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Law School Hockey Team

The University of Michigan Law School hockey team, the Ambulance Chasers--or often just "Chasers"--provides an opportunity to our students who have an interest in playing ice hockey during the academic year while enrolled at the law school. Starting in late September and running through mid-March, the team plays evening games at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube every Monday and Thursday. The season culminates in a single-elimination playoff that determines that year's league championship.

In addition to the league play at the Cube, the Chasers participate in the Skate for Justice Tournament, an annual charity fundraiser tournament for the State Bar of Michigan's Access to Justice fund. The University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and University of Detroit Mercy are all represented by their law schools' hockey teams in the Tournament in order to determine the best law school hockey team in the State of Michigan. The Chasers are proud to be the reigning champions of the Skate for Justice Tournament and currently hold in their possession the coveted and elusive Justice Cup.

Additional opportunities to get on the ice have been available to the Chasers as well. For instance, during the 2009-2010 academic year, the team arranged to have a weekly Friday afternoon pick-up game at Yost Ice Arena, taking on the team representing the Ross School of Business' MBA program. And, finally, taking advantage of our beautiful Michigan winters and abundance of natural bodies of water, several times each winter the Chasers will arrange pond-hockey games on cold Saturday afternoons.

The Chasers hockey team is an excellent way to meet a great group of your fellow law students, to get involved with a team, to ensure you are getting some good, regular exercise, to network with graduate students in other programs, and to have a lot of fun during your time at Michigan Law School. Players of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join.

If you have questions about joining the Chasers hockey team or about attending some of our games, or just to learn more about us, please contact us via e-mail.