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Dean offers strategic plan for next year

In the Law School’s first-ever State of the Law School address, Dean Jocelyn Benson succinctly stated her goal for the next year: “Jobs, jobs, jobs.”

Intern working in India has book published about human rights violations he observed

Wayne Law student Eric Shovein is now a published book author, and proceeds from his publication will help an international human rights and torture law organization.

The 313 Project wins $25,000, will vie for 10 times that in May

With nearly 9,000 Facebook votes, The 313 Project, a group founded and run by Law School alumnae, won the January voting contest held monthly by Home Depot’s Aprons in Action. One of The 313 Project’s efforts, the renovation of 26-acre Romanowski Park in southwest Detroit last summer (show above), earned the group its nomination for the Aprons in Action contest

Jessup moot court team wins regional tournament, heads to international round in D.C.

Wayne Law’s Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court team members — Jessica Wayne (left); Rachel Hom, chancellor of the team; Bonsitu Kitaba, Kaitlyn Cramer and Klaudia Nikolli — share a photo with Professor Brad Roth, a coach for the team, after their big win in Chicago.

Stellar student gains job with international tax firm

Rachel Hom (center), a third-year law student, is poised to follow her Wayne  Law success with the launch of a career in international law after graduation.

Professor Steven Winter honored by symposium

A symposium celebrating Steven Winter’s contributions to international legal and political theory was recently featured in the Netherland Journal of Legal Philosophy, the leading Dutch journal of legal philosophy.

Professor Noah Hall leads workshop for lawmakers

Wayne  Law Professor Noah Hall took his expertise on environmental and water law to Lansing on Feb. 4 to facilitate a workshop for Michigan legislators about Great Lakes Policy.

Roundtable event, open to the public, to examine ‘The Law of the First Amendment’

The 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 -- is presenting an event to highlight an upcoming article by Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler.

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Alumni Accomplishments

Michael Cone, '94, has been appointed to a new term as a member of the Advisory Committee for the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York. He practices in the areas of administrative law, customs, and international trade with FSB FisherBroyles in New York. Cone counsels clients on a broad array of regulatory compliance issues. His administrative expertise includes matters falling under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, the Food and Drug Administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and a variety of other administrative bodies that regulate the importation and sale of merchandise. He also represents clients in all phases of litigation before federal and state courts, including the U.S. Court of International Trade. Advisory committee members work with the court to enhance its internal operations and amend its rules in order to improve practice before the court.

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Lynn Bartkowiak was named editor-in-chief for the 2013-14 Executive Board of Wayne Law Review. Other students named to the board include Elizabeth Gotham, managing editor; Suzanne Sutherland, production editor; Emily Mayer, executive articles editor; Chelsey Marsh, executive notes and comments editor; Stephanie Eisenberg, symposium editor; Angela Strobel, technology editor. Notes and comments editors are Chris Adams, Jane Burke, Josh Noffke, Jessica Russell and Lauren Saad. Senior article editors are Weiling Chou, Andrew Eurich, Erick Hosner, Maryam Karnib, Mark Steiner, Patrick Tully and Courtney Williams.

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Faculty Accomplishments

Robert Sedler met at the Law School on Feb. 11 with a delegation of human rights activists from the Ukraine visiting the United States under the State Department International Visitor Leadership Program. The topic of their visit was "The U.S. Experience in Supporting Freedom of Assembly." The session was an interactive one with translators. Sedler discussed freedom of assembly and association under the First Amendment and included in the discussion the comparable provisions of the Ukraine Constitution. This was the latest presentation the professor did for the State Department International Leadership Program. Since 2006, he has hosted at the Law School delegations from Russia, Ukraine, Indonesia, Spain, French-speaking African countries, the Kyrgyz Republic, and a combined delegation from various European countries.

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