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Cody students to present solutions to Detroit issues May 9 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Leaders and residents will hear solutions for critical issues facing Detroit from high school students of the...
Equal Justice Initiative founder to get honorary degree, speak May 12 at Wayne Law Commencement
DETROIT – Bryan A. Stevenson, one of America’s leading social justice and human rights attorneys, will receive an...
Wayne Law Moot Court elects officers for 2014-15
DETROIT – Seven second-year students have been elected as Wayne State University Law School Moot Court program officers...
Wayne Law alumni use environmental law to shape future in many areas
Studying environmental law at Wayne State University Law School has prepared alumni to make an impact locally and beyond in a...
Wayne Law transactional team competes in nationals; new course planned
Wayne State University Law School’s team of Christopher Attar and Justin Hanna finished fourth in drafting and sixth in...
Wayne Law clinic urges new environmental study for I-94 expansion
DETROIT – At Wayne State University Law School, students in the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic are trying to make...
Two students win Wayne Law Moot Court competition
DETROIT – The final round of Wayne State University Law School Moot Court competition was Wednesday, March 26, and the...
Two Wayne Law students honored by Women Lawyers Association
Wayne State University Law School second-year students Farah Al-Khersan of Northville and Shahar Ben-Josef of Detroit were...
Winners announced in Wayne Law's Barris competition; trial advocacy program grows
DETROIT – Winners of the winter semester 2014 Donald E. Barris Trial Competition at Wayne State University Law School are...
Recent Wayne Law graduate already making an impact in community
DETROIT – Robert Thomas, a December graduate of Wayne State University Law School, says his business law studies prepared...
Wayne Law's Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law helps Detroit thrive
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School students involved with the expanding Program for Entrepreneurship and...
Wayne Law Review elects editorial board for 2014-15
DETROIT – The Wayne Law Review has elected a new editorial board for 2014-15. New board members...
Wayne Law professors hail judge's ruling in same-sex marriage case
DETROIT – U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban, and among those...
Registration open for June 2 Wayne Law Golf Outing; sponsorship opportunities available
Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2014 Wayne Law Golf Outing, set for Monday, June 2, at...
Wayne Law business, patent clinics offer resources to entrepreneurs
DETROIT – New businesses, such as Detroit-based RegainGo and LithSafe, are getting a boost from Wayne State University...
Wayne Law's Jessup moot court team finishes as quarter-finalist
A Wayne State University Law School five-member team finished a regional tournament of the world’s largest international...
Wayne Law jumps 18 spots to No. 87 in U.S. News & World Report rankings
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School moved into the top 100, jumping 18 spots to No. 87, in U.S. News & World...
Wayne Law's Discover Law Day event inspires high school students
DETROIT – Thirty-one students from Cass Technical High School visited Wayne State University Law School on Friday, March...
Conference April 7, 8 at Wayne Law to consider solutions for financially distressed cities
DETROIT – A conference featuring noted national experts will explore ways to advance equity and inclusion in cities...
Wayne Law transactional law teams place 1st and 2nd at regionals
Wayne State University Law School’s transactional law teams brought home first- and second-place honors in drafting and...
Wayne Law alumnus credits clinic experience for his new job in business law
Adam Blaylock, a 2013 Wayne State University Law School alumnus working at Tomkiw Mackewich PLC helping business owners,...
Wayne Law team makes it to final round in ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition regional
One of Wayne State University Law School’s National Moot Court Teams made it to the final round in the American Bar...
The Journal of Law in Society at Wayne Law elects new board
DETROIT – Eight second-year law students have been elected to the 2014-15 Executive Board of a Wayne State University Law...
Classes for Wayne Law's new LL.M. degree in U.S. Law begin in fall semester
DETROIT – Responding to a growing market of foreign lawyers seeking advanced degrees in U.S. law, Wayne State University...
Wayne Law mourns death of civil rights activist Chokwe Lumumba
Wayne State University Law School offers condolences to the family of Chokwe Lumumba, class of 1975, who died Tuesday, Feb. 25....
Wayne Law professor awarded $250,000 National Science Foundation research grant
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Kirsten Carlson has been awarded a $250,000 grant for the...
Wayne Law student among 9 in nation, only 1 from Michigan to win federal internship
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s Zachary Zurek is the only student from Michigan and one of only nine...
Six Wayne Law alumni named among area's top circuit court judges
DETROIT – Six Wayne State University Law School alumni have been named among the top circuit court judges in the...
Troy High students interview Wayne Law professor for documentary
DETROIT – Two Troy High School students interviewed Wayne State University Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler...
National Lawyers Guild chapter honors 2 Wayne Law students, alumnus
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School students Eliza Qualls Perez Facio of Dearborn and Nicholas Klaus of Ferndale...
Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen to deliver I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy on Feb. 4 at Wayne Law
DETROIT — Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen, who has served for 24 years on the federal bench in Detroit, will deliver the 29th...
Wayne Law Professor Peter Henning publishes book on 'Securities Crimes'
DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter J. Henning is co-author of a new edition of the treatise...
Wayne Law professor visits China to promote master of laws program
Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor Paul Dubinsky recently returned from 10 days in China, where he visited...
National Lawyers Guild chapter to honor Wayne Law alumnus Lumumba
Long-standing civil rights activist serves as mayor of Jackson, Miss. Chokwe Lumumba, a longtime civil rights activist and...
Three Wayne Law alumnae honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Three Wayne State University Law School alumnae – Teri L. Dennings, Karissa Holmes and Ronda Tate – have been...
Wayne Law students help Detroit prosper through their clinic studies
DETROIT — Third-year students Brittany Bradshaw and Weiling Chou are among those praising the experience and...
State legislator says his law student studies help his work in Lansing
State Rep. Jim Townsend already is finding his studies as a first-year student in the evening program at Wayne State University...
Wayne Law professor expands human rights work in Cambodia with new board appointment
Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter Hammer is taking his human rights work far beyond Detroit with a recent...
Wayne Law student awarded scholarship by Federal Bar Association
DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School third-year student Alex Szypa has been awarded the Edward H. Rakow...
DBusiness magazine: Wayne Law graduates most top lawyers in Michigan
Wayne State University Law School is first in the state when it comes to graduating highly regarded attorneys, according to the...
Teens gain insight during Youth Civil Rights Conference at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Groups of students from seven metro Detroit high schools gathered at Wayne State University Law School to talk...
Wayne Law student turns adversity into enterprise, competing in Accelerate Michigan
Paul Alonzo Turner III grew from being a child living in a homeless shelter to being executive director of a homeless...
Wayne Law professor writes Supreme Court brief for religious freedom case
DETROIT — Five law professors from across the country have signed on to an amicus brief written by Wayne State University...
Wayne Law professor teaching at Irish university during appointment to national agency in Ireland
A Wayne State University Law School professor on leave while serving at a national agency in Ireland also is doing some...
Oncology social workers praise Wayne Law legal clinic’s help for cancer patients
Patients in dire straits medically, financially and emotionally are the clients of Wayne State University Law School’s...
Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer receives full clinic status at Wayne Law
DETROIT – A new clinic, Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer, has been added to the curriculum at Wayne State University...
Wayne Law Review Symposium celebrates state Constitution
DETROIT – Former Michigan attorney general Frank Kelley presented the keynote address Friday, Oct. 11, at the 2013 Wayne...
Wayne Law Professor Peter Henning publishes book on ‘White Collar Crime’
DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter J. Henning is co-author of a new book, White Collar...
Treasure of Detroit Gala honors four Wayne Law alumni
DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School honored four distinguished alumni Saturday, Sept. 28, during the 2013...
$50,000 donation establishes scholarship endowment at Wayne Law in honor of Congressman Conyers
DETROIT – A $50,000 donation has established an endowed scholarship at Wayne State University Law School in honor of U.S....
Wayne Law alumni win Michigan Super Lawyers status
DETROIT — Michigan Super Lawyers magazine has released its 2013 lists of top attorneys, and Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law Professor Peter Hammer publishes book on international law, economics
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter Hammer has a new book, Change and Continuity at the World...
Dean visits China to promote new LL.M. program
A growing number of students from China are expected to study at Wayne State University Law School in 2014 — a result of...
Alumnus Lawrence Mann’s generous donation will expand Advocacy at Wayne
A $100,000 gift from Lawrence Mann, Wayne Law ’80, will support Advocacy at Wayne, a dynamic expansion of the Law...
Wayne Law announces donation of Rep. Conyers’ papers and records to Keith Collection
Judge Damon J. Keith (left) and Rep. John Conyers at the 2009 Wayne Law Treasure of Detroit DETROIT (April...
Wayne Law professor founds organization to help military families
DETROIT (Mar. 1, 2012)—Having a family member in the military is challenging enough. Without the support of friends who...
Wayne Law announces expansion of scholarship programs; New scholarships available for incoming first-year students
DETROIT (Feb. 15, 2012) — Wayne State University Law School has added essential funds to its existing need-based...