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Class Note Winter 2020

Nadine Gartner, ’06: Combatting Anti-vax Misinformation

Nadine Gartner, ’06, knew as early as middle school that she wanted to do something to make her community better. She founded Boost Oregon, a nonprofit organization that provides direct education to parents who are unsure about vaccines.

 Colleen Barney competing at Ninja Warrior  Colleen Barney competing at Ninja Warrior

Class Note Winter 2020

Colleen Barney, ’93: Ninja Warrior

If you’ve ever watched American Ninja Warrior (ANW), perhaps you’ve imagined yourself scaling the Warped Wall. Colleen Barney, ’93, pictured herself doing that too—and made the cut to compete in Season 11 of the popular sports entertainment reality television show.

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Class Note Winter 2020

Michael Bobelian, ’98: The Forging of the Modern Supreme Court

Michael Bobelian, ’98, a journalist who has reported on the Supreme Court and other legal topics since 2003, explores the controversial Supreme Court nomination of Abe Fortas in his new book, The Battle for the Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court.

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Impact

Campaign Wrap-up

None of what we do at the Law School would be possible without the support of our alumni and friends. Private funding plays a crucial role in helping to attract the best and brightest students, recruit and retain a world-class faculty, and deliver the outstanding legal education for which Michigan Law is known.

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UMMA to Present Witness Lab Courtroom Installation and Performance Series

A courtroom installation and performance series that frames witnessing as a social and artistic act will open at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) in February.

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Cover Story

Nora FitzGerald Meldrum, ’99: ‘Legendary’ Legal Service at Texas Roadhouse

“Legendary food, legendary service” is the mission statement of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain. And for in-house lawyer Nora FitzGerald Meldrum, ’99, legendary legal service is what she aspires to provide to the company and its nearly 60,000 employees.

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Impact Winter 2020

Recent Gifts: Winter 2020

Giving to Michigan Law is an investment in the future of legal education, and private support ensures that the excellence that has distinguished Michigan-trained lawyers continues for generations to come.

James Blakemore, ’13 (left), and Josh Garcia, ’13 (right), with their business partner, Zachary Fallon. James Blakemore, ’13 (left), and Josh Garcia, ’13 (right), with their business partner, Zachary Fallon.

In Practice

James Blakemore, ’13, and Josh Garcia, ’13: Blockchain Made Them a Team

Blockchain has come into focus in the last several years. James Blakemore, ’13, and Josh Garcia, ’13, have expertise in the technology, which, as Blakemore explains, “allows people to verify transactions and come to consensus regarding the current distribution of an asset, like bitcoin, without relying on third parties like banks.”

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Impact

New Student Fellowship to Bolster Internationalism at Michigan Law

“It’s been on my mind to do something that would allow me to leave a small footprint at one of my alma maters,” says Thomas Schürrle, LLM ’87. Schürrle and Alfred Wiederkehr, MCL ’68, co-founded the European Alumni Fellowship Fund to demonstrate to prospective students the strength of the Law School’s European alumni community.