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Issue: Spring/Summer 2018 | Section: Impact

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Impact

David Breach, ’94: Throwing Ladders to Help Others Climb

David Breach, ’94, and his wife, Emily, established the David A. and Emily A. Breach Law School Scholarship Fund, a need-based scholarship will give preference to students who are from a socioeconomically disadvantaged background or who already have loans—criteria that resonate with Breach, who came to Michigan Law as a transfer student. He talked with the Law Quadrangle about the impact of his Michigan Law degree and the importance of giving back.

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Impact

Recent Gifts: Spring/Summer 2018

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.

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Impact Spring/Summer 2018

Prof. Emeritus Douglas Kahn: A Legacy for a Lifetime

Professor Emeritus Douglas Kahn considers Michigan Law to be one of the most important, defining aspects of his life, which is why he documented a bequest to the Douglas A. Kahn Scholarship Fun

John Boyles with recipient in law library John Boyles with recipient in law library

Impact Spring/Summer 2018

Cause and Effect: A Donor and His Scholarship Recipient Reflect on Their Connection to Michigan Law

"Michigan Law is very special to me. I have often thought about what my life would have been if not for Dean Proffitt—it could have taken a very different turn. I am indebted to the Law School and do my best to give back, which is one of the reasons why Janet and I established this scholarship. "

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Impact Spring/Summer 2018

Jan Kang, ’87: An Alumna’s Simple Thank You

“I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but I think about it a lot now,” says Jan Kang, ’87. “I could not have taken a second, extremely demanding job in my 40s, and the fact that he was willing to do that to pay for my tuition is amazing. I was very lucky that my parents supported me, so I’m doing my part now by helping those students who need similar support.”

Two men, one in a suit and the other in a graduation gown, smile in front of a stone wall. Two men, one in a suit and the other in a graduation gown, smile in front of a stone wall.

Impact Spring/Summer 2018

Paying It Forward After Paying a Steep Price

Most students make sacrifices to attend Michigan Law, but the biggest price Myint Zan paid came after graduation. Zan grew up in Mandalay, Burma, and during his LLM studies in Ann Arbor, the Burmese government invalidated his passport because he had not received the proper permissions to study in the United States. 

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Impact

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.