Michigan Innocence Clinic Client Mubarez Ahmed Granted New Trial
The Wayne County Circuit Court granted a new trial to Michigan Innocence Clinic (MIC) client Mubarez Ahmed on August 15. Ahmed was wrongfully convicted of two murders in 2002 and has been incarcerated for 16 years. A bond hearing is currently scheduled for early September.
Helen Marie Berg, ’18: “I Learned True Skills at Michigan”
A former Fulbright English teaching assistant, programmatic clerk for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and litigation paralegal at Seward & Kissel LLP in New York, Helen Marie Berg, ’18, came to Michigan Law with interests in politics, community organization, and government service.
Three Michigan Law Grads Named 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellows
Securing housing and stable income for homeless veterans living on Los Angeles' Skid Row. Providing legal help to undocumented members of New York's LGBTQ community. Challenging Mississippi's school discipline law while informing students of their rights. Abbey Lent, '18; Lauren DesRosiers, '16; and Amelia Huckins, '18, will direct their energies to these areas as Equal Justice Works Fellows.
Bringing Cybercrimes to Justice and the Law Up to Speed
Striking a Balance With Big Law and Public Interest
Near the end of a long week in Laredo, Texas, George Barchini pulled an all-nighter—but not for the reasons typical of young associates at Big Law firms. Instead, he was trying to stop the deportation of a Central American woman.
"I imagine that her settlement of the civil case would make him a little bit nervous that she would continue to cooperate against him in a criminal investigation."
—Professor Barbara McQuade, '91, in a
Bloomberg article about former Theranos Inc. CEO Elizabeth Holmes and her ex-boyfriend Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, and how their broken romance could complicate federal prosecution.