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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.

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Cover Story Spring/Summer 2023

Athletes as Entrepreneurs

With recent changes to NCAA rules, student-athletes now have the opportunity to earn income from their name, image, and likeness (NIL) through third-party deals. At U-M, members of the Zell Entrepreneurship Clinic are at the forefront of NIL work, helping student-athletes understand the laws and start their own businesses. 

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Cover Story Winter 2022

On the Move: Mobility at Michigan Law

In June 2018, a boxy vehicle rolled onto the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex. Although it could have been mistaken for a run-of-the-mill shuttle running a mundane route around the complex, one detail set it apart from the average bus: the lack of a driver. 

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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?

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Cover Story Winter 2020

A Seat at the Table: Legal Careers in the Food Industry

From Texas Roadhouse to Massachusetts dairy, we profile alumni working across the food industry's varied legal landscape. This includes a food lawyer who, “has participated in the development of virtually every law and regulation affecting the food industry in the last four decades,” an environmental lawyer advocating for sustainable meat production, a food writer, and a fast-food franchise owner.

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Cover Story Winter 2020

Paul Nightingale, ’86: Dairy Innovator

In his 16 years as senior vice president and general counsel of the Massachusetts-based dairy company HP Hood LLC, Paul Nightingale, ’86, has witnessed many changes in the industry. “With a company like this, we have to look elsewhere to make up for conventional dairy’s declining market share.” 

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Cover Story Winter 2020

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.

Gary Jay Kushner looking off into the distance Gary Jay Kushner looking off into the distance

Cover Story Winter 2020

Gary Jay Kushner, AB ’72: Shaping Food Law and Public Policy

When Gary Jay Kushner, AB ’72, began his legal career in the mid-1970s, he had dreams of becoming the next Perry Mason. So it was by accident that instead of becoming a famous litigator, Kushner became one of the leading experts in food law.

 Nicolette Hahn Niman in front of field  Nicolette Hahn Niman in front of field

Cover Story Winter 2020

Nicolette Hahn Niman, ’93: Food Activist

On Nicolette Hahn Niman’s Northern California ranch, just outside San Francisco, beef cattle and heritage turkeys roam freely on wide-open spaces. Fresh air, clean water, and grassy pastures are in abundant supply. And buildings that continually confine large herds of animals are nowhere to be found.