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Memoir

Sallyann Payton
Regents' Proceedings 166

Sallyanne Payton, LL.B., William W. Cook Professor of Law and professor of law in the Law School, and professor of art and design in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 2012.

Professor Payton received her B.A. and LL.B. degrees from Stanford University in 1964 and 1968, respectively. After several years in private practice in Washington, D.C., she was appointed staff assistant to the president in the White House Domestic Council (1971-73), and then served as chief counsel for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration in the United States Department of Transportation (1973-76). She joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty as an associate professor in 1976. She was promoted to professor in 1984, named William W. Cook Professor of Law in 2003, and received an additional appointment as professor of art and design in 2006.

Professor Payton is a leading figure in both academic and professional circles in the areas of administrative law and health care law. More recently, she has focused her scholarly and professional efforts on the regulation of the health care industry and welfare policy issues. Her interest in developing new, more visually-based methods for publishing legal and government information led to her appointment in the School of Art and Design. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher and scholar by naming Sallyanne Payton William W. Cook Professor Emerita of Law, professor emerita of law, and professor emerita of art and design.