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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
Ted Becker is a clinical professor of law and director of the Legal Practice Program at the University of Michigan Law School. He teaches courses in legal practice, legal practice skills, and transactional drafting. Before joining the law school as a clinical assistant professor in 2000, Professor Becker was an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and practiced...View Full Bio

Laura B. Bartell
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit
Laura B. Bartell joined the Wayne State University faculty in 1996 after 17 years of private practice in New York. After graduating from Harvard Law School, where she was an officer on the Harvard Law Review, she clerked for Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Professor Bartell then entered...View Full Bio

Gary P. Bauer
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing
A tenured full professor of law at WMU Cooley Law School, Gary P. Bauer teaches 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...View Full Bio

J. Richard Broughton
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit
J. Richard Broughton is associate dean for academic affairs and an associate professor of law, teaching in the areas of criminal law, federal crimes, constitutional law, and constitutional criminal procedure. He has also served on the law school faculties at Wayne State University, Stetson University, and Texas Wesleyan University (now Texas A&M) and as a lecturer in government at Johns...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 assistant 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...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 served as chairperson of the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan (SBM). He is a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. Mr....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 interim director at the Michigan State University College of Law Schaefer Law Library. She has been with the Schaefer Law Library for approximately 17 years. In addition to her library duties, she teaches advanced legal research (in class and online) and provides research instruction for the first-year JD and LLM research, writing, and advocacy classes. Ms....View Full Bio

David R. Moss
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit
David R. Moss is associate professor of law (clinical) for the law school. He was formerly director of clinical education, where he oversaw both the school's Disability Law Clinic and its Civil Law Internship Program and served as faculty advisor to the Free Legal Aid Clinic and the Student Trial Advocacy Program. Prof. Moss's teaching and scholarly interests include Disability...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 four wrongfully imprisoned individuals who had collectively spent 62 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 exonerated...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

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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