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
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.”
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?”
presented at Stanford Law School’s Legal Design Lab. She discussed “Community-Led System Design in Corporate Law: Three Short Stories from Detroit.”