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Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights; Professor of Law Peter Hammer was quoted in a Mother Jones piece, "How Motor City Came Back From the Brink...And Left Most Detroiters Behind."

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Dean Jocelyn Benson was called upon by Michigan Radio commentator Jack Lessenberry to lead a state movement against gerrymandering.

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Professor of Law John Mogk was quoted in a Detroit Free Press report, "Duggan: Neighborhood improvements on record pace."

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Director of the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic; Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck was quoted in a Detroit News report, "Green groups seek delay of I-94 project in Detröit."

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Citizens Environment Alliance State of the Detroit River Boat Tour 2015
July 11 2015 at 12:00 PM
1 Riverfront Festival Plaza, Windsor
Wayen Law Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck, director of the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic and executive director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, will be one of the speakers during the four-hour tour of the Detroit River aboard the Macassa Bay cruise ship. The price includes lunch and a cash bar.
Law School - Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park 2015
August 7 2015 at 5:30 PM
Comerica Park
Friday, August 7, 2015Picnic at 5:30 p.m. on party deck #3Game starts at 7:08 p.m. The 13th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park is Friday, August 7, 2015. This year, the American League Champion Detroit Tigers take on the Boston Red Sox. The picnic starts at 5:30 p.m. on party deck #3 and the game begins at 7:08 p.m. The actual cost for the picnic and ticket to the game is $52. We are requesting a minimum of $125 for each ticket.  The remaining $73 will be a tax deductible gift to the Mark Weiss Memorial Scholarship Fund. We encourage you to consider making a contribution to the fund. In deciding what you should do, please consider the following: • A goal was set twelve ago to raise $250,000 to provide scholarships for students and recent graduates who share the same dream as Mark - a commitment to provide legal aid to the underserved in the community; and now, we have exceeded that target. • More than 250 lawyers, judges, friends, family members have generously contributed to the memorial fund. • The scholarship was established as a joint project of Wayne Law and the Michigan Association for Justice, formerly known as the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association. Mark, who graduated from the school in 1969, devoted his considerable skills to fighting for the rights of the poor and powerless, and protecting the civil rights of all litigants. To date, 41 scholarships have been awarded to Wayne Law students in memory of Mark Weiss. Tickets will be mailed directly to you through July 31th.  If a purchase is made the week of the game you are required to personally pick up your tickets from the Office of Special Events and Services at Wayne State University.  They are located in the AAB building at 5700 Cass Avenue, Suite 4300 in Detroit. If you have any questions regarding your ticket purchase, please call (313) 577-0300. If you cannot attend the game, but wish to make a contribution to the Mark Weiss Memorial Scholarship Fund, donations are accepted online or by mail. If by mail, send your check directly to Wayne State University Law School: Mark Weiss Scholarship Fund, attention: Matt Cunningham at 471 West Palmer Street, Suite 3505, Detroit, MI 48202.  Checks should be made payable to Wayne State University.  For questions regarding contributions, Matt can be reached at (313) 577-0749 or mc10@wayne.edu. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the friends of Mark to catch up, reminisce and participate in one of Mark's favorite pastimes and to continue his legacy through the support of progressive law students. As always, thanks for your support. Very truly yours, Michael L. PittSo that tickets are not delayed in the mail, if you wish to purchase tickets after Friday, July 31, contact the WSU Office of Special Events and Services directly at (313) 577-0300 to purchase by phone and schedule pick up.  Thank you!
How Lawyers and Journalists Can Better Collaborate During a Crisis
September 10 2015 at 12:00 PM
Law School
A panel discussion to increase collaboration and ease confusion between lawyers and reporters during high-tension events like those that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missori, New York and Baltimore, Maryland.
Book launch for Frank Kelley, The People's Lawyer
September 17 2015 at 5:30 PM
Law School Building, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium and Atrium
A presentation and reception to celebrate the publication of "The People's Lawyer:  The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation's Longest-Serving Attorney General" by Frank J. Kelley with Jack Lessenberry.  The authors will have a conversation-style presentation and sign books after the presentation.  Food and beverages will be served.
Graduate Open House
September 30 2015 at 3:00 PM
Student Center
Join us anytime between 3 and 6 p.m. to learn more about advancing your education and career at Wayne State’s Graduate School. You’ll be able to meet with representatives from our most popular programs, get information on financial aid and career services, and take a campus tour. Alumni, faculty and current students will be on hand for networking and questions, plus: Receive an application fee waiver Enjoy light refreshments and a small gift Free parking  
Law School Alumni Reception during State Bar Annual Meeting
October 8 2015 at 4:30 PM
Suburban Collection Showplace
Join us for a special gathering with Wayne Law dean, faculty, alumni and friends as part of the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting. The event components consist of a reception and brief program.
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Alumni Accomplishments
Francyne Stacey

Francyne Stacey '81, joined Hooper Hathaway PC in Ann Arbor as a member. In her role at Hooper Hathaway, Stacey's...

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Faculty Accomplishments
Peter Hammer

Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights; Professor of Law Peter Hammer was the keynote speaker for the annual Health Care Heroes Dinner of the...

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Student Accomplishments
Jaspreet Singh

Jaspreet Singh was featured in a WXYZ TV segment, "Detroit law student creates water resistant socks, plans...

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