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Frost, Philip M.

Clinical Professor Emeritus of Law

Philip M. Frost, '73, joined the Law School faculty in 1996. He retired from the Law School in 2015 as a clinical professor of law and as the director of the Legal Practice Program. Professor Frost practiced with the Detroit-based law firm of Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman, now Dickinson, Wright PLLP, from 1974 through 1996, in the areas of commercial litigation, antitrust, and bankruptcy. He was a partner with the firm from 1981 to 1996 and chaired its hiring and pro bono committees. Professor Frost received his BA in history from Yale University and his JD, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan Law School. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Philip Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In addition to his Law School activities, Professor Frost has served as a commercial panel arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has presented before the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters and the Legal Writing Institute. He also has served as chair of the Survey Committee of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and as an editor of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.