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Alumni and Law Alumni Association News, Spring 2011

Coming Soon – Law Alumni Survey
Wayne Law and the Law Alumni Association are getting ready to launch an online survey designed to gather information about your experiences as law students and alumni. Your participation will help us to better serve our current students and alumni. We encourage your participation in this brief survey, which will be sent to alumni by email in early April.

Law School Reunion Weekend 2011
An evening reception at the Detroit Athletic Club will kick off the Law School’s 2011 Reunion Weekend on Friday, Sept. 23. The reception will honor graduates of the milestone classes of 1961, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 2001.

The following day, Saturday, Sept. 24, the Law School will host activities for all alumni, including breakfast with Dean Ackerman, faculty lectures and building tours. Milestone classes will also be hosting separate dinners for their classmates. Watch for more details in future Raising the Bar issues.

If you’re interested in more information about the reunion or have any old photos of your Wayne Law days that you’d be willing to share with the Reunion Host Committees, please contact Kathi Koehler, alumni officer at klkoehler@wayne.edu or (313) 577-6199.

Upcoming Law Alumni Association Events for 2011
After several successful happy hour events last year, the LAA is planning similar events this summer and fall in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit. More information to come! Also stay tuned for information about an LAA Theater Night this fall.

Law Alumni Association Board Election in June
In June 2011, members of the Law Alumni Association will have the opportunity to elect several new Board members. If you join the Alumni Association now you will be able to participate in this election and shape the future of the Law Alumni Association. More information about the election process will be emailed to members during April and May and posted to Wayne Law’s alumni webpage at http://law.wayne.edu/alumni/index.php.

Chicago Alumni Plan Happy Hour in May
If you are Wayne Law alum living in Chicagoland, you are invited to a Happy Hour on Friday, May 13.

Where: The Martini Bar, 401 S. LaSalle St. (LaSalle and Van Buren)
When: May 13 at 6:30 p.m. 

RSVP to Kathi Koehler at klkoehler@wayne.edu. For more information about the event, contact organizer Laura Smith, ’09, at (773) 345-8883 (office) or (773) 234-2454 (mobile).

We hope to see you there!

Connect at Grand Rapids Legislative Reception
The Wayne State University Alumni Association and the Office of Government and Community Affairs are inviting alumni to meet with members of the Michigan Legislature in Grand Rapids on the evening of Monday, May 23. Printed invitations will go out to Grand Rapids area alumni in the next few weeks.

Join the Law Alumni Association
You can support Wayne State University Law School by joining the Wayne Law Alumni Association. Your membership builds loyalty and support for Wayne Law and allows you to stay connected to your alma mater through events, student activities and professional development opportunities. Your membership also gives you access to university resources such as library and athletic facilities and discounts on insurance, entertainment, travel and merchandise.

To join the Law Alumni Association, go to https://www.wsualumnicommunity.com/joinform.html and be sure to click on Law as your Member Affiliate Group.

Send Us Your News – Update Your Information
Let your classmates know what you’ve been up to since your days in law school. Please visit us online at http://law.wayne.edu/alumni/infoupdate.php to update your contact information or send us your latest accomplishments!