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MSU Law: E-News

January 2013


Alumni & Friends Give Back In Support of Scholarships

Ravitz Foundation Provides Match Funds for George Roumell Fund

The Ravitz Foundation provided $50,000 to the George Roumell Fund, which honors Professor Roumell’s distinguished career teaching labor and arbitration law.

 ’88 Alum Gives Back to Support DCL Commemorative Plaza

Peter Lucido, ’88, pledged $100,000 to support the planned DCL (Detroit College of Law) Commemorative Plaza and became an ambassador for the plaza effort.

 ’76 Alum Gifts $200,000 to Establish Scholarship for Hockey Players

The Honorable Daniel Downey, ’76, made a $200,000 gift for scholarships designed for law students who were former college hockey players.

Trustee Maurice Jenkins Awards Jackson Lewis Scholarship

Jackson Lewis

For two straight years, Jackson Lewis law firm has provided two students with $2,500 each for their law school studies. Trustee Maurice Jenkins, a managing partner specializing in labor and employment law at the firm, presented the scholarships at the MSU College of Law Board of Trustees meeting in December. This year’s recipients, 2Ls Demaurey Drummond and Tracy Gragston, both have an interest in labor law.

Alpert Foundation Establishes Student Scholarship


The Ida and Benjamin Alpert Foundation established the Myron and Doris Alpert Scholarship at MSU Law with a gift of $48,000. Earnings from this endowed scholarship will provide funds for students who demonstrate financial need. Myron created the Alpert Foundation to honor his father, Maurice, who graduated from Detroit College of Law in 1955.

Alumni and Friends Give Back


The following alumni are the newest members of the Law College’s Circle of Friends. Each joined the President’s Club with gifts and pledges of $10,000 or more. Thank you to all of our donors for your generous pledges and gifts of support!

Ms. Tina M. Battle, `86, and Mr. Tim Battle

Mr. Donald F. Carney, `76 and Mrs. Jacqueline M. Carney

Mr. Ronald A. Deneweth, `77, and Mrs. Mary L. Deneweth

Ms. Joanne B. Faycurry, `87

Mr. Jeffrey C. Littmann, `84, and Mrs. Cynthia M. Littmann

MSU Law Welcomes Langton Law as the first Public Interest Fellow


Thanks to the generosity of Trustee Charlie E. Langton, ’87, and his firm, Langton Law, one MSU Law student will receive a $2,500 fellowship grant for summer 2013 work in the public interest sector. The gift will help offset expenses while the student gains invaluable experiences in public interest law during the time of the fellowship. The first Langton Law Public Interest Fellow will be named in spring 2013.

MSU Law is seeking additional donors to allow more students to participate in public interest law fellowships this summer and beyond. If you are interested in supporting this effort, contact Associate Director of Alumni Engagement Devon Glass, ’04, at 517-432-6840.

Calendar of Events

July 25, 2013
Alumni Reception
Midland, MI

August 9, 2013
Alumni Golf Outing
East Lansing, MI

September 7, 2013
MSU Law Outdoors

September 19, 2013
State Bar Alumni Reception

September 27, 2013
Class Reunions
Detroit, MI

October 11, 2013
Homecoming Reception
East Lansing, MI

October 12, 2013
Homecoming Tailgate
East Lansing, MI


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