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Wayne Law professor speaks at World Trade Organization
Wayne State University Law School Professor Julia Qin gave an Oct. 8 presentation at the World Trade Organization in Geneva,...
Wayne Law retiree benefits expert files U.S. Supreme Court brief
DETROIT – How to construe the duration of retiree health care benefits under collective bargaining agreements is before...
Diverse leaders bringing perspectives to Wayne Law's Detroit Equity Action Lab
DETROIT – Twenty-six leaders from local organizations working in different ways for racial equality have been selected to...
Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson appointed to Southern Poverty Law Center board
Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson, an expert on civil rights law, will be the newest member of the Southern...
Attorneys to speak Nov. 5 on 'Women in the Law' for Wayne Law Alumni Speaker Series
DETROIT – “Women in the Law” will be the topic of next Alumni Speaker Series event Wednesday, Nov. 5, at...
Wayne Law program Nov. 3 to commemorate 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
DETROIT – The history and modern significance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be the focus of a Wayne State...
Labor documentary makes Detroit debut at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Brothers on the Line, an award-winning labor movement documentary about the Reuther brothers – Walter,...
Wayne Law class of 1984 celebrates 30th reunion
DETROIT – Members of the Wayne State University Law School class of 1984 gathered for a 30th Reunion on Saturday, Oct....
NLRB board member Nancy Schiffer speaks at Wayne Law's Gottfried symposium
DETROIT – Nancy J. Schiffer, board member of the National Labor Relations Board, was the keynote speaker at the 22nd...
Wayne Law announces tuition freeze, enhanced scholarship opportunities
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School today announced a tuition freeze and changes to its scholarship program that...
Legal experts to speak at Wayne Law on doing business in India, China, Middle East
DETROIT – Cutting-edge legal issues in doing business with India, China and the Middle East will be the focus of a panel...
Michigan Muslim Bar Association awards scholarship to Wayne Law student
The Michigan Muslim Bar Association has awarded a scholarship to Mahde Youssef Abdallah, a third-year student at Wayne State...
Love of music led Wayne Law alumnus to discover entertainment law
Howard Hertz has blended his love of music with his love of the law into a thriving legal practice – but he didn’t...
Wayne Law dean, alumni lead sessions for People's Law School
Wayne State University Law School’s dean and several alumni are among presenters for the People’s Law School,...
Wayne Law professor heading to China for a month of teaching
DETROIT – The dateline here is Detroit, but for Nick Schroeck, a Wayne State University Law School assistant (clinical)...
Attorneys discuss labor law for Wayne Law Alumni Speaker Series
Labor law was the topic Thursday, Oct. 2, for the opening presentation of the 2014-15 Wayne State University Law School Alumni...
Wayne Law dean, 3 alumnae honored as Esteemed Women of Michigan
Jocelyn Benson, dean of Wayne State University Law School, and three Wayne Law alumnae – Judge Nanci Grant, Shirley...
Experts discuss international commercial arbitration at Wayne Law
Current Issues in International Commercial Arbitration was the topic of a panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 2, sponsored by the...
Wayne Law alumnus works to help bring stability to his homeland
Part of what drew Homayune Ghaussi to becoming a lawyer was the way that war altered the course of his life. Ghaussi, a 2001...
Two 1971 Wayne Law alumni awarded during State Bar banquet
Two alumni from Wayne State University Law School’s class of 1971 were among those honored during the State Bar of...
Wayne law alumnus fights to 'bring the law to justice' in civil rights cases
Tony Paris, a 2007 graduate of Wayne State University Law School, fights for workers’ civil rights every day – work...
Wayne Law alumni win Michigan Super Lawyers status
DETROIT – Michigan Super Lawyers magazine has released its 2014 lists of top attorneys, and Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion
DETROIT – Members of the Wayne State University Law School class of 1964 gathered for a three-day 50th Reunion...
Wayne Law Professor Schroeck serving in leadership role for ABA publication
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck has been appointed as The Year...
Wayne Law seeks leaders as first cohort for Detroit Equity Action Lab
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights is inviting leaders from local...
New Wayne Law professor is expert on prosecuting sex trafficking
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s newest assistant professor, Blanche B. Cook, brings decades of...
232 legal professionals, students mingle during Evening at the Ballpark with Wayne Law
Eighty rising second- and third-year students cheered on the home team as they mingled with legal professionals Wednesday, Aug....
Wayne Law Professor Brower earns two honors
Charles H. Brower II, a Wayne State University Law School professor who is of counsel with Miller Canfield in Detroit, recently...
Wayne Law welcomes incoming class
DETROIT – Classes are in full swing for the 119 members of the incoming class at Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law presents top scholar awards to 2013-14 first-year students
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School recently presented its top scholar awards for 2013-14 academic coursework by...
Wayne Law alumni, professors to be honored as part of State Bar of Michigan annual meeting
Four of five Champion of Justice Awards given this year by the State Bar of Michigan will go to Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law professor's book explores legal assistance for noncitizen crime victims
Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Rachel Settlage is co-author of a new book written to help those who work...
Mark Weiss Day raises $6,000 for scholarships at Wayne Law
The 11th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park on Friday, Aug. 1, raised more than $6,000 for scholarships at Wayne State...
Wayne Law student awarded federal court's scholarship
DETROIT – Samuel Kokoszka, who will start his second year at Wayne State University Law School this fall, has been...
Wayne Law celebrates donation of Congressman John Conyers' papers
DETROIT – Some of the titans of American civil rights legal history gathered Friday, July 18, at Wayne State University...
Wayne State University receives $1.3 million grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to pioneer new initiative at Damon J. Keith Center
Lance Gable, Noah Hall named associate deans at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Lance A. Gable and Noah D. Hall have been named associate deans at Wayne State University Law School. Gable,...
New edition released of Wayne Law professor's book on public corruption law
Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter Henning’s book, The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption: The...
Wayne Law professor's article selected for Harvard/Stanford/Yale forum
Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Sarah Abramowicz’s article, “Adoption and the Limits of...
Wayne Law alumnus Bruce Miller fights for workers' rights
Bruce Miller, who served as attorney for the Labor Hall of Fame and is general counsel for the Metro AFL-CIO in Detroit,...
Wayne Law students serving public interest through summer fellowships
DETROIT – Fifteen Wayne State University Law School students are gaining experience and serving a variety of agencies and...
Patent award filed by Wayne Law clinic for client is a first
DETROIT – An invention to make lithium-ion batteries safer if they catch fire has gained a patent, thanks to Wayne State...
Wayne Law named a Best Value law school
Wayne State University Law School was recognized as a Best Value law school for 2014 by The National Jurist and its sister...
Wayne Law dean honored with equality award
Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson was honored Wednesday, June 11, with the Frederick Douglass Equality...
Wayne Law alumna advocates for voter rights in Michigan
Sheila Cummings, a 2002 alumna of Wayne State University Law School, is an expert on election law. Since January 2013, she...
Wayne Law alumna uses legal background to inspire high school students
Alycia Chase is an award-winning high school teacher of social studies – and an attorney with a law degree from Wayne...
Jocelyn Benson appointed Wayne Law's 11th dean
DETROIT – Jocelyn Benson, who has served as interim dean of Wayne State University Law School since December 2012, has...
Wayne Law students to gain experience through summer study abroad
Five Wayne State University Law School students will travel abroad this summer to study, gain experience and advocate for human...
Wayne Law religious freedom expert files U.S. Supreme Court brief
DETROIT – The right for a Muslim inmate to wear a beard is before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law Golf Outing raises $15,000 for scholarship endowment
The 2014 Wayne Law Golf Outing on Monday, June 2, raised $15,000 toward an endowment to provide student scholarships to assist...
Wayne Law professor's book published for international audience
A second edition of Constitutional Law in the United States by Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Robert...
African legal leaders visit Wayne Law
DETROIT – A delegation of lawyers, judges, legal scholars and human rights advocates from 11 sub-Saharan African nations...
Wayne Law art installation to honor Rosa Parks, Judge Damon J. Keith
DETROIT – A striking, color-saturated art installation of 26 wood, fiber and fabric totems will open Tuesday, June 3, at...
Wayne Law honors graduates at Commencement
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School honored recipients of degrees for December 2013 and candidates for degrees in...
Wayne Law Commencement honors 175
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s 2014 Commencement ceremony Monday, May 12, honored 175 recipients of...
Wayne Law Review honors alumna Valerie Newman
DETROIT – Valerie Newman, a 1992 alumna of Wayne State University Law School, was honored Wednesday, May 7, by The Wayne...
Wayne Law's bar passage rate jumps 6 points to 76 percent
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s state bar exam passage rate continues to climb, with 76 percent of...
Wayne Law student wins national writing competition
Paul Stewart, a second-year student at Wayne State University Law School, has won the national 2013-14 Beveridge & Diamond...
Graduating Wayne Law student wins State Bar animal law award
DETROIT – Rebecca K. Wrock, who graduated Monday, May 12, from Wayne State University Law School, has won the 2014 Wanda...
Detroit youth offer solutions to issues facing city at Wayne Law symposium
DETROIT – Leaders and residents heard solutions for critical issues facing Detroit from high school students of the Cody...
Wayne Law team members named for Jessup international moot court competition
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s team members for the 2014-15 Philip C. Jessup International Moot...
Wayne Law student awarded labor law fellowship
Carrie Floyd, a second-year Wayne State University Law School student, has been awarded a Peggy Browning Fund labor law...
Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, Wayne Law clinic celebrate 'fantastic' first five years
DETROIT – The first five years of a new business venture typically are known as the “survival years” –...
Wayne Law clinic works to protect public health from pet coke piles
Students in Wayne State University Law School’s Transnational Environmental Law Clinic have been at the forefront of...
Wayne Law Moot Court elects officers for 2014-15
DETROIT – Seven second-year students have been elected as Wayne State University Law School Moot Court program officers...
Wayne Law alumni use environmental law to shape future in many areas
Studying environmental law at Wayne State University Law School has prepared alumni to make an impact locally and beyond in a...
Wayne Law transactional team competes in nationals; new course planned
Wayne State University Law School’s team of Christopher Attar and Justin Hanna finished fourth in drafting and sixth in...
Wayne Law clinic urges new environmental study for I-94 expansion
DETROIT – At Wayne State University Law School, students in the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic are trying to make...
Winners announced in Wayne Law's Barris competition; trial advocacy program grows
DETROIT – Winners of the winter semester 2014 Donald E. Barris Trial Competition at Wayne State University Law School are...
Two Wayne Law students honored by Women Lawyers Association
Wayne State University Law School second-year students Farah Al-Khersan of Northville and Shahar Ben-Josef of Detroit were...
Two students win Wayne Law Moot Court competition
DETROIT – The final round of Wayne State University Law School Moot Court competition was Wednesday, March 26, and the...
Recent Wayne Law graduate already making an impact in community
DETROIT – Robert Thomas, a December graduate of Wayne State University Law School, says his business law studies prepared...
Wayne Law's Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law helps Detroit thrive
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School students involved with the expanding Program for Entrepreneurship and...
Wayne Law business, patent clinics offer resources to entrepreneurs
DETROIT – New businesses, such as Detroit-based RegainGo and LithSafe, are getting a boost from Wayne State University...
Wayne Law professors hail judge's ruling in same-sex marriage case
DETROIT – U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban, and among those...
Wayne Law Review elects editorial board for 2014-15
DETROIT – The Wayne Law Review has elected a new editorial board for 2014-15. New board members...
Wayne Law's Jessup moot court team finishes as quarter-finalist
A Wayne State University Law School five-member team finished a regional tournament of the world’s largest international...
Wayne Law jumps 18 spots to No. 87 in U.S. News & World Report rankings
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School moved into the top 100, jumping 18 spots to No. 87, in U.S. News & World...
Wayne Law's Discover Law Day event inspires high school students
DETROIT – Thirty-one students from Cass Technical High School visited Wayne State University Law School on Friday, March...
Conference April 7, 8 at Wayne Law to consider solutions for financially distressed cities
DETROIT – A conference featuring noted national experts will explore ways to advance equity and inclusion in cities...
Wayne Law alumnus credits clinic experience for his new job in business law
Adam Blaylock, a 2013 Wayne State University Law School alumnus working at Tomkiw Mackewich PLC helping business owners,...
Wayne Law transactional law teams place 1st and 2nd at regionals
Wayne State University Law School’s transactional law teams brought home first- and second-place honors in drafting and...
Wayne Law team makes it to final round in ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition regional
One of Wayne State University Law School’s National Moot Court Teams made it to the final round in the American Bar...
The Journal of Law in Society at Wayne Law elects new board
DETROIT – Eight second-year law students have been elected to the 2014-15 Executive Board of a Wayne State University Law...
Classes for Wayne Law's new LL.M. degree in U.S. Law begin in fall semester
DETROIT – Responding to a growing market of foreign lawyers seeking advanced degrees in U.S. law, Wayne State University...
Wayne Law mourns death of civil rights activist Chokwe Lumumba
Wayne State University Law School offers condolences to the family of Chokwe Lumumba, class of 1975, who died Tuesday, Feb. 25....
Wayne Law professor awarded $250,000 National Science Foundation research grant
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Kirsten Carlson has been awarded a $250,000 grant for the...
Wayne Law student among 9 in nation, only 1 from Michigan to win federal internship
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s Zachary Zurek is the only student from Michigan and one of only nine...
Six Wayne Law alumni named among area's top circuit court judges
DETROIT – Six Wayne State University Law School alumni have been named among the top circuit court judges in the...
Troy High students interview Wayne Law professor for documentary
DETROIT – Two Troy High School students interviewed Wayne State University Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler...
National Lawyers Guild chapter honors 2 Wayne Law students, alumnus
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School students Eliza Qualls Perez Facio of Dearborn and Nicholas Klaus of Ferndale...
Wayne Law Professor Peter Henning publishes book on 'Securities Crimes'
DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter J. Henning is co-author of a new edition of the treatise...
National Lawyers Guild chapter to honor Wayne Law alumnus Lumumba
Long-standing civil rights activist serves as mayor of Jackson, Miss. Chokwe Lumumba, a longtime civil rights activist and...
Wayne Law professor visits China to promote master of laws program
Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor Paul Dubinsky recently returned from 10 days in China, where he visited...
Three Wayne Law alumnae honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Three Wayne State University Law School alumnae – Teri L. Dennings, Karissa Holmes and Ronda Tate – have been...
Wayne Law students help Detroit prosper through their clinic studies
DETROIT — Third-year students Brittany Bradshaw and Weiling Chou are among those praising the experience and...
Wayne Law holiday charity efforts assist six families
DETROIT — Six families in need will have a warmer holiday season this year thanks to two donation drives supported by...
State legislator says his law student studies help his work in Lansing
State Rep. Jim Townsend already is finding his studies as a first-year student in the evening program at Wayne State University...
Wayne Law professor expands human rights work in Cambodia with new board appointment
Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter Hammer is taking his human rights work far beyond Detroit with a recent...
Wayne Law student awarded scholarship by Federal Bar Association
DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School third-year student Alex Szypa has been awarded the Edward H. Rakow...
DBusiness magazine: Wayne Law graduates most top lawyers in Michigan
Wayne State University Law School is first in the state when it comes to graduating highly regarded attorneys, according to the...
Teens gain insight during Youth Civil Rights Conference at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Groups of students from seven metro Detroit high schools gathered at Wayne State University Law School to talk...
Wayne Law student turns adversity into enterprise, competing in Accelerate Michigan
Paul Alonzo Turner III grew from being a child living in a homeless shelter to being executive director of a homeless...
Wayne Law professor writes Supreme Court brief for religious freedom case
DETROIT — Five law professors from across the country have signed on to an amicus brief written by Wayne State University...
Wayne Law professor teaching at Irish university during appointment to national agency in Ireland
A Wayne State University Law School professor on leave while serving at a national agency in Ireland also is doing some...
Wayne Law Review Symposium celebrates state Constitution
DETROIT – Former Michigan attorney general Frank Kelley presented the keynote address Friday, Oct. 11, at the 2013 Wayne...
Wayne Law Associate Professor Noah Hall writes book chapter about water issues
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor Noah D. Hall is co-author of a chapter in a new book,...
Ambulance Chase 5K at Wayne Law raises money for charity
DETROIT — A total of 85 people, 57 of them runners, participated in the 28th annual Ambulance Chase Charity Run/Walk on...
$50,000 donation establishes scholarship endowment at Wayne Law in honor of Congressman Conyers
DETROIT – A $50,000 donation has established an endowed scholarship at Wayne State University Law School in honor of U.S....
Wayne Law professor elected to state bar's environmental section council
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Nick Schroeck has been elected by his peers to a seat on the State...
Wayne Law Professor Peter Hammer publishes book on international law, economics
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter Hammer has a new book, Change and Continuity at the World...
Alum leads purposeful life mentoring, preserving civil rights legacies
Gregory J. Reed’s clients include icons of civil rights, entertainment, politics, sports Detroit attorney Gregory J....
Dean visits China to promote new LL.M. program
A growing number of students from China are expected to study at Wayne State University Law School in 2014 — a result of...
Wayne Law announces donation of Rep. Conyers’ papers and records to Keith Collection
Judge Damon J. Keith (left) and Rep. John Conyers at the 2009 Wayne Law Treasure of Detroit DETROIT (April...
Wayne Law professor founds organization to help military families
DETROIT (Mar. 1, 2012)—Having a family member in the military is challenging enough. Without the support of friends who...
Wayne Law announces expansion of scholarship programs; New scholarships available for incoming first-year students
DETROIT (Feb. 15, 2012) — Wayne State University Law School has added essential funds to its existing need-based...
Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Program Seeks Wayne Law Alumni for Pro-Bono Panel
An innovative legal-medical partnership spearheaded by Wayne Law alumna Kathryn Smolinski ’11 is seeking alumni...