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Director of the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic; Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck was a guest on Michigan Radio for its report, "Environmental group says there's something legally stinky about Detroit's garbage incinerator."

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Associate Professor of Law Anthony Dillof was quoted by Mlive for its report, "Jessica Heeringa and Baby Kate: Why 'no body' murder cases are difficult."

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Director of the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic; Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck was a guest on WDET for its report, "Environmental Advocates Say Detroit Incinerator Violating Clean Air Rules...Again."

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Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler was a guest on WDET's Detroit Today discussing, "What Would Four More Years of SCOTUS Obstruction Mean For The Court And The Country?"

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Straker Bar-Wolverine Bar Law Student Reception
October 23 2016 at 3:00 PM
Home of Judge Terrance A. Keith
The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association and the Wolverine Bar Association invite members and law students to attend the annual Law Student Reception. The reception will be at the home of Judge Terrance A. Keith in Detroit's Palmer Woods neighborhood. The address will be provided in a later email to those individuals who RSVP in advance.  
"Why Law School? Why Wayne?" - Central Michigan University
October 23 2016 at 7:00 PM
Central Michigan University, Bovee University Center, Isabella Room
Talk with Wayne Law Interim Dean Lance Gable and learn about Wayne Law: - Scholarships - Benefits of attending law school in Midtown Detroit - Wayne Law's unrivaled programming, including: Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law Program for International Legal Studies Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Levin Center at Wayne Law Gable will be speaking as part of the meeting of Phi Alpha Delta. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Western Michigan University Grad Fair
October 24 2016 at 3:00 PM
Western Michigan University Bernhard Center Ballroom
Graduate and Professional School Fair, held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 24, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom, provides opportunities to explore options for advanced studies. Graduate and professional schools in Michigan and throughout the United States will participate in the fair.  This event is open to all who are interested in pursuing graduate education. Free parking will be available in Lot 80 (Ellsworth Hall parking ramp) at the corner of West Michigan Avenue and North Dormitory Road. Students seeking tips on how to apply to graduate, law, or medical schools may attend one of three workshops held from 3 to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Center, near the fair's main exhibit hall. 
A Right to "Know" or a Right to "No"?
October 25 2016 at 9:00 AM
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Levin Center at Wayne Law and The Constitution Project present "A Right to 'Know' or a Right to 'No'?" This conference will examine the congressional-executive branch struggle over access to information. There is a constant tension between Congress' constitutional responsibility to oversee the workings of the executive branch and the president's claims of executive privilege and deliberative process in order to protect the inner workings of the White House. The frequency and force of these claims, as well as Congress' willingness and ability to push back, varies from Congress to Congress based on a host of elements. These include the popularity of the president, the leadership of the Congress, the issues being investigated, the degree of public interest, the presence or absence of criminal culpability, the individual personalities involved and of course, the state of the law.With a new president and a new Congress set to begin in 2017, it is a meaningful time to review the rights, rules and principles that govern this inter-branch tug of war and to contemplate the path forward.  Is reform necessary to ensure that Congress can access the information it needs to check the executive branch effectively? How should Congress best be held accountable for using its oversight powers and tools appropriately?  Panelists and moderators include:  Retired U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, chair, Levin Center at Wayne Law; Wayne Law's distinguished legislator in residence Jocelyn Benson, director, Levin Center at Wayne Law Steve Castor, deputy general counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Josh Chafetz, professor, Cornell Law School Linda Gustitus, co-director of training and conferences, Levin Center at Wayne Law; former staff director, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Kerry Kircher, former general counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Mort Rosenberg, former specialist in American public law, Congressional Research Service Virginia Sloan, president, The Constitution Project Ron Weich, dean, University of Baltimore School of Law Andrew Wright, associate professor, Savannah Law School   A light continental breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m.   This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register here 
Pro Bono Celebration
October 25 2016 at 12:15 PM
Wayne Law's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights,
Students and attorneys will gather for a luncheon celebration of pro bono work in the legal community. Featured guests include: Justice Marilyn Kelly, '71, former justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Wayne Law's distinguished jurist in residence and member of the WSU Board of Governors Sarah Luke, WSU assistant general counsel and recipient of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association 2016 Pro Bono Service Award Robert Riley, '08, associate attorney at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn and an active pro bono volunteer David Berry, of counsel to Brooks Kushman, chair of the steering committee for the State Bar of Michigan's Patent Pro Bono Project and director of Wayne Law's Patent Procurement Clinic
The Federalist Society Presents: Vaping Regulation Kills
October 25 2016 at 12:15 PM
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
The Wayne Law Federalist Society Student Chapter will host Prof. Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Prof. Adler will be presenting a lecture titled "Vaping Regulation Kills: Why the FDA's Regulation of E-Cigarettes is Good for Tobacco Companies and Bad for Public Health." Lunch Provided.
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Alumni Accomplishments
Mary Massaron

Mary Massaron '90, a partner with Plunkett Cooney in Bloomfield Hills, was named Detroit Lawyer of the Year in...

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Faculty, staff accomplishments
Nick Schroeck

Director of the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic; Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck moderated a community enviornmental health chat titled, "Getting the Lead Out:...

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Student Accomplishments
Henry Schneider

Henry Schneider was featured in the Oakland County Legal News for its report, "Law student aims to promote...

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