Griffin, Ann

Special Projects


  • Room: 255
  • Telephone: 313-596-9831
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•J.D., cum laude, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1994

•B.A., magna cum laude, Psychology and Anthropology, Wayne State University, 1990

After earning her J.D. from UDM Law in 1994, Ann practiced law with Dykema in its Detroit office, where she focused primarily on employment-based immigration law.  Ann returned to UDM Law in 1996 as an Instructor in the Applied Legal Theory and Analysis (ALTA) program, UDM Law’s first-year research and writing program.  In the summer of 1997, Ann was Co-Director of the Special Summer Program (SSP) and taught Criminal Law and Research and Writing in the SSP Program.  She taught Research and Writing in the SSP Program in the following summer.  Starting in 1999, Ann’s primary responsibilities were administrative, and she held positions involving Admissions, Academic Support, and Alumni Relations.  She returned to the classroom to teach Immigration Law in Fall 2002 and taught a semester in the ALTA program in Winter 2004.  In July 2000, she accepted a position directing the Career Services Office.  After eight years in the CSO, Ann resigned her position as Assistant Dean, Career Services & Outreach to take a position with the Michigan Humane Society.  Ann returned to UDM Law in 2010, first as a Visiting Professor of Law teaching in the ALTA program and then as Director of Special Projects in the Office of the Dean.  She combined her teaching experience and legal education with her passion for animal welfare and offered the first Animal Law class at UDM Law in Fall 2011.  She continues to teach the class in the Fall semester.  As the Director of Special Projects, Ann is responsible for managing and updating the content of the UDM Law website, writing and maintaining various internal and external documents and publications, administering the process of providing academic advising, and organizing the annual Book Awards ceremony.