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January 2013 Make a Gift

Wayne Law News


Supreme Court justice cites Wayne Law Review article in majority opinion

2012-13 Wayne Law Review Board:  Kaitlyn Cramer (seated, left), Kate McCarthy, Frances Murphy; Steve Helton (standing, left), Paul Mardirosian, Michael Serra, Amy Fredrickson, Ryan Schutte and Patrick Gunton. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas cited a 2004 Wayne Law Review article when he delivered the opinion of the Court in Ryan v.
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Law Professor Michael McIntyre receives Presidentís Award for Excellence in Service

Professor of Law Michael McIntyre has been honored with Wayne State University’s President’s Award for Excellence in Service.
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New development officer embraces challenge

“Challenge” is a key word for Matt Cunningham, Wayne State University Law School’s new leadership annual gifts officer. He started the job Jan. 2.
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Judge Watanabe to lecture on freedom of political activity for public officials in Japan

Japanese Judge Mitsuaki Watanbe will present a free public lecture at Wayne State University Law School at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 4 in the third-floor faculty lounge.
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Alumni Accomplishments

Valerie Newman, '92, was named as one of Lawyers USA's seven "Lawyers of the Year." Her work on the 2011 Lafler v. Cooper case, during which she arguing successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the defendant, was cited. She convinced the court that the right to effective assistance of counsel includes not just effective representation at trial, but also effective advising regarding plea bargains. Newman is an assistant defender with the State Appellate Defender's Office.


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Student Accomplishments

Steven Helton and Zachary Van Horn have been selected to work as interns this summer in the London office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, a multinational law firm with offices around the world. The third-year students will work in the firm's international arbitration group, which includes some of the world's foremost experts in the field.


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Faculty Accomplishments

Jocelyn Benson was a speaker Jan. 20 during an inaguration brunch hosted by Emily's List in Washington, D.C. Benson, who is interim dean of the Law School and was a candidate for Michigan Secretary of State in 2010, was joined by other speakers at the event including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Benson founded and is president of Military Spouses of Michigan. The group, by invitation, walked in the inaguration parade on Jan. 21.


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