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Issue: Winter 2022 | Section: Impact

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Impact Winter 2022

Longtime Legal History Professor Establishes Fund for LGBTQ Students

Bruce Frier, the John and Teresa D’Arms Distinguished University Professor of Classics and Roman Law, has established a scholarship fund that will support LGBTQ students at Michigan Law. Frier has long been an engaged member of the University community and has previously supported many inclusivity initiatives at the Law School. 

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Impact Winter 2022

Recent Gifts: Winter 2022

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.

Julie Metzger and Sam Bufford standing in front of building Julie Metzger and Sam Bufford standing in front of building

Impact Winter 2022

New Fund Will Bolster International Opportunities at Michigan Law

Recently established by the Hon. Samuel Bufford, ’73, and his wife, Julia Metzger, AB ’70, the Bufford-Metzger Fund for International Activities at Michigan Law will support study abroad, international internship or clerkship placements, independent research projects, international moot courts, and the International and Comparative Law Research Scholar program.

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Impact Winter 2022

Bob Fiske, ’55, Inspires Gift to Eponymous Government Fellowship

Inspired by the example of Robert Fiske, ’55, a group of donors has made a $90,000 contribution to the Fiske Fellowship Program at Michigan Law, which encourages young lawyers to enter government service by providing recipients with cash stipends and loan repayment assistance. 

Charlotta Chung standing in front of plants and fence Charlotta Chung standing in front of plants and fence

Impact Winter 2022

Darrow Recipient Sees Giving As a Way to Pay It Back, and Forward

For Charlotta Chung, ’11, receiving Michigan Law’s Darrow Scholarship was not just a financial boon—it also instilled in her a desire to live up to the expectations of those who had invested in her future. Now a transactional attorney in New York City, Chung makes a monthly gift to the Law School Fund as a way to repay the “life changing” investment that others made in her education and career. 

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Impact Winter 2022

Sam Zell Builds on Commitment to Entrepreneurship at Michigan Law with $2M Gift

In recognition of a transformational $2 million dollar gift from Sam Zell, ’66, and the Zell Family Foundation, the Law School’s clinical program that represents and advises entrepreneurial ventures has been renamed the Zell Entrepreneurship Clinic. This extraordinary show of support for the Law School and its mission builds on a previous $5 million dollar gift from Zell and his foundation.

St. Antoine Fetter Garden Jardin Dedication group photo St. Antoine Fetter Garden Jardin Dedication group photo

Impact Winter 2022

A New Garden in the Law Quad

The Jardin St. Antoine-Fetter, which was made possible by a $1 million gift from Steven M. Fetter, ’79, and his wife, Bonnie K. Kellogg celebrates Fetter’s cherished friendship with Ted St. Antoine, ’54, the James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor Emeritus of Law.

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Impact Winter 2022

Inspired by Friend and Mentor, Alumnus Launches New HBCU Scholarship

Inspired by their decades-long friendship, Ronald Falls Jr., ’05, recently established a new scholarship fund in honor of Rasheeda Creighton, ’02. It will support Michigan Law students who graduated from historically Black colleges and universities, like they did.