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Wayne Law to Host Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium, Oct. 15

September 2, 2009

DETROIT (Sept. 2, 2009) - Wayne State University Law School students, alumni and guests interested in gaining additional insight into labor law are invited to attend the 17th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium from 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009.

Sponsored by Wayne Law, the National Labor Relations Board, Region Seven, and the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Section, the symposium will be held in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium and will feature, among others, speaker Keith M. Crain, chairman of Crain Communications Inc. Breakout sessions, led by local and national labor relations experts, include:

• Board Cases of Recent Vintage – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
• Labor Law Reform – If Not Now, When?
• The Duty of Fair Representation
• Bringing a Charge Before the NLRB

“We are pleased to honor the legacy of Bernard Gottfried through this symposium, and look forward to providing the legal community with this extraordinary opportunity to hear from well-known labor law experts,” said Wayne Law Dean and Professor of Law Robert M. Ackerman.

The registration fee for the symposium is $100 and includes all sessions, a continental breakfast and lunch. Students, NLRB staff and government employees may register for a reduced cost of $25. Those interested in attending should contact Rebecca Hollancid in the Dean’s Office at (313) 577-3933.The sign-up deadline is Oct. 1, 2009.

Parking for the symposium is available in Structure #1, across from the Law School, at the corner of Palmer Street and Cass Avenue, for $3.50. For more information on this or other upcoming Law School events, visit the Law School online at law.wayne.edu.
Proceeds from the symposium will be used to fund future educational programs and labor-related studies at the Law School.

Bernard Gottfried
(1925-1992) was director of the National Labor Relations Board, Region Seven from 1973 until his death. He taught at Wayne Law for many years and this symposium honors his vision for labor relations.

About Wayne Law
Wayne State University Law School has educated and served the Detroit metropolitan area since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located at 471 West Palmer Street 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 and distance learning classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 40 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized and expert faculty, Wayne Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, 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, are experts in their disciplines and include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.