Join Our Tra­di­tion of Legal Trailblazers

From estab­lish­ing the Miran­da warn­ing to secur­ing the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of affir­ma­tive action in high­er edu­ca­tion, Michi­gan Law has a long tra­di­tion of shap­ing U.S. con­sti­tu­tion­al law in ways that deeply affect indi­vid­u­als and soci­ety at large.

That tra­di­tion still thrives today. 

As a Michi­gan Law stu­dent, you will study with promi­nent fac­ul­ty who are chang­ing the law through schol­ar­ship and advo­ca­cy that impacts the very def­i­n­i­tion of gov­ern­ment, includ­ing the lim­its of pres­i­den­tial pow­ers and immu­ni­ty, dis­abil­i­ty law, sex equal­i­ty, racial jus­tice, and even the U.S. Congress’s abil­i­ty to del­e­gate pow­ers to admin­is­tra­tive agen­cies, which affects every­thing from Oba­macare to envi­ron­men­tal regulations. 

Michi­gan stu­dents have assist­ed fac­ul­ty work­ing on con­sti­tu­tion­al lit­i­ga­tion, including: 

  • Vance v. Trump (the Supreme Court case test­ing whether a state pros­e­cu­tor can inves­ti­gate the President)
  • Michi­gan House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives v. Whit­mer (in which the state leg­is­la­ture chal­lenged the governor’s shel­ter-in-place COVID-19 orders)
  • Cock­rum v. Don­ald J. Trump for Pres­i­dent (suing the Trump cam­paign for vio­la­tions of a Recon­struc­tion-Era civ­il rights statute)
Strict Scruti­ny

Cre­at­ed and host­ed by pro­fes­sor Leah Lit­man, Strict Scruti­ny is a con­ver­sa­­tion-chang­ing week­ly pod­cast about the Supreme Court, the legal cul­ture that sur­rounds it, and the con­sti­tu­tion­al law ques­tions in play.

Strict Scrutiny