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Wayne Law Review to Honor Marian Faupel with the Richard J. Barber Alumni Achievement Award, April 10

April 11, 2008

Associate Dean Roth ChildDETROIT (April 10, 2008) – The Wayne Law Review is proud to honor Wayne State University Law School alumna Marian Faupel with the Richard J. Barber Alumni Achievement Award this evening, Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 6 p.m. at Mario’s Restaurant Detroit. 

The Wayne Law Review presents this award annually to an alumnus whose character, integrity, professional achievements, and contribution to the community represent the highest ideals of the Wayne Law Review.

Faupel served as the Survey Editor of the Wayne Law Review in 1982-83, and graduated from Wayne Law in 1983. While on the Wayne Law Review, Faupel published two articles, and has published more than 10 more articles since graduation. Currently, she is a principal in her own law firm at Faupel, Fraser & Fessler in Ann Arbor, and has been an adjunct professor at Wayne State Law School since 2002.

Faupel is best known for representing the biological parents Dan and Cara Schmidt who prevailed in the Baby Jessica case. After the Baby Jessica case, the Detroit News named Faupel as a “Michiganian” hero. Faupel was also recently honored by the Washtenaw County Bar Association as a legal “ground breaker” along with several other women lawyers in that county.

The Wayne Law Review is a student produced publication and Wayne Law’s official scholarly journal. The journal is published four times per year and contains articles written by academics, practitioners, and students on current legal topics.

Wayne State University Law School has served Michigan and beyond since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized faculty, Wayne State Law School students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.