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Class of 2019: 'Full of Interestingness'

Class of 2019: 'Full of Interestingness'

During her two years in Tanzania as a Peace Corps volunteer, Emily Van Dam taught physics at a rural secondary school, worked on projects related to HIV and malaria, and helped install a water catchment system at the school where she taught. With a master's degree in civil engineering, Van Dam wanted to combine her technical skills with public service in a "creative way." As one of 305 members of the Class of 2019, she hopes to put her JD to use in a similar fashion.
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Clement, Frequent Litigator at U.S. Supreme Court, Kicks Off MLaw Moot Court Competition

Clement, Frequent Litigator at U.S. Supreme Court, Kicks Off MLaw Moot Court Competition

Paul Clement, a former solicitor general and a nationally recognized litigator who has argued more than 80 cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, came to the Law School to kick off Michigan Law's 92nd Campbell Moot Court competition. As a government lawyer and in private practice, Clement has argued more cases before the Supreme Court since 2000 than any other attorney.
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1L Akash Patel Steps from the Shadows to Advocate for Millions

1L Akash Patel Steps from the Shadows to Advocate for Millions

Patel hopes to honor his heritage and his deeply rooted connection to the undocumented immigrant community by pursuing a career in litigation. Nearly a month into his first year and he is already making the most of his time at MLaw.
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MLaw to Honor Mary Frances Berry as 2016 Distinguished Alumna

MLaw to Honor Mary Frances Berry as 2016 Distinguished Alumna

The University of Michigan Law School has named Dr. Mary Frances Berry, '70, a recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Berry is one the nation's leading activists for civil rights, gender equality, and social injustice. Her extensive career spans four decades and includes leadership roles in both higher education and government service.
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Christian Urrutia, JD/MA '09: Bringing Justice to the Family of Victor Jara

Christian Urrutia, JD/MA '09: Bringing Justice to the Family of Victor Jara

Christian Urrutia, JD/MA '09, never expected to get involved in a 40-year-old murder case, let alone one that had occurred more than 5,000 miles away in Latin America. But that's exactly what happened when he volunteered as pro bono counsel for the family and estate of slain Chilean folk singer Victor Jara.
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First Graduate of Human Trafficking Court Celebrates Her Success

First Graduate of Human Trafficking Court Celebrates Her Success

Cathy Justice had two choices when she appeared before Judge Charles Pope in 2014: continue on her current path of relapsing on drugs and moving in and out of jail, or try something different. Justice chose the latter, and is now celebrating her success as the first graduate of the Washtenaw County Human Trafficking Court.
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