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Christina Whitman Christina Whitman

@UMICHLAW Fall 2014

Prof. Whitman Receives L. Hart Wright Teaching Award

Professor Christina Whitman, ’74, who began teaching at the Law School in 1976 and was one of the first women on the faculty, has received the L. Hart Wright Award. The award—named after the beloved Michigan Law professor who was renowned in the field of tax law—is presented annually by the LSSS, with the recipient chosen by students.

Steve Gray Steve Gray

Briefs Fall 2014

New 1L Clinic Represents Unemployed Workers

Michigan Law has become only the second law school in the country to offer a clinic to first-year students with the introduction this year of the new Unemployment Insurance Clinic (UIC), in which second-semester 1Ls represent clients in their claims for state unemployment insurance benefits.

Janet and John Boyles with scholarship recipients Joseph Flynn (left) and Marc McKenna (right). Janet and John Boyles with scholarship recipients Joseph Flynn (left) and Marc McKenna (right).

Impact Fall 2014

Janet and John Boyles, ’59: A Lifeline Returned

At his lowest point, Michigan Law gave John Boyles, ’59, a lifeline. In gratitude, Boyles and his wife, Janet, do the same for today’s students. Through the John DuVall Boyles Scholarship, students can make their dream of attending Michigan Law a reality and can pursue their career aspirations with less worry about repaying loans.

Professor James Hines Jr. Professor James Hines Jr.

@UMICHLAW Fall 2014

Prof. Hines Honored for Public Finance Work with Prestigious Professorship

Professor James Hines Jr. has been named the recipient of the 2014 Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship, a prestigious award honoring scholars in public finance. Hines, the L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law and co-director of the Law and Economics Program, delivered the sixth Richard Musgrave Lecture—“International Taxation and National Interests”—in Munich in April.

Ben Gubernick, ‘11; CEO MJ Cartwright; and Prof. J.J. Prescott. Ben Gubernick, ‘11; CEO MJ Cartwright; and Prof. J.J. Prescott.

Features Fall 2014

Transforming What It Means to “Go to Court”

What if your day in court didn’t have to be in court? That’s the idea that led Michigan Law Professor J.J. Prescott and Ben Gubernick, ’11, his former student, to invent a first-of-its-kind technology that helps people interact with courts online, at any time of day, without needing to hire an attorney.

Steven P. Croley Steven P. Croley

@UMICHLAW Fall 2014

Prof. Croley Confirmed as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy

Michigan Law Professor Steven P. Croley, who has served in the Obama administration as deputy White House counsel since 2012, was confirmed in May by the U.S. Senate as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Supreme Court Supreme Court

Briefs Fall 2014

Trio of Michigan Law Grads Obtain Prestigious U.S. Supreme Court Clerkships

Realizing something of a high court hat trick with their consecutive clerkships, three Michigan Law graduates soon will share the distinction of having served three of the foremost members of the nation’s judiciary: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Diane Hilligoss Diane Hilligoss

Impact Fall 2014

First Victors for Michigan Scholarship Awarded

In February 2014, an anonymous donor from the Class of 1951 and his wife gave nearly $300,000 to establish the Victors for Michigan Scholarship Fund. The donors wanted to support the Law School’s top funding priority and commemorate the newly launched Victors for Michigan campaign. 

Kristina Daugirdas Kristina Daugirdas

@UMICHLAW Fall 2014

Prof. Daugirdas Wins Writing Award

An American Journal of International Law (AJIL) article written by Assistant Professor Kristina Daugirdas has been awarded the Francis Deák Prize, which honors outstanding scholarship by younger authors.