Law & Politics

  1. The strategic suffragist

    When meeting with political adversaries, she made lace to appear ‘completely domestic.’ But Lucia V. Grimes, BA 1902/MA 1906, was a canny organizer who pioneered a legislative ‘pressure system’ that propelled ratification of the 19th Amendment. She even enlisted her daughter in the movement (above).

  2. Fight the policy, not the politician

    The presidential election is near, but it’s no time to ease up on Black Lives Matter and other social movements, says Mary Frances Berry, PhD ’66/JD ’70/HLLD ’97. The author of ‘History Teaches Us to Protest’ says the fight to change policy is just beginning.

  3. Crisis in the Middle East: Experts discuss impact

    U-M’s Juan Cole and Michael Traugott address the repercussions and long-term implications of the killing of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani.

  4. Historic gift for Law

    Lisa and Christopher Jeffries have committed the largest gift in the school’s history: $33 million to support student scholarships, financial aid, debt management, and more.

  5. Sotomayor, Baer discuss university of the future

    Bicentennial colloquium packs the house; U-M community reacts to policies of new administration.

  6. In the driver's seat

    The recent fatality involving a semi-autonomous Tesla reveals just how far transportation technology has outpaced solutions in another realm: The legal world.

  7. A father’s story

    For 40 years Barry King, JD ’58, has lived with the mystery of his son’s murder. Now he’s taking his “true-crime” saga to social media.

  8. Episode 5: Totally up for debate, featuring Aaron Kall

    A rambunctious war of words is raging on the political front line while the University of Michigan’s No. 1 debate team reaps the spoils here at home. Listen in, as debate expert extraordinaire Aaron Kall reviews the debate performance of several U.S. presidential hopefuls and gives an update on the U-M team’s upward trajectory.

  9. The life of Dr. Death

    Jack Kevorkian’s archive at the Bentley reveals the life of an artist, composer, and controversial advocate of the right-to-die movement.