The Michigan Innocence Clinic is the first exclusively non-DNA innocence clinic in the country. Since its inception, the clinic has won the release of 40 men and women who had been wrongfully convicted of crimes and served anywhere from a few months to 46 years in prison.
April 18, 2023
Faculty Q&A: Tifani Sadek helps entrepreneurs remove barriers
“Unfortunately, almost by definition, early stage startups have no revenue and little money to pay attorneys for much needed legal services. Because the clinic is free of charge, I never have to turn away a client for inability to pay.”
~ Tifani Sadek, co-director of Michigan Law’s Zell Entrepreneurship Clinic
December 19, 2022
Community Enterprise Clinic supports new food security hub in Detroit
Dana Thompson, clinical professor of law and director of the Community Enterprise Clinic, said the food security network’s values, importance to Detroit, and wide range of legal needs has resulted in a long and mutually beneficial relationship.
December 14, 2021
And justice for all: Amanda Alexander brings racial justice front and center
“The past three and a half years of running the Detroit Justice Center have really driven home the importance of putting questions of incarceration front and center when we’re thinking about the future of the city.”
~ Amanda Alexander
September 19, 2019
Alum Eli Savit clerked for Supremes O’Connor, Ginsburg and now advises Detroit mayor
“I never thought my career would have unfolded the way it has, but I’ve had the opportunity to work on projects that I think have made the world a better place. I never thought I’d be a municipal lawyer, but when the opportunity came up, I took it. And that’s how I’ve always tried to live my life. To go where I can do the most good,” said Eli Savit, U-M Law School alumnus and lawyer for the city of Detroit.
August 19, 2019
U-M offers Fall ’19 courses with a Detroit spin on social innovation, car culture and more
Interested in urban issues? Here’s a list of courses offered at the University of Michigan this fall through the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts, the Law School, the Ford School of Public Policy, the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Ross School of Business, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
March 5, 2015
The Detroit Center for Family Advocacy
The U-M Law School’s Detroit Center for Family Advocacy (CFA) provides legal advocacy and social work services to low-income families to prevent the unnecessary placement and prolonged stay of children in foster care while also providing valuable training and experiences to law students.
March 4, 2015
Community and Economic Development Clinic
Founded in 1991, the U-M Law School’s Community and Economic Development Clinic (CEDC) provides creative solutions to the transactional needs of community organizations and nonprofit groups.