J.D. 1978, University of Michigan
M.A. 1970, Library Science, University of Michigan
B.A. in 1965, University of Michigan
Mary I. Coombs, Professor of Law Emerita, earned a B.A. in 1965, an M.A. in sociology in 1967, an M.A. in library science in 1970, and a J.D. in 1978, all from the University of Michigan. Following graduation from law school, Professor Coombs served as law clerk to Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She was in private practice until she joined the Miami faculty in 1983.
Professor Coombs retired in spring 2014 and taught in the areas of torts, family law, transnational family law, and law and medicine.