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Exterior architectural view of the Reading Room. Exterior architectural view of the Reading Room.

@UMICHLAW Fall 2023

At the Cutting Edge of International Law: Four Michigan Law Faculty Discuss Their Latest Work

The University’s founding statute in 1837 required the law department to hire a faculty member devoted to international law. Ever since, Michigan Law has been uniquely committed to the study of law beyond US borders. 

Conference participants sitting around a large table. Conference participants sitting around a large table.

@UMICHLAW Fall 2023

Conference Launches New Program on Law and the Global Economy

Michigan Law inaugurated the Program on Law and the Global Economy this fall by hosting an international conference on investment arbitration. 

View of an empty classroom. View of an empty classroom.

@UMICHLAW Fall 2023

Affirmative Action: The Cliff Where Diversity in Higher Education Now Teeters

Senior Assistant Dean Sarah Zearfoss, ’92, has led the Law School’s admissions and financial aid offices since 2001. In this essay, which originally appeared on bet.com, she weighs in on two recent Supreme Court cases, Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admission v. University of North Carolina.

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@UMICHLAW Fall 2023

Strengthening Southeast Michigan through Small Businesses

Students in Michigan Law’s Community Enterprise Clinic work under faculty supervision to help revitalize and reinvigorate urban communities across Michigan, promoting community and economic development in disinvested cities by supporting organizations that have a mission beyond the bottom line. 

Faculty gathered in March for a pandemic-delayed celebration of Bruce Frier and Christine Whitman’s retirements. They are pictured at the dinner with Dean Mark West (center). Faculty gathered in March for a pandemic-delayed celebration of Bruce Frier and Christine Whitman’s retirements. They are pictured at the dinner with Dean Mark West (center).

@UMICHLAW Spring/Summer 2023

Faculty Celebrate Frier and Whitman

Faculty gathered for a pandemic-delayed celebration of Bruce Frier and Christina Whitman's retirements from the faculty.

The Black Law Students Association held the annual Butch Carpenter Banquet on March 25, in conjunction with the Black Alumni Reunion. The winner of the Butch Carpenter Memorial Scholarship is Jalen Rose (right), who is pictured with runners-up Kamryn Sannicks and Braxton High. Rose is working with the Federal Public Defender Program in Chicago this summer. The Black Law Students Association held the annual Butch Carpenter Banquet on March 25, in conjunction with the Black Alumni Reunion. The winner of the Butch Carpenter Memorial Scholarship is Jalen Rose (right), who is pictured with runners-up Kamryn Sannicks and Braxton High. Rose is working with the Federal Public Defender Program in Chicago this summer.

@UMICHLAW Spring/Summer 2023

Student Orgs Celebrate Outstanding Students

The Law School’s affinity groups held their annual banquets during the winter semester to celebrate another year and to award scholarships and fellowships to second-year students in the community.

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@UMICHLAW Spring/Summer 2023

Forty Years of Protecting the Great Lakes Watershed and Training Environmental Lawyers

Forty years after its introduction, what is now known as the Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic continues to provide invaluable hands-on learning experience for students, using litigation and other means of advocacy to advance environmental priorities in the Great Lakes region and beyond.

Students celebrating at Senior Day Students celebrating at Senior Day

@UMICHLAW Spring/Summer 2023

Celebrating Senior Day, 2023

The Class of 2023 and their families and friends convened at Hill Auditorium on May 5 to celebrate Senior Day—a gathering far removed from the start of their 1L year, which began on Zoom at the outset of the pandemic. 

Black Alumni Reunion at University of Michigan law school. Black Alumni Reunion at University of Michigan law school.

@UMICHLAW Spring/Summer 2023

The 2023 Black Alumni Reunion: "Celebrating Our Legacy, Empowering Our Future"

Michigan Law’s Black Alumni Reunion brought together more than 200 alumni and their guests to support, learn from, and celebrate the Law School’s Black community, and to promote the matriculation and success of Black students at Michigan Law. It was the fourth edition of the Black Alumni Reunion and the first to take place in person since 2017.