“[Russian interference in the U.S. election] is not about which candidate’s side they were on. Russia is on Russia’s side, and the same goes for any other country. It’s not a partisan issue; it’s about protecting America’s interests from hostile foreign influences.”
—Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who spoke to a packed house at Michigan Law in October.
“From a professional standpoint, being a lawyer is one of the most intellectually satisfying career paths because it enables you to have a deep curiosity about so many things.”
—Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson, who spoke to MLaw students in October. Anderson previously was CEO of Northwest Airlines and of Delta Air Lines, and he earned a JD from South Texas College of Law.
“But even with all of its checks and balances on power and its protections for individual liberties, the Constitution means little on paper. It takes real people leading courageous challenges to make the promises of our founding document a reality.”
—Barbara McQuade, ’91, professor from practice, in her Detroit Free Press piece on bringing the Constitution to life.
“I suppose people are disgusted with mayo because it has the consistency of pus.”
—William Miller, the Thomas G. Long Professor of Law, in a Huffington Post article on the scholarly topic of why people dislike mayonnaise.
“The reason that women in general don’t report sexual harassment is very well documented. It makes their lives worse, both in their employment and in their personal lives.”
—Catharine A. MacKinnon, the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, during a BBC World News interview about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations.
“We’ve inflicted the most devastating remedy we have on these families, then we’re basically saying, within a month, ‘Sorry, our mistake.’ And these families are left to deal with the consequences.”
—Clinical Professor Vivek Sankaran, ’01, in The New York Times about the increase in short-term placements of children in foster care. The removals often punish parents who have few resources.