Calder is a creative problem-solver, with legal experience in the U.S. Senate and the Governor of Michigan’s Office of Legal Counsel.
Calder earned his juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School, graduating first in his class, summa cum laude. While in law school, Calder served on the executive boards of the Wayne Law Review and the Wayne Law Moot Court program. Calder received the Richard B. Gushee Superior Note Award for his law review note, Campaign Finance “See” Change in Michigan? Examining Michigan’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Regime Post-Bonta,” and earned brief writing and oralist awards while competing in national moot court competitions. Calder also gained valuable experience as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Committee for Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and for Governor Whitmer’s Office of Legal Counsel.
Calder earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from Kalamazoo College, where he earned awards for excellence in both subjects. During his junior year, Calder studied abroad in England at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
A Michigander through and through, Calder enjoys hiking with his wife and dog, cheering on Detroit’s resurgent sports teams, and playing euchre with friends.
Wayne State University Law School,
Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, 2023
Executive Note & Comment Editor, Wayne Law Review
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics, 2012