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April/May 2010 Make a Gift

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Wayne Law to break ground on Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, May 17

The Honorable Eric Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony at Wayne Law on Monday, May 17, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. Click the below link to RSVP.

Wayne Law Commencement Ceremony, May 17

This year's Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 17, 2010 in Orchestra Hall. Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State Harold Hongju Koh will serve as Commencement Speaker and Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly, '71, will be recognized as a 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

Wayne Law Alumni Association to host Women in the Law Super Panel Discussion

The Wayne Law Alumni Association (LAA) is pleased to host the Women in the Law Super Panel Discussion at 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010, in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

Wayne Law goes green, enrolls in ABA-EPA Climate Challenge

Wayne Law students, faculty and staff members are leading the way on a new environmental initiative that has changed day-to-day operations at the Law School. As a result of their efforts, Wayne Law is pleased to announce its official enrollment in the American Bar Association-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Law Office Climate Challenge in the paper management and Energy Star programs.

Wayne Law students elect 2010-2011 Student Board of Governors, vote Lund and Hall Professors of the Year

Wayne Law students recently elected the 2010-2011 Student Board of Governors (SBG). They also voted Assistant Professor Christopher Lund first-year Professor of the Year and Assistant Professor Noah Hall upperclass Professor of the Year.

Winter 2010 Student Trial Advocacy Program (Mock Trial) in-house competition results

The Winter 2010 Student Trial Advocacy Program (Mock Trial) in-house competition was held March 11 in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. The final round featured Sade Griffin and Katie Grace representing the Plaintiff as they battled for the championship title against Laura Kubit and Samantha Orvis, who represented the Defendant. The Honorable James Plakas from the 35th District Court presided.

Wayne Law announces new Student Voluntary Pro Bono Program

Wayne Law is pleased to announce its new Student Voluntary Pro Bono Program, which will let students use their professional training to benefit underserved populations and the community at large. Wayne Law Director of Career Services Diane Fears has been named director of the new program.

Wayne Law announces new International Public Interest Law Fellowship Program

The Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne Law announced a summer internship scholarship program that will allow students to gain practical legal experience in Latin America, southeast and central Asia, Africa and Europe.

Wayne Law welcomes Michael Silverstein as Major Gifts Officer

Wayne Law announced the addition of Michael Silverstein as a major gifts officer in the Law School’s Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Recruit Wayne Law

The Career Services Office helps employers identify and recruit the Wayne Law students and graduates who best meet their needs. It offers a variety of established recruitment methods that have a proven record of success for hundreds of employers throughout Michigan and the nation.

Event Wrap-up

Wayne Law was pleased to host a number of exciting events during the last two months. Click the below link for highlights, photos and audio clips!

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Upcoming Events

Women in the Law Super Panel Discussion, May 13

Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Groundbreaking Ceremony, May 17

Wayne Law Commencement, May 17

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Alumni Accomplishments

David J. Council, '09, has joined Dykema Gossett's Bloomfield Hills, Mich., office. Council will focus his practice on general litigation, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes, products liability, premises actions and consumer financial services.

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Student Accomplishments

Eric M. Jamison co-authored an article that was published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

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Faculty Accomplishments

Assistant Professor of Law Noah Hall gave an invited presentation at the International Bar Association Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law in Toronto on "Interstate Water Compacts - A Comparative Assessment."

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Professors in the News

Adjunct Professor Nick Schroeck was quoted by the Associated Press on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to not get involved in a dispute over how to prevent invasive Asian carp from making their way into the Great Lakes. The story has been picked up by numerous publications.

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