to earn one of these coveted awards.
Two Michigan Law grads receive Fulbright awards
Two University of Michigan Law School joint degree graduates have received Fulbright awards for further study. Stephen Higgs, a 2005 graduate, and Marisa Martin, who graduated in 2003, each earned graduate degrees from U-M's School of Natural Resources & Environment in addition to their law degrees.
Christine Chinkin receives international award
University of Michigan Law School Affiliated Overseas Faculty member Christine Chinkin has been jointly awarded the American Society of International Law (ASIL)'s 2006 Goler T. Butcher Medal. Professor Chinkin shares the award with Professor Hilary Charlesworth of the Australian National University.
Study: Discrimination in voting still a problem
Four decades after the federal government enacted a law to protect minorities' voting rights, racial discrimination is still a problem at the ballot box, according to a University of Michigan study released Thursday.
U-M Law students achieve fund-raising goal
Students at the University of Michigan Law School achieved their fund-raising goal for a unique program designed to promote support of the Law School by recent graduates.
WTO Appellate Body member speaks at U-M Law School
Luiz Olavo Baptista, member of the appellate body of the World Trade Organization, will present the University of Michigan Law School Dean's Special Lecture on Thursday, October 20 at 4 p.m. in room 116 Hutchins Hall, located at the corner of Monroe and State Streets. Baptista will discuss "Facts and Rules in the WTO." The lecture is free and open to the public.
MacKinnon named Fellow of American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Catharine A. MacKinnon, the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences class of 2005 as a Fellow. Fellows and members of this year's class are leaders in scholarship, business, the arts, and public affairs.
Legal issues: Old boilers, new Web site -- Ann Arbor News
What's to know about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers? Click and see.
Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers: Current background information
The University of Michigan Law Library has developed a resource site for background information on President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, Harriet E. Miers. This resource page was created with the collaborative effort of Kincaid C. Brown, Barbara H. Garavaglia, Aimee S. Mangan and Jennifer Selby.
Hurricane-displaced students find welcome -- Ann Arbor News
As Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans, Zach Bromer, a law student at Tulane University, said goodbye to his life in the Big Easy, although he didn't know it at the time.
New faculty enrich Law School scholarship
This fall the University of Michigan Law School welcomes four new members to its tenure and tenure-track faculty and four clinical assistant professors. "We are delighted to add these scholars and practitioners to our faculty," says Evan Caminker, dean of the Law School. "Together, our new scholarly faculty bring years of practical experience and a broad array of interests that will enrich the intellectual life here, and of course our clinical and Legal Practice faculty are all seasoned attorney/teachers, providing the practical training in lawyering that our students expect."
U-M Law School defies national trend
Bucking a national trend of decreasing applications at the nation's law schools, identified in an August 22 article in the National Law Journal, the University of Michigan Law School's applications went up, not down. The article looked at 19 of the top law schools in the country and found that Michigan Law, fourth among the schools with the largest increases, saw a 4.5 percent rise in applications for the class of 2008.
Classic classes weed out the pretenders -- Ann Arbor News
They are the legendary required classes that are often starter classes in certain majors and disciplines at the University of Michigan.
U-M Law School's "Roberts" compilation becomes U.S. Library of Congress resource
The U.S. Library of Congress - the largest library in the world - this week has chosen part of the University of Michigan Law School Library's Web site for inclusion in its Internet collection.
U-M prof insists wrong man executed for 1980 murder-- Ann Arbor News
When University of Michigan law professor Sam Gross agreed to lead an investigation of a 25-year-old murder case in Missouri, he knew little more than that the attorney who defended Larry Griffin still maintained he was innocent, despite Griffin's conviction.
U-M Law Library Faculty Bibliography largest in country
The University of Michigan Law Library has introduced its new Web site: Publications of the University of Michigan Law School Faculty, 1859 --. The site is a comprehensive historical compilation of the published books, articles, book chapters, essays, introductions, forewords, and book reviews written or edited by the University of Michigan Law faculty and published during each faculty member's appointment at the Law School, according to Barbara Garavaglia, head of the Law Library's Reference Department, who not only directed the project but was integrally involved in each step of its development and implementation.
St. Louis case reopened 10 years after executionUniversity of Michigan Law School Clinic expands services
As a result of an investigation led by University of Michigan Law Professor Samuel R. Gross and sponsored by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, St. Louis, Missouri, Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce has reopened the official investigation of the case for which Larry Griffin was executed 10 years ago.
The University of Michigan Law School Urban Communities Clinic has expanded its program to offer free legal services to small, minority and women-owned businesses. The service will begin August 1, 2005.
Law School summer starters demonstrate diversity
In late May each year the University of Michigan Law School welcomes a new class of summer starters. As in the past, this year's group of 90 matriculants represents a fascinating array of interests and experiences, guaranteeing that the Law School remains a lively place.
Are nonprofit hospitals worth their tax exemption?
On May 26, University of Michigan Law School Professor Jill Horwitz testified before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Her testimony focused on evidence that shows large, systematic, and long-standing differences between for-profit and nonprofit hospitals.
Fight terror with freedom by giving uncharged suspects fair treatment: Guantanamo pits rights against terror safety concerns
In this commentary, Professor McCormack points out the inconsistencies between our nation's efforts to bring a constitutional democracy to Iraq and our treatment of detainees in Cuba.
Legal challenges on behalf of three Guantanamo Bay detainees
A June 13, 2005, Detroit News article states that University of Michigan Law School Associate Dean for Clinical Programs Bridget McCormack is participating with two other Ann Arbor attorneys in filing legal challenges on behalf of three Guantanamo Bay detainees. According to the article, their lawsuit is one of about 50 such suits for detainees.
Death Penalty Defense College saves lives
In late May, the University of Michigan Law School hosted its sixth Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College, which is designed to help defense attorneys hone their skills through hands-on workshops that focus on the attorneys' current death penalty cases. Since 2000 when the college was started, attorneys have brought more than 120 capital cases to the college.
U-M Law professor builds ties with Chinese counterparts
In mid-May Professors RuevenAvi-Yonah, Timothy Dickinson, Alicia Davis Evans, Whitmore Gray, Robert Howse, Vic Khanna, Steven Ratner, and Lecturer Liya Rong visited Tsinghua Law School to help celebrate that law school's 10 anniversary.
U-M Law student wins spot in international court program
For the second year in a row a University of Michigan Law School student will participate in a university traineeship program at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Students from only 9 law schools compete for the available spots at the Court. One nominee was selected from each school, and Jason Morgan-Foster, who just completed his legal studies, will represent Michigan's Law School in the program.
Local Comment: Cases crying out for executive clemency need Granholm's hand -- Detroit Free Press
Professor Steven P. Croley's opinion piece about the need for Michigan's Governor Jennifer Granholm to use executive clemency appeared in the May 2, 2005, Detroit Free Press.
Suit: Prisoners denied parole -- Detroit News
University of Michigan Clinical Law Professor Paul Reingold and a group of law students have filed a class action lawsuit in behalf of seven inmates who have repeatedly been denied parole.
Students bring simulated refugee emergency to Law School
University of Michigan Law student-members of the Student Network for Asylum & Refugee Law Project (SNARL) hosted the 2005 Simulated Refugee Relief Operation at the Law School in March. This is the second time SNARL has hosted the simulation, and it is the only such event hosted by any law school in the country.
Student balances law with love of music
On Thursday, March 31, University of Michigan Law student Lindsay Heller will solo with the Campus Philharmonia Orchestra, playing "The Lark Ascending" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and will play as the concertmaster for the rest of the concert.
Co-op's ill tenant allowed to stay -- The Ann Arbor News
The American Civil Liberties Union, the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan, and the University of Michigan Law School's clinical law program threatened a lawsuit on breast cancer patient Laura Barhyte's behalf, claiming the co-op was violating the Ann Arbor Human Rights ordinance and the Federal Fair Housing Act by refusing to accommodate Barhyte's disability.
SFF auction offers rare opportunities
Funds raised through the auction provide competitive grants for Michigan Law students who take unpaid or extremely low-paid summer jobs in the public interest. Over the years, some 700 students have received grants enabling them to work for under-served populations at over 250 organizations throughout the country.
Entertainment law experts share knowledge at forum
The GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative presents the 2005 Forum on Music and Entertainment Law at the University of Michigan Law School.
Media Ownership Symposium at U-M
The University of Michigan Law School's Michigan Journal of Law Reform and the U-M Department of Communication Studies present a symposium to examine government regulation of media ownership. The symposium, entitled "Not From Concentrate? Media Regulation at the Turn of the Millennium."
An Inside View of the 9/11 Commission
Barbara A. Grewe, '85, who is associate general counsel of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, D.C., presents "Behind the scenes of the 9/11 Commission: A staff attorney's experience" at the University of Michigan Law School.
Michigan Law Review included in prestigious digital collection
The University of Michigan Law School's Michigan Law Review has joined only four other school's student-edited law journals in JSTOR, the prestigious digital collection of scholarly journals. The University of Michigan Law Library contributed a full run of MLR for the project.
Fellowships launch public-service law careers -- The Ann Arbor News
Four University of Michigan Law School graduates will start their first real jobs as attorneys this fall. But they won't be hanging their credentials in posh New York or Boston law offices and earning around $125,000, the average starting pay of a U-M law graduate. Amy Myers, Monica Saxena, Liza Zamd and Julianna Lee will begin fellowships with nonprofit advocacy organizations in Washington and Montgomery, Ala.
Should an employee be fired without good cause?
Professor Emeritus Theodore St. Antoine's opinion piece, "Should an employee be fired without good cause?", appeared in the February 18, 2005, edition of the Lansing State Journal. In his article he discusses the problems associated with the doctrine of "employment at will," and a solution, the Model Employment Termination Act, which "has yet to be enacted by any state."
U-M Law School team wins at national tribal moot court
The University of Michigan Law School team of Brian P. McClatchey and Paul C. Porter won the Best Brief award at the 13th annual National Native American Law Students Association?s Moot Court Competition.
Art at the Law Quad
The Law School is hosting the first "Term of Art" show - 55 works that include paintings, photographs, drypoint, ceramic, etching, collage, lithograph, silkscreen, and installation art, all created by U-M Law students from February 19 to March 17.
Viewpoint: Animal rights in perspective -- from The Michigan Daily
University of Michigan Law student Jaime Olin's opinion piece: "Viewpoint: Animal rights in perspective" appeared in The Michigan Daily on February 15, 2005.
Law symposium to feature black racial theorists -- from The Michigan Daily
When Critical Race Theory was originally envisioned, it was to be an intersection of racial theory and activism. However, many CRT theorists today are frustrated at the turn CRT has made from activism to academics.
Dino Kritsiotis appointed to a named visiting professorship
Dino Kritsiotis, who is a Reader in Public International Law at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, has been appointed the L. Bates Lea Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.
Friday flicks at Hutchins Hall
What do Inherit the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, and A Civil Action have in common? They are all movies that have shaped the perception of the American lawyer over the 20th century. Organized by Professor Orit Kamir for her class on law and film, there are two showings each Friday.
Law School develops collaborative pediatric advocacy clinic -- from The University Record
Law School students are working with medical professionals to help low-income families with legal issues, such as dealing with substandard landlords and applying for cash assistance.
Horwitz receives fellowship from National Bureau of Economic Research
University of Michigan Law School Assistant Professor Jill Horwitz has been appointed a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Guiding law students into real cases, real life U-M professor hones their courtroom skills -- from The Ann Arbor News
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.
Three students earn prestigious fellowships
Three University of Michigan Law students have earned sought-after national fellowships in Washington, D.C.
Law School symposium debates future of critical race theory movement
The University of Michigan Law School?s Michigan Journal of Race & Law is sponsoring a symposium entitled "Going Back to Class?: The Reemergence of Class in Critical Race Theory" to more thoroughly examine the relationship between race and class at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
U-M Law School host trailblazing jurist for MLK day
The University of Michigan Law School hosts "A Conversation with Judge Harry T. Edwards, Jurist, Lawyer, and Scholar" in celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.