U-M Law welcomes two new faculty members


By Lori Atherton
U-M Law

Maureen Carroll has joined Michigan Law as an assistant professor of law.

She came to the Law School from UCLA School of Law, where she was a visiting assistant professor and the Bernard A. and Lenore S. Greenberg Law Review Fellow. Her research focuses on civil procedure, civil rights litigation, and the dynamics of the legal profession, and her scholarship has appeared in the Duke Law Journal, the Cardozo Law Review, and the Temple Law Review. She is particularly interested in how procedure, substantive law, and the structure of the legal profession interact to define the scope of access to justice for identity-based discrimination and other injuries.

“I’m delighted to join this amazing faculty," said Carroll, who will teach Civil Procedure and Complex Litigation. “I look forward to helping students understand the role of procedure in mediating the relationship between the law on the books and the law on the ground.”

Carroll received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she was ranked first in her class. She was an articles editor for the UCLA Law Review and the Dukeminier Awards Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, and received the Benjamin Aaron Award for the best piece of legal scholarship in a UCLA law journal by a graduating student. In addition, she received the Lawrence E. Irell Prize for the highest academic standing in 2007 and 2008, and the Judge Barry Russell Award for Outstanding Achievement in a federal courts and practice course.

She also served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Margaret M. Morrow of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Carroll clerked for the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as a staff attorney in impact litigation for Public Counsel in Los Angeles.

In addition, W. Nicholson Price II has joined Michigan Law as an assistant professor of law. Price, who will teach Patent Law and Health Law, writes about incentives and innovation in the life sciences, including the pharmaceutical industry and precision medicine. His research interests also include health law, patents, trade secrets, and regulation.

Prior to joining the Michigan Law faculty, Price was an assistant professor of law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Before that, he was an academic fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

His articles have appeared in legal, scientific, and ethics journals, including Nature, Science, the Boston College Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Nature Biotechnology, the Hastings Center Report, and the Iowa Law Review.

Price holds an AB, cum laude, in biological sciences from Harvard College; a PhD in biological sciences from Columbia University; and a JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar.

Following law school, he was a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a visiting scholar at the UC Hastings College of the Law.

“I'm thrilled to be joining the U-M community,” Price said. “The Law School is a group of extraordinary people in a magnificent space, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”


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