Wayne State University

Why Wayne Law?

Seven reasons to start your future at Wayne Law:

  1. Make an impact and acquire hands-on experience working on real cases through clinics, externships and other opportunities.
  2. Learn from expert faculty, who have ongoing experience in precedent-setting cases locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.
  3. preLaw Best Value Law School logoReceive personalized attention through small class sizes and a comprehensive mentoring program linking incoming students with faculty, alumni and third-year students.
  4. Benefit from numerous scholarship, grant and award programs.
  5. Gain exposure to the growing number of new careers available to law school graduates through our Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Levin Center at Wayne Law, Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law, and Program for International Legal Studies.
  6. Graduate with the kind of practice-ready skills and experience that consistently have landed Wayne Law alumni jobs at top firms.
  7. Begin your career by connecting with our vast alumni network of more than 11,000 – judges, justices, law firm partners, government officials – working in every state in the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries.

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"I became an integral part of the student experience through Wayne Law's student organizations. They are the bridge between the classroom and the real world. They bring in so many networking opportunities and diverse viewpoints. I am excited to have been part of that experience as a president of the Black Law Student Association, a founder of the Criminal Law Society and a governor on the Student Bar Association Board of Governors."

Deborah Johnson-Germany, Southfield
Wayne Law Class of 2015
Graduate of University of Michigan

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