Professor Paul Brand Named 2020 Honorary Fellow by the American Society for Legal History
$5 Million Gift From David A. Breach and Family Endows Michigan Law Deanship, Funds Racial Justice Initiatives
The Breach Family Foundation and Michigan Law alumnus David A. Breach, JD ’94, chief operating officer and chief legal officer of Vista Equity Partners, has committed $5 million to the University of Michigan Law School to permanently endow the David A. Breach Deanship.
Curtis Mack, LLM '73, Awarded 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award
Curtis L. Mack, LLM '73, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Law School's highest honor. The Award recognizes extraordinary alumni whose achievements exemplify the values and ethos of the Law School, and highlights individuals who have made an exceptional impact on their profession, community, and Michigan Law.
Meet Nathan Bauer, Michigan Law's New Financial Aid Director
It's rare to meet anyone as passionate about financial aid administration as Nathan Bauer, Michigan Law's new financial aid director. He joins the Law School from the University of Michigan's central Office of Financial Aid, where he served as assistant director.
Michigan Law Welcomes Class of 2023 for Socially-Distant Semester
Following a non-traditional admissions cycle that was disrupted by the pandemic, 310 members of the Class of 2023 recently began their 1L year at Michigan Law. "Having spent this past summer counseling many about their decision to plunge into the unknown of our pandemic law school experience, I think that their choice speaks volumes about their considerable strength of spirit and resilience," said Sarah Zearfoss, '92, senior assistant dean for admissions.
National Registry of Exonerations Releases New Report on Misconduct in Convictions of Innocent People
Sarah Alsaden, '16, Selected As SCOTUS Fellow
Sarah Alsaden, BA '13, JD '16, was selected as one of four Supreme Court Fellows for the 2020–2021 term, and is assigned to the Federal Judicial Center, the education and research agency for the federal courts.
Mary Miller, '16, Carries Michigan Spirit to High Court
Mary Miller, ’16, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito during the upcoming October term. “I never thought that this opportunity would come around,” she said. “But it's here and it's happening, and I’m really trying to dive in and appreciate every moment of it.”
Professor JJ Prescott wins Distinguished University Innovator Award
For developing technology that’s helping to democratize the justice system while decreasing the spread of COVID-19, Michigan Law Professor J.J. Prescott has earned the 2020 Distinguished University Innovator Award.
Where Do We Go From Here? A Lawyer's Work in Moving from Chaos to Community
The Supreme Court in a Polarized America with Professors Leah Litman, Julian Mortenson, and Richard Primus