March 27, 2009


MSU Law Professor Knake Receives Fellowship From National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism

East Lansing, MI — Renee Newman Knake, a Lecturer in Law at Michigan State University College of Law, has recently been honored with a fellowship from the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (NIFTEP).

Professor Knake will attend NIFTEP's national workshop as a Fellow, which joins leading academics and devoted practitioners involved in promoting the teaching of ethics and professionalism.

NIFTEP was established in 2005 as a consortium of five nationally recognized centers on ethics and professionalism (The Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham University, the Mercer University School of Law Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, the Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the University of South Carolina, the Stanford Center on Ethics and The W. Lee Burge Endowment for Law, and Ethics at Georgia State University) and is sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism.

Professor Knake joined the Law College Faculty in 2006. She teaches Professional Responsibility at the Law College and her research interests include legal ethics and regulation of the legal profession. She has presented internationally and published articles on topics related to these issues. For more information, please visit her profile.

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and was devoted exclusively to professional education in law. The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university, enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program. Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining a small school culture. For more information about the Law College, visit


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