Recent Wayne Law events
Options for an Independent Judiciary in Michigan
Wayne State University Law School was pleased to welcome Former Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to campus on Feb. 9, 2010. Justice O'Connor was the featured keynote speaker in a symposium titled "Options for an Independent Judiciary in Michigan." The symposium was presented in partnership with the American Board of Trial Associates (ABOTA) to provide a platform to discuss judicial reform options in the state of Michigan. It took place in Wayne State University's Community Arts Auditorium.
The nonpartisan symposium explored options for election/selection that promote an independent judiciary in Michigan. It presented various potential reforms to the process of electing or selecting Michigan's justices in 2020 and beyond.
Among the other speakers were retired Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Kourlis, Seth Andersen of the American Judicature Society, James Sample of Hofstra University, Rich Robinson of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, Jesse Rutledge of the National Center for State Courts, Dr. Daryl Yost of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and Wayne Law Distinguished Professor Robert Sedler. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly, '71, introduced Justice O'Connor.
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Event photos online at http://law.wayne.edu/gallery.php. Symposium video will be available online shortly.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Problems, Possibilities and Pragmatic Solutions
The Wayne Law Review hosted its Symposium, titled “Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Problems, Possibilities and Pragmatic Solutions,” on Feb. 4, 2010, in Wayne Law’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.
The Symposium was divided into four panel sessions, featuring locally, nationally and internationally renowned immigration law experts. Keynote speakers included:
Kevin R. Johnson, Dean of the UC-Davis Law School and Author of “Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws” and “How Did You Get to Be Mexican?: A White/Brown Man’s Search for Identity”
Michael A. Olivas, President-elect of the Association of American Law Schools and William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law at the University of Houston Law Center.
The Symposium, which coincided with the launch of Wayne Law’s Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic (release online at http://law.wayne.edu/news_archive.php?id=3766), took into account the new administration and new Democratic majorities in the House and Senate. It addressed such questions as: What are the politically feasible options for immigration reform? and What would immigration reform look like in an ideal world?
Additional topics includes criminal law and the fairness of immigration courts, the impact of the current system on immigrant families, the role of the states and federal government in immigration reform, legislative barriers to immigration reform, and social solidarity issues.
Event photos online at http://law.wayne.edu/gallery.php?id=535.
Event video at Law Review Symposium.
Program for International Legal Studies - 2010 Speaker Series
Peter Hammer of the Wayne Law Faculty and John Ciorciari of the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan spoke on "The Special Tribunal for Cambodia and the Future of International Criminal Law" on Jan. 27, 2010, at 12:15 p.m., in Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.
Solving Problems in Your Practice
The Wayne Law Alumni Association and New Lawyer Seminars presented "Solving Problems in Your Practice" on Jan. 30, 2010.
Presentations by Wayne Law alumni and other legal experts included:
An Overview of Problems in the Practice of Law: A Judge's Perspective
The Hon. Bill Callahan
When a Litigation Client Creates, or Becomes, the Problem
A Problem Solving System - Applying It to Your Practice
You Are Known by Your Pleadings and Work Product
David A Robinson
Solving Problems in a Defense Practice
Avoid Problems: Build Good Client Relationships from the First Meeting
Solving Client Problems When Your Clients Lack Resources
Practical Solutions for Problems: Questions and Answers
Problems with Your Internet Presence
Solving Society's Most Difficult and Important Problems: Family Law
Plaintiff's Summary Disposition Motions: Creating Problems for the Opposition
Racine Michelle Miller