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Evans Holbrook
Law School

Professor Holbrook attended the University of Michigan from 1893-1895 and received his A.B. from Stanford in 1897. He attended Northwestern University Law School from 1897-1898 before transferring to the University of Michigan where he earned his LLB in 1900. He practiced law in Chicago with the firm Harlan & Bates and Harlan & Harlan from 1900-1905.

He returned to the Law School in 1905, serving as an instructor of law until his appointment as an assistant professor in 1907. He was promoted to full professor in 1910 and taught in the areas of property, domestic relations, mining, corporations and bankruptcy at the Law School until his sudden death in 1936. In 1925 he was a Democratic candidate for a seat on the Michigan Supreme Court.

-- Jocelyn Kennedy, Faculty Services Librarian, University of Michigan Law Library.