The University of Michigan Law School is the law school of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Founded in 1859, the school offers Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Doctor of Juridical Science degree programs. Michigan Law School ranks among the highest-rated law schools in the United States and the world. In the 2019 U. S. News ranking, Michigan Law is ranked 9th overall. Notable alumni include U. S. Supreme Court Justices Frank Murphy, William Rufus Day, George Sutherland, as well as a number of heads of state and corporate executives. 89% of class of 2018 graduates were employed within ten months of graduation. Michigan Law has placed 41 of its alumni on United States Circuit Courts, over 100 of its graduates on federal trial courts, 36 of its graduates on the Michigan Supreme Court, including 16 who served as Chief Justice. More than 170 Michigan law graduates have served in the United States Congress, including 20 United States Senators and more than 150 Congressional representatives. Additionally, numerous graduates have served as state legislators.
The school has an enrollment of about 920 as well as 81 full-time faculty members. The Law School was founded in 1859, rose to national prominence. By 1870, Michigan was the largest law school in the country. In 1870, Gabriel Franklin Hargo graduated from Michigan as the second African-American to graduate from law school in the United States. In 1871 Sarah Killgore, a Michigan Law graduate, became the first woman to both graduate from law school and be admitted to the bar. Although the law school is part of the public University of Michigan, less than 2 percent of the law school's expenses are covered by state funds; the remainder is supplied by private gifts and endowments. In 2009, Michigan Law began a $102 million enterprise to construct a new law building that would remain loyal to the English Gothic style; the enterprise was funded by endowments and private gifts. 2009 marked the school's sesquicentennial celebration. As a part of the festivities, Chief Justice John Roberts visited the school and participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building.
The building was called South Hall. In December 2018, South Hall was renamed Jeffries Hall; the Law Quadrangle is designed in the English Gothic style. Built between 1924 and 1933 by the architectural firm York and Sawyer with funds donated by attorney and alumnus William W. Cook, the Cook Law Quadrangle comprises four buildings: Hutchins Hall, the main academic building, named for former Dean of the Law School and President of the University, Harry Burns Hutchins The Legal Research Building. In 2007, the University of Michigan Reading Room was named 94th on a list of "American's Favorite Buildings." The building is one of only three law buildings on the list. John Cook Dormitory The Lawyer's Club, providing additional dormitory rooms and a meeting space for the residents of the Quad. In 2012, extensive renovations of the Lawyers Club were undertaken thanks in part to a $20 million gift from Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman Charles T. Munger, was re-opened on August 19, 2013 for the Fall 2013 school year.
Michigan Law was ranked third in the initial U. S. News & World Report law school rankings in 1987. Michigan Law is one of the "T14" law schools, schools that have ranked within the top 14 law schools since U. S. News began publishing rankings. In the 2019 U. S. News ranking, Michigan Law is ranked 9th overall; the 2010 Super Lawyers rankings placed Michigan as second. Michigan Law is ranked 6th for Clinical Training and 6th for International Law. In a 2011 U. S. News "reputational ranking" of law schools by hiring partners at the nation's top law firms, the University of Michigan Law School ranked 4th. Michigan Law ranked 15th among U. S. law schools, tied with the Georgetown University Law Center, for the number of times its tenured faculty's published scholarship was cited in legal journals during the period 2010 through 2014. Admission to Michigan Law is selective. For the class entering in the fall of 2012, 1,238 out of 5,062 applicants were offered admission, with 344 matriculating; the 25th and 75th LSAT percentiles for the 2018 entering class were 165 and 171 with a median of 169.
The 25th and 75th undergraduate GPA percentiles were 3.55 and 3.89 with a median of 3.77. 97.5 percent of the graduating class of 2017 was employed by nine months after graduation. 86% of the class of 2017 secured positions as a judicial clerk or in private practice. The majority of Michigan Law grads work in New York, California, Washington, D. C. and Michigan. Michigan Law School students publish several law journals in addition to the Michigan Law Review, the sixth oldest legal journal in the U. S; these include: University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform Michigan Journal of International Law Michigan Journal of Gender and Law Michigan Journal of Race & Law Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review known as the Michigan Journal Private Equity and Venture Capital LawJournal membership is obtained through participation in writing competitions. Students may compete in intramural moot court competitions, the oldest of, the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, established in 1926 and first held in the 1927-1928 academic year.
Walking Brooklyn: 30 Tours Exploring Historical Legacies, Neighborhood Culture, Side Streets, Waterways is a book by Adrienne Onofri. It was published in June 2007 by Wilderness Press as one of the first titles in their urban trekking series. Walking Brooklyn consists of 30 chapters; as described by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: "Each walk begins with a map of the area with the appropriate route highlighted, a summary of boundaries, approximate distance of the route and the closest subway stop to begin at, followed by a brief historical introduction to the area. The actual street-by-street route guide is provided in bullet form; the walks are each concluded with a summary of the points of interests described as well as a MapQuest-like route summary."The New York Times wrote: "A book about Brooklyn published by the Wilderness Press? Turns out it’s a wonderful idea....a charming and informative guide to seeing the familiar and undiscovered features of the borough on foot." The Daily News said the book "tells you what’s worth seeing or sampling in each neighborhood and how best to navigate it and where to eat while uncovering historical and cultural nuggets many natives never knew."
Anton Wright is an adventurer, rowing coach, and—alongside Mark de Rond—holder of the Guinness World Record for the first unsupported row of the navigable length of the Amazon River. Anton Wright was the Head Coach and Boathouse Manager at Clare College, from 2010 to 2017. In September 2013, Anton and Mark de Rond embarked on an attempt to be the first people to row unsupported the entire length of the Amazon River, starting in Nautu, Peru on 1 September 2013, reaching the Brazilian coastal town of Macapa six weeks later. Reuters referred to it is as an expedition in which the rowers "will brave piranhas and disease in an attempt to be the first crew to row the length of the Amazon river." And described how "...they will sleep in turns at night to keep watch for runaway logs in the water which could destroy their boat, bull sharks, illegal logging and mining operators trying to keep their locations secret and drug traffickers in Brazil's vast rain-forest."An official Guinness World Record certificate was presented to Anton and Mark at the British Consulate in São Paulo on 15 October 2013.
The expedition raised money in aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability. Following the Amazon row, Anton returned to Cambridge and in 2015 the Row the Amazon boat was subsequently repaired by six boys from Parkside Community College in Cambridge, during a 14-week adventure experience intended to develop pride and life skills in local school children, which concluded in a unsupported row of a 176-mile stretch of the River Thames. During 2016, Anton participated in experimental British reality TV show Eden, he was described by the Guardian as "Eden's stand-out character" looking for'a shot at reinvention'