First Assignment Information for Administrative Law (Rakoff/Spring 2010)

The text for the course in Administrative Law is Strauss, Rakoff & Farina:  Gellhorn and Byse’s Administrative Law-Cases and Comments – Revised 10th Ed., 2003 – together with the accompanying 2007 Supplement.

There will also be a set of xeroxed materials and occasional handouts.  For the first class meeting on Wednesday, January 27, please read xeroxed pages 1-17 – available at the Distribution Center (beginning at noon on Monday, Jan. 25) and posted to the course website under Course Documents.

Michigan Journal of Race & Law Symposium, Feb. 5-6

Michigan Journal of Race & Law


“Reinventing the Wheel: Why Broken Cities Stay Broken and New Ways Civil Rights Attorneys Can Fix Them”

Feb. 5-6, 2010

In celebrating our 15th year of publication, MJR&L is looking to return to our roots, while also aiming to be forward thinking at the same time. As the country has evolved, expanded, and advanced, many cities face problems that have yet to be solved, and a charge of our symposium will be to devise new solutions to these problems. Thus, as a journal that has focused heavily on civil rights, this year’s symposium will explore our nation’s past fight for civil rights, analyze why and how attorneys chose to address those problems, and create strategies, with this knowledge, to address the problems that our urban environments face today.

 Symposium graphic courtesy of Image created using Adobe Photoshop by Richard Mullen

As students at the University of Michigan, we are especially aware of such troubles from looking at our neighboring city of Detroit. As our nation struggles with a large-scale economic depression and the problems stemming from it, we endeavor to bring to light the struggles urban communities have continuously faced, and ways in which change may be brought about.

Registration for the symposium is now open. Admission to the symposium is free, but there is a $35 charge to attend the dinner banquet and pre-payment is required for a reservation. Contact Ashley Washington to pre-register at  amwashin at and she will contact you to arrange payment. The deadline date for registering for the banquet is January 26, 2010.

For more information please visit our website.

Detailed information on our speakers can be found here.

*Symposium graphic courtesy of Image created using Adobe Photoshop by Richard Mullen