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Chris White Chris White

Class Note

Chris White, ’07: Finding His Passion Amid the Recession

The Great Recession forced many to rethink their careers—Chris White, ’07, being among them. He has gone from BigLaw practice to legal head hunting, and along the way founded the Chicago Beer Experience.

Brenda Abdelall Brenda Abdelall

Class Note

Brenda Abdelall, ’05: From Newsweek’s Cover to the Front Lines of Social Justice

“When 9/11 happened, there was no longer a choice about whether you could be politically aware and politically savvy,” Brenda Abdelall, ’05, says. “We all, especially as American Muslims, had a responsibility to be informed, engaged citizens.”

Fred Furth Fred Furth

Class Note

Fred Furth, ’59: Deploying His Not-So-Secret Weapon for Success

“Doubt doesn’t occur in my life,” Fred Furth, ’59, says. “I fear nothing. I know that whatever the problem, I’m either going to go around it, under it, over it, or right through it.”

Sara Gibson, ’13 Sara Gibson, ’13

Class Note

Sara Gibson, ’13: Keeping the Peace in Dangerous Territory

Not far from Sara Gibson’s base in the central region of Mali, Al Qaeda-affiliated extremists enforce their interpretation of Sharia law and commit heinous abuses of human rights. 

@UMICHLAW Fall 2017

Reunion 2017

“Reunion is a powerful reminder that the Michigan Law community extends far beyond the halls of the Quad,” says Janice Glander, executive director of annual and reunion giving. 

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker

In Practice Fall 2017

Bringing Stability to the State Bar of California

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. But even she was hesitant to take on the role of executive director of the State Bar of California, a beleaguered organization that was badly in need of a turnaround. 

Adelman Scholarship recipients at table with donor Adelman Scholarship recipients at table with donor

Impact Fall 2017

Scholarship Dinner Brings Alumni, Students Together

At the 2017 Scholarship Dinner in Ann Arbor, the Law School brought together donors and scholarship recipients—some meeting in person for the first time—for an evening of gratitude and community. 

Beauty image of the architecture in the Underground Library Beauty image of the architecture in the Underground Library

@UMICHLAW Fall 2017

Recent Publications Highlight Breadth of Michigan Law Faculty

Michigan Law faculty are leaders in their disciplines, which run the gamut from business law to blood feuds. Apart from their teaching and research, the Law School’s faculty also are prolific and diverse writers, as evidenced by recent publications. 

Xiuhao “Rachel” Luo Xiuhao “Rachel” Luo

Features

Xiuhao “Rachel” Luo, LLM ’01: On the Leading Edge of Chinese Regulatory Law

China’s legal industry was just taking shape when Xiuhao “Rachel” Luo, LLM ’01, graduated in 1989 with her first law degree from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou. Today, she is tackling the Wild West of social media retailing—along with compliance and regulatory work—as vice president of legal affairs for Amway China.