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Professor of Law Peter Henning was quoted by Time Magazine for its report, "This Guy Drove 10,000 Cans to Michigan (Like in Seinfeld) and Got Busted."

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Professor of Law Peter Henning was quoted by USA Today and the Detroit Free Press for reports about Fiat Chrysler revising new car sales figures.

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Professor of Law Peter Henning wrote "Finding the fraud in the HSBC currency trading case" for White Collar Watch, his column for The New York Times DealB%k.

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Professor of Law Peter Henning was quoted by Motor Trend and Automotive News for reports that Fiat Chrysler was aware of inflated sales.

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Congressional Oversight Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.
July 28 2016 at 9:00 AM
Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Specific location details will be provided when you RSVP.)
Project On Government Oversight, Levin Center at Wayne Law and The Lugar Center present Congressional Oversight Boot Camp   Bipartisan, two-day, intensive training on Capitol Hill for congressional staff on the art and practice of oversight and investigations   Attendance is free and open only to congressional staff. Space is limited. Registration required.
CitizenDetroit Dinner & Dialogue (2016 primary election)
July 28 2016 at 5:30 PM
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Join CitizenDetroit for our July Dinner and Dialogue about the important 2016 primary election.  Candidates for one at-large Detroit City Council seat, and Wayne County Treasurer have been asked to introduce themselves, and address two priority issues identified in our CitizenDetroit sessions. City Council: Budget priorities, Pension debt Treasurer: Tax Foreclosure, Reinvesting in neighborhoods You will have the chance to: Learn more about the responsibilities of city council and county treasurer. Select criteria to evaluate candidates for these offices. Hear from the Michigan Truth Squad about campaign Issues. Judge for yourself which candidates reflect your values and priorities. Register today! Admission is free, but reservations are required. Join us: 5-8:30 p.m. (Dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m.) Thursday, July 21 — City Council candidates Thursday, July 28 — County Treasurer candidates   Invited guests include candidates for the open Detroit City Council at-large seat, and Wayne County Treasurer.NOTE:  The board exercise will be the same on both dates.  Presentation and speakers will be specific to the candidate race identified above.  The Cathedral Church of St. Paul Barth Hall4800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201Enter from Warren, limited on-site parking.   Get informed! Be engaged! VOTE August 2. Your voice is critical in this primary election!To attend, RSVP online at citizendetroit.org or call 313-577-5550. Space is limited.
Law School - Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park 2016
August 5 2016 at 5:30 PM
Comerica Park
Friday, August 5, 2016Picnic at 5:30 p.m. on Party Deck #2Game starts at 7:10 p.m. The 14th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park is Friday, August 5, 2016. This year, the American League Champion Detroit Tigers take on the New York Mets. The picnic starts at 5:30 p.m. on Party Deck #2, and the game begins at 7:10 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 thirteen 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, 41 scholarships have been awarded to Wayne Law students in memory of Mark Weiss. Tickets will be mailed directly to you through July 31.  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: Desirnai'  Hicks at 471 West Palmer Street, Suite 3505, Detroit, MI 48202.  Checks should be made payable to Wayne State University.  For questions regarding contributions, Desirnai' can be reached at (313) 577-9763 or dhicks@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!
National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit
August 8 2016 at 1:00 PM
McCormick Place, West Building
Levin Center at Wayne Law will present a three-hour legislative oversight workshop at the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit in Chicago. Bipartisan, fact-based, in-depth oversight leads to good public policy. In this interactive session you’ll learn about approaches and tools to organize the work, how to better work with people of opposing views, focus on the facts and seek consensus.  Speakers include:  Elise Bean, interim co-director, Levin Center at Wayne Law Justin Rood, director of congressional oversight initiative, Project on Government Oversight Registration required.  
Clinic Swearing-In Ceremony
August 31 2016 at 5:30 PM
Spencer Partrich Auditorium
Join the Wayne Law Clinical Education Program and the Free Legal Aid Clinic in welcoming 50 new students to the practice of law under Michigan Court Rule 8.120. The students will be sworn-in to practice by Justice Marilyn Kelly, Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Wayne Law. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
Law School Alumni Reception during State Bar Annual Meeting
September 22 2016 at 4:30 PM
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Join us for a special gathering with Dean Jocelyn Benson, faculty, alumni and friends as part of the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting. This is a free event but registration is required. Space is limited.
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Alumni Accomplishments
Del A. Szura

Del A. Szura '91, relocated his firm, Szura & Delonis PLC, to 29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 2475, in Southfield....

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Faculty, staff accomplishments
Peter Hammer

Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights; Professor of Law Peter Hammer spoke at the Make Government Work Forum #4 which was sponsored by Southeast...

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Student Accomplishments
Ebonie Byndon-Fields

Ebonie Byndon-Fields was featured in the Detroit Legal News for its report, "'Fields' of dreams - Former social worker...

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