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Professors in the News

Professor of Law John Mogk was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article titled "One downtown, two empires: Mike Ilitch and Dan Gilbert reshape Detroit."

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Professor of Law Peter Henning was quoted in a Detroit News article titled "Listening devices found at Ford HQ; recently fired engineer investigated."    

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Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights; Professor of Law Peter Hammer was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Fair Housing Forum hosted at Wayne Law."

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Dean Jocelyn Benson is one of the women profiled in a Michigan Radio opinion piece titled "These three female candidates could be some of the most interesting leaders in Michigan."

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Wayne State University Farmers Market
July 30 2014 at 11:00 AM
5201 Cass Ave
The Wayne State University Farmers Market unveils its seventh season June 4. Open Wednesdays from 11 to 4 pm at its usual location in front of Prentis Hall, the market will run through October 29. Detroit-grown produce will be on offer by D-Town Farm, Grown in Detroit Cooperative, Brother Nature Produce, and Labrosse Farm. Produce anchors Van Houtte and Holtz will also return with their usual selections of fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers, herbs, potted plants, and eggs. They will be joined by Burda’s Berries, who offers a variety of fresh berries throughout the season. Delicious hot and/or cold prepared foods and desserts will be sold by Russell Street Deli, Avalon Bakery, Brooklyn Street Local, and Sweet Potato Sensations, all returning vendors. Nikki’s Ginger Teas will offer a splash of freshness to warm afternoons, while Greentoe Gardens will sweeten them with several local honey flavors. Mystic Kettle—joining us for a first full season—will pop delicious popcorn right in front of you. The market accepts cash, Bridge Card benefits, Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), and WIC and Senior Project FRESH coupons. Sponsored by the Fair Food Network, DUFB matches Bridge Card spending at the market up to $20 per card per day. The market also offers the Student Advantage Project, in which students pay $5 to get $10 in vouchers to spend on produce at the market.
Law School - Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park
August 1 2014 at 5:30 PM
Comerica Park
Friday, August 1, 2014Picnic at 5:30 p.m. on party deck #1Game starts at 7:08 p.m. The 12th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park is Friday, August 1, 2014. This year, the American League Champion Detroit Tigers take on the Colorado Rockies. The picnic starts at 5:30 p.m. on party deck #1 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 eleven years 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, 36 scholarships have been awarded to Wayne Law students in memory of Mark Weiss. Tickets will be mailed directly to you through July 25th.  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 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 Monday, July 28  contact the WSU Office of Special Events and Services directly at (313) 577-0300 to purchase by phone and schedule pick up.  Thank you!
Student Organization Planning Workshop
August 17 2014 at 12:30 PM
Law School Building, 2242
Annual planning meeting for student organization leaders
LL.M. Orientation
August 18 2014 at 9:00 AM
Law School Building, 2242
Orientation for incoming students for the fall 2014 semester.  They will be introduced to various offices, deans, and resources on campus to help prepare for the upcoming semester.
Journal of Law in Society Orientation
August 19 2014 at 10:00 AM
Law School Building, 2242
Orientation for students new to Wayne and to JLS.
Student Board of Governors Regular Meeting
September 3 2014 at 8:15 PM
Law School Building, 2242
Student Board of Governors regular meeting
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Alumni Accomplishments

Michael McCue '98, is working on a Ph.D. at Michigan State University, and is researching for his dissertation the...

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Faculty Accomplishments
Sarah Abramowicz

Assistant Professor of Law Sarah Abramowicz is the author of "Adoption and the Limits of Contract in Victorian Adoption...

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Student Accomplishments
Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart has won the national 2013-14 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing...

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