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Law students begin inaugural Master of Advanced Corporation Law Program at U-M

Students in Michigan Law’s inaugural Master of Advanced Corporation Law (MACL) program began their studies this week. MACL is the first degree of its kind designed for U.S. and internationally trained lawyers who want to specialize in U.S. corporate and securities law, and gain an international comparative perspective on both. It is an intensive, rigorous, single-summer residential experience that allows students to earn an advanced degree in 12 weeks.

“MACL is a unique opportunity for students to focus intently on corporate law, learning in Michigan Law’s enriching environment from accomplished and experienced professors,” said Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis, assistant dean for international affairs. “This degree is perfect for early and mid-career practitioners who want to move into corporate work or take their corporate practice to the next level.”

The students’ countries of origin include China, Colombia, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the United States. The students will complete 20 credit hours in-residence, including three mandatory courses, three elective courses, and a writing requirement. Each course lasts four weeks, so that in each four-week period, a student will take one four-credit mandatory course and one two-credit elective. The writing project, with an accompanying workshop-type seminar, will last for the entire 12 weeks.

The students will graduate from the program in August.


First full-time judge in UP honored with portrait at courthouse

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The first full-time federal judge in the Upper Peninsula has been honored with an official portrait at the Marquette courthouse.

Timothy Greeley retired in March after more than 30 years as a magistrate judge in Michigan’s Western District. Lawyers and current and retired federal judges from the Lower Peninsula honored him Monday.

As a magistrate judge, Greeley handled certain phases of criminal cases and civil litigation in federal court. He was 33 years old when he moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1988.

A statement from U.S. District Court, based in Grand Rapids, says Greeley was “pivotal ... in the difficult task of coordinating full dockets” for judges who visited Marquette for trials.

Greeley says he was “blessed” and grateful for a “job of a lifetime.”


Federalist Society to host Michigan Supreme Court Review May 23

The Federalist Society will host a panel discussion on decisions of interest from the Michigan Supreme Court’s 2018-2019 term on Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m., at Wayne State University Law School. Panelists will include Phil Derosier, Mary Massaron and Mike Steinberger. The event will be held in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.


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