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Michigan Clinical Law Program
The University of Michigan School of Law offers numerous clinical programs designed to hone tangible legal skills. They allow students to provide direct representation to clients under the supervision of experienced, full-time faculty. (Under the State of Michigan's court rules, students may begin practicing law as early as their 2L year and receive course credit for the experience.) This collection includes just a few of the clinical program's cases.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Allen v. Heyns
12-907-CZ (State Court)
Filed 08/16/2012 - Closed 2016
Michigan Department of Corrrections
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MI-0005
Coding Complete
On August 16, 2012, plaintiffs filed a class action complaint in Ingham County (30th) Circuit Court of Michigan against the Director of the Michigan Department of Corrections, Chair of the Michigan Parole Board, and the Governor of Michigan. The plaintiffs were prisoners in the custody of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) who were ... [view]
2 Does v. Snyder
2:12-cv-11194 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 03/06/2012 - Closed 2018
State of Michigan
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MI-0004
Coding Complete
On March 6, 2012, a group of individuals convicted of sexual offenses prior to 2011 filed this lawsuit in the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiffs sued the Governor of Michigan and the director of the Michigan State Police. The plaintiffs alleged that Michigan's 2011 Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) could not be applied to them ... [view]
3 Lee v. Washtenaw County
09-12471 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 06/23/2009 - Closed 2012
Washtenaw County
SecureCare, Washtenaw County
Jail Conditions
JC-MI-0007
Washtenaw County
Coding Complete
On June 23, 2009, a openly gay former prisoner at Washtenaw County Jail filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Washtenaw County, corrections officers of Washtenaw County Jail, a jail physician, and SecureCare, in the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division. The plaintiff, represented by the University of Michigan Clinical Law ... [view]
4 Houle v. Sampson
2:09-cv-10504 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 02/10/2009 - Closed 2010
State of Michigan
Michigan Parole Board
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MI-0002
Ingham County
Coding Complete
On February 10, 2009, two parolees filed this lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the State of Michigan Parole Board in the United States Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit Division. The plaintiffs, represented by several public interest organizations, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that the ... [view]
5 Cobbs v. Pramstaller
1:07-cv-14644-TLL-CEB (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 10/30/2007 - Closed
Michigan Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-MI-0028
Coding Complete
On October 30, 2007, a state prison inmate filed a §1983 lawsuit against the Chief Medical Officer of the Michigan Department of Corrections' Bureau of Health Care Services and three unnamed individual members of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). The plaintiff, who originally filed pro se but was later represented by the University ... [view]
6 Foster-Bey v. Sampson
2:05-cv-71318-MOB-VMM (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/05/2005 - Closed 2008
Michigan Department of Corrections (“MDOC”)
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MI-0001
Coding Complete
On April 5, 2005, Michigan inmates, represented by attorneys and students with the University of Michigan Clinical Law Program, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, alleging that changes to the Michigan parole law and policies made in 1992 ("life means life") precluded any meaningful review of ... [view]
7 Broder v. Correctional Medical Services, Inc.
2:03-cv-75106 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 12/24/2003 - Closed 2009
Correctional Medical Services, Inc.
Prison Conditions
PC-MI-0029
Coding Complete
On December 24, 2003, a prisoner in the custody of the Michigan Department of Correction (MDOC) filed a lawsuit under Michigan Law and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Correctional Medical Services, Inc. (CMS), and several individuals employed by MDOC and CMS, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The Plaintiff, ... [view]
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