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Features Spring 2015

The Memory of Detroit—and Beyond

Alumnus Clarence M. Burton traveled the globe to acquire historical documents. His collection—including some 500,000 books and 250,000 images—spans 400 years of North American history and is regarded as one of the best in the nation. On May 21, the Detroit Public Library will commemorate its 150th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the Burton Historical Collection.

Two of Jibu's local entrepreneurs holding a container of water with Jibu logo Two of Jibu's local entrepreneurs holding a container of water with Jibu logo

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International Transactions Clinic Helps Jibu Test Waters of Franchise in Africa

When a Jibu franchise opens in Uganda or Rwanda—and provides a new community with access to clean, affordable drinking water—traces of that success are felt 7,500 miles away in the Law School’s International Transactions Clinic (ITC). 

The Intersection of Health and Law The Intersection of Health and Law

Cover Story Spring 2015

The Intersection of Health and Law

Research has shown that one in six people needs legal care to be healthy. One in six. That figure informed our decision to highlight the intersection between health and law in this issue of Law Quadrangle. From the Law School's Pediatric Advocacy Clinic to WebMD, this issue's stories illustrate that the overlap between health and law is vast. And it is a safe guess that the junction will only become more complex and varied over time.

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Impact Spring 2015

Jim Zirin, ’64: A Gift for the 50th

Jim Zirin, ’64, sees himself as a storyteller. He knows that Michigan Law has been central in his own story. In gratitude, Zirin made a significant contribution to the Law School Fund to commemorate his 50th reunion. 

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Impact Spring 2015

With Planned Gift, John Reed Scholarship Fund Exceeds $1 Million Goal

When Dudley Godfrey, ’52 and fellow members of the Class of 1952 decided to establish the John Reed Scholarship Fund, they hoped it would grow to $1 million. Thanks in part the generosity of Dudley and his wife, Constance, the value of the fund now exceeds $1.2 million.

Lisa and Chris Jeffries, ’74 Lisa and Chris Jeffries, ’74

Impact Spring 2015

1L Summer Funding Gets a Boost from Chris Jeffries, ’74

As a long-time real estate developer, Chris Jeffries knows the importance of functional-yet-beautiful facilities in a community, which is why he made a $5 million gift toward the building of South Hall in 2007. But he also knows that buildings are only as good as the people and experiences they house, which is why he recently made a $2.5 million gift in support of the 1L summer funding program.

Adam Pritchard, the Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law at Michigan, speaks on a panel with at a conference in Hong Kong Adam Pritchard, the Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law at Michigan, speaks on a panel with at a conference in Hong Kong

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Michigan Law Faculty and International Experts Highlight Conference in Hong Kong

The U-M Law School, the Chinese University of Hong  Kong’s (CUHK’s) Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development, and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at U-M brought together some of the world’s top experts in the public and private enforcement of corporate and securities law at a December conference in Hong Kong. 

Savannah Zuniga, age 8, has two rare conditions that affect her mobility, speech, and cognition. The Pediatric Advocacy Clinic at Michigan Law has worked with her family to ensure that her therapy is covered by her Medicaid managed care plan. “I pretty much take care of her 24/7,” says her mother, Chrystal, pictured at right with Savannah. Savannah Zuniga, age 8, has two rare conditions that affect her mobility, speech, and cognition. The Pediatric Advocacy Clinic at Michigan Law has worked with her family to ensure that her therapy is covered by her Medicaid managed care plan. “I pretty much take care of her 24/7,” says her mother, Chrystal, pictured at right with Savannah.

Cover Story Spring 2015

Doctor’s Orders: Call Your Lawyer

Medical-legal partnerships, such as the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic at Michigan Law, address the social conditions that affect the health and well-being of people and communities. Says Clinic Director Debra Chopp: “The idea is that the legal clinic becomes part of the medical team. We’re all working together to improve the health of the child.”

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Impact Spring 2015

Recent Gifts: Spring 2015

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.

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Briefs Spring 2015

Students and Alumni Unite to Guarantee Summer Funding for All 1Ls

Gifts from the Himan Brown Charitable Trust and from Lisa and Chris Jeffries, ’74—with a startup gift from the Law School Student Senate and ongoing fundraising through Student Funded Fellowships—will support 1Ls taking unpaid or low-paying summer internships in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, making it the most inclusive program at any top law school.