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Tension: Privacy vs. National Security in the Digital Age

Tension: Privacy vs. National Security in the Digital Age

Several MLaw alumni are at the center of a critical national debate and discussion about the proper balance between national security and individual privacy, representing multiple points of view.
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Cyrus Nezhad, ’03, Offers MLaw Students a Glimpse into Life as a Federal Lawyer

Cyrus Nezhad, ’03, Offers MLaw Students a Glimpse into Life as a Federal Lawyer

​Each year a substantial portion of the graduating class chooses to begin their careers in government service. The choice, while rewarding, is not always clear nor is the path always an easy one.

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Green Beret Mir Ali, '09, Speaks About "the Path Forward" at Veterans Day Event

Green Beret Mir Ali, '09, Speaks About "the Path Forward" at Veterans Day Event

Mir Ali, ’09, a senior associate at Schiff Hardin LLP, returned to the Law School this month to speak about ways that veterans and civilians can better relate to one another. Given the presidential election and the tensions that have followed it, though, Ali’s talk ended up covering a much broader array of topics.
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Savit, '10, Senior Counsel to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Offers Inside Look at City’s Revitalization

Savit, '10, Senior Counsel to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Offers Inside Look at City’s Revitalization

Detroit is a city built for two million people, but less than 700,000 residents live there. The declining population has led to blighted neighborhoods and negatively impacted transportation and education, but Detroit is making strides in addressing those issues, said Eli Savit, '10, senior adviser and counsel to Mayor Mike Duggan, '83.
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Social Activists Kathleen Cleaver and Tawana Petty Kick Off Weeklong MLaw Seminar on Race, Law, and Citizenship

Social Activists Kathleen Cleaver and Tawana Petty Kick Off Weeklong MLaw Seminar on Race, Law, and Citizenship

In an effort to further examine the state of racial justice in the United States, a group of MLaw students invited intellectuals and leaders of social change to partake in a weeklong Seminar on Race, Law, and Citizenship, which took place the week of October 5. 
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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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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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MAP: Producing the Next Generation of Intercultural Leaders

MAP: Producing the Next Generation of Intercultural Leaders

Irma Cruz, first-generation college and law student, has always taken an interest in issues of social injustice. Indeed, it was this very interest that motivated her to not only apply for law school but to participate in the Michigan Access Program (MAP).

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