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Eli Savit, law, University of Michigan Law School

  • When: December 9, 2020, 12–1:30 pm
  • Where: Zoom: To register, contact Sophie Kofman at

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Eli Savit, '10, practices, writes, and teaches in the areas of state and local government, civil rights, impact litigation, and environmental law.

Since 2016, Professor Savit has served as senior adviser and counsel to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, '83. As senior adviser, Professor Savit maintains a policy portfolio that encompasses, among other things, consumer protection, education, environmental justice, infrastructure development, and public safety. As the top attorney in the Mayor's Office, Professor Savit provides legal counsel on issues concerning the city and its executive branch—and oversees legal strategy on high-profile legislation, intergovernmental negotiations, and executive action.

Working with the city’s law department, Professor Savit also directs public-interest litigation initiatives on behalf of the City of Detroit. He oversees thousands of lawsuits against defendants who are alleged to have harmed Detroit residents through civil rights violations, consumer fraud, and predatory housing practices.

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