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Professor of Law Laura Bartell was quoted in a Reuters article printed in the Daily News (Virginia) titled "Detroit workers, retirees give bankruptcy plan a boost."

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Professor of Law Laura Bartell was quoted in a Michigan Radio report titled "Detroit retirees said 'yes' to the city's bankruptcy restructuring plan. What's next?" 

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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 "Racial equality program at Keith Center receives Kellogg grant."

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Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights; Professor of Law Peter Hammer was quoted in an article in The Atlantic titled "What Happens When Detroit Shuts Off the Water of 100,000 People."

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Wayne State University Farmers Market
July 23 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. Pitt
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.
The Independence of Scotland
September 4 2014 at 12:15 PM
Law School Building, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
Scotland 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 PM
Law School Building, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
Three 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.
Wayne Law Class of 1964 - 50th Reunion
September 12 2014
Members from the class of 1964 will be gathering to celebrate their 50 year reunion on September 12-14, 2014Class Leadership Committee:Garry Carley, Joel Bussell, Elliott Hall, Barbara Klarman, Bernie Mindell, and Paul RosenFriday, September 12thDinner at the Tigers Den & Tigers v. Indians GameLocation:  Comerica ParkTime:  5:30 p.m. Dinner; 7:05 p.m. Game StartCost:  $75Saturday, September 13thD:Hive tour of Detroit and Wayne Law School with special guest Jeff Aranof, class of 2004 as our tour guideLocation:  Wayne State University Law School471 W. Palmer, Detroit, MI 48202Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Cost: $25Emeritus Dinner with exclusive use of the Detroit Historical MuseumPre-reception Location:  Rand's House "The old law school" 5229 Cass, Detroit, MI 48202Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.Class Photo and Champagne toast at 5:30 p.m.DinnerLocation:  Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.Exclusive use of the Museum until 11:00 p.m.Cost: $150Sunday, September 14thFarewell BrunchLocation:  Wayne State University Law School 471 W. Palmer, Detroit, MI 48202Time: 10:30 a.m.Cost:  $25For more information visit the Wayne Law Alumni webpage.  Feel free to contact any member of the Law School Development team with questions or ideas. 
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