The University of Michigan Law School E-News
Vol. 10.6–10.2017

Michigan Law Students Participate in Global Young Leaders Forum

By Lori Atherton 

Michigan Law students Hira Baig and Andrew Bulovsky recently had the opportunity to discuss world issues with Kateryna Yushchenko, the former first lady of Ukraine, and it was made possible through their participation in the Global Young Leaders Forum (GYLF).

Baig, a 2L, and Bulovsky, a 1L, along with dual-degree student Omar El-Halwagi, were among 50 young leaders from around the world who were selected to attend the inaugural GYLF. Held in Baku, Azerbaijan, in August, the four-day conference connected the students with 20 current and former heads of state to explore global and cross-border issues, such as free trade, legal and regulatory frameworks for technological advancement, and climate change.


Scholars, Journalists Offer Global Take on Privacy and Free Expression

By Jenny Whalen-Ball

Is one person’s secret another person’s news? The answer lies at the heart of a debate that reaches into courtrooms, newsrooms, and political chambers around the world.

The discussion continued at the University of Michigan Law School on Friday, September 22, where legal scholars, policy makers, and journalists joined students and faculty at “International Perspectives on Privacy and Free Expression: Concepts, Conflicts, Consequences.” The one-day conference sought to explore the evolving relationship between privacy and free expression in the United States and abroad.


Honor Roll of Donors


The 2017 Honor Roll of Donors, produced by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, is now available online. The report lists gifts made between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. For full access to the report, please enter the password donor2017. For additional information, contact the Alumni Office at 734.615.4500 or email


Alumni Profile

Lisa Helem, ’09: Living Her Dream Job at The NLJ

By Lori Atherton

If you’ve read The National Law Journal, chances are you’ve seen Lisa Helem’s byline. Since 2015, the Michigan Law grad has been living out her dreams at The NLJ, which allows her to combine her love of the law with her passion for journalism. “As a lawyer and journalist, it’s the perfect marriage for me. I’m able to keep my finger on the pulse of the legal community and guide The NLJ’s national news coverage,” says Helem, ’09, The NLJ’s newly appointed editor-in-chief.

Renowned Speakers Visit MLaw

Michigan Law has hosted many esteemed guests this semester, including Jeffrey P. Minear, ’82, counselor to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who spoke to students about the chief justice’s lesser-known responsibilities. In addition, three former general counsels of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came to the Law School for a panel discussion sponsored by the Environmental Law and Policy Program. Jonathan Cannon from the Clinton administration; Roger Martella from the Bush administration; and Avi Garbow from the Obama administration discussed the defining moments of their time as the agency’s top attorney, and the future of the EPA.
Victors for Michigan: Tom Temprosa, LLM ’17

Tom Temprosa, LLM ’17, and an SJD candidate, is among the numerous students attending the University of Michigan because of the generous gifts to scholarship funds by alumni and friends. In this video, Temprosa talks about his familial link to the DeWitt Scholarship, which is awarded each year to outstanding LLM candidates from the Philippines. If you would like to know more about the Victors for Michigan campaign or if you are interested in supporting it, visit our website.
Show Your MLaw Pride

Looking to refresh your maize-and-blue apparel for U-M football games? 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.

Coming Up

November 7: Zurich Alumni Gathering

November 16: Bay Area Alumni Gathering

November 28: Giving Blueday

December 22: Senior Day

Recent News Mentions

Professor Nicholas Bagley was quoted extensively by the media—including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Politico, and The New York Times—regarding rollbacks to the birth control mandate.

Daniel Crane, the Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law, was quoted in Bloomberg Law’s Big Law Business about the American Express SCOTUS case.

Professor Monica Hakimi authored a piece for Just Security, “Three Half-Truths on U.S. Lethal Operations and Policy Constraints,” and was quoted in the Newsweek article, “Opinion: Trump’s New Shoot to Kill Drone Policy Breaks International Law.”

Kyle Logue, the Douglas A. Kahn Collegiate Professor of Law, was quoted in the Salon article, “Could Suing the Gun Industry Begin to Stem the Bloodshed?

Catharine MacKinnon, the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, was interviewed by BBC World News about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations (video cuts off at 4:30).

Richard Primus, the Theodore J. St. Antoine Professor of Law, authored a piece for Politico, “The Supreme Court’s Blockbuster Term: Get ready for the landmark decisions to start rolling in.”

Michael Steinberg, a public interest/public service faculty fellow and lecturer, was mentioned in The Washington Post’s article, “Study: High assessments might have contributed to Detroit’s foreclosure crisis.”

David Uhlmann, the Jeffrey F. Liss Professor from Practice and director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program, authored, “Undermining the Rule of Law at the E.P.A.,” published by The New York Times.
Have a story of interest to fellow alumni? Contact Amicus editor Lori Atherton at