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Wayne Law elects new student board, professors of the year

April 9, 2013

A new Student Board of Governors has been elected by Wayne State University Law School students, and so have professors of the year.

Associate Professor Janet Findlater came out on top as First-Year Professor of the Year for the 18th time since she joined the Wayne Law faculty in 1976. Assistant Professor Eric Zacks was named Upperclass Professor of the Year for the second year in a row. He joined the faculty in 2010.

Kevin Kresch was chosen as president of the Student Board of Governors for 2013-14.

“I hope that by working with student organizations, the deans, and listening to students’ concerns, we can continue to create the best possible learning environment for students and future lawyers,” Kresch said.

SBG officers for the coming year are Ana Campos, vice president; Zach Rowley, treasurer; Blake Edwards, secretary; Justin Hanna, American Bar Association representative; Deborah Johnson, Student Senate representative; Marcia West and Adam Kessler, 2L day governors; Nora Youkhana and Chris Chesney, 2L evening governors; Henry Ibe and Melissa Brown, 3L day governors.

Student governors at large are Katie LaForest, Stephen Johnston, Mike Szparaga, Emily Mayer, Chelsey Marsh, Katie VanderVeen, Luke Wolfe, Wade Fink, Angela Strobel, Nick Jones, Zainab Sabbagh, Lauren Samona, Nishal Patel, Karrine Marcolini, Nadine Yousif and Sumeet Aggarwal.

SBG meets every other week in Room 1245 in the Law School, and encourages Wayne Law students to attend and voice their ideas and concerns. The board appoints law students to serve on several student-faculty committees; publishes Dicta; and organizes schoolwide and social charitable activities, such as the Wayne Law Ambulance Chase, blood drives and mentoring programs.

“I have spent the last year working closely on SBG with your future student leaders, and I am proud to say that I have the utmost faith in them next year,” said outgoing SBG President Jack Schulz.