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New communications specialist joins Detroit Mercy School of Law

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law welcomes Meghan Petiprin to the Alumni Relations Office as the School’s new Communications Specialist. In this role, she will create a comprehensive communications plan that will include social media and web strategy, as well as media relations. Petiprin will also serve as editor of the School’s alumni magazine, the Docket, and will debut an e-newsletter for alumni and the Detroit Mercy Law community.

Prior to joining Detroit Mercy Law, Petiprin was the Communications & Technology Specialist in the Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, where she managed communications for the school’s international engagement activities for five years. She holds a BS in Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience from the University of Michigan.

As a passionate higher education professional and native of southeast Michigan, Petiprin is excited to be part of the Detroit Mercy Law team. “I am honored to join this distinguished institution,” said Petiprin. “I believe the law school’s mission to ‘educate the complete lawyer,’ an approach to legal education that combines theory, doctrine, experiential learning, global perspectives, and service to the Detroit community, sets it apart from other schools. I am thrilled to be able to showcase the many mission-driven activities and accomplishments of Detroit Mercy Law alumni, students, faculty, and staff in my communications efforts.”


Interim U.S. attorney  in Detroit picked to remain in post

DETROIT (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Detroit will be staying in that position unless President Donald Trump picks a replacement.

The U.S. District Court announced Wednesday that its federal judges had voted to appoint Matthew Schneider as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Schneider was named interim U.S. attorney by the Justice Department in January, but his temporary appointment was set to expire on Friday.

Court officials say Schneider now will lead the federal prosecutor's office until the Senate confirms a presidential nominee.

Schneider was an assistant U.S. attorney for eight years before he joined the Michigan attorney general's office in 2011. He served as chief deputy attorney general under Bill Schuette.



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