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Clinic students (in the center, from left to right) Lindsey Corbett, Emily Unger, and Jessica Carter met with Nyiransenguwera Mayimuna (far left), a BioMassters client, and Benjamine Barihuta (far right), a member of the BioMassters team, on a site visit. Clinic students (in the center, from left to right) Lindsey Corbett, Emily Unger, and Jessica Carter met with Nyiransenguwera Mayimuna (far left), a BioMassters client, and Benjamine Barihuta (far right), a member of the BioMassters team, on a site visit.

Features Summer 2024

Learning International Transaction Law on the Ground in Rwanda

During spring break in February, three Michigan Law students traveled to Kigali, Rwanda to meet with the management of BioMassters Limited, a client with whom they had been working all year in the International Transactions Clinic.

Portrait of Eric E. Bergsten, ’56 Portrait of Eric E. Bergsten, ’56

In Memoriam

Eric E. Bergsten, ’56

Eric E. Bergsten, ’56, of Vienna, died on July 1, 2023, at the age of 91. He co-founded the Vis Moot, a Vienna-based international commercial law and arbitration competition. 

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

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. 

A map with pins marking different locations and a flag with the block M. A map with pins marking different locations and a flag with the block M.

Cover Story Fall 2023

Michigan Law in Service around the World

The University of Michigan Law School is an international institution in every sense of the word. Students come from around the globe to study in the Law Quad, and they go on to represent the Law School all over the world through opportunities as students and throughout their careers. The fall 2023 issue of Law Quadrangle shares some of their stories.

A portrait of Susanne Baer, LLM ’93. A portrait of Susanne Baer, LLM ’93.

Features Fall 2023

Susanne Baer, LLM ’93: “It's the Highest Honor to Serve”

With her election as a justice on Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court in 2011, Susanne Baer made history. She became only the second nominee of the country’s Green Party and the first out and elected lesbian and radical feminist to serve as one of the court’s 16 justices.

A portrait of Emily Boening, ’12. A portrait of Emily Boening, ’12.

Features Fall 2023

Emily Boening, ’12: Voice from the Civil Service

“I have worked on some extremely challenging issues—Afghanistan, Syria, terrorism, Russia…. It probably won’t be me who solves the world’s problems, but whoever succeeds will be someone unafraid to fail.” 

A portrait of Seth Oppenheim, ’04. A portrait of Seth Oppenheim, ’04.

Features Fall 2023

Seth Oppenheim, ’04: Voice from the Foreign Service

“It’s been a fascinating time to be posted to Brussels. Commercial and trade issues intersect so many of the topics important to the relationship between the United States and the European Union: climate change, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China, and artificial intelligence—to name a few.” 

A portrait of Priyadarshi “Pri” Sen, ’93. A portrait of Priyadarshi “Pri” Sen, ’93.

Features Fall 2023

Priyadarshi “Pri” Sen, ’93: Voice from the Foreign Service

“Those of us who serve overseas in the United States Foreign Service represent our country 24/7. In a small place like Suriname, everyone knows who we are. What we say and how we behave outside of work—and even what we buy at the local grocery store—is seen as representative of the United States.” 

A portrait of Karima Bennoune, '94. A portrait of Karima Bennoune, '94.

Features Fall 2023

Bates Fellowship: Forty Years of Life-changing Experiences Abroad

In the 40 years since it was established, the Clara Belfield and Henry Bates Overseas Fellowship has supported nearly 400 Michigan Law students and alumni in their international pursuits, including internship positions at international institutions, independent research, and teaching.