MLaw Study Finds That 'Ban the Box' Leads to Increase in Employer Racial Discrimination

MLaw Study Finds That 'Ban the Box' Leads to Increase in Employer Racial Discrimination

A major new study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Princeton University points to a serious unintended consequence of "Ban the Box" laws: While they may indeed improve the prospects of people with criminal records, this gain comes at the cost of encouraging a substantial increase in racial discrimination by employers.​
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MLaw Grads Kyla Moore, '15, and Diana Peloquin, JD/MSW '14, Secure Prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowships

MLaw Grads Kyla Moore, '15, and Diana Peloquin, JD/MSW '14, Secure Prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Over the next two years, Kyla Moore, ’15, and Diana Peloquin, JD/MSW ’14, will work in different cities and with different populations. Thanks to their Equal Justice Works Fellowships​, they both will be working at dreams jobs of their own creation.​
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Davontae Sanford, Convicted as Teen in Detroit Murders, is Set Free

Davontae Sanford, Convicted as Teen in Detroit Murders, is Set Free

Davontae Sanford was freed June 8 after a Wayne County judge ordered his release. Sanford, now 23, had been wrongly imprisoned since age 14 for a quadruple homicide in Detroit. Since 2008, a professional hitman has repeatedly insisted that he alone was responsible for the murders. ​
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Living History

Living History

A typical day in the Faculty Lounge brings together legal legends and emeritus professors Ted St. Antoine, Jerry Israel, Yale Kamisar, and John Reed. Read about their discussion of colleagues of yore, books thrown in classrooms, and which coach they would prefer to play for: Bo or Harbaugh?​
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Three Big Wins for MLaw's Child Welfare Appellate Clinic

Three Big Wins for MLaw's Child Welfare Appellate Clinic

The University of Michigan Law School’s Child Welfare Appellate Clinic​ this spring won three separate victories within the space of a week—victories for individual families that could have far-reaching effects.​
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If the Phid House could talk. More...

100 Things: What makes Michigan Law so special? There are at least 100 reasons. We've taken the liberty of highlighting them for you, so sit back and enjoy. More...

Law Professor Zhang Xianchu Discusses Hong Kong: One Country, Two Systems. More...​

​Government surveillance​ of Muslim communities. More...

​Video: Being Black at Michigan: A Community of Strength, Support, and Understanding.


Detroit Police Officer Danielle Woods​ speaks about role as LGBT liaison. More...​

MLaw's Fred Korematsu Celebration honors legacy of Japanese American civil rights leader. More...​

Championed by Bob Woodruff, '87, Michigan Law Veterans Clinic will serve those who serve us. More...

Prof. Kate Andrias​ named the 2016 recpient of the L. Hart Wright Award for Teaching Excellence. More...

Assessing Health Care Plans Proposed by Trump, Sanders, and Clinton. More...​

Prof. Eve Brensike Primus, '01:​ The state of indigent defense. More...​

High School Students to Learn About Civil Rights Litigation in New 'Schoolhouse.' More...

Michigan Innocence Clinic​ calls for new trial for client convicted of 1996 murder of 12-year-old Christina Brown. More...

Reefer Madness: Mini-seminar brings marijuana law​ into the classroom. More...

Prof. Michael Bloom and the Transactional Lab & Clinic opens doors into corporate world. More...

Conference highlights legal, regulatory issues involved with driverless cars. More...​

Law Professor Zhang Xianchu Discusses Hong Kong: One Country, Two Systems. More...​

​Government surveillance​ of Muslim communities. More...

Innocent Until Proven Poor Symposium​ sheds light on inequalities in legal system. More...

Speakers address the future of the death penalty.​ More...​

Detroit Police Officer Danielle Woods​ speaks about role as LGBT liaison. More...​

MLaw's Fred Korematsu Celebration honors legacy of Japanese American civil rights leader. More...​

Championed by Bob Woodruff, '87, Michigan Law Veterans Clinic will serve those who serve us. More...

Interdisciplinary approaches to financial stability. More...​

Judge Pillay recounts groundbreaking legal career, tenure as UN High Commissioner on Human Rights. More...​

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg highlights key moments in legal history during 2015 U-M Tanner Lecture. More...

Christopher Burke, '00: Enjoying the view from the bench. More...

Arn Tellem, '79, Shares his path from politics to the Pistons with MLaw students. More...​

Russell Smith '86: Ensuring there are plenty of fish in the sea. More...​

Monica Tesler, '98:​ Dreaming of space adventures leads to debut kids' book. More...

Jayne Rizzo Reardon, '83: Leading the charge for professional responsibility. More...

Broderick Johnson, '83, Discusses My Brother's Keeper and Role as Cabinet Secretary. More...​

Dina Bakst, '97:​ Advocating for Work/Family Balance. More...

Lyman Thai,'12: Entrepreneurship Clinic provided strong foundation for legal practice. More...​

Shermin Nahid Kruse, '02: Stitching together life's poetry. More...

Kevin Conroy, '91: Promoting early detection with at-home cancer test. More...

David Cho, JD/MBA '06: Living out his hoop dreams at adidas. More...

Michigan Law hosts Bergstrom Fellows May 11-13. More...​

Learning the law and much more with LAWBreaks​. More...

MLaw students assist people seeking citizenship during naturalization clinic. More...

​Video: Being Black at Michigan: A Community of Strength, Support, and Understanding.


Four Michigan Law recipients awarded 2016 Skadden Fellowships.More...

New MLaw students build community through Michigan Access Program.​ More...

​Slideshow: Fall 2015 Culture Show


​Video: Being Black at Michigan: A Community of Strength, Support, and Understanding.


Video: Students in Prof. Len Niehoff's Evidence class prove the murder (make that "manslaughter") ballad is alive and well.

Video: When SFF celebrates its 30th birthday, foxes sing and professors wear funny hats.

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