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A portrait of John Hoyns, ’79. A portrait of John Hoyns, ’79.

Impact Fall 2023

John Hoyns, ’79: Helping Airlines Survive COVID

After decades of serving aviation clients, John Hoyns thought he had seen the worst of the airline industry’s ups and downs. That was until the coronavirus pandemic upended the industry and presented a slew of unexpected challenges.

A portrait of Eric R. Lamison, ’95. A portrait of Eric R. Lamison, ’95.

Impact Fall 2023

Eric R. Lamison, ’95: Alumnus Establishes Fund for Law Quad Preservation

Eric Lamison describes his experience at Michigan Law as nothing short of an awakening. “Being in the Law Quad, the classrooms, Hutchins Hall, the Lawyers Club, the Reading Room, and the library below truly impacted me,” he says. “I always felt grateful to be there.” 

A portrait of The Hon. William “Bill” A. Clark, ’52 at a Michigan Football game. A portrait of The Hon. William “Bill” A. Clark, ’52 at a Michigan Football game.

Impact

Hon. William “Bill” A. Clark, ’52: A Michigan Man in Ohio

The Hon. William “Bill” A. Clark, ’52, was a double Wolverine whose maize-and-blue pride stood firm throughout his 54-year legal career in Dayton, Ohio. His wife of 69 years, Cathy C. Clark, BA ’52, recently established a scholarship fund at Michigan Law in honor of her late husband.

Michael-Fayhee Michael-Fayhee

Impact Fall 2022

In Pursuit of the “Why,” Alumnus Establishes Fund to Support Philosophy of Law

When not flying his airplane, traveling with his grandchildren to Scotland, or taking a biking trip in Florida, Michael Fayhee, JD ’73, LLM ’20, is thinking about the law.

Linda Coberly posing in front of a busy downtown street Linda Coberly posing in front of a busy downtown street

In Practice Winter 2022

Scoring a Win for Student-Athletes

It was something of a full-circle moment for Linda Coberly, ’95, when she set out to coordinate amici filings in the landmark NCAA v. Alston case, in which student-athletes successfully sued the NCAA by arguing that the organization’s compensation practices violated antitrust laws. 

Beauty Detail of the Law School Reading Room Beauty Detail of the Law School Reading Room

Impact Fall 2022

True Partners at Home and in Giving Back

With a shared love for Michigan sports, an appreciation for the power of education, and a philosophy of giving back, Rochelle “Shelley” Alpert, ’75, and Steve Greenwald, ’73, have been thick as thieves since they first met at the University of Michigan.

Demian Ahn, ’03 Demian Ahn, ’03

In Practice Fall 2022

From Pizzagate to Private Practice: Navigating Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity

Demian Ahn, ’03, worked at the intersection of radicalized online spaces and violent behavior during his time as an assistant US attorney. 

Jodi Lopez, ’03 and Ben Friedman, ’13 Jodi Lopez, ’03 and Ben Friedman, ’13

In Practice Fall 2022

Litigating Death Row: A Long Road of Loss

For 16 years, Jodi Lopez, ’03, fought to save Matthew Reeves’s life—and twice his life was spared. But the hard-fought victories that Lopez, Ben Friedman, ’13, and others won on Reeves’s behalf were reversed by the US Supreme Court. For Lopez and Friedman, the case raises salient due process questions that warrant examination of and discussion about the American justice system.

An iPhone shows the Disney Plus app in front of the Marvel logo. An iPhone shows the Disney Plus app in front of the Marvel logo.

In Practice Fall 2022

A Red-Letter Day for Black Widow

When Disney released the much-anticipated film Black Widow in July 2021, people didn’t need to head to their local theater to see Scarlett Johansson star as the Avengers heroine. They just needed to find their remotes.

From left to right: Sophia Hudson, ’06,Joe Morrison, ’13, Alicia Davis, and Michael Vukich, ’09. From left to right: Sophia Hudson, ’06,Joe Morrison, ’13, Alicia Davis, and Michael Vukich, ’09.

Features Fall 2022

Three Former Students Become Their Law Professor’s Lawyers

There is an old adage about doctors being the worst patients. So does that mean law professors are the worst clients? Absolutely not, say three former students of one Michigan Law professor, who now serve as her lawyers in various capacities.