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Deadline to register for Treasure of Detroit Mar. 16

Please join us at the Treasure of Detroit on March 24 at Ford Field. Click here to RSVP.

Journal of Law in Society symposium explores Michigan in transition Mar 23

Hansen Clarke is the keynote speaker at the Journal of Law in Society's symposium, “Michigan In Transition: The Restructuring of Governance Through Privatization and Corporatization,” to be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Future of the Arab Spring and its Implications in the U.S., April 14

The reform movements sweeping the Arab World have come to be known as the Arab Spring. Sponsored by the Program for International Legal Studies, this conference will bring together prominent experts in the region to examine the achievements and set-backs of the reform movements, who is involved in the reforms and their future prospects. The conference will also examine the impact of the movements on the Arab-American community. Co-sponsored by the National Security Network and Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.

Wayne Law announces expansion of scholarship programs

Wayne State University Law School has added essential funds to its existing need-based scholarships and expanded the Damon J. Keith Scholars program for the upcoming 2012-13 academic year.

International law moot court team places third in regional competition

Wayne State University Law School congratulates its international law moot court team members Nicholas Mull, Maggie Stalker, Natalia Santanna, Nadia Igram and Rachel Hom on an impressive third-place finish in the Midwest regional round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Keith Center receives $56,000 donation from estate of John Thomas Hall, friend of Judge Keith's

Attorney Aubrey V. McCutcheon, Jr. and Deacon Robert Brown, trustees of the estate of John Thomas Hall, presented a check in the amount of $56,000 to Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at the Keith Center.

Professor Jocelyn Benson founds organization to help military families

Having a family member in the military is challenging enough. Without the support of friends who know what you’re going through, there are times when it can be almost unbearable.

Keith Collection announces donation of the Honorable John Feikens' papers and records

The Damon J. Keith Law Collection of African American Legal History has announced the donation of the papers and records of the late Honorable John Feikens, former judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Law Alumni Association Theatre Event April 14

The Law Alumni Association invites you to attend the Bonstelle Theatre's production of Hairspray on April 14 at 8 p.m. at the discounted rate of $18 per person, followed by a complimentary post-show reception at the theatre. Call Janine Pixley at (313) 577-0852 and tell her you are part of the Wayne Law Alumni Group.

Michigan Hall of Justice Tour and Lunch April 25

The Law Alumni Association invites you to join Wayne Law alumna Justice Marilyn Kelly, '71 for lunch and a tour of the Hall of Justice, home of the Michigan Supreme Court, on April 25. Watch for more information soon.

Upcoming Events

Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series: U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade, April 10

Google+ Chat with Rep. Hansen Clarke, March 15

Wayne Law Admitted Student Open House, March 17

So, You Want to Hang a Shingle? A Primer on Flying Solo, March 20

More Events

Alumni Accomplishments

Monica Moore, '00, senior attorney at Detroit-based employment law firm Nemeth Burwell PC, has been named one of the Michigan Chronicle's Women of Excellence for 2012.

More Alumni Accomplishments

Student Accomplishments

Sarah Barbantini co-wrote an article with Adam Kutinsky, '00, titled "The uniqueness of professional-liability policies" for the Feb. 17 issue of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Kutinsky is a principal at Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti and Sherbrook with the Commercial Litigation group; Barbantini is a law clerk on his team.

More Student Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments

Christopher Lund traveled to Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Feb. 16 to present his paper, "Legislative Prayer and the Secret Costs of Religious Endorsements," which was published in the Minnesota Law Review.

More Faculty Accomplishments

Professors in the News

Robert Sedler had an editorial titled "Super PACs have a key election role" published in the Detroit News.

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