Wayne Law News Center
- Wayne Law celebrates donation of Congressman John Conyers' papers
- July 21, 2014
- Wayne State University receives $1.3 million grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to pioneer new initiative at Damon J. Keith Center
- July 7, 2014
- Lance Gable, Noah Hall named associate deans at Wayne Law
- June 26, 2014
- New edition released of Wayne Law professor's book on public corruption law
- June 24, 2014
Professors in the News
Professor of Law Peter Henning was quoted in a Detroit News article titled "Listening devices found at Ford HQ; recently fired engineer investigated."Read Article
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."Read Article
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."Read Article
Professor of Law Peter Henning was quoted in "Trial begins in shooting of Renisha McBride. Does 'Castle Doctrine' apply?" The article was in the Alaska Dispatch News, and picked up from the Christian Science Monitor.Read Article
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Calendar of Events
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- Wayne State University Farmers Market
- July 30 2014 at 11:00 AM5201 Cass AveThe 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 PMComerica ParkFriday, 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 email@example.com. 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!
- LL.M. Orientation
- August 18 2014 at 9:00 AMLaw School Building, 2242Orientation 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 AMLaw School Building, 2242Orientation for students new to Wayne and to JLS.
- The Independence of Scotland
- September 4 2014 at 12:15 PMLaw School Building, Spencer M. Partrich AuditoriumScotland will hold an independence referendum on September 14, 2014. There are many hotly disputed legal issues involved in a potential separation-- who gets UK property? who is responsible for debts? who gets access to North Sea oil? Thomas Grant from the University of Cambridge will discuss these issues and more.
- Money in Judicial Politics: A Panel Discussion
- September 9 2014 at 5:30 PMLaw School Building, Spencer M. Partrich AuditoriumThree former Michigan Supreme Court Justices, Honrable Marilyn J. Kelly (retired, Wayne Faculty); James L. Ryan (retired, also a former judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit); Clifford Taylor (retired); and renowned reporter, Peter Overby of NPR, all explore the First Amendment contours of money as speech.
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Thomas Schehr '97, was elected president of the Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association...Read more
Assistant Professor of Law Sarah Abramowicz is the author of "Adoption and the Limits of Contract in Victorian Adoption...Read more
Paul Stewart has won the national 2013-14 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing...Read more