Photo of wooden judge's gavel in the library, focus on the gavel

The 2020 Detroit Bar Legal Scholar Program

Drawing from the example of the Nobel Foundation in Sweden and its recognition of creative contributions in important professional and academic subject matter fields, the Detroit Bar Association has established the Detroit Bar Legal Scholar Program to recognize each year original legal work product that advances the field of law and offers the application of new ideas that address the social, educational, economic and/or human advancement of the State of Michigan.

LEGAL SCHOLAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Katherine Fox, Wayne State University Law School
Julia A. Perkins, Varnum LLP
Christopher J. Webb, Law & ADR Offices of Christopher J. Webb, JD, PLC


2020 Detroit Legal Scholar Winner

We requested submissions that addressed the following Mega Question for 2020:

How could current legal/judicial tools and/or new ones be innovatively applied to optimize our current healthcare delivery systems to advance the wellbeing and betterment of the residents of Michigan and then serve as a model nationally?

The Detroit Bar Legal Scholars for 2020—and their submission—are:

 


2019 Detroit Legal Scholar Winners

We requested submissions that addressed the following Mega Question for 2019:

“How could current legal/judicial tools and/or new ones be innovatively applied to optimize investment for economic growth and advancement of the residents of Michigan and then serve as a model nationally?”

The Detroit Bar Legal Scholars for 2019 and their submissions are:


2018 Detroit Legal Scholar Winner

We requested submissions that addressed the following Mega Question for 2018:

“How could current legal/judicial tools and/or new ones be innovatively applied to optimize the present and future well-being of our children at risk after being expelled from public schools in Michigan and then serve as a model nationally?”

The Detroit Bar Legal Scholars for 2018 and her submission is:


2017 Detroit Legal Scholar Winner

Our 2017 Mega Question addressed the application of creative legal tools to optimize the rebirth of neighborhoods within the City of Detroit:

“How could current legal tools and/or new ones be innovatively applied to assist in the redevelopment of Detroit’s neighborhoods?”

The Detroit Bar Legal Scholars for 2017 and their respective submissions are: