University of Michigan Law School professor to take on ethics role for President Barack Obama
The University of Michigan Law School will have another friend in the White House.
Steven Croley, who specializes in administrative law, civil procedure and regulation, will take a break from teaching duties to work for President Barack Obama's Domestic Policy Council in an ethics and regulatory role, U-M announced today.
Croley will join a number of U-M Law School alumni working in the White House, including Valerie Jarrett, an Obama senior advisor. Croley will report to Obama’s domestic policy adviser and U-M Law grad Melody Barnes.
Jarrett and U-M grad Eugene Kang were called upon by U-M to land Obama as the 2010 spring commencement speaker.
"Professor Croley's colleagues are delighted that he has this opportunity to showcase his extraordinary talents at a national level," Law School Dean Evan Caminker said in a written statement. "But those same colleagues - not to mention his students - are also extremely pleased to hear that he'll be returning to Michigan Law to teach, once his leave of absence ends. He's a valuable member of our community, and while he's gone he'll be missed."