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Wayne Law strives to be the premier public interest law school in the Midwest. Every day we train the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders. Our civil rights, entrepreneurship, environmental and international programs, and their related clinics, set Wayne Law apart as a community of advocates for justice committed to serving the public. If you're looking to make an impact with your career, join us at Wayne Law.


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Wayne Law Review Symposium on "The Changing Face of the War on Drugs: Mass Incarceration, Overcriminalization, and Evolving Drug Policy"
March 24 2017 at 8:00 AM
Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
The Wayne Law Review presents the 2016-17 Symposium, "The Changing Face of the War on Drugs: Mass Incarceration, Overcriminalization, and Evolving Drug Policy."  The symposium will consist of a series of panel discussions where scholars, judges, and practitioners will address mass incarceration, overcriminalization, evolving drug policies, and sentencing decisions.  Recent national attention given to increased opioid addiction, pain management, and the criminal legal system have incentivized judges, lawyers, and scholars to re-examine the war on drugs, aggressive policing of the precarity, prosecutorial discretion, legal categorization of crimes, excessive bail, civil asset forfeiture, court fees and fines, and all the collateral consequences of such practices. This day-long symposium will present multiple perspectives on these timely issues and generate new intersectional solutions. Denise Page Hood, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, will be the keynote speaker. She was confirmed as a district court judge in 1994 and became chief judge on Jan. 1, 2016. She presides over criminal and civil matters. She has received numerous honors, including the 2016 Damon J. Keith Soul and Spirit Humanitarian Award and the 2014 D. Augustus Straker Bar Association’s Trailblazer Award. Hood is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University School of Law. Complete conference details The conference is free to attend, but registration is required by March 17. Register here.  This symposium is made possible by generous funding from the Cohn Family Endowed Fund.
Health Equity at Industrial Scale: the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act under the Trump Administration
March 28 2017 at 12:00 PM
University of Michigan, Palmer Commons, Forum Hall
A panel discussion at the University of Michigan will cover "Health Equity at Industrial Scale: the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act under the Trump Administration." The event also will be available online. Panelists: Dr. Tala Henry, division director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Nick Schroeck, assistant (clinical) professor, Wayne Law; director, Wayne Law's Transnational Environmental Law Clinic Dr. Gina Solomon, deputy secretary, Cal EPA Dr. Tracey Woodruff, professor, University of California San Francisco Register Watch online Panel: Noon to 2 p.m. Reception: 2 to 3 p.m. SPONSORS: U-M Lifestage Environmental Exposures & Disease Center (M-LEEaD) • Wayne State Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) • Great Lakes Environmental Law Center • Michigan Public Health Association - Epidemiology • Michigan Public Health Training Center • University of California at San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment • U-M Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering • U-M School of Nursing • U-M Environmental Law & Policy Program
An Approach to Intersectional Feminism
March 28 2017 at 12:15 PM
Wayne Law's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Lecture Hall 2242
The Women's Law Caucus will host a panel discussion on intersectional feminism.  Panelists include:  Kirsten Carlson, associate professor, Wayne Law Blanche Cook, assistant professor, Wayne Law Michelle Crockett, '00, director of professional development, Miller Canfield Shirley Kaigler, practice group coordinator for Estate Planning/Wealth Planning/Probate Group, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Sarah Walker, Ph.D. candidate, Wayne State University Department of Communications Lunch will be provided.
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