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Michigan Law Is A Nice Place To Wind Up When You Suddenly Find Yourself Out Of A Job
Posted on Thursday March 16, 2017
Barbara McQuade, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, may have been publicly dismissed from her job last week — along with 45 other Obama appointees — but she’s already made plans. McQuade will be returning to her alma mater, the University of Michigan Law School, to teach. As reported by the National Law Journal:
“I am honored to return to Michigan Law School to teach the next generation of law students at a critical moment in our nation’s history,” McQuade said in an announcement of her appointment. “Michigan’s unique learning environment opened a new world of ideas for me when I was a student there, and I am thrilled to join its great faculty.”
She added that helping students understand laws, courts and the legal system “has never been more important.”
She’ll be a “professor from practice” teaching criminal law, criminal procedure, and national security law. McQuade will certainly bring lots of real-world experience to her classes. She served, for seven years, as co-chair of the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee, and she prosecuted many high-profile cases, including racking up a corruption conviction for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and another for the conviction for an Al-Qaeda operative who planned to blow up a plane.
Best of luck to the new professor as she embarks on her latest endeavor.
Forced to Resign, US Attorney Takes Job at Michigan Law School [National Law Journal]
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