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Professor recognized for service to Clinical Legal Education

University of Michigan Law School Clinical Professor of Law David Santacroce was named the recipient of the 2019 William Pincus Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Clinical Legal Education. The award, given by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Clinical Legal Education, honors recipients for their service, scholarship, program design and implementation, and other activities beneficial to clinical education or to the advancement of justice.

Santacroce is the founder and president of the Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education (CSALE), a nonprofit corporation housed at the Law School

7 companies giving $35M to improve Detroit neighborhoods

DETROIT (AP) — Seven companies are making a combined $35 million commitment to help improve Detroit neighborhoods.

Mayor Mike Duggan joined the companies Monday in announcing the investments that seek to spur development and make physical improvements to the city. American Axle, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Chemical Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Flagstar Bank, Huntington Bank and Penske Corp. are each contributing $5 million.

Duggan says Detroit is “taking the strategy that worked in Midtown and scaling it citywide to bring more development to neighborhoods across our city.”

The funding for Strategic Neighborhood Fund efforts is expected to leverage another $70 million in private investment to help improve parks; fill vacant storefronts and lots; make streetscape improvements; stabilize single-family homes and renovate existing vacant houses; and develop affordable housing.


Charges filed against man in shooting of wife outside FedEx

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged with attempted murder after his wife was shot in the back when she arrived for work at FedEx in suburban Detroit.

The shooting led to a middle-of-the-night police chase on Interstate 96 on Nov. 26.

Robert Easley-Calloway has been charged with attempted murder, criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and other crimes. In a statement Monday, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy says the case is another example of the “massive problem” of domestic violence.

Easley-Calloway appeared in a Livonia court Friday and remains lodged in jail.
The 26-year-old Detroit man was shot by police during the chase.