Spring 2016


Recent Gifts: Spring 2016

James Holzhauer

James Holzhauer, ’80, and his wife, Eileen Holzhauer, AM ’79, made a $100,000 gift to the Law School to establish the James and Eileen Holzhauer Scholarship. The gift is in honor of Jim’s 35th reunion and in appreciation of the education they both received at Michigan. Jim is a former partner and chairman at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago and a former professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Eileen was a teacher and librarian in the Chicago Public Schools.

Paula (Houser) Power

Paula (Houser) Powers, AB ’71, JD ’75, and her husband, Brian, of Rancho Santa Fe, California, made a $50,000 gift to the Law School Fund in honor of her 40th Law School reunion. Paula serves on the board of directors for the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and The Old Globe Theater. She previously practiced law with Debevoise and Plimpton LLP in New York, where she specialized in trusts and estates. She also taught for several years at Columbia University Law School.


Jeffrey Rubenstein, AB ’63, JD ’66, and his wife, Susan, have made a $200,000 gift to establish the Jeffrey C. and Susan Rubenstein Scholarship Fund to benefit students who have a financial need. The gift celebrates Jeffrey’s 50th Law School reunion. Jeffrey is a senior principal at Much Shelist PC in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice on tax, corporate, and real estate matters. Before joining the firm in 1991, Jeffrey was a name principal with the Chicago firm of Sachnoff, Weaver & Rubenstein Ltd. He also is an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Beautiful image of the windows at the University of Michigan law school

Karen and R. Jamison “Rick” Williams, ’66, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, have made a gift to the University of Michigan in honor of Rick’s 50th reunion. The gift will create a scholarship fund to support in-state undergraduate students, with a preference for students who have participated in the Cranbrook Horizons-Upward Bound program or who are from Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb counties. In addition, the gift will create a dean’s discretionary fund at the Law School to support a broad range of initiatives. Rick is a founder of Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett PC and serves as the firm’s managing partner.