Alumni Talk with Louis Meizlish

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
Paul Brentlinger Conference Room

Louis Meizlish, former Daily Editor in Chief (2003)

Louis Meizlish (LSA '04) served as EIC for the Daily in 2003, and as a reporter for 2.5 years as well as summer news editor. During that time, the big news events covered included 2000 elections & recount, 9/11, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and affirmative action lawsuits against the U. "I celebrated my 21st birthday helping put out a special edition of the newspaper when the US Supreme Court issued its decisions in the Grutter and Gratz cases."
After college, he worked for a Michigan congressman and then with the majority leader of the state Senate in Lansing, then Louis went on to law school, editing the Wayne Law Review, which, he notes, is a lot different from newspaper editing. He passed the bar exam and argued several cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals and one case in the Michigan Supreme Court, but most of his work is as a trial lawyer handling felony cases like armed and unarmed robberies, thefts, assaults, fraud, and habitual drunk driving cases. 
He grew up in the Detroit area, and still lives there with his wife, Erin, and a puggle named Tatum.
Learn more about how his work at the Daily influenced his political and legal careers.