James Forman Jr., a Yale Law School professor and former public defender, will argue how the decisions of black leaders played a role in the mass incarceration of people of color as part of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.
For the third year in a row, a University of Michigan student was named to the prestigious Luce Scholarship Program. Law School student Varun Aery joins 17 other scholars from across the country to receive the fellowship for 2017-18.
David R. Watson, former executive director for the New York State Bar Association, has been named executive director of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, as of Jan. 3.
Housed at the University of Michigan, ICLE is the education provider of the State Bar of Michigan and was overseen by Lynn P. Chard since 1993.
Joan Larsen, special counsel to the associate dean and lecturer II in the Law School, has been appointed a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court by Gov. Rick Snyder for a term ending Jan. 1, 2017.
Asked which Supreme Court ruling she would most like to see changed, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg drew quick and enthusiastic applause from a Hill Auditorium audience Friday with her unequivocal answer: Citizens United.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will present the university's 2015 Tanner Lecture on Human Values on Feb. 6, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Hill Auditorium.
"A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg" is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public, including alumni.
The University of Michigan is spearheading development of what is believed to be first-of-its-kind technology to help people who have been charged with minor offenses interact with courts online, without needing to hire an attorney.
The Human Trafficking Clinic at the Law School has been awarded a $500,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to fund a partnership between the clinic and domestic-violence and sexual-assault services.