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Wayne Law strives to be the premier public interest law school in the Midwest. Every day we train the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders. Our civil rights, entrepreneurship, environmental and international programs, and their related clinics, set Wayne Law apart as a community of advocates for justice committed to serving the public. If you're looking to make an impact with your career, join us at Wayne Law.


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Western Michigan University Grad Fair
October 24 2016 at 3:00 PM
Western Michigan University Bernhard Center Ballroom
Graduate and Professional School Fair, held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 24, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom, provides opportunities to explore options for advanced studies. Graduate and professional schools in Michigan and throughout the United States will participate in the fair.  This event is open to all who are interested in pursuing graduate education. Free parking will be available in Lot 80 (Ellsworth Hall parking ramp) at the corner of West Michigan Avenue and North Dormitory Road. Students seeking tips on how to apply to graduate, law, or medical schools may attend one of three workshops held from 3 to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Center, near the fair's main exhibit hall. 
A Right to "Know" or a Right to "No"?
October 25 2016 at 9:00 AM
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Levin Center at Wayne Law and The Constitution Project present "A Right to 'Know' or a Right to 'No'?" This conference will examine the congressional-executive branch struggle over access to information. There is a constant tension between Congress' constitutional responsibility to oversee the workings of the executive branch and the president's claims of executive privilege and deliberative process in order to protect the inner workings of the White House. The frequency and force of these claims, as well as Congress' willingness and ability to push back, varies from Congress to Congress based on a host of elements. These include the popularity of the president, the leadership of the Congress, the issues being investigated, the degree of public interest, the presence or absence of criminal culpability, the individual personalities involved and of course, the state of the law.With a new president and a new Congress set to begin in 2017, it is a meaningful time to review the rights, rules and principles that govern this inter-branch tug of war and to contemplate the path forward.  Is reform necessary to ensure that Congress can access the information it needs to check the executive branch effectively? How should Congress best be held accountable for using its oversight powers and tools appropriately?  Panelists and moderators include:  Retired U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, chair, Levin Center at Wayne Law; Wayne Law's distinguished legislator in residence Jocelyn Benson, director, Levin Center at Wayne Law Steve Castor, deputy general counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Josh Chafetz, professor, Cornell Law School Linda Gustitus, co-director of training and conferences, Levin Center at Wayne Law; former staff director, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Kerry Kircher, former general counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Mort Rosenberg, former specialist in American public law, Congressional Research Service Virginia Sloan, president, The Constitution Project Ron Weich, dean, University of Baltimore School of Law Andrew Wright, associate professor, Savannah Law School   A light continental breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m.   This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register here 
Pro Bono Celebration
October 25 2016 at 12:15 PM
Wayne Law's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights,
Students and attorneys will gather for a luncheon celebration of pro bono work in the legal community. Featured guests include: Justice Marilyn Kelly, '71, former justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Wayne Law's distinguished jurist in residence and member of the WSU Board of Governors Sarah Luke, WSU assistant general counsel and recipient of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association 2016 Pro Bono Service Award Robert Riley, '08, associate attorney at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn and an active pro bono volunteer David Berry, of counsel to Brooks Kushman, chair of the steering committee for the State Bar of Michigan's Patent Pro Bono Project and director of Wayne Law's Patent Procurement Clinic
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