Sam Edandison, JD/MBA ’17
Danaher Corporation and X-Rite, Grand Rapids, MI

A scholarship supported by the Law School Fund helped Sam Edandison pursue a dual degree in law and business. Because a dual degree means another year of tuition and deferred income, scholarship support is important. “My scholarship has allowed me to take risks and pursue a more entrepreneurial path,” says Sam.

He spent his 2L summer working for the University of Michigan’s Office of Technology Transfer, where he helped U-M engineering and medicine faculty commercialize research discoveries.

I feel confident that when it’s my time to run a company, I’ll be ready. Thinking critically at the Law School, combined with work experiences through U-M and beyond, has been influential.”

Sam is a former Nannes 3L Challenge committee member, was editor-in-chief of the Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Review, and is a chair for the Black Law Students Association’s Butch Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Gala—three organizations that receive Law School fund support. Without the fund, “the Law School would be a less intellectual place,” Sam says. “The Law School Fund allows student organizations to put on events where we engage and disagree with each other. It enables the Law School to be a more innovative place and prepares students for careers on and off the traditional path."