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Burr, Anne M.

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Legal Practice Program
Fall 2014

439 Hutchins Hall

Prof. Anne M. Burr teaches LLM students in the Legal Practice Program. From 2008 to 2013, she was the academic director of legal research and writing at Wayne State University Law School and also served as a visiting assistant professor at Peking University's School of Transnational Law. At Wayne Law, Burr was responsible for designing and implementing a legal practice program integrating analysis, research, writing, oral advocacy, transactional drafting, and other aspects of the practice of law. She also designed the skills curriculum of the LLM program for international students. As a visiting assistant professor at Peking University, she assisted in designing and implementing the legal practice program for the first Western-style law school in China. Burr began her legal career as a federal law clerk for the Hon. George E. Woods, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, before joining the regional law firm of Dykema Gossett. Becoming an equity partner in 1989, she specialized in corporate workouts. She was also one of three finalists in 1989 for an appointment as a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Following her tenure at Dykema, she served as senior counsel for the multinational corporation Allied Domecq, PLC. In addition to her positions at Wayne Law and Peking University, she has taught as a visiting or assistant professor at Detroit College of Law, Ave Maria School of Law, and Wayne State University schools of business and communications. Burr has published extensively on practice skills, and recently coauthored U.S. Legal Practice Skills for International Law Students (Carolina Academic Press, 2014) with Prof. Howard Bromberg.

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