Law student banned from campus; Michigan starts positive campaign

It was a GOOD week for…

Staying positive, after the University of Michigan Law School’s Career Center created a program designed to offer inspiration to individuals who wish to pursue a legal career. The program, named the Positive Law Initiative, strives to help pre-law students get a sense of some former students’ positive experiences during law school. The words of encouragement are provided by graduates of the institution, who offer reflections, provide positive perspectives and share stories about their legal educations and post-graduation experiences.

It was a BAD week for…

Sending aggressive emails, after one 3L was expelled from campus after sending a slew of harassing emails to staff members and other students. Kevin Saunders, former 3L at Monterey College of Law and a mayoral candidate in the small town of Marina, Calif., allegedly sent the emails after his girlfriend received a low grade in one of her classes. Saunders was banned from campus with an order to refrain from harassing faculty, staff and students. In one email, Saunders referred to a professor as “a little twerp.” Another referenced the college president’s family. Saunders challenged the expulsion, but it was upheld due to his disruptive conduct. Monterey College of Law is not accredited by the American Bar Association.