Professor Anne Choike’s scholarly interests focus on how community development is affected by the regulation of business and nonprofit entities and the regulation of business lawyers. She is the director of the Business and Community Law Clinic and an assistant professor (clinical), and teaches the clinic and advanced clinic at Wayne State University Law School. Choike’s work has been published in the Columbia Journal of Tax Law, and she has presented her research at Stanford Law’s Legal Design Lab, Columbia University’s Studio-X in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; at the I0e Biennale Internationale Design in Saint-Étienne, France; at the New York University Clinical Law Review Writer's Workshop; the American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference; the American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education; the Journal of Rural Sociology; and at other academic forums.
Before joining Wayne Law, Choike taught at the University of Michigan Community and Economic Development Clinic as a clinical fellow and at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning as a course instructor in its Michigan-Mellon Project on Egalitarianism in the Metropolis. Through the Michigan-Mellon Project, she collaborated with University of Michigan architecture faculty to develop and teach an international, interdisciplinary experimental travel research studio in Detroit, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
Prior to entering academia, Choike was an attorney at Jenner & Block LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Her clinical law experience also includes practicing with the University of Michigan Low Income Taxpayer Clinic during law and graduate school. Prior to law school, Choike worked at General Motors. She also was an extern for Hon. Amy St. Eve at the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois.
Choike earned her J.D. from Michigan Law and her M.U.P. from the University of Michigan Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning. She earned her B.A. from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, where she was a Rawlings Presidential Research Scholar and a Woods Fellow. She also studied and researched at Uniwersytet Jagielloński in Kraków, Poland, as a Tomaszkiewicz-Florio Scholar.
Degrees and Certifications
B.A., Cornell University
M.U.P., University of Michigan
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
- Social Science Research Network
- Anne Choikeis an editor of “Feminist Judgments: Corporate Law Opinions Rewritten” for The Feminist Judgments Series. The goal of the book is to re-envision corporate law as it is practiced and interpreted today, using feminist methods and feminist legal theory.
- Anne Choike was a panelist at the Kauffman Foundation’s annual Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship on May 21 in Kansas City. She was part of a panel discussing opportunity zones.
- Anne Choike participated in a panel titled “Tandem Structures Involving Nonprofits and For-Profits” at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship on May 13.
- Anne Choike presented at the American Institute for Architects Christopher Kelly Leadership Development Program, hosted by the Detroit Center for Design + Technology.
- Anne Choike presented at the International Legal Ethics Conference VIII: Legal Ethics in the Asian Century in Melbourne, Australia on Dec. 6. Choike’s panel was on “Business Transactions and Ethical Conflict at the Edge of the Glass Cliff: The Implications upon Client Counseling of Disparity in Attorney Discipline.”
- Anne Choike was nominated for the Wayne State University Spirit of Community Award.
- Anne Choike participated in Stanford Law School’s Legal Design Lab summit “Prototyping For Policy” in November. The summit focused on how prototyping design methods — drawn from human-centered design, systems thinking, agile policy-making, and beyond — can be used to make better policy that better serves people.
- Anne Choike was a presenter at the annual Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing – in the US and Beyond, a conference organized by the Impact Investing Legal Working Group and Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at New York University School of Law. She was a co-presenter for the panel “Reimagining Legal Education: From Mapping to Action.”
- Anne Choike presented a poster at the 2018 Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education with Susan Brooks of Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Their presentation was on “Transactional vs. Litigation-Oriented Clinics: Different Cloth or Common Threads?”
- Anne Choike presented at Stanford Law School’s Legal Design Lab. She discussed “Community-Led System Design in Corporate Law: Three Short Stories from Detroit.”