Scholarships are the top priority in the Victors for Michigan campaign because they ensure Michigan Law’s affordability and access to the best and brightest students.
At the 2017 Scholarship Dinner in Ann Arbor, the Law School brought together donors and scholarship recipients—some meeting in person for the first time—for an evening of gratitude and community. Scholarship recipient Johannah Walker, a 2L, offered greetings and thanks on behalf of the students. “Scholarships remind students that there are people who so fervently believe in our capacity to succeed that they are willing to put money on it. And, as we’re scurrying around the proverbial library of life…your investment serves as the kind soul who grabs us by the arm and says, “Hey, I see you, and one day you will become a great lawyer.” David Callahan, ’91, a partner and global co-chair of the intellectual property department at Latham & Watkins LLP, said that supporting scholarships provides benefits to the donors, as well as to the recipients. “Giving is just one small part of being a member of the Michigan community. That community has been an integral part of every success I’ve enjoyed during my career, and I am privileged to be able to give back to help the future generations of Michigan students.”