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Wayne Law Commencement honors 175
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s 2014 Commencement ceremony Monday, May 12, honored 175 recipients of degrees for December 2013 and candidates for degrees in May 2014 and August 2014.
Students eligible to participate in the ceremony included 170 for juris doctor degrees and five for master of laws degrees. A special posthumous certificate was presented in memory of third-year student Tiané Brown of Waterford. Accepting the certificate was Brown’s oldest daughter, 15-year-old Nina Ross.
The ceremony was in the Jack White Theater at The Masonic Temple of Detroit.
Keynote speaker was Brian A. Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., and a professor at New York University School of Law. Stevenson received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Wayne State University at the ceremony.
Also speaking were Eugene Driker, Wayne Law class of 1961 and a member of the WSU Board of Governors; WSU President M. Roy Wilson; Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson; Kevin Kresch, president of the Wayne Law Student Board of Governors; and Cesare A. Sclafani, Wayne Law Class of 2008, vice president of the Law Alumni Association.
Receiving awards at the ceremony were professors of the year Christopher C. Lund of Detroit and Noah D. Hall of Ann Arbor.
Graduates listed by hometown (Microsoft Excel format)
Graduates listed by hometown (Microsoft Word format)