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AOI: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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Class Note

Jayne Rizzo Reardon, ’83: Alumna Honored with ABA Ethics Award

Resolving legal conflicts by way of shouting is not how Jayne Rizzo Reardon, ’83, handles things. But that wasn't always the case, and it took a particularly fraught negotiation early in her career to set her on a search for a better way to practice law.

Robbie Friedman, ’08 Robbie Friedman, ’08

Class Note

Robbie Friedman, ’08: Innovations in Law Firm Billing

As a corporate attorney, Robbie Friedman, ’08, was familiar with what he describes as the “opaqueness” of legal billing. So he co-founded Viewabill, a startup based in Columbus, Ohio, in 2013. A cloud-based platform, Viewabill allows clients to see in real time how much a law firm is billing for its work.

Angela Allen, ’07 Angela Allen, ’07

Class Note Fall 2016

Angela Allen, ’07: Building Support for Military Spouses

Angela Allen, ’07, whose husband serves in the Michigan Air National Guard, and Jenner & Block, known for its pro bono efforts, have helped The Military Spouse JD Network (MSJDN) advocate for licensing accommodations for military spouses, including recognizing existing bar memberships across state lines.

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New Design Thinking Class Teaches Students to Advocate for Themselves

Dialogue, debate, and deliberation are words that are synonymous with the law school experience—but what about design? One of Michigan Law’s newest course offerings challenges students to apply design thinking and problem-solving skills to their own lives and careers in the law. 

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Cover Story Fall 2022

The Evolution of the General Counsel

Traditionally, general counsels were relegated to a niche role that addressed the specific legal needs of an organization—such as overseeing litigation, executing contracts, or advising on legal risk. But the role has transformed during the past few decades, and has evolved from a narrow legal resource to the center of an organization’s creative problem solving.

Pixelated and digitized image of Lady Justice holding the scales. This is the cover image for the story "Can COVID-19 Help Expand Access to Justice?" Pixelated and digitized image of Lady Justice holding the scales. This is the cover image for the story "Can COVID-19 Help Expand Access to Justice?"

Cover Story Spring 2021

Can COVID-19 Help Expand Access to Justice?

When you arrived for a hearing at Michigan’s 36th district court before 2020, the most important question you might face was: where do you put your phone?

Craig Kramer Craig Kramer

In Practice

Craig Kramer, ’87: Mental Health Ambassador

“My overarching goal is to help transform mental health care worldwide. It’s broken everywhere, and it is a global problem,” says Craig Kramer, ’87, Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) first mental health ambassador. But raising awareness about and erasing the stigma of mental illness were not part of his plan as a Michigan Law graduate—nor was it where he started.

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In Practice Fall 2020

Carla Newell, ’85: Riding a Tech Boom in Silicon Valley—Again

As public interest in consumer genomics has exploded in recent years, Carla Newell, ’85, found herself at the center of the industry’s boom as the chief legal officer and chief risk officer at Ancestry, a leading family history and consumer genomics company.

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In Practice Winter 2019

Michelle Silverthorn, ’08, on the Challenges and Opportunities of Diversifying the Workplace

How do you foster a diverse and welcoming environment for all people within the legal profession, particularly those at law firms? It’s a pressing question for the legal industry, and one that Michelle Silverthorn, ’08, is working to address.

David Santacroce David Santacroce

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Santacroce Honored by AALS for Service to Clinical Legal Education

David Santacroce, an associate dean for experiential education and a clinical professor of law, was selected as a recipient of the 2019 William Pincus Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Clinical Legal Education.