Michigan Law Students Wrap Up Year of Virtual Competition
For many law school students, participating in moot court or a transactional law competition is a seminal experience in their legal education. Hundreds of Michigan Law students honed their skills during the 2020–21 academic year in various competitions that, like many activities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, were held virtually.
Students Name Professor Leah Litman, ’10, Winner of the 2021 L. Hart Wright Teaching Award
In just her second year of teaching at the University of Michigan Law School, Professor Leah Litman has been chosen by students to receive the L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Community Gathers—Virtually—for Michigan Law’s Third African American Alumni Reunion
For Jennifer Fischell, '16, Supreme Court Clerkship is Another Opportunity to Learn
One piece of advice that Jennifer Fischell, '16, often gives to law school students is that "it is almost never too late to clerk." As Fischell prepares to join the chambers of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan for the 2021–22 term, this advice rings especially true.
Veterans Legal Clinic Spurs Change to Michigan Food Stamp Rules
For some vulnerable citizens, past mistakes can prevent them from accessing basic necessities, such as housing, cash assistance, and food. The Veterans Legal Clinic recently finalized a case that involved a 62-year-old disabled and previously homeless veteran who was barred from receiving food assistance, resulting in a rule change by the State of Michigan that will expand access to food stamps.
Daniel Fryer, ’18, to Join Michigan Law Faculty
Daniel Fryer, ’18, will join Michigan Law as an assistant professor of law beginning in Fall 2021. He currently serves as a research scholar, writing about how legal and political institutions should be constructed to respond to various forms of social and economic inequality, the history of African American political thought, criminal justice, and race theory.
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.