Addressing Climate Change across Borders and Sectors

Jesse Medlong

Addressing Climate Change across Borders and Sectors By Amy Spooner It was only as he sat in Paris at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) that Jesse Medlong realized he might be an environmental lawyer.  The commercial litigator was there to represent a client on a pro bono matter. The client […]

Fighting for Voting Rights

Khalilah Spencer, ’01, leading the campaign for an amendment to Michigan’s state Constitution that would expand voting rights

Fighting for Voting Rights By Sharon Morioka Photo courtesy of Promote the Vote 2022 As president of Promote the Vote 2022, Khalilah Spencer, ’01, is leading the campaign for an amendment to Michigan’s state constitution that would expand voting rights.  The Promote the Vote 2022 ballot initiative aims to make voting more convenient and secure, […]

Building a League of Her Own

Dana Schmitt

Building a League of Her Own By Meaghan Kelly Dana Schmitt, ‘95, pictured with Andy Appleby, owner and CEO of the USPBL, at the league’s ballpark in Utica, Michigan. Dana Schmitt, ’95, has had a passion for baseball ever since she and her father were invited to a Detroit Tigers game by a family friend. […]

Using a Big Law Platform to Give Back

Steven Hanton

Using a Big Law Platform to Give Back By Chelsea Liddy Pivtorak Marathon runner by morning, structured finance attorney by day, and community organizer by night, Steven Hanton, ’12, has time for it all—and then some.  Hanton, who was recently promoted to partner at Nixon Peabody LLP in Boston, knew early on that he wanted […]

Class Notes​ Year by Year

Architecture image of the arches in the Law Quad.

Class Notes 1970s 1971 Robert A. Stein, of The Stein Law Firm PLLC, was recognized by the New Hampshire Bar Association for 50 years of practice and continued excellence in the legal profession.  1975 Rick Bendix was named the 2021 Volunteer of the Year by Legal Aid Chicago for his work assisting pro se consumer […]