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Professor Nicholas Bagley coauthored a New England Journal of Medicine article about the U.S. Supreme Court case Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual.

James Hathaway, the James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report about congressional efforts to block President Obama's Syrian refugee plan.

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Monica Tesler, '98

Dreaming of Space Adventures Leads to Debut Kids' Book

Monica Tesler, '98

By Lori Atherton

Some people spend their work commutes catching up on email or scrolling through Facebook. Others u​nwind by listening to their favorite podcast. Monica Tesler spent the better part of a year on a commuter boat dreaming of space adventures, the likes of which can be found in Bounders, her debut novel for middle-grade readers.

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Give the Gift of Maize and Blue

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Give the gift of maize and blue. The Law School and the M Den make it easy to purchase specialized Michigan Law apparel online through the MLaw Marketplace. A percentage of all sales on both MLaw Marketplace and the general M Den website (when it's accessed through MLaw Marketplace) comes back to the Law School to help support the activities of our student groups.

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December 18: Senior Day

January 7: Alumni Reception at AALS Annual Meeting

February 4: (save the date) Alumni Reception at ABA Midyear Meeting in San Diego

February 6: Michigan Journal of Law Reform Symposium: At a Crossroads: The Future of the Death Penalty

February 19-20:  Michigan Journal of Race and Law Symposium: Innocent Until Proven Poor

MLaw Community Celebrates Veterans Legal Clinic Kickoff

MLaw Community Celebrates Veterans Legal Clinic Kickoff

By Amy Spooner

The maize and blue honored the red, white, and blue as the presentation of the colors by the U-M ROTC Color Guard kicked off a festive celebration of Michigan Law's Veterans Legal Clinic.

"I have been looking forward to today for a very long time," said U-M Regent Katherine White at the November 5 event. "This celebration makes it official: the Veterans Legal Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School is standing ready to serve those who have served." White, who is both an attorney and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, said that many veterans can face daunting legal issues after returning from deployment, and the path toward quality legal care can be confusing and/or cost prohibitive. "The more than 660,000 veterans in the state of Michigan need someone to take their case, be their advocate, and have their back. We are compelled to step up. I am proud to say Michigan Law is doing precisely that."

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Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis Named Assistant Dean for International Affairs

MLaw Hosts International Experts to Discuss Interdisciplinary Approaches 
			to Financial Stability

Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis—a lawyer and long-time international higher education administrator—has been named the Law School's assistant dean for international affairs.

"I'm thrilled to join Michigan Law's international team," said Kaiser-Jarvis. "The Law School has an unparalleled reputation in the international arena, and I look forward to working to continue to advance our influence, expand U-M's global footprint, and support students in engaging globally."

Kaiser-Jarvis joins the Law School from American University Washington College of Law, where she was director of global opportunities and responsible for the daily operation and strategic development of international programs, initiatives, and outreach. She also served, for a time, as the director of study abroad and international exchange. Kaiser-Jarvis's career includes work as: a research analyst for Harvard University's Faculty Development and Diversity Office; admissions file reader at Boston University School of Law; owner and director of English Now!—a private company that taught English as a second language to adults; corporate counsel at iNet Purchasing, Inc.; attorney-adviser for trademarks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College Europe and City Colleges of Chicago, European Division.

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MLaw Hosts International Experts to Discuss Interdisciplinary Approaches to Financial Stability

By Katie Vloet

MLaw Hosts International Experts to Discuss Interdisciplinary Approaches 
			to Financial Stability

A conference at the University of Michigan Law School presented interdisciplinary approaches to financial stability, drawing from fields as diverse as complex systems and infectious diseases to gain a better understanding of why financ​ial systems fail—as well as how to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis of 2008.

The Oct. 22-23 conference, "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Financial Stability," featured regulators, policymakers, financial market participants, and academic researchers from a broad range of disciplines. Participants explored how methods from diverse fields, such as system analysis, agent-based modeling, and data visualization and security, can be used to better identify, measure, monitor, and mitigate risks in the financial system.

They also examined how risk is measured, monitored, and mitigated in other sectors and contexts, such as supply chains and electrical grids; how stakeholders make tradeoffs between stability, efficiency, and innovation in these contexts; and how lessons from these contexts can be applied to the financial system.

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