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July/August 2011 Make a Gift

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Actor, singer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte to deliver Keith Biennial Lecture Sept. 8

The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law will host the Fifth Keith Biennial Lecture featuring prominent actor, singer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte in Wayne State University's Community Arts Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.

Wayne Law's Program for International Legal Studies to host International Law Week, Sept. 19-23

Join us as we discuss timely international law topics, explore career opportunities in international law, highlight student and alumni experiences abroad and much more. Click the below link for more information about the week's events and activities.

Law Alumni Association announces newly elected board officers, members

Wayne Law and its Law Alumni Association (LAA) recently announced newly elected LAA board officers and members.

An Evening at the Ballpark with Wayne Law

An Evening at the Ballpark with Wayne Law took place on Aug. 2, 2011. The event, hosted by the Wayne Law Career Services Office and sponsored by Varnum LLP, Dykema, Butzel Long, Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Young Basile Hanlon and MacFarlane PC, brought local Detroit law firms and rising 2L and 3L Wayne Law students together as a kick-off for the fall recruitment season. Click the below link to view pictures from the successful event.

Studentís dedication to public service leads to Wayne Law

When Eric Shovein begins classes at Wayne Law this fall, he will continue down a road of public service he began shortly after receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2009.

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Wayne Law and the Law Alumni Association are pleased to present the 2011 Wayne Law Alumni Reunion Weekend on Sept. 23-24, 2011. The reception will honor graduates of the milestone classes of 1961, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 2001.

Mark your calendars for the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Grand Opening Ceremony, Oct. 19

Judge Keith’s life has been dedicated to fighting for justice and opportunity. The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, made possible through generous gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, will allow that work to continue at Wayne Law. Ground was broken for the building on May 17, 2010, and the grand opening celebration is scheduled for Oct.

Denise DíAllura joins Wayne Law as development director

Wayne Law is pleased to announce that Denise D’Allura has joined the WSU Division of Development and Alumni Affairs as development director of the Law School. Her responsibilities include leading the Law School development team and managing the Law School’s fundraising program.

Wayne Law participates in WSU Get Schooled Program

Community Engagement@Wayne expanded Get Schooled following the program's successful launch last year. This year's program began on July 17, 2011, and was designed to expose underrepresented student populations to higher education and career paths. Throughout the week-long program, 60 eighth-and ninth-grade students from metropolitan Detroit spent their time at Wayne State University. Students visited the Law School for class and conducted a mock trial spin-off of the Chris Brown/Rihanna domestic abuse case during the program.

Alumna committed to helping families, honored with Presidentís Volunteer Service Award

When May 2011 Wayne Law graduate Kimberly Grover’s son Glenn, a U.S. Marine, deployed to Iraq in 2007, she knew she couldn’t just sit back home and hope he was doing all right. She had to get involved.

Wayne Law is on YouTube

Check out Wayne Law's video playlist on YouTube to view select faculty, student and alumni videos, as well as past events and lectures. Forward on to friends and prospective students!

News Center feature now on Wayne Law website

Interested in keeping up on all Wayne Law news and events with just one click? Check out our News Center hub page that was recently added to the Law School's website. It pulls together all of our RSS feeds onto one page and can be accessed from our homepage by clicking "View News Center" under the News feed.  

Upcoming Events

2nd annual Wayne Law Family and Friends Service Day, Aug. 18

Fifth Biennial Lecture featuring prominent actor, singer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte, Sept. 8

Gordon Parks Legacy Event, Sept. 14

Wayne Law State Bar Association Reception, Sept. 15

Wayne Law Alumni Reunion Weekend, Sept. 23-24

Post 9/11 Civil Rights Lecture, Sept. 29

Click here to view upcoming October events such as the Grand Opening Ceremony for the Keith Center, the I. Goodman Cohen Lecture, a LAA networking event in Lansing, the Gottfried Labor Law Symposium and more!

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Alumni Accomplishments

Tamira Cason Chapman, '07, an associate in Miller Canfield's Detroit office, was honored by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association with the prestigious Barrister of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to a member of the Barristers board who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the development and execution of Barristers' programming. At Miller Canfield, Chapman assists clients in securing and safeguarding their intellectual capital in the United States and abroad, including copyrights, trademarks, word marks, service marks, domain names and other related rights. 

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Student Accomplishments

Kathleen Howard has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of a new DPS-authorized charter school, New Paradigm Glazer Academy Glazer. As a member, she will help set policy, maintain the academy's vision and  promote educational excellence. She will also help manage school resources, ensure effective organizational planning, support and review the performance of the school leader and education service provider and maintain accountability. Click here for more. 

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Faculty Accomplishments

Steven Winter served as a presenter at the University College London's 2011 Current Legal Issues Colloquium on Law and Language in London on July 5, 2011. He participated in the "Final Thoughts" panel, presenting a paper titled "Frame Semantics and the ‘Internal Point of View,'" which uses the frame semantics of Charles Fillmore and the more recent work of Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner on conceptual blending to critique the standard jurisprudential perspectives of H.L.A. Hart and Ronald Dworkin.

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Professors in the News

John Mogk  provided expertise in an ABA Journal article titled "Plowing Over: Can Urban Farming Save Detroit and Other Declining Cities? Will the Law Allow It?"

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