Law Quadrangle (formerly Law Quad Notes)



When President Barack Obama needed a top adviser and steadfast sounding board, he turned to a Michigan Law alumna who has been called the "First Friend" and "the other half of Obama's brain." When he considered appointees for the role of Secretary of the Interior, he chose and alumnus he called a "champion for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities." Here, we profile some of Obama's aides, advisers, and appointees who have ties to Michigan Law, and who began their jobs by our press time. We highlight how their experiences in Law School helped to shape their journey from the gothic buildings of Ann Arbor to the marble corridors of Washington, D.C.