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Nadine Gartner, ’06 Nadine Gartner, ’06

Class Note Winter 2020

Nadine Gartner, ’06: Combatting Anti-vax Misinformation

Nadine Gartner, ’06, knew as early as middle school that she wanted to do something to make her community better. She founded Boost Oregon, a nonprofit organization that provides direct education to parents who are unsure about vaccines.

@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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@UMICHLAW Winter 2020

Law School Welcomes New Faculty

Six faculty members with expertise ranging from corporate law and criminal justice to constitutional law and civil liberties have joined Michigan Law. Five fellows have also joined the Law School

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@UMICHLAW Winter 2019

@UMICHLAW: Winter 2019

Clinical Professor Nick Hart retires  |  Assistant Professor Maureen Carroll honored  |  Associate Deans appointed  |  and more...

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@UMICHLAW Spring/Summer 2018

Child Welfare Appellate Clinic Drafts New Legislation

Clinical Professor Vivek Sankaran, ’01, director of Michigan Law’s Child Welfare Appellate Clinic, and his student-attorneys were helping a mother regain custody of her young son after a neighbor found him wandering outside early one Saturday. 

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@UMICHLAW

Pediatric Advocacy Clinic Supports a DNR Bill

Michigan Law’s Pediatric Advocacy Clinic (PAC), under the direction of Clinical Professor Debra Chopp, has been working on legislation that would give parents in Michigan greater control over end-of-life care for their children.

Ehlena with her dog fighting for disability rights on the steps of the Supreme Court. Ehlena with her dog fighting for disability rights on the steps of the Supreme Court.

Features Spring 2017

A Girl, Her Wonder Dog, and a Supreme Court Ruling

Last Halloween was momentous for Brent and Stacy Fry and their 12-year-old daughter, Ehlena. While Ehlena’s peers were getting ready for trick-or-treating, the young girl and her retired service dog, Wonder, were at the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in their disability-rights case Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools

Cover story image of two Detroit public schools. Cover story image of two Detroit public schools.

Cover Story Spring 2017

Can Detroit Schools Be Saved?

Think of everything you’ve heard about Detroit Public Schools in recent years: gym floors buckling, walls covered in toxic black mold, archaic math books scattered around the classroom floor of an abandoned school. A state bailout and restructuring plan. Teacher shortages, fraud charges against suppliers, and what The New York Times described as a “chaotic mix of charters and traditional public schools,” in which students in many charters as well as traditional public schools lag behind in testing and other metrics.

Now set those ideas to the side for a moment, and meet Stephen Chennault III, known as Trey. 

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@UMICHLAW Fall 2017

Pediatric Residents Join Michigan Law Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic

Melissa* was at wit’s end. Her daughter Olivia’s school district did not agree that special accommodations were necessary for the little girl, who has a feeding disorder and needs reminders and encouragement to help her eat and use the bathroom. 

During her externship semester, Joh (left) helped a local school principal successfully install an app that can coordinate information-gathering around enforcement of a consent decree. During her externship semester, Joh (left) helped a local school principal successfully install an app that can coordinate information-gathering around enforcement of a consent decree.

Features Spring 2017

South Africa Externship Turns 2L into Education Change Agent

During her externship semester, Joh helped a local school principal successfully install an app that can coordinate information-gathering around enforcement of a consent decree. It was during a phone call—a hushed conversation in a tiny library in South Africa—when Katie Joh realized she already had begun her career as an agent of change.