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Who We Are:  Executive Committee

ICLE reports regularly to the ICLE Executive Committee, which consists of representatives of ICLE's sponsoring organizations and meets three times a year with ICLE directors.

 
Ted Becker
The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
Chairperson
Ted Becker is a clinical professor of law and director of the Legal Practice Program at the University of Michigan Law School. He teaches Legal Practice, Transactional Drafting, and Research and Analysis in American Law along with various mini-seminars. Before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Becker practiced with Dickinson Wright in Lansing. He was...View Full Bio

 
Laura B. Bartell
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit
Laura B. Bartell has taught at Wayne State University Law school since 1996 after 17 years of private practice in New York. A graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served on the Harvard Law Review, Ms. Bartell serves as the Associate Reporter for the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and...View Full Bio

 
Gary P. Bauer
Cooley Law School, Lansing
A distinguished professor emeritus at Cooley Law School, Gary P. Bauer taught Wills, Trusts and Estates in a clinical third-year program for students designed to help students learn the substantive material in the context of live client interaction. In addition, Professor Bauer has taken the lead in preparing students for the business of law through courses that he taught such...View Full Bio

 
Stephen Calkins
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit
Stephen Calkins returned to Wayne State University Law School in fall semester 2015 after being on leave since 2011. During his leave, Mr. Calkins served as a member of The Competition Authority of Ireland and director of its Mergers Division and later as a member of the melded Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland. He also served as an...View Full Bio

 
Elizabeth Anne Campbell
Human Trafficking Clinic University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
Elizabeth Anne Campbell is a clinical professor of law in the Human Trafficking Clinic. She has dedicated her legal career to serving individuals who have experienced abuse and exploitation. Her research and teaching interests focus on human trafficking, immigration, domestic violence, and criminal law. She spearheaded a pilot project in partnership with Washtenaw County aimed at better responding to victims...View Full Bio

 
Peter Cunningham
State Bar of Michigan, Lansing
Peter Cunningham was selected as the sixth executive director of the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) and began his appointment on March 1, 2022. Before this appointment, Mr. Cunningham first served as director of governmental relations from 2012 to 2015 and then as assistant executive director from 2015 to 2022. Before his work with the SBM, he served as the...View Full Bio

 
Chad D. Engelhardt
Goethel Engelhardt PLLC, Ann Arbor
Chad D. Engelhardt practices in the areas of medical malpractice and automobile negligence. Before becoming a lawyer, he served for over 12 years as an officer with a large law enforcement agency. Mr. Engelhardt is a past chairperson of the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) and currently serves on the SBM Special Committee on Professionalism...View Full Bio

 
Karen McDonald Henning
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit
Karen McDonald Henning is associate dean of Academic Affairs and an associate professor of law at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Ms. Henning teaches in the areas of criminal procedure, civil procedure, federal jurisdiction, and legal writing. Her scholarship focuses on constitutional remedies, criminal procedure, and teaching pedagogy. After graduating from law school, Ms. Henning clerked for the...View Full Bio

 
Michelle LaLonde
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit
Michelle LaLonde currently serves as the interim director of the Arthur Neef Law Library at Wayne State University (WSU) Law School in Detroit, Michigan. She has worked in academic and government law libraries for nearly two decades, focusing on instruction and student services. Before her appointment at WSU, Ms. LaLonde served as an assistant librarian with the U.S. Court of...View Full Bio

 
Jane Meland
Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing
Jane Meland is the library director for the Michigan State University College of Law Schaefer Law Library. She has been with Michigan State University since 2002 and has worked as a librarian since 1997. Ms. Meland earned her JD from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and her Masters in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University....View Full Bio

 
Takura Nyamfukudza
Chartier & Nyamfukudza PLC, Okemos
Takura Nyamfukudza focuses his practice on criminal defense. He and his business partner, Mary Chartier, recently secured the release of five wrongfully imprisoned individuals who had collectively spent 82 years in prison for crimes that he and Ms. Chartier were able to prove they did not commit. The team is not just committed to exonerating people; the firm has also...View Full Bio

 
Terrence G. Quinn
The TGQ Law Firm, Ann Arbor
Terrence G. Quinn is president of the firm, specializing in estate planning, probate, and elder law. A 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Quinn began his career as a general practitioner in a large mid-Michigan firm. Shortly afterward, he undertook an effort to develop a specialty in the areas of estate planning and elder law, including...View Full Bio

 
Paul D. Reingold
The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
Professor emeritus Paul D. Reingold directed the University of Michigan Law School's Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic from 1983 to 2018. Before joining the law school faculty, he served as a legal services attorney, specializing in cases against the state and federal governments. His primary interests include civil rights litigation, appellate practice, prisoners' rights, and civil procedure. Mr. Reingold has taught Trial...View Full Bio

 
Hon. Michael J. Riordan
Michigan Court of Appeals, Detroit
Hon. Michael J. Riordan was appointed to the Michigan Court of Appeals by Governor Rick Snyder on March 16, 2012. In November 2012, he was elected to a full six-year term. Previously, Judge Riordan served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, as assistant general counsel for the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Milwaukee, and as...View Full Bio

 
David A. Santacroce
The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
David A. Santacroce is a clinical professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, and the associate dean of experiential education. His primary interest is impact litigation focusing on civil rights, particularly health care issues. Professor Santacroce is the founder and president of the Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education (CSALE), a nonprofit corporation housed at...View Full Bio

 
Kristin C. Theut-Newa
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit
Kristin C. Theut-Newa is the academic director of Legal Research and Writing and an associate professor (teaching) of law at Wayne State University Law School. She teaches courses on legal research and writing and advanced legal writing. Prior to joining the faculty at Wayne State University in 1999, Ms. Theut-Newa practiced law in Michigan for more than 10 years, concentrating...View Full Bio

 
David R. Watson
Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor
Ex Officio
David R. Watson joined ICLE in January 2017 as ICLE's executive director. He oversees ICLE's day-to-day operations, including implementing short- and long-range strategic objectives, managing finances and administrative policies, and representing the Institute. Before joining ICLE, Mr. Watson was the executive director of the 74,000 member New York State Bar Association, helping implement policies approved by its House of Delegates...View Full Bio
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Andrea J. Bernard
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
Grand Rapids
Andrea J. Bernard handles litigation for manufacturers, contractors, financial institutions and others involved in employment, construction, and commercial disputes. Ms. Bernard primarily represents Michigan-based companies and organizations, advocating in cases across the country. She has...
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