Anne Choike

Anne Choike
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Associate Clinical Professor; Director of the Equitable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 216K
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
517-432-6998
anne.choike@law.msu.edu

  • Biography

    Professor Anne Choike’s scholarly interests focus on how communities and underserved people are affected by transactional law, and how ethics and theory (including but not limited to the professional rules and feminist theory, respectively) can improve the social impacts of transactional law. She is the founder and director of the Equitable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic, and also an Associate Clinical Professor of Law, at Michigan State University College of Law.

    Choike is a co-editor of FEMINIST JUDGMENTS: CORPORATE LAW REWRITTEN (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming September 2022), to which she also contributed two chapters as a co-author. Choike’s work has also been published in the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review and the Columbia Journal of Tax Law, and she has presented her research at Stanford Law’s Legal Design Lab, Columbia University’s Studio-X in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; at the I0e Biennale Internationale Design in Saint-Étienne, France; at the New York University Clinical Law Review Writer's Workshop; the American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference; the American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education; the Journal of Rural Sociology; and at other academic forums.

    Before joining MSU Law, Choike previously served as the director of the Business and Community Law Clinic and an Assistant Professor (Clinical) at Wayne State University Law School, where she taught the clinic and advanced clinic. Choike also taught at the University of Michigan Community and Economic Development Clinic as a clinical fellow and at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning as a course instructor in its Michigan-Mellon Project on Egalitarianism in the Metropolis. Through the Michigan-Mellon Project, she collaborated with University of Michigan architecture faculty to develop and teach an international, interdisciplinary experimental travel research studio in Detroit, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

    Prior to entering academia, Choike was an attorney at Jenner & Block LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Her clinical law experience also includes practicing with the University of Michigan Low Income Taxpayer Clinic during law and graduate school. Prior to law school, Choike worked at General Motors. She also was an extern for Hon. Amy St. Eve at the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.

    Choike earned her J.D. from Michigan Law and her M.U.P. from the University of Michigan Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning. She earned her B.A. from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, where she was a Rawlings Presidential Research Scholar and a Woods Fellow. She also studied and researched at Uniwersytet Jagielloński in Kraków, Poland, as a Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholar.

  • Degrees

    B.A., Cornell University; M.U.P., University of Michigan; J.D., University of Michigan Law School

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Courses

    Equitable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic I
    Equitable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic I provides opportunities for students to develop a professional identity and ethically manage uncertainty while experiencing the practice of entrepreneurial and intellectual property law in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program. Students will learn the skills and values to work with entrepreneurial for-profit, hybrid, or non-profit ventures, led by and/or serving underrepresented individuals or groups, on projects related to intellectual property and entrepreneurial law. Students will engage in direct client representation and systemic advocacy through activities such as client counseling, research, transactional analysis, planning, drafting, and educational materials development and outreach.

    Equitable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic II
    Equitable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic II is a continuing opportunity for students who have successfully completed coursework in Equitable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic I, and who seek to build upon their prior clinic experience to develop skills of leadership, self-reliance, and independence in the practice of entrepreneurial and intellectual property law. Advanced students will be expected to more independently conduct work with entrepreneurial for-profit, hybrid, or non-profit ventures, led by and/or serving underrepresented individuals or groups, on projects related to intellectual property and entrepreneurial law. Advanced students will also work with clinic faculty to provide mentoring to those enrolled in the clinic for the first time, in areas in which advanced students have already acquired some expertise, as well as coordinate community outreach and informational programs.

  • Publications

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    Feminist Judgments: Corporate Law Rewritten (Cambridge University Press, September 2022) (co-edited with Usha Rodrigues and Kelli Alces Williams) (hereinafter, “Feminist Judgments: Corporate Law Rewritten”).

    “Introduction to the Feminist Judgments: Corporate Law Rewritten Project,” Chapter 1 in Feminist Judgments: Corporate Law Rewritten (with Usha Rodrigues and Kelli Alces Williams).

    “The Importance of Incorporating Feminist Perspectives in Corporate Law: Analyzing the Foundations and Future Directions of Feminist and Feminist-Inspired Corporate Law Scholarship,” Chapter 17 in Feminist Judgments: Corporate Law Rewritten (with Cheryl Wade and Martha Fineman).

    A New Urban Front for Shareholder Primacy, 9 Mich. Bus. & Entrepreneurial L. Rev. 79 (2019) (Commemorative Symposium Edition on Dodge v. Ford)

    Gallery-Supported Art Exhibitions: Critiquing “Crayola”, 9 Colum. J. Tax L. 67 (Fall 2017).

    Stroock Special Bulletin: Food for Thought: In re Del Monte Foods Co. Shareholders Litigation (with Todd Lenson) (2011) (practice bulletin analyzing board oversight duties in sale process).

    Stroock Special Bulletin: The SEC’s Declaration of Independence on Compensation Committees and Advisers (with Steven Rabitz) (2011) (practice bulletin summarizing and analyzing new SEC rules on compensation committee composition and disclosure thereof).

    From Vacant to Viable: Strategies for Addressing Commercial Corridors in Detroit(with Lee Adams, Erin Evenhouse, Xiqing Lin, Benjamin Newman, Maeva Silveira, Zachary Smitt and Max Vera) (2010) (commercial development master plan prepared for urban community organization).

    Green Shelby 2020: Environmentally Responsible Development and Renovation Plan (with A. Broderick, A. Eisen, M. Jones and S. Simon) (2010) (green building and zoning code master plan prepared for a municipal entity).