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The Detroit Food Entrepreneur Legal Workshop
July 30 2015 at 6:00 PM
Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law
Calling all of Detroit’s farmers, gardeners, bakers, caterers, restaurant owners, and other food-related enterprises! Come learn how to navigate important federal, state, and local laws that may impact you and your enterprise from a group of experienced attorneys. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided by Fresh Corner Cafe. Free parking will be available in the parking lot located in front of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights You are encouraged to register in advance with the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center by e-mailing nicholas.leonard@glelc.org or calling (313) 782-3372. The workshop is sponsored by Wayne Law's Transnational Environmental Law Clinic, the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, Equal Justice Works and Keep Growing Detroit.
Law School - Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park 2015
August 7 2015 at 5:30 PM
Comerica Park
Friday, August 7, 2015Picnic at 5:30 p.m. on party deck #3Game starts at 7:08 p.m. The 13th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park is Friday, August 7, 2015. This year, the American League Champion Detroit Tigers take on the Boston Red Sox. The picnic starts at 5:30 p.m. on party deck #3 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 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 31th.  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: 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. 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!
Congressional Oversight Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.
August 11 2015
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.   To enroll: justinrood@pogo.org
Wayne Law Alumni Summer Happy Hour
August 20 2015 at 5:30 PM
The Whitney
Join the Wayne Law Alumni Association for Summer Happy Hour at The Whitney Garden Party on Thursday, Aug. 20.All alumni and current students are welcome. The alumni association's board of directors will be there to tell you about upcoming alumni events and to hear your thoughts and ideas for the alumni association and Law School.The event is sponsored by Gifford Krass. Valet parking is available. For directions, visit thewhitney.com.
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Welcome alumni and friends

 The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is here to help our 11,000 alumni stay connected to Wayne Law and to each other.

There are many opportunities for Wayne Law alumni to get involved and play an active role in the life of the Law School.

  • Participate in the Law Alumni Association or become a member of its Board of Directors
  • Attend an upcoming alumni event or host a future event
  • Share your expertise with a student organization
  • Join a reunion host committee or attend a reunion
  • Participate in Career Services programs, such as mock interviews or panel discussions
  • Serve as a judge for the Legal Writing Program’s 1L oral arguments
  • Send us an alumni story idea for Raising the Bar or The Wayne Lawyer

Help us stay in touch with you by keeping your contact information up to date. If you have changed employers or have a new address, phone number or email address, let us know by emailing lawalumni@wayne.edu. If you have accomplishments that you’d like us to include for publication in Raising the BarThe Wayne Lawyer or our website, email lawalumni@wayne.edu.

If you are interested in any of the above or have any thoughts on how we can better serve our alumni, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at Wayne Law at lawalumni@wayne.edu.