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Issue: Spring/Summer 2018

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Chase Cantrell Chase Cantrell

Class Note

Chase Cantrell, ’08: A Force for Positive Change Close to Home

Chase Cantrell, ’08, could have gone many places with a degree from Michigan Law. Instead, he chose to be a force for positive change in his native Detroit.

George Barchini George Barchini

Class Note

George Barchini, ’15: Striking a Balance with Big Law and Public Interest

Near the end of a long week in Laredo, Texas, George Barchini pulled an all-nighter—but not for the reasons typical of young associates at Big Law firms. Instead, he was trying to stop the deportation of a Central American woman.

Marty Lagina Marty Lagina

Class Note

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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Class Note

Benedicte Bayi-Mathijsen, ’85: Drawn to the World

“I discovered a completely different world at Michigan, and it just took me in a whole new direction,” Bayi-Mathijsen says. She found its “international dimension” to her liking and joined the International Law Society and the Michigan Journal of International Law

A man in glasses stands in front of a U.S. Olympics sign. A man in glasses stands in front of a U.S. Olympics sign.

In Practice

A Case of “Five-Ring Fever”

There is such a thing as “Five-Ring Fever,” and Chris McCleary certainly has it. He first caught it at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and he’s never lost it. It’s what you would expect, given that McCleary is the general counsel for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC).

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@UMICHLAW

New Law and Mobility Transformation Project Driven by Michigan Law

“With its rich history and deep roots in automotive technology, Michigan has long pioneered mobility transformation,” says Daniel Crane, the Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law.

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Impact

Jan Kang, ’87: An Alumna’s Simple Thank You

“I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but I think about it a lot now,” says Jan Kang, ’87. “I could not have taken a second, extremely demanding job in my 40s, and the fact that he was willing to do that to pay for my tuition is amazing. I was very lucky that my parents supported me, so I’m doing my part now by helping those students who need similar support.”

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Cover Story

The Legal Climate of Climate Change: Water

The saying goes, “the writing is on the wall.” But one day in the late 1980s, in a conference room in Colorado’s state capitol building, it was on the chalkboard. The governor closed the doors and announced that no one would be leaving. One by one, he called the municipal representatives to the chalkboard and asked each to write their projection of their city’s future water needs.

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In Practice

Bringing Cybercrimes to Justice and the Law up to Speed

“This is an area where the law hasn’t caught up to people’s conduct, and where victims have limited access to legal counsel,” says Van Engelen. “It takes real people on the ground, working every day as a team, to bring a cybercriminal to justice.”

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Michigan Law Announces Faculty Fellow Program

Michigan Law will launch a program of two-year fellowships for highly promising scholars with outstanding academic records, giving them an opportunity to develop their scholarship and teaching skills in preparation for the academic job market.