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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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"COMMUNITARIANISM AND THE ROBERTS COURT"
September 28 2016 at 12:30 PM
Faculty/Administration
The Humanities Center is proud to present as a part of its Brown Bag Colloquium Series, a talk by Robert Ackerman, Law School, Professor.   ABSTRACT: Communitarian theory attempts to strike a reasonable balance between individual rights and the collective good.  Communitarians believe that even in a rights-conscious society, rights have limits, and involve concomitant responsibilities.  While constitutional litigation often involves a contest between individual rights and a sense of the collective good,  communitarians bring to the table additional issues reflecting the multi-layered composition of our country:  Are there some rights or responsibilities that can be claimed and exercised appropriately by intermediate communities, such as neighborhoods, political groups, corporations, and associations?  Must we inevitably be locked into a binary choice between individual rights and government power? Should the law be more conscious of responsibilities owed by individuals, communities, or the state?     In this paper, I will try to explain why our nation and its citizens may be served by employing a communitarian philosophy in constitutional adjudication.  In a diverse country formed by people from many cultures who do not subscribe to a single religion, and enriched by multiple layers of communities, we are best served by a fundamental law that establishes and nourishes republican institutions, balances individual rights with the public welfare, and allows a community of communities to flourish.   These talks are free and open to the public! We also provide free coffee, tea, and cake!
Let’s Talk Program – Confidential drop-in time with a counselor
September 28 2016 at 4:00 PM
Law School
Let’s Talk is an opportunity for law students to have a free, confidential drop-in consultation with a professional counselor from WSU Counseling and Psychological Services. Evening appointments also can be scheduled by calling 313-577-3398.
Kalamazoo College Recruiting Expo
September 28 2016 at 4:00 PM
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