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August 2009 Make a Gift

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Wayne Law Public Interest Law Fellow Eric Berg Serving Community, Gaining Valuable Experience

Eric Berg, a Wayne State University Law School Public Interest Law Fellow, is dedicated to serving the underserved. His experience as a sixth-grade teacher at an inner-city Miami school significantly impacted the course of his career and life, leading to his current summer position with the Department of the Attorney General of Michigan, Division of Child and Family Services.

Wayne Law Alumni Association Alumni/Student Golf Outing and Annual Meeting, Aug. 28

Looking for a good reason to spend just a few more hours on the links this summer? Look no further. Grab your clubs and come out to support Wayne Law students and reconnect with alumni and friends at the 19th annual Alumni/Student Golf Outing on Aug. 28, 2009.

Aim Higher for Students

Wayne Law is upholding its promise as a law school of opportunity with an urgent appeal to our alumni and friends - the Wayne Law Aim Higher for Students campaign.

Wayne Law Embracing Technology, Connecting with Students, Alumni and Friends

The days of hard copies, snail mail and, yes, even phone calls, are over as we once knew them. While these remain effective, high quality methods of communication, they don’t have the immediacy that today’s technology-driven consumers have come to demand with their iPhones and BlackBerrys. Let’s face it, today you’re a bit out-of-touch if you don’t e-mail, blog, tweet, text or IM. Fortunately, Wayne State University Law School is doing its part to keep up with its tech savvy students, alumni and friends.

Wayne Law Class of 1999 Reunion

The Wayne State University Law School Class of 1999 will host its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Law School.

Wayne Law Professor Henning an International Authority on White Collar Crime

Thanks to what seems to be a recent increase of corruption on Wall Street, Main Street and everywhere in between, Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter Henning’s phone is now ringing more than ever. Professor Henning, a former senior attorney with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and trial attorney with the Department of Justice, is contacted almost daily to give his expert legal advice and opinions on issues related to white collar crime, securities law and professional responsibility.

Traverse City Wayne Law Alumni Reception

Do you live or work in the Traverse City area? If so, please join fellow Wayne Law alumni, colleagues, friends and Dean Robert M. Ackerman for hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and conversation.

Op-ed by Professor Paul Dubinsky

Professor Paul Dubinsky wrote an op-ed in the Detroit Legal News titled "What the demise of Eliot Spitzer reveals about us." Click the below to read the column.

Let the Wayne Law Career Services Office assist you with your job search!

Be sure to check out programs and services offered by the Wayne Law Career Services Office by clicking the below link.

Donate your Wayne Law yearbook

The Law School is in search of yearbooks dating back to its earliest years of operation. If you'd like to donate a yearbook, please contact the Arthur Neef Law Library at (313) 577-6181.

Upcoming Events

Wayne Law Class of 1999 Reunion, Aug. 8

Federal Bar Association Mock Interview Program, Aug. 17

Wayne Law Alumni Association Alumni/Student Golf Outing and Annual Meeting, Aug. 28

LL.M. Student and Faculty Reception, Aug. 28

Women in the Law Panel, Sept. 3

Traverse City Wayne Law Alumni Reception, Sept. 10

Wayne Law Reception at State Bar of Michigan annual meeting, Sept. 17

More Events

Alumni Accomplishments

Robert A. Berlow, '71, was presented with the C. Robert Wartell Distinguished Service Award by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan at the Section's Annual Summer Conference held at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich., July 15-18, 2009. Berlow, of counsel to the Farmington Hills, Michigan law firm of Taubman, Nadis and Neuman, PC, is a past chairperson of the Real Property Law Section and also chaired the Section's Commercial Leasing Committee.

More Alumni Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments

Professor of Law Stephen Calkins testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection at a hearing on the proposed Consumer Protection Agency Act of 2009. Click here to read Professor Calkins' recommendations and full statement.

More Faculty Accomplishments

Professors in the News

Professor of Law John Mogk commented on the hurdles facing Detroit mayors looking to "right-size" Detroit in an article in the Detroit Free Press on July 19, 2009.

More Professors in the News

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