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Professor of Law Peter Henning was a guest on WJR radio's Paul W. Smith Show, with substitute host Guy Gordon. They discussed Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

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Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler was a guest on WJR radio's Paul W. Smith Show, with substitute host Guy Gordon. Sedler discussed the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court.

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Professor of Law Peter Henning spoke with WWJ's Greg Bowman about the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court appointee Neil Gorsuch.

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Professor of Law Peter Henning wrote, "There Are No Perry Mason Moments in Insider Trading Cases" for White Collar Watch, his column for The New York Times DealB%k.

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Detroit Heart Walk Team Coach Meetings
March 23 2017 at 11:00 AM
Integrative Biosciences Center
s part of our Wayne Cares Initiative, I am delighted to announce that the American Heart Association (AHA) Detroit Heart Walk will take place on Wayne State University’s campus for the next three years! I am honored to serve as the 2017 Co-Chair of the Detroit Heart Walk, which will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  President Wilson will lead as Co-Chair for the 2018 Heart Walk. This initiative is of particular significance to me for a variety of reasons. I would like to invite the entire Wayne State family to join more than one million people in over 300 cities across the United States to take a stand against heart disease and help save lives by participating in this year’s Heart Walk. We are looking for coaches to create teams of walkers, with a goal of 65 team coaches from staff, faculty, and students, and 500 walkers representing Wayne State. Here’s how you can start or join a team: CLICK HERE to be taken to our Wayne Cares site and then click on the red “Register Now” button.  You will be taken to our WSU page on the Heart Walk website and you can start your team or join an already registered team! I know that we are all pulled in many different directions, and I thank you for taking a moment to view our website and consider participating in this important event. We invite those that want to start a team – our team coaches – and anyone that wants to get more involved, to join us for a special kick-off session. We will go in to the Heart Walk in more detail, and provide everyone with a broader awareness of the American Heart Associations’ new Healthy for Good Movement.  Three sessions will be held: March 21, 2017: Margherio Conference Center – School of Medicine – 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 22, 2017: 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor Conference Room A – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 23, 2017: IBio Conference Center – 1st floor – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To join us for a kick-off session, please email research@wayne.edu with the date you are able to attend. The Heart Walk is a celebration of the American Heart Associations’ new Healthy for Good Movement (https://secure2.convio.net/amha/site/SPageNavigator/healthy_for_good_home.html). This movement is designed to drive a mission around personalized health and awareness to live healthier lives, inspire a lasting change, and unify all of us around the simple idea that making a small change today can create a difference for generations to come. Wayne State University plays a critical role in this Healthy for Good Detroit movement every day through our important research, caring of patients and training of our students. As an urban serving university and as part of our overall mission, I believe that this engagement is a reflection of our commitment to the broad communities that we serve and the mission of the American Heart Association. Over the next two months, we will be inviting the campus community to a number of events promoting the Healthy for Good Detroit initiative. I invite you to participate in these events and the Heart Walk to embrace the cause and create healthier lives. I very much appreciate all of you for contributing your time and passion as we collectively work together on this important fight against cardiovascular disease and community awareness.   Let’s join together as for sure - we are Warriors with Heart! Sincerely, Steve Lanier, Ph.D. Vice President for Research
Second Year Course Enrollment & Co-curricular Information Panel
March 23 2017 at 12:15 PM
Law Classroom Room 1515
Faculty, Staff, & Students will provide first year law students with information about course selection and enrollment for fall of the second year.
Health Law Panel
March 23 2017 at 12:15 PM
DJK Lecture Hall
Attorneys from the Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will discuss their careers in health law and give practical advice about gaining experience in this exciting and growing area of law.  Sponsored by the Career Services Office and the State Bar of Michigan's Health Care Law Section. Lunch provided to first 30 students to arrive!
Law Review Symposium Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
March 23 2017 at 4:00 PM
Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
The Keith Students for Civil Rights will host a movie screening to kick off the Wayne Law Review Symposium on the Changing Face of the War on Drugs. The featured documentary will be "13th," directed by Ava DuVernay. Following the documentary will be a panel discussion on race and the criminal justice system.  Panelists:  Ebonie Byndon-Fields, lecturer, Wayne State University Department of Criminal Justice Dr. Kefentse Chike, instructor, Wayne State University Department of African-American Studies Mark Fancher, staff attorney for the Racial Justice Project, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan Moderating the discussion will be second-year Wayne Law student, Madeline Sinkovich.
Detroiters Speak presents "Examining University Engagement with Detroit"
March 23 2017 at 7:30 PM
Cass Corridor Commons
Join us this semester as we aim to make sense of how we arrived at today's dynamic education landscape in Detroit. In previous speaker's series we have dabbled in the arena of education, but this time we'll take a deeper dive. Together we will examine everything from the purpose of learning, to the meaning of "public" schooling, to the historic impact of segregation and racism on educational equity in this region, to the most recent period of "emergency mismanagement" by the state of Michigan, etc. This is a weekly event taking place through April 13. Light dinner provided. Additional details Sponsored by the Detroit Equity Action Lab at Wayne Law's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, WSU's Department of African-American Studies and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor's Semester in Detroit Program.
Wayne Law Review Symposium on "The Changing Face of the War on Drugs: Mass Incarceration, Overcriminalization, and Evolving Drug Policy"
March 24 2017 at 8:00 AM
Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
The Wayne Law Review presents the 2016-17 Symposium, "The Changing Face of the War on Drugs: Mass Incarceration, Overcriminalization, and Evolving Drug Policy."  The symposium will consist of a series of panel discussions where scholars, judges, and practitioners will address mass incarceration, overcriminalization, evolving drug policies, and sentencing decisions.  Recent national attention given to increased opioid addiction, pain management, and the criminal legal system have incentivized judges, lawyers, and scholars to re-examine the war on drugs, aggressive policing of the precarity, prosecutorial discretion, legal categorization of crimes, excessive bail, civil asset forfeiture, court fees and fines, and all the collateral consequences of such practices. This day-long symposium will present multiple perspectives on these timely issues and generate new intersectional solutions. Denise Page Hood, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, will be the keynote speaker. She was confirmed as a district court judge in 1994 and became chief judge on Jan. 1, 2016. She presides over criminal and civil matters. She has received numerous honors, including the 2016 Damon J. Keith Soul and Spirit Humanitarian Award and the 2014 D. Augustus Straker Bar Association’s Trailblazer Award. Hood is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University School of Law. Complete conference details The conference is free to attend, but registration is required by March 17. Register here.  This symposium is made possible by generous funding from the Cohn Family Endowed Fund.
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Christopher Blount

Christopher Blount '06, was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the 36th District Court in Detroit. Blount earned his...

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Robert Sedler

Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler was a panelist at The University of Toledo College of Law for a discussion...

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Mallory Fiordellisi

Mallory Fiordellisi a second-year Wayne Law student, and her blog, "Con Law and Coloring Books," were featured in the...

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