Recent Gifts – Fall 2022 Law Quadrangle

Inside the Michigan Law School Reading Room

Recent Gifts Richard R. Burns, ’71, and Elizabeth M. Burns made a recent additional gift commitment of $225,000, which will support the Richard and Elizabeth Burns Debt Management Fund, the Law School Fund, and the Michigan Law Scholarship Fund in Honor of the Women of the Class of ’71. These gifts are in honor of […]

A Ribbon Cutting for Jeffries Hall

Jeffries

A Ribbon Cutting for Jeffries Hall In April, the Law School welcomed Lisa and Chris Jeffries, ’74, to officially celebrate the dedication and naming of Jeffries Hall. The building opened as South Hall in 2012 and was renamed following the Jeffries’s $33 million dollar gift—the largest gift in Law School history. The entirety of the […]

New Scholarship Fund Celebrates the Women of ’71

School Portraits of Women of 1971

New Scholarship Fund Celebrates the Women of ’71 Dawn Hertz, Mary Kay Kane, and Muriel Nichols as pictured in their 1971 Law School yearbook. Michigan Law’s Class of 1971 attended law school during a tumultuous and pivotal period in US history: The Vietnam War was raging, women were breaking out of prescriptive molds, and a […]

Cause and Effect

Fall Architecture beauty image of the Law Quad

Cause and Effect A Donor and His Scholarship Recipient Reflect on Their Connection to Michigan Law Bill Bogaard, ’65, moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Michigan Law and joined O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he worked on securities and finance transactions. He continued in private practice for nearly 20 years before joining First Interstate […]

A Parisian Dream Come True

Patricia Carnese, ’82

A Parisian Dream Come True A lover of museums, music, and delicious food, Patricia Carnese, ’82, dreamed of living and working in Europe. She is a loyal donor to the Law School Fund because Michigan Law was her ticket there.  When Carnese was accepted into the Law School, she was unsure which direction her career […]

Alumnus Establishes New Prize to Bolster Scholarship at the Law School

Paul Dimond, ’69

Alumnus Establishes New Prize to Bolster Scholarship at the Law School Interpreting the Constitution and applying it to contemporary legal issues has been at the heart of all that Paul Dimond, ’69, has done in his career as a civil rights litigator, scholar, and private practitioner. To encourage students to consider the most pressing constitutional […]

From Green and Gold to Maize and Blue

Gary E. Baker, LLM ’76, and Susan Key Baker

From Green and Gold to Maize and Blue, New Fund Connects Central Texas and Ann Arbor One couple’s split loyalties and international ambitions have led to the creation of a new scholarship fund that will support students at the Law School.  Gary E. Baker, LLM ’76, and Susan Key Baker grew up in the same […]

In Pursuit of the “Why,” Alumnus Establishes Fund to Support Philosophy of Law

Michael Fayhee

In Pursuit of the “Why,” Alumnus Establishes Fund to Support Philosophy of Law When not flying his airplane, traveling with his grandchildren to Scotland, or taking a biking trip in Florida, Michael Fayhee, JD ’73, LLM ’20, is thinking about the law. More specifically, he ponders the why and how behind our legal system—and wants […]

True Partners at Home and in Giving Back

Rochelle “Shelley” Alpert, ’75, and Steve Greenwald, ’73,

True Partners at Home and in Giving Back With a shared love for Michigan sports, an appreciation for the power of education, and a philosophy of giving back, Rochelle “Shelley” Alpert, ’75, and Steve Greenwald, ’73, have been thick as thieves since they first met at the University of Michigan. Alpert and Greenwald were introduced […]

Longtime U-M Supporter Endows Law School Professorship

Thomas Lacchia standing on a balcony.

Longtime U-M Supporter Endows Law School Professorship When Thomas Lacchia, ’69, made a gift to establish an endowed professorship at the Law School, it was the culmination of more than 40 years of philanthropy at the University of Michigan.  Early in his career, Lacchia made a commitment to give back to the Law School to […]