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Professors in the News

Professor of Law Peter Henning was quoted in Business Insider article "Traders have been 'spoofing' the market and now regulators are finally catching on."

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Professor of Law John Mogk was quoted in Detroit News article "Detroit's Cass Corridor makes way for new era."

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Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights; Professor of Law Peter Hammer was interviewed as part of WXYZ-TV story "Quicken Loans sues government over mortgage investigation."

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Associate Dean for Student Affairs Noah Hall was quoted in Detroit Free Press story "Shipping Great Lakes water? That's California dreaming."

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Lake Erie Algae Update: Background on the Problem and Michigan's Response
April 28 2015 at 12:00 PM
Wayne Law Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck, director of the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic, is hosting a webinar through the Michigan State Bar Environmental Law Section on Lake Erie algae. Schroeck is co-chair of the section's Great Lakes and Inland Water Commmittee, and will introduce the webinar. Presenters will include Phil Argiroff and Tom Alwin of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.   To register, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8603127998030630913. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and further instructions about joining the webinar.
The Racialization of the Justice System
May 7 2015 at 6:30 PM
Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center
From Ferguson to New York, from Inkster to South Carolina, an alarming number of African-Americans are being shot, killed or beaten by police as victims of racial profiling. To date, there have been few, if any, consequences for the perpetrators of these crimes. Hear Wayne Law Assistant Professor Blanche Cook's presentation on this disturbing practice and its effect on the criminal justice system. Cook will provide insight into the depth and scope of this crisis in our country as she speaks on the racialization of the justice system.  Cook served as assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice for Tennessee. She also clerked for the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Her areas of expertise include criminal law and procedures, critical race theory and trial advocacy. This event is sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center, Central United Methodist Church, the Civil Rights Committee of the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO and People's World, among others.
Admissions/Detroit Public Schools Mock Trial Tournament - Final
May 14 2015 at 9:00 AM
Law School Building, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
Annual mock trial tournaments with six Detroit Public Schools.
Law School Dean's Luncheon
May 15 2015 at 12:00 PM
The Detroit Athletic Club
Dean Jocelyn Benson would like to invite all admitted law students to a lunch with faculty and herself at the Detroit Athletic Club to congratulate the incoming Fall 2015 class on their admission.  Dress Code is professional business attire and valet parking will be available.  We are unable to accomodate guests. 
Law School Commencement
May 18 2015 at 5:00 PM
Detroit Opera House
Students who complete their requirements for the J.D. and LL.M. degrees within the academic year are eligible to participate in the Law School Commencement ceremony. The ceremony, open to graduates and their guests, will be at the Detroit Opera House. Tickets are required. An hors d'oeuvres reception will follow the ceremony. Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator and chair of the newly launched Levin Center at Wayne Law, will deliver the keynote address. During the ceremony, the university will award an honorary doctor of laws degree to Sujata Manohar, a former member of the Supreme Court of India and an international pioneer for women’s rights and human rights. Complete details Members of the media and others who would like to attend the ceremony should contact Shawn Starkey at (313) 577-4629 or sstarkey@wayne.edu for tickets.
Admissions/Detroit Public Schools Mock Trial Tournament - Middle School
June 1 2015 at 9:00 AM
Law School Building, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
Annual mock trial tournaments with six Detroit Pubic Schools.
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Alumni Accomplishments
Thomas Guyer

Thomas Guyer '74, was honored by the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit during its annual Attorney...

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Faculty Accomplishments
Robert Sedler

Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler spoke as part of a panel on U.S. federal courts in a program sponsored by the...

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Student Accomplishments
Milica Filipovic

Milica Filipovic was part of the Wayne Law team that won the U.S. Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup...

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