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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.

 Colleen Barney competing at Ninja Warrior  Colleen Barney competing at Ninja Warrior

Class Note

Colleen Barney, ’93: Ninja Warrior

If you’ve ever watched American Ninja Warrior (ANW), perhaps you’ve imagined yourself scaling the Warped Wall. Colleen Barney, ’93, pictured herself doing that too—and made the cut to compete in Season 11 of the popular sports entertainment reality television show.

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.

Graphic for "A Seat at the table" There is a fork, gavel, and plate Graphic for "A Seat at the table" There is a fork, gavel, and plate

Cover Story Winter 2020

A Seat at the Table: Legal Careers in the Food Industry

From Texas Roadhouse to Massachusetts dairy, we profile alumni working across the food industry's varied legal landscape. This includes a food lawyer who, “has participated in the development of virtually every law and regulation affecting the food industry in the last four decades,” an environmental lawyer advocating for sustainable meat production, a food writer, and a fast-food franchise owner.

Sophia Hudson, ’06, and her parents, Joe and Lydie Arthos Hudson, ’86, celebrating her graduation in the Law Quad. Sophia Hudson, ’06, and her parents, Joe and Lydie Arthos Hudson, ’86, celebrating her graduation in the Law Quad.

Impact Winter 2020

Law School Fund Donor Joins Alumna Mother in Cavaedium Society

Twenty years before Sophia Hudson, ’06, received her juris doctorate from Michigan Law, her mother, Lydie Arthos Hudson, ’86, walked across the commencement stage to receive her own. “My mother led a fulfilling career while raising four children and pursuing her many outside interests. She set the example for me, starting with a Michigan Law degree, and is my inspiration.”

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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

Freeing the Wrongfully Convicted: Michigan Innocence Clinic Celebrates 10th Anniversary Freeing the Wrongfully Convicted: Michigan Innocence Clinic Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Features Winter 2020

Freeing the Wrongfully Convicted: Michigan Innocence Clinic Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Twenty-two individuals who were wrongly convicted of crimes and served nearly 290 combined years behind bars have been freed thanks to the work of the Michigan Innocence Clinic (MIC). And for Dave Moran, ’91, and Imran Syed, ’11, each new exoneration is as sweet as the first.

 Two people standing in-front of a sign in Ethiopia. Left to right 2Ls Millan Bederu and Robert Shoemaker.  Two people standing in-front of a sign in Ethiopia. Left to right 2Ls Millan Bederu and Robert Shoemaker.

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Real-life Lawyering in Ethiopia

Millan Bederu and Robert Shoemaker, student-attorneys in the ITC, visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, on behalf of a U.S.-based client of Ethiopian origin who is interested in organizing a fund to invest in Ethiopian small- to medium-sized enterprises. “We could research statutes and regulations on our end, but figuring out how the fund was going to work on the ground was something we didn’t have a direct line of sight on.”

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Cover Story Winter 2020

Paul Nightingale, ’86: Dairy Innovator

In his 16 years as senior vice president and general counsel of the Massachusetts-based dairy company HP Hood LLC, Paul Nightingale, ’86, has witnessed many changes in the industry. “With a company like this, we have to look elsewhere to make up for conventional dairy’s declining market share.”