Faculty Briefs is a series that showcases the written advocacy of the Law School's faculty. Professor Patrick Barry gives a short writing lesson on some particularly noteworthy part of the brief and then students get to ask questions about its composition to the author.
January 17, 2018Featured Faculty: Gautam HansFeatured Brief: Michigan v. Wood (2017), a case Clinical Fellow Gautam Hans participated in by writing an amicus brief on behalf of the ACLU. Read...
November 29, 2017Featured Faculty: Michelle CrockettFeatured Brief: This special session of Faculty Briefs featured Professor Michelle Crockett, the hiring partner at Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone in Detroit. She talked about what she looks for when evaluating briefs written by law students.
September 15, 2017Featured Faculty: Evan CaminkerFeatured Brief:
Hixson v. United States (2016), a case Professor Evan Caminker won while working as a special assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit.
July 23, 2017Featured Faculty: Barbara McQuadeFeatured Brief: Instead of focusing on a specific brief, Professor McQuade talked about the way she edited all kinds of briefs during her tenure as the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.
June 23, 2017Featured Faculty: Richard FriedmanFeatured Brief: Hammon v. Indiana (2006), a case that marked the second time the Supreme Court adopted Professor Friedman's view of the Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause.
February 20, 2017Featured Faculty: Maureen CarrollFeatured Brief/Complaint: Baustista v. State of California (2012), a complaint so compelling it led to a favorable settlement for a group of California farmworkers Professor Carroll represented when she was a staff attorney at Public Counsel, the biggest pro bono law firm in the country.
November 2, 2016Featured Faculty: Ted Becker and
Margaret HannonFeatured Brief: Johnson v. Bargas (2016), a case in which Professor Becker and Professor Hannon wrote an amicus brief on behalf of the ACLU.
October 5, 2016Featured Faculty: John PottowFeatured
Brief: Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkinson (2014), a case Professor Pottow won 8-0 in the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 28, 2016Featured Faculty: Paul ReingoldFeatured Brief:
Makowski v. Snyder (2014), which not only earned Professor Reingold's client a victory but also won the State of Michigan's "Best Brief" award in 2014.
September 14, 2016Featured Faculty: Vivek SankaranFeatured Brief:
In re SANDERS (2015), a case that fundamentally changed child welfare law in the state of Michigan—for the better.
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