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Forty Years of Protecting the Great Lakes Watershed and Training Environmental Lawyers

Forty years after its introduction, what is now known as the Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic continues to provide invaluable hands-on learning experience for students, using litigation and other means of advocacy to advance environmental priorities in the Great Lakes region and beyond.

Michael Bobelian Michael Bobelian

Class Note Winter 2020

Michael Bobelian, ’98: The Forging of the Modern Supreme Court

Michael Bobelian, ’98, a journalist who has reported on the Supreme Court and other legal topics since 2003, explores the controversial Supreme Court nomination of Abe Fortas in his new book, The Battle for the Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court.

Bakst, ’97: Advocating for Work/Family Balance Bakst, ’97: Advocating for Work/Family Balance

Class Note Fall 2015

Dina Leshetz Bakst, ’97: Advocating for Work-Family Balance

When the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) was reintroduced with bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate in June, it was a personal victory for Dina Leshetz Bakst, ’97. Bakst helped to draft the legislation, which provides stronger legal protections for pregnant women in the workplace.

Russell Smith Russell Smith

Class Note Fall 2015

Russell Smith, ’86: Ensuring There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea

Russell Smith’s clients are slimy. Really. They number in the billions, don’t communicate, and move constantly. He willingly allows many to get the death penalty. Smith, ’86, is deputy assistant secretary for international fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

Marty Lagina Marty Lagina

Class Note Spring/Summer 2018

Marty Lagina, ’82: Modern Renaissance Man at the 45th Parallel

What do a Spanish coin from the 17th century, natural gas, wind turbines, and exceptional Michigan red wines have in common? Marty Lagina and, strangely enough, the 45th parallel.

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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.

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Briefs Fall 2022

News in Brief: Fall 2022

Santa Ono becomes the University of Michigan’s 15th president  |  Professor Jim Hathaway retires  |  Professor Sam Bagenstos confirmed as HHS GC  |  and more...

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

@UMICHLAW Winter 2022

@UMICHLAW: Winter 2022

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson gives Constitution Day address  |  Luis C.deBaca, ’93, joins faculty  |  Professors Margo Schlanger and David Uhlmann nominated for government posts  |  and more...

@UMICHLAW Spring 2021

@UMICHLAW: Spring 2021

Tamar Alexanian, ’21, named 2021 Skadden Fellow  |  Daniel Fryer, ’18, joins Michigan Law faculty  |  Professor Samuel Bagenstos becomes OMB GC  |  and more...

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Cover Story

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.