MSU College of Law

MSU Law in the News

2017

George Sinas Named A “Top 10” Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer
Sinas Dramis Law Firm Blog, July 2017
Featured: Adjunct Professor George Sinas

Michigan schools that sue the state would be punished under 2018 budget
MLive, July 3, 2017
Quoted: Vice Dean Kristi Bowman

What A Recent Supreme Court Ruling Could Mean For Church And State Separation
Wisconsin Public Radio, June 29, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Frank Ravitch

Symposium: Trinity Lutheran and Zelman – Saved by footnote 3 or a dream come true for voucher advocates?
SCOTUSblog, June 26, 2017
Blog post by Professor Frank Ravitch

Legal expert: State reimbursement to private schools violates constitution
Michigan Radio, June 20, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Frank Ravitch

State has “a lot to prove” to win convictions for involuntary manslaughter in Flint crisis
Michigan Radio, June 19, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Adam Candeub

If You Want to Prosecute a President, Impeach Him First
New York Magazine, May 21, 2017
Op-Ed by Professor Brian Kalt

Can Trump Pardon Himself?
Foreign Policy, May 19, 2017
Op-Ed by Professor Brian Kalt

The 25th Amendment? Forget It
The Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2017
Op-Ed by Professor Brian Kalt

Democrats accuse Trump of obstruction of justice. Did he do it?
USA Today, May 17, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Brian Kalt

What is a special counsel and how much power do they have?
CNN Politics, May 18, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Brian Kalt

The suddenly relevant debate about whether a president can be prosecuted, explained
Vox.com, May 17, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Brian Kalt

What is the 25th Amendment, and could it be used to remove Trump?
Yahoo News, May 17, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Brian Kalt

The Key to Protecting Consumers
U.S. News and World Report, May 12, 2017
Op-ed by Professor Mark Totten

Religious defense planned in landmark Detroit genital mutilation case
Detroit Free Press, May 20, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Frank Ravitch

A 147-year-old dispute between church and state spills onto a school playground
The Conversation, May 2, 2017
Op-Ed by Professor Frank Ravitch

A new bill would outlaw female genital mutilation in Michigan. But would that stop the practice?
Michigan Radio, May 1, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Frank Ravitch

Bible classes in schools can lead to strife among neighbors
The Conversation, April 13, 2017
Op-Ed by Professor Frank Ravitch

Community reacts to Lansing becoming sanctuary city
WLNS.com, April 4, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Michael Sant’Ambrogio

Who gets to keep the pet in a divorce?
News.com (Australia), March 27, 2017
Quoted: Professor David Favre

Human status to river Ganga and Yamuna part of a global trend
The Economic Times (India), March 25, 2017
Quoted: Professor David Favre

When Couples Divorce, Who Gets to Keep the Dog? (Or Cat.)
The New York Times, March 23, 2017
Quoted: Professor David Favre

Religious, sexual freedoms subject of MSU law prof book
WKAR, February 20, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Frank Ravitch

The Emoluments Clause for Dummies
The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 25, 2017
Op-ed by Professor Brian Kalt

In a first, Alaska divorce courts will now treat pets more like children
The Washington Post, Jan. 24, 2017 
Quoted: Professor David Favre

Eying the body to find truth
Excited Utterance (podcast), Jan. 16, 2017
Interviewed: Professor Daphne O'Regan

2016

"Bill to get Stein to cover all recount costs could be unconstitutional"
MLive.com, Dec. 07, 2016
Quoted: Professor Mae Kuykendall

"Should the Education Department Hear Class Actions when Colleges Collapse?"
REGBLOG, Oct 10, 2016
Authored: Professor Michael Sant’Ambrogio

“Legislation in Oklahoma pits farmers against animal welfare advocates”
ABA Journal, August 1, 2016
Quoted: Professor David Favre

2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Renters
WalletHub, July 2016
Interviewed: Associate Professor Brian Gilmore, Housing Clinic Director

alt.legal: Alt Trek, The Next Generation (Of Law Students)
Above the Law, July 20, 2016
Interviewed: Director of LegalRnD Daniel W. Linna Jr. 

Academics Give FCC Broadband Proposal Failing Grade
Multichannel News, June 6, 2016
References: Professor Adam Candeub 

Attorney: 'Impossible' for Grant Taylor to get fair trial in Ingham County
Lansing State Journal, June 28, 2016
Interviewed: Professor Adam Candeub

Out Of State Lawyers Descend On Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis
NPR, April 14, 2016
Interviewed: Professor Renee Knake

Black Lives Matter forum at Cass Tech teaches kids their rights during encounters with police
WXYZ Detroit, April 8, 2016
Interviewed: Student Gabrielle Boyer, '16

Op-Ed: In Flint, Life Imitates Art
Detroit Free Press [online], February 10, 2016
Authored: Professor Mae Kuykendall

Class actions alleging economic loss on the rise, professor says
Legal Newsline, February 5, 2016
Interviewed: Professor Nicholas Wittner

Experts: Used Wrongly, Social Media Can Sting
Macomb County Legal News, January 22, 2016
Interviewed:Professor Renee Newman Knake

MSU Law Professor Kristi Bowman elected to the American Law Institute
Elected: Professor Kristi Bowman

2015

"The US law permitting permanent expatriates to vote in federal elections needs to be placed on a studier constitutional footing"
LSE Blog, August 18, 2015
Authored: Professor Brian Kalt

"Exclusion of Blacks From Juries Raises Renewed Scrutiny"
The New York Times, August 16, 2015
References: Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien

"Disruptive innovators try to convince skeptical attorneys of the need to collaborate"
ABA Journal, August 1, 2015
Quoted: Professor Renee Newman Knake

"New legal app started in an MSU Law classroom"
Legal News, July 30, 2015
Quoted: Professor Renee Newman Knake

"Need a lawyer? MSU wants to make it cheaper, easier to get one"
NPR: Michigan Radio, July 23, 2015
Interviewed: Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr.

"Facebook Judge Gets New Trial in Judicial Ethics Matter"
Texas Lawyer, July 22, 2015
Quoted: Professor Renee Newman Knake

"MSU College of Law Opens New Legal Research Center"
DBusiness, July 21, 2015
Quoted: Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr.

"MSU's new legal research center aims to improve practice of law through science"
Detroit Legal News, July 21, 2015
Quoted: Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr.

"MSU professor is a strong advocate of women's rights"
The Legal News, July 20, 2015
Featured: Professor Hannah Brenner

"Presenting the 2015 Fastcase 50"
Fastcase.com, July 14, 2015
Profiled: Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr.

"Swing States Get More Disaster Declarations - Especially Before Elections"
NPR Morning Edition, July 14, 2015
References: Professor James Ming Chen

"LexHacks: Hacking to Improve Legal-Services Delivery"
Law Technology Today, July 6, 2015
Authored: Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr

"US Law Firms Still Flirting With Going Public"
Law 360, July 1, 2015
Quoted: Professor Renee Newman Knake

"Michigan State Helps Lawyers, Students Harness Social Media"
The National Law Journal, June 25, 2015
Quoted: Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr.

"Dunn's expertise augments that of others on 21st Century Practice Task Force"
Grand Rapids Legal News, June 24, 2015
Cited: Professor Renee Newman Knake

"Have you hired an innovation intern?"
ABA Legal Rebels, June 23, 2015
Highlighted: Student Dan Elliott

"Michigan State Law School Social Media Workshop This Weekend"
Real Lawyers Have Blogs, June 22, 2015
Highlighted: Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr. and Professor Ken Grady

"Same-sex ruling will trigger next round of fights"
USA Today, June 21, 2015
Quoted: Professor Mae Kuykendall

"Possible outcomes for gay marriage hinge on Supreme Court ruling"
Petosky News-Review, June 19, 2015
Quoted: Professor Mae Kuykendall

"Finra launches ad campaign for BrokerCheck"
Investment News, June 1, 2015
Quoted: Professor Benjamin Edwards

"Brokers back regulator's tough stance on sustainability"
Investment News, May 15, 2015
Quoted: Professor Benjamin Edwards

"2015's Most Diverse Cities in America"
WalletHub.com, May 13, 2015
Featured: Professor Frank Ravitch

"Global Food Law Program Graduates Its Largest Class"
MSU Today, May 12, 2015
Quoted: Associate Dean Melanie Jacobs

"Attorney Guides Students at MSU Law Immigration Law Clinic"
Michigan Legal News, May 7, 2015
Profiled: Staff Attorney Joanna Kloet

"FINRA Chips Land In Industry Purse After CARDS Match"
Law360.com, May 4, 2015
Quoted: Professor Benjamin Edwards

"Experts: Tough to Draw Conclusions from Same-Sex Arguments"
WILX.com, April 28, 2015
Interviewed: Professor Mae Kuykendall

"Lawsuit Seeks Background on DOJ 'Apology' in Supreme Court Indian Cases"
National Law Journal Legal Times, April 13, 2015
Quoted: Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher

"Can’t attend bail court? New app connects criminal lawyers"
Toronto Globe and Mail, April 12, 2015
References: ReInvent Law App Competition

"The law enters 'The Matrix'"
Chicago Lawyer, April 1, 2015
Quoted: Assistant Dean Daniel Linna Jr, Professor Daniel Martin Katz, and featuring 3L Student Brian Pike

"Indian tribes are retaking jurisdiction over domestic violence on their own land"
ABA Journal, April 1, 2015
Quoted: Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher

"Beating Animals Breaks the Law. Now Trying to Expose It Does, Too"
Bloomberg Business, March 25, 2015
Quoted: Professor David Favre

"Ways to Put the Boss's Skin in the Game"
New York Times, March 21, 2015
References: Michigan State University Journal of Business and Securities Law

"Transgender-judging gym member gets booted"
Detroit Free Press, March 9, 2015
Quoted: Professor Daniel Barnhizer

"How to Win at Mediation"
The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2015
Quoted: Professor Benjamin P. Edwards (requires subscription to view)

"Tribes wonder: Does cannabidiol law open door to pot operations?"
Journal-Sentinel, March 7, 2015
Quoted: Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher

"The Fragmented Regulation of Investment Advice: A Call for Harmonization"
The CLS Blue Sky Blog, March 4, 2015
Co-author: Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"5,000-year-old artifacts found on Charlotte farm"
Detroit Free Press, March 2, 2015
Quoted: Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher

"Campus file sharing reports rise after dip in 2013"
The State News, February 16, 2015
Quoted: Professor Adam Candeub

"Trust Darwin: How Tech Will Disrupt, Save the Legal Profession"
Law Technology News, February 2, 2015 (subscription required)
Highlighted: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Asked & Answered: Matthew L.M. Fletcher on Indigenous Law"
Oakland County Legal News, January 29, 2015
Interviewed: Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher

"Michigan State Law School is schooling law firms on social media"
Real Lawyers Have Blogs, January 30, 2014
Cited: Dean Joan W. Howarth and Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr.

"Column: Conflict is inevitable in policy debates, but an outside facilitator can help forge agreement"
Bridge Magazine, January 27, 2015
Co-author: Professor Brian Pappas

"On Leaning into Legal"
TechVibes, January 23, 2015
Cited: ReInvent Law Laboratory

"2015's Best and Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals"
WalletHub.com, January 14, 2015l
Interviewed: Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr

"Op-Ed: A Better Line to the Oval Office"
LA Times, January 11, 2015
Authored: Professor Brian Kalt