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Marty Lagina Marty Lagina

Class Note Spring/Summer 2018

Marty Lagina, ’82: Modern Renaissance Man at the 45th Parallel

What do a Spanish coin from the 17th century, natural gas, wind turbines, and exceptional Michigan red wines have in common? Marty Lagina and, strangely enough, the 45th parallel.

Bayi-Mathijsen, ’85 Bayi-Mathijsen, ’85

Class Note Spring/Summer 2018

Benedicte Bayi-Mathijsen, ’85: Drawn to the World

“I discovered a completely different world at Michigan, and it just took me in a whole new direction,” Bayi-Mathijsen says. She found its “international dimension” to her liking and joined the International Law Society and the Michigan Journal of International Law

Chase Cantrell Chase Cantrell

Class Note Spring/Summer 2018

Chase Cantrell, ’08: A Force for Positive Change Close to Home

Chase Cantrell, ’08, could have gone many places with a degree from Michigan Law. Instead, he chose to be a force for positive change in his native Detroit.

George Barchini George Barchini

Class Note Spring/Summer 2018

George Barchini, ’15: Striking a Balance with Big Law and Public Interest

Near the end of a long week in Laredo, Texas, George Barchini pulled an all-nighter—but not for the reasons typical of young associates at Big Law firms. Instead, he was trying to stop the deportation of a Central American woman.

 Bayrex Martí  Bayrex Martí

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Bayrex Martí, ’06, Named Assistant Dean of Student Life

Bayrex Martí, ’06, joined the Law School in October 2017 as assistant dean for student life. “I’m happy to be back at my alma mater,” Martí says. “There’s an energy here, and it’s something I haven’t gotten anywhere else. I feel invigorated coming to work every day.”

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Cover Story Spring/Summer 2018

The Legal Climate of Climate Change: Preparedness and Recovery

As Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast of the United States in 2012, Damon Vocke, ’89, stepped into his Connecticut yard with his two dogs, Winston and Diva. For Winston, it was business as usual—he seemed oblivious to the approaching storm. But Diva knew something was wrong. She was scared and wanted back into the house, where she then went to hide.

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In Practice Spring/Summer 2018

Opportunity and Complexity in the Middle East

“Why have I been able to be successful there? Largely because of my U-M legal training,” Bajwa says. “Yes, I have language and technical skills that help. But the Middle East is trying to develop a U.S. capitalist model, so you can do a lot of good by bringing the M&A know-how you acquired in the United States into the region.”

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Michigan Law Launches Master of Advanced Corporation Law

MACL is the first degree of its kind designed for U.S. and internationally trained lawyers who want to specialize in U.S. corporate and securities law, and gain an international comparative perspective on both.

Beautiful image of the University of Michigan law school's architecture. There are trees starting to bloom in the foreground. Beautiful image of the University of Michigan law school's architecture. There are trees starting to bloom in the foreground.

Impact Spring/Summer 2018

The Faces of Future Giving

Legacy gifts from generous alumni and friends provide the support needed to sustain the Law School’s long-term commitment to excellence.

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Child Welfare Appellate Clinic Drafts New Legislation

Clinical Professor Vivek Sankaran, ’01, director of Michigan Law’s Child Welfare Appellate Clinic, and his student-attorneys were helping a mother regain custody of her young son after a neighbor found him wandering outside early one Saturday.