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Deeva Shah Deeva Shah

Class Note Winter 2019

Deeva Shah, ’17: Workplace Accountability within the Federal Judiciary

Deeva Shah had only been in her U.S. district court clerkship for a short time when two female colleagues confided that they had experienced sexual harassment on the job. Shah, ’17, offered to help them figure out how to report the harassment, which proved to be more difficult than she had initially thought.

Cinnamon Stephens Cinnamon Stephens

Class Note Winter 2019

Cinnamon Stephens, ’94: Navigating the Complexities of the Art World

“People think of the art world as being classy and sophisticated,” says Cinnamon Stephens, ’94, “But it’s actually kind of a sleazy snake pit,”  

Jonathan Fountain Jonathan Fountain

Class Note Winter 2019

Jonathan Fountain, ’01: Seizing Counterfeit Goods at Vegas Trade Shows

When Jonathan Fountain, ’01, walks the floor of a Las Vegas trade show, U.S. marshals at his side, its vendors hold their collective breath. And when he walks out, counterfeit goods in hand, it’s to their applause.

Jordan Lipp Jordan Lipp

Class Note Winter 2019

Jordan Lipp, ’02: “Protecting the Ski Industry That I Love”

Jordan Lipp, ’02, is a self-described “obsessive skier.” So when he applied to law schools, only those near ski areas made the cut.“One of my classmates still jokes with me that I’m the only person in the world who chose the University of Michigan for its skiing,” laughs Lipp.

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Lisa and Christopher Jeffries, ’74, Commit $33 Million to Michigan Law for Student Support

Lisa and Chris Jeffries, ’74, have committed $33 million to the Law School, with the entirety of the gift dedicated to student support, including scholarships and other forms of financial aid, summer funding programs, and debt management.

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In Practice Winter 2019

Tim Kochis, ’73: A Pioneer in Personal Financial Planning

Any success in life is a combination of three things: talent, hard work, and luck, says Tim Kochis, ’73. While Kochis admits he’s had a few lucky breaks in his 45-year career as a personal finance and investment manager, he also attributes his success in large measure to his Michigan Law degree, which has proven to be a “valuable calling card.”

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Briefs

News in Brief: Winter 2019

Amazon legal team visits campus  |  Solicitor General's office panel discussion  |  Women law journal editors speak to students  |  and more...

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Impact

Recent Gifts: Fall 2019

Giving to Michigan Law is an investment in the future of legal education, and private support ensures that the excellence that has distinguished Michigan-trained lawyers continues for generations to come.

Alumnae Claire Nagel, ‘18, and Lauren Fitzsimons, ‘17, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Law Steve Gray joined Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, ‘82, during the December 2017 bill-signing session implementing new unemployment insurance legislation. Alumnae Claire Nagel, ‘18, and Lauren Fitzsimons, ‘17, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Law Steve Gray joined Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, ‘82, during the December 2017 bill-signing session implementing new unemployment insurance legislation.

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Unemployment Insurance Clinic Drafts New Legislation

Rita Samaan and Sean Higgins graduated from Michigan Law in 2017 with legislative experience under their belt, thanks to their work with Michigan Law’s Unemployment Insurance Clinic.