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Issue: Winter 2022

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In Memoriam

Professor Yale Kamisar

Yale Kamisar, a towering, beloved figure in the Law Quad and a nationally renowned scholar of constitutional law, died on January 30, 2022, in Ann Arbor. He was 92.

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In Memoriam

Professor Douglas A. Kahn

Douglas A. Kahn, the Paul G. Kauper Professor Emeritus of Law, died on October 22, 2021, at his home in Tallahassee, Florida, at the age of 86. He was the longest teaching faculty member in Michigan Law history and a devoted instructor and champion of generations of students.

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In Memoriam

The Hon. Avern Cohn, ’49

The Hon. Avern Cohn, ’49, who served for 40 years on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, died on February 4, 2022. He was 97.

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In Memoriam

Dean Terrance Sandalow

Terrance “Terry” Sandalow, who served as dean of Michigan Law from 1978 to 1987 and was a member of the faculty for 34 years, died at his Washington, D.C., home on January 29, 2022. He was 87.

Class Note Winter 2022

Reena Bajowala was selected as a member of the 2021–2023 class of the American Bar Association Business Law Fellows Program. The program provides a diverse array of lawyers with the opportunity to engage in professional development opportunities within the business law section. She is a partner at Ice Miller Strategies LLC in Chicago.

Class Note Winter 2022

Elizabeth “Liza” Rios was named deputy state court administrator by the Michigan Supreme Court. Previously, she served at the Michigan Advocacy Program where she supervised a 40-person staff at Legal Services of South Central Michigan.

Class Note Winter 2022

Jennifer Reddien joined Venable LLP as its inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer, based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Venable, she served as the director of diversity and inclusion at Haynes and Boone LLP in Dallas. 

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Class Note Winter 2022

Andrea Clark was honored by Sacramento Magazine as a 2021 Top Lawyer in energy and natural resources. She is a partner at Downey Brand LLP.

Class Note Winter 2022

Laura Varela-Addeo became the head of the newly formed Immigrant Affairs Commission in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in 2020. Prior to the commission, she worked as a civil rights attorney for 14 years, specializing in immigrant services in the Washington, D.C., area.