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Wayne Law Welcomes Fall 2009 Entering Class

Wayne Law is pleased to welcome its Fall 2009 entering class to campus. Orientation for first-year Wayne Law students began Aug. 25, 2009, at the Law School.
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Wayne Law Professor Hammer Named Director of Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights

Wayne Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Peter Hammer as the first Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. The Keith Center honors the life and civil rights legacy of Judge Damon J. Keith and carries that vision into the future through active programs of legal studies and community engagement.
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Wayne Law to Host Traverse City Alumni Reception, Sept. 10

Wayne Law is pleased to announce an alumni reception that will take place from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2009, in Traverse City, Mich.
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Public Interest Law Fellow Kimberly Adams Spends Summer Assisting the Community, Gaining Valuable Experience

When second-year Wayne Law student and Public Interest Law Fellow Kimberly Adams was first given a placement working at the William Booth Legal Aid Clinic (WBLAC) she was a little apprehensive.
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Wayne Law Symposium to Examine Detroit City Council Election Process, Amending City Charter, Sept. 16

Wayne Law is pleased to announce “Moving Toward City Council by Districts: A Step in the Right Direction for Detroit?” from 3-6 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2009, in the Law School’s Spencer M.
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Wayne Law Alumni Reception at State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting, Sept. 17

Wayne Law will host its annual Alumni Reception at the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting from 4:30 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich.
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Wayne Law Alumna Deborah LaBelle Reflects on 13-year Lawsuit, $100 Million Settlement

Thirteen years is a long time to devote to a lawsuit. Just ask Wayne Law alumna Deborah LaBelle. LaBelle, a long-time human rights attorney based out of Ann Arbor, Mich., filed Nunn v.
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Wayne Law Distinguished Professor in Residence, New York Law School Professor Nadine Strossen to Give Public Lecture at Wayne Law, Oct. 1

Wayne Law is pleased to present a public lecture by New York Law School Professor and Wayne Law’s Distinguished Professor in Residence Nadine Strossen at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.
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Wayne Law to Host 24th Midwest Clinical Law Teachers Conference, Oct. 9-11

Wayne Law is pleased to host the 24th Midwest Clinical Law Teachers Conference, the oldest regional clinical conference in the country, Oct. 9-11, 2009. This year’s Conference is modeled on “one book, one community” projects that have been organized in towns and on campuses across the nation in the past decade.
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Professor and Urban Planning Expert John Mogk Looks to Contribute to a Lasting Change in Detroit and Michigan

It’s no wonder that Wayne Law is known for its publicly committed students. With professors like John Mogk to learn from and be inspired by, students quickly discover that there’s no limit to what they can achieve through the law.
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Wayne Law to Host 17th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium, Oct. 15

Wayne Law students, alumni and guests interested in gaining additional insight into labor law are invited to attend the 17th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium from 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Wayne Law Class of 1969 Reunion, Nov. 7

Join fellow class members, Wayne Law faculty and staff for the Wayne Law Class of 1969 Reunion Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at Wayne Law.  
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Wayne Law Online Photo Gallery

Be sure to check out recent Wayne Law events in our online photo gallery!
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Alumni Profile - Fritz Damm

Stepping into the law offices of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson and Feary on Griswold Street, a visitor can see an early indicator of the firm’s focus: arrayed on shelves behind the reception desk is a handful of tractor trailer models. Click the below to read more of the Detroit Legal News article by Brian Cox.
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Upcoming Admissions Forums

Do you know someone interested in attending law school at Wayne Law? Wayne Law Admissions representatives will be available to speak with prospective students at a number of upcoming events and forums.
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Upcoming Events

Arthur Neef Law Library Tours - all month

Traverse City Wayne Law Alumni Reception, Sept. 10

Moving Toward City Council by Districts: A Step in the Right Direction for Detroit?, Sept. 16

Wayne Law Alumni Reception at the annual Michigan State Bar Association Meeting, Sept. 17

SBG Ambulance Chase, Sept. 30

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Alumni Accomplishments

Achla Karnani, '03, has been named as a principal at Moran, Raimi, Goethel and Karnani, PC. Karnani concentrates her practice in the area of family law. She was named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine (2008) and was the first recipient of the Washtenaw County Bar's Pre-eminent Young Lawyer Award (2005). She has completed the ICLE Family Law Certificate Program, as well as served as co-chair of the WCBA Family Law Section for two years, as the Friend of the Court liaison for the WCBA for a year and on the board of the Washtenaw County Chapter of the Women Lawyers' Association of Michigan. 


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Faculty Accomplishments

Associate Professor of Law Julia Qin attended the second annual meeting of the Asian Society of International Law and the inaugural conference of the Asian International Economic Law Network, held at the University of Tokyo, Japan, in early August, and presented a paper on "Managing Conflicts Arising from WTO and RTA Rulings."


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Professors in the News

Professor of Law Peter Henning commented in a Wall Street Journal story about the SEC's curtailment of so-called "tolling agreements." Under such agreements, the SEC and respondents both agree to suspend the statute of limitations while they try to resolve a civil or administrative action. Henning noted that use of the agreement had increased in recent years, partly due to bureaucratic delays of the agency.


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