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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"The legal network in Detroit functions as a community. From the very first day you step foot in Wayne Law as a student, you become a member of an extensive network of attorneys, judges and leaders. No matter in what sector of law you would want to practice, there is a Wayne Law alumni member who is there to help you achieve your goal. On top of being affiliated with the network, as a Wayne Law student you are footsteps away from being a part of the physical legal world. The federal courthouse and buildings, the clinics and the largest law firms in the state surround Wayne State University."

Nora Youkhana, Macomb Township
Wayne Law Class of 2015
Graduate of Wayne State University

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan