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January/February 2011 Make a Gift

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Is law school a losing game? Dean Ackerman looks behind the numbers in the National Jurist

The economic downturn has brought with it an escalation of concern regarding the value of a legal education. Law school tuition (and with it, student indebtedness) continues to increase, even as jobs at big firms are not nearly as prevalent as they once were, or appeared to be.   

First-time July 2010 Michigan Bar Exam takers secure 93% passage rate after appeals!

Wayne Law's 93 percent passing rate is 9 percent higher than the statewide average first-time passage rate of 84 percent (after appeals).

Wayne Law Review symposium to reflect on legal ramifications of 9/11

The Wayne Law Review is pleased to host its upcoming symposium, “9/11 and the legal landscape: A decade later,” on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in Wayne Law’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. The symposium addresses some of the major legal issues presented by the Sept.

China trade and economic law experts to gather at Wayne Law for conference, Feb. 11

An international mix of academics, government officials and practitioners — including President Bill Clinton's former United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky — will gather in Detroit Feb. 11 to examine legal and regulatory aspects of the United States-China economic relationship.

Alumni and Law Alumni Association News Winter 2011

Click the below link to read about Wayne Law alumni connecting with members of the Michigan Legislature (above photo), upcoming class reunions, regional alumni networks, Alumni Association events and committees, and more.

Program for International Legal Studies announces Winter/Spring 2011 Speaker Series

The Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce its Winter/Spring 2011 Speaker Series. Click here for details and don't miss these exciting events!

Wayne Law student Aisa Villarosa named Skadden Fellow

Wayne State University Law School third-year student Aisa Villarosa has been named a 2011 Skadden Fellow. The Skadden Fellowship Foundation awards this highly coveted and competitive fellowship to just 25-30 persons nationwide each year. Villarosa, who was chosen from hundreds of applicants, is the first Wayne Law student to become a Skadden Fellow.

Husband and wife meet at Wayne Law, work together to support alumni and students

Wayne State University Law School alumni Rose and Peter Houk, both graduates of the Class of ’69, know how to keep a secret. The couple met as students at Wayne Law, but didn’t tell anyone they were dating until they sent out their wedding invitations right before their last year.

14th annual Treasure of Detroit Gala

The 14th annual Treasure of Detroit Gala will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Click the below to register. We hope to see you there!

Wayne Law Director of Career Services joins Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project Board

Wayne State University Law School congratulates Diane H. Fears, director of Career Services, on her appointment to the Board of Directors for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project (MiUI).

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.

Check out our online photo gallery!

Click the below link to view photos from past Wayne Law events.

Upcoming Events

LAA Happy Hour at Mr. B's, Feb. 3

9/11 and the Legal Landscape: A Decade Later, Feb. 4

U.S.-China Economic Law Conference, Feb. 11

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Alumni Accomplishments

Lynn A. Gandhi, '86, a partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, was named secretary of the State Bar of Michigan's governing body of the Tax Section known as the Tax Council. Gandhi is a partner in Honigman's tax appeals department. In her law practice, Gandhi advises clients on a national basis regarding multistate tax strategies, tax disputes and litigates state tax cases. Her areas of concentration are state income and gross receipts taxes, sales and use taxes, the Michigan Business Tax and other excise taxes. She is a certified public accountant recognized in Michigan and Illinois. 

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Student Accomplishments

Dan Ringo who serves as a committee member on the Joint Labor Business Task Force along with notable and respected leaders in government, labor and business, contributed to a recent compilation titled "The Positive Story of Michigan's Workforce." 

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Faculty Accomplishments

Linda Beale's paper, "Tax Patents: At the Crossroads of Tax and Patent Law," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for PSN: Public Policy (Topic).

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Professors in the News

Nick Schroeck was quoted in a Michigan Messenger story titled "High court in flux delivers victory to environmental groups: Restores citizen right to sue over pollution."

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