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Issue: Spring 2016

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Robbie Friedman, ’08 Robbie Friedman, ’08

Class Note Spring 2016

Robbie Friedman, ’08: Innovations in Law Firm Billing

As a corporate attorney, Robbie Friedman, ’08, was familiar with what he describes as the “opaqueness” of legal billing. So he co-founded Viewabill, a startup based in Columbus, Ohio, in 2013. A cloud-based platform, Viewabill allows clients to see in real time how much a law firm is billing for its work.

Hon. Harlan VanWye, ’67 Hon. Harlan VanWye, ’67

Class Note Spring 2016

Hon. Harlan VanWye, ’67: An Extra-Innings Career

In 22 years as a judge with the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, the Hon. Harlan VanWye, ’67, saw it all, from despair to defensiveness to questionable wardrobe choices. But learning that a claimant named her child Harlan, after him, came as a surprise.

Monica Tesler Monica Tesler

Class Note Spring 2016

Monica Tesler, ’98: Dreaming of Space Adventures Leads to Debut Kids’ Book

Some people spend their work commutes catching up on email or scrolling through Facebook. Others unwind by listening to their favorite podcast. Monica Tesler, ’98, spent the better part of a year on a commuter boat dreaming of space adventures, the likes of which can be found in Bounders, her debut novel for middle-grade readers.

Eric Ostermeier, ’95 Eric Ostermeier, ’95

Class Note Spring 2016

Eric Ostermeier, ’95: Data-driven Political Journalism

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but in today’s world of pundits and partisanism, Eric Ostermeier, ’95, says data is the most powerful of all. Since 2006, Ostermeier has authored Smart Politics, a blog he founded at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. 

Lydia (Barry) Kelley,’89, and Rebecca (Redosh) Eisner, ‘89 Lydia (Barry) Kelley,’89, and Rebecca (Redosh) Eisner, ‘89

In Practice Spring 2016

Two Friends, Two Leaders, One City

Rebecca (Redosh) Eisner, ’89, and Lydia (Barry) Kelley, ’89, want part of their story to not be a story. Best friends who met at Michigan Law and became managing partners of two of Chicago’s biggest firms is a good tale. That they are both women adds intrigue. “I would love to reach the point where it’s irrelevant that we are women,” says Eisner. “Unfortunately, we are not there yet.” 

UMLS Emeriti Discussion UMLS Emeriti Discussion

Features Spring 2016

A Lively Chat About Michigan Law History with Legendary Faculty Members

Yale Kamisar would like to set the record straight, once and for all. Yes, yes, he threw a book and broke a student’s glasses. Yes, he paid to have the glasses fixed. But it was one book, one time, thrown to make a point about the case of a husband flinging a beer mug at his wife while she held a lit lamp—and the student seemed willfully disinclined to understand the professor’s point.

Veterans Clinic Veterans Clinic

Features Spring 2016

Michigan Law Veterans Legal Clinic Opens

In November, Michigan Law celebrated the opening of the Veterans Legal Clinic, which offers veterans and, in some cases, their immediate families, legal help in matters such as family law, eviction, consumer problems, foreclosure, and employment cases. 

Ken Salazar, ’81 Ken Salazar, ’81

@UMICHLAW Spring 2016

Salazar Honored with 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

Ken Salazar, ’81, received Michigan Law’s Distinguished Alumni Award at a special ceremony on March 18, as part of the Juan Luis Tienda Scholarship Banquet. Salazar delivered the keynote address at the annual banquet hosted by the Latino Law Students Association.

Martha S. Jones Martha S. Jones

Briefs Spring 2016

News in Brief: Spring 2016

SFF Auction raises more than $59k  |  Record-breaking exonerations  |  Mini-seminars bring students into faculty homes for small group discussions  |  and more...

Stan Stroup Stan Stroup

Impact Spring 2016

Stan Stroup, ’69: Supporting Michigan Law's Most Prestigious Scholarship

Smart students who dream of graduating from Michigan Law should have the opportunity to do so without worrying about how to pay for it, Stan Stroup, ’69, believes. Through their bequest gift to establish a Darrow Scholarship, Stroup and his wife, Sylvia, will help make some of those dreams come true.