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Lecturer from Harvard Law joins Wayne Law as assistant professor
DETROIT – William Ortman has joined the faculty of Wayne State University Law School as an assistant professor of law. For...
Wayne Law clinic inspired alumnae to practice immigration law
Two former law school classmates have joined forces to create a law firm dedicated to solving immigration problems for people...
Wayne Law alumna earned master of laws degree to enhance career
Attorney Shirley Kaigler has handled estate planning for many — from high-profile clients such as Rosa Parks to hospice...
Wayne Law student wins federal court scholarship
DETROIT – Katelyn Young, who will start her second year at Wayne State University Law School this fall, has been awarded the...
Wayne Law professor receives top prize for journal article
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Laura Bartell is being honored with the Editors’ Prize for best...
Nine Wayne Law alumnae recognized as 2016 Women in the Law
Nine of the 30 Michigan attorneys on the 2016 Women in the Law list recently released by Michigan Lawyers Weekly are alumnae of...
Wayne Law student chosen for public interest leadership position
DETROIT – Husnah Khan, a rising second-year student at Wayne State University Law School, has been appointed deputy...
Wayne Law appoints director of employer development
DETROIT – Tishia Browning has been appointed director of employer development in Wayne State University Law School’s Career...
Wayne State offering fast track to bachelor's plus law degree
DETROIT – Wayne State University students will be able to earn a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years through a...
Sedler releases statement on Supreme Court striking down Texas abortion restrictions
Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Robert Sedler released the following statement about the U.S. Supreme...
Wayne Law student accepted as AmeriCorps JD fellow
DETROIT – Husnah Khan, a rising second-year student at Wayne State University Law School, was awarded a 2016 AmeriCorps JD...
Incoming Wayne Law student wins national scholarship
DETROIT – Amelia Zelenak, an incoming first-year student for fall 2016 at Wayne State University Law School, was awarded the...
Levin Center at Wayne Law announces new advisory board member
DETROIT – George A. Franklin of Kalamazoo has been appointed to the bipartisan advisory board for the Levin Center at Wayne...
Wayne Law students gain international experience through fellowships, internships
Five Wayne State University Law School students have been chosen to study and work abroad this summer through fellowships and...
Wayne Law professor to receive WSU Academy of Scholars award
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Kirsten Matoy Carlson has been selected to receive the WSU...
Wayne Law student awarded Straker Bar Foundation scholarship
DETROIT – Nicole Lockhart, a rising third-year student at Wayne State University Law School, was awarded the A. Kay Stanfield...
Wayne Law alumnus helps employers find fair solutions
His ability to impact issues of fairness is what entices Stanley Pitts to practice labor law, whether he’s representing...
Wayne Law students win Women Lawyers Association of Michigan scholarships
DETROIT – Two Wayne Law students have been awarded 2016 scholarships from the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan...
Wayne Law Golf Outing raises $25,000 for scholarship endowment
The 2016 Wayne Law Golf Outing on Monday, June 6, raised more than $25,000, nearly 30 percent more than last year’s outing,...
Former Sen. Carl Levin calls for closing stock option tax loophole
Former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan released the following statement about the report issued today by Citizens for Tax...
WSU awarded $200,000 grant to support Levin Center at Wayne Law
DETROIT – The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation of Menlo Park, California, has awarded Wayne State University a two-year,...
Levin Center at Wayne Law selects legal interns for U.S. Senate
DETROIT – The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School has chosen two law students to serve as legal interns in...
Environmental attorney learned his trade as student lawyer
Attorney Adam Taylor’s first introduction to law as a career came at home, around the family dinner table. When he was 9...
Wayne Law students selected for Public Interest Law Fellowships
DETROIT – Seven Wayne State University Law School students are gaining experience and serving a variety of agencies this...
Wayne Law student wins workers’ rights fellowship
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School student Jessica Hoyer has been awarded a 2016 Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship to...
Wayne Law professor to teach in Taiwan as Fulbright Specialist
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter J. Henning has received a Fulbright Specialist grant to teach for...
Wayne Law professor presents to delegation from Armenia
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Robert Sedler gave a presentation Wednesday, May 18, to a...
Wayne Law Commencement honors 144
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s 2016 Commencement ceremony Monday, May 16, honored 144 recipients of degrees...
Wayne Law student wins social justice scholarship
DETROIT – Sean Riddell, who graduated Monday, May 16, from Wayne State University Law School, was awarded the Abraham Lincoln...
Former Sen. Carl Levin calls Obama Administration's efforts on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering rules 'significant step backward'
Former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan released the following statement about the Obama Administration's efforts on...
Wayne Law seeks leaders as third cohort for Detroit Equity Action Lab
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights is inviting leaders from local...
Wayne Law appoints assistant dean of admissions
DETROIT – Kathy Fox has been appointed assistant dean of admissions at Wayne State University Law School. Fox, who assumes...
Wayne Law alumna brings empathy to job as public defender
Rather than becoming resentful, Marilena David-Martin has used the challenges in her life to amplify her senses of empathy and...
Wayne Law's The Journal of Law in Society elects new board
DETROIT – Twelve law students have been elected to the 2016-17 Executive Board of The Journal of Law in Society at Wayne...
Wayne Law honors 6, announces 13 wall of fame inductees at Treasure of Detroit
DETROIT – Alumni, students, faculty, staff, supporters and community leaders helped to recognize six honorees Thursday, April...
Wayne Law students elect Student Board of Governors for 2016-17
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s Student Bar Association Board of Governors announces its 2016-17 executive...
Wayne Law Review elects editorial board for 2016-17
DETROIT – The Wayne Law Review has elected a new editorial board for 2016-17. New board members are: Editor-in-Chief...
Wayne Law scholarship recipients meet benefactors
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School hosted a Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, April 7, for law school scholarship...
Wayne Law honors outstanding students
Photo attached: More than 100 Wayne State University Law School students were recognized Thursday, April 7, at an Honors...
Wayne Law alumnus serves as arbitrator, mediator, hearing officer
Lee Hornberger uses his decades of experience to serve as a neutral arbitrator, hearing officer and mediator so he can help...
Wayne Law appoints assistant dean of student affairs
DETROIT – Felicia M. Thomas has been appointed assistant dean of student affairs at Wayne State University Law...
U.S. solicitor general to speak May 16 at Wayne Law Commencement
DETROIT – Donald B. Verrilli Jr., the 46th solicitor general of the United States, will receive an honorary degree and serve...
Wayne Law dean completes Boston Marathon 8 months pregnant
Jocelyn Benson, dean of Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, today became one of only a handful of women in history to...
Wayne Law professor presents to international delegation
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Robert Sedler gave a presentation to a group of...
Wayne Law to honor 6 at Treasure of Detroit event April 21
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School will honor six individuals at the 2016 Treasure of Detroit on Thursday, April 21....
Wayne Law appoints new director for entrepreneurship program
DETROIT – A local lawyer who specializes in public finance work and has led organizations helping businesses has been...
Wayne Law alumnus Dan Gilbert speaks at WSU
DETROIT – More than 500 people attended Wayne State University Law School’s An Evening with Dan Gilbert on Wednesday, March...
Wayne Law professor co-authors book on religion, Constitution
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor Christopher C. Lund has co-authored a casebook, Religion and...
Wayne Law professor appointed to Flint water investigation team
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor Noah Hall, an expert in environmental and water law, has been...
Registration open for June 6 Wayne Law Golf Outing
Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2016 Wayne Law Golf Outing, set for Monday, June 6, at...
Wayne Law honors 2 attorneys for pro-bono work helping veterans
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School recently honored two attorneys for their pro-bono work with the law school’s...
Finalists to compete Saturday in Martin Luther King Jr. advocacy competition
DETROIT – Six metro Detroit high school students will compete Saturday, March 19, as finalists in the 24th annual Martin...
Open house showcases new Wayne Law clinic space
Photo attached: Wayne State University Law School’s clinical education program hosted an open house Tuesday, March 8, to...
Wayne Law hosts lecture on law, international organizations
Photo attached: Kristina Daugirdas, left, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Law School, presented “How...
Federal district judge hears motions at Wayne Law
Photo attached: Judge Bernard Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan heard motion...
Wayne Law symposium addresses race, racism and law
DETROIT – The Journal of Law in Society at Wayne State University Law School presented its 2016 symposium, “A Tribute to...
African-American judges speak at Wayne Law event
DETROIT – As part of Black History Month, Wayne State University Law School’s Black Law Students Association and Bodman PLC...
Alumna discusses Business Court at Wayne Law
Photo attached: Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Kathryn A. Viviano, left, spoke Thursday, March 3, as part of Wayne State...
Alumni to share family law experience March 31 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Five Wayne State University Law School alumni will speak about family law Thursday, March 31, as part of Wayne...
Levin Center at Wayne Law plans legal ethics discussion April 4
DETROIT – The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School will present “Mindful Lawyering: The Ethics of Knowing When...
Wayne Law alumnus brings ferocity to court to defend clients
Criminal defense attorney Neil Rockind has found his calling standing up for the underdog. A 1993 alumnus of Wayne State...
Wayne Law transactional team again wins for drafting at regionals
A Wayne State University Law School transactional law team, for the fourth year in a row, won first place in drafting at a...
Wayne Law alumna's business helps people 'unplug, reconnect'
Attorney Angela Space and her husband, Christopher Erwin, wanted a break from the electronics – cellphones, tablets, laptops...
Businessman Dan Gilbert to speak March 30 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Businessman Dan Gilbert, well-known for recognizing and investing in the potential of Detroit, will speak...
Expert to discuss law, international organizations at Wayne Law
Kristina Daugirdas, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Law School, will present “How and Why International...
Wayne Law professor serving on group for Detroit-Windsor bridge
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck will participate in the Gordie Howe...
Alumna to speak about Business Court on March 3 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Kathryn A. Viviano will speak Thursday, March 3, as part of Wayne State...
Symposium to address race, racism and law March 11 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – The Journal of Law in Society at Wayne State University Law School will present its 2016 symposium, “A Tribute to...
Wayne Law student honored by National Lawyers Guild chapter
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School third-year student Sean Riddell was honored Sunday, Feb. 14, as an Outstanding...
Wayne Law again wins Jessup international law Midwest regional
DETROIT – For the second consecutive year and the third time in the past four years, Wayne State University Law School’s...
Wayne Law hosts Michigan Court of Appeals oral arguments
Photo attached: The Michigan Court of Appeals conducted oral arguments Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Wayne State University Law...
Soul Food Café among Wayne Law’s Black History Month events
Photo attached: As part of several of its events planned for Black History Month, Wayne State University Law School’s...
Levin Center at Wayne Law co-director named to international list
Elise Bean, co-director of the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, was named to Global Tax 50, a list...
International lawyer for Ford to speak Feb. 16 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – A Wayne State University Law School alumna will speak about her career as an international lawyer with Ford Motor...
Attorneys discuss litigation over Flint water crisis at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Attorneys working on class-action lawsuits spoke about current efforts in the Flint water crisis Thursday, Feb. 4,...
Students meet public interest organizations at Wayne Law fair
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School students met and networked with attorneys representing a vast array of public...
Dean Jocelyn Benson updates alumni on Wayne Law
Photo attached: Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson talks with Hon. Fred Mester, Wayne Law class of 1967,...
U-M, WSU launch ‘Detroiters Speak’ collaborative community course
DETROIT – Wayne State University is joining with the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on “Detroiters Speak,” a free,...
Alumni share expertise on policy making at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Four Wayne State University Law School alumni discussed “Policy Making” on Thursday, Jan. 28, as part of the...
Wayne Law students take oath to work in clinics, externships
DETROIT – Second- and third-year students working in Wayne State University Law School’s clinics and externships for winter...
Wayne Law first-year students learn civility, ethics from legal professionals
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School first-year students discussed the importance of workplace civility and ethics...
Wayne Law alumna is publisher, professor, speaker, entrepreneur
Alyssa Martina is passionate about turning ideas into opportunities and about sharing her business expertise with startups and...
Wayne Law professor's article cited in amicus brief to U.S. Supreme Court
DETROIT – An article written by Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Kirsten Matoy Carlson was cited in an...
International business lawyer speaks at Wayne Law
Photo attached: Wayne State University Law School alumnus Timothy Andersson, left, shared his insight and expertise Tuesday,...
WSU student lawyers win speech-generating devices for 3 children
DETROIT – Three school-age children with developmental disabilities who cannot talk are able to communicate using...
Alumni to share expertise on policy making Jan. 28 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Four Wayne State University Law School alumni will discuss "Policy Making" on Thursday, Jan. 28, as part of the...
Levin Center at Wayne Law provides oversight training in Ukraine
The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit had its first international training in December for...
Wayne Law hires environmental justice coordinator
Unifying people to give them a more powerful voice is a skill Jeremy Orr brings to his job. The new environmental justice...
Wayne Law professor's essay included in book on integration, race
DETROIT – An essay by Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Robert A. Sedler is included in the recently...
Wayne Law announces winners of Mock Trial in-house competition
DETROIT – Students Anthony Casaletta of Macomb Township and Matt Opperman of Midland won the Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law announces winners of Moot Court Arthur Neef Competition
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School students Brandon Barlog of Macomb Township and Lauren Potocsky of Northville won...
Wayne Law professor honored for book on Judge Damon J. Keith
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter J. Hammer was honored by the Historical Society of the District...
Environmental lawyer helps Wayne Law students review I-94 project
DETROIT – Veteran attorney R. Craig Hupp is sharing his expertise with Wayne State University Law School’s Transnational...
Wayne Law clinic charity exceeds goal by 49%, helps 11 families
DETROIT – Eleven families, including 17 adults and eight children in need, will have a warmer holiday season thanks to a...
Wayne Law professor to present paper at national conference
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Kirsten Matoy Carlson was selected to present a paper at the...
Winners named in Wayne Law's Transactional Law Competition
DETROIT – Twenty-three students competed Friday, Nov. 13, in Wayne State University Law School’s second annual...
Wayne Law alumna finds inspiration on way to district court bench
The legal career of Debra Nance has been touched by synchronicity – seemingly small, unrelated events that resonate and...
Alumni discuss law in the health industry at Wayne Law
Five Wayne State University Law School alumni discussed “Law in the Health Industry” on Thursday, Nov. 19, as part...
Alumna speaks about marriage equality case at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Dana Nessel, the principal lawyer in the Michigan case that was part of the U.S. Supreme Court decision holding...
International law expert discusses conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan at Wayne Law
DETROIT – John Cerone, a noted international law expert, presented “International Humanitarian Law in the News:...
Wayne Law alumnus is corporate counsel who 'speaks the language of business'
Michael Gibbs worked for 15 years in the business world before deciding what that arena really needed was a lawyer who...
Alumna to speak about marriage equality case Nov. 16 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – The principal lawyer in the Michigan case that was part of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision holding...
Alumni to discuss law in the health industry Nov. 19 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Five Wayne State University Law School alumni will discuss “Law in the Health Industry” on...
Levin Center at Wayne Law hosts panel discussion on congressional oversight
DETROIT – More than 100 people attended a panel discussion Monday, Nov. 2, at Wayne State University Law School about...
Speakers share corporate counsel expertise at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Four attorneys discussed corporate counsel Thursday, Oct. 29, as part of Wayne State University Law...
For 2nd consecutive year, Wayne Law named a Best Value Law School
For the second year in a row, Wayne State University Law School has been recognized as a Best Value Law School by The National...
As judge, city leader, teacher, Wayne Law alumnus strived to 'build a better society'
Adam Shakoor has been called throughout his life to make a difference, especially for the people of Detroit. That calling...
Wayne Law alumni gather for reunion
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School alumni gathered for a Wayne Law Reunion on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Westin...
Video available online of Levin Center at Wayne Law congressional oversight conference
A video is available online of the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School’s half-day conference,...
International law expert to speak Nov. 12 at Wayne Law on conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan
DETROIT – John Cerone, a noted international law expert, will present “International Humanitarian Law in the News:...
Wayne Law's July bar passage rate surpasses state average
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s state bar exam passage rate surpassed the state average for those who...
Wayne Law student groups plan panel discussion Nov. 4 on safe drinking water
DETROIT – Two student groups at Wayne State University Law School will present a panel discussion Wednesday, Nov. 4,...
State Department attorney discusses U.S.-Cuba relations at Wayne Law
DETROIT – A top legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State discussed the evolving relationship between Cuba and the...
Guest speaker at Wayne Law discusses environmental law
Photo attached: LeRoy Paddock, associate dean of environmental law studies at George Washington University Law School in...
Wayne Law professor speaks at national conference
Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Blanche Cook spoke at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice...
Levin Center at Wayne Law to host panel discussion on congressional oversight Nov. 2
DETROIT – The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School will present "Congressional Oversight of Classified...
NLRB general counsel speaks at Wayne Law's Gottfried symposium
DETROIT – Richard F. Griffin Jr., general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, was the keynote speaker at the...
Wayne Law Review Symposium focuses on 'Corporate Counsel as Gatekeepers'
DETROIT – The 2015 Wayne Law Review Symposium brought together a former associate U.S. attorney general, corporate...
Wayne Law alumni, student leading successful startup app for golfers
DETROIT – Just two weeks after launching its app for golfers, Detroit-based tech startup Golfler won the Top Buyers...
Great Lakes Environmental Law Center honors legislator, journalists
DETROIT – The Great Lakes Environmental Law Center honored a U.S. senator and journalists from Detroit and Toledo on...
Expert discusses global warming, potential climate agreement at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Elliot Diringer, executive vice president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions in Washington, D.C.,...
Levin Center at Wayne Law to present conference Tuesday in D.C. on congressional oversight
Register by Thursday to attend free conference; live stream also available online Register by Thursday, Oct. 15, to attend...
Wayne Law alumni gather at reception during State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School alumni gathered for a reception with Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson, faculty,...
State Department attorney to discuss U.S.-Cuba relations Oct. 22 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – A top legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State will discuss the evolving relationship between Cuba and the...
Wayne Law LL.M. alumnus finds welcome challenge in international tax law
For Zachée Pouga Tinhaga, practicing international tax law continually stimulates his intellect and creativity. A...
Susan Haack delivers Cohen lecture in trial advocacy at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Susan Haack delivered the I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Wayne State...
Oakland University, Wayne Law partnership offers fast track to bachelor's plus law degree
Students will be able to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years through a new partnership announced...
Wayne Law student putting best foot forward in world of entrepreneurship
DETROIT – For Jaspreet Singh, business is just plain fun. The second-year student at Wayne State University Law School...
Expert to discuss global warming, potential climate agreement Oct. 13 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Elliot Diringer, executive vice president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, will present...
Wayne Law alumna wins 3rd prize in national writing competition
DETROIT – Lauren Rennert, who graduated in May from Wayne State University Law School, has won the $1,000 third prize in...
Speakers to share corporate counsel expertise Oct. 29 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Four attorneys will talk about being corporate counsel Thursday, Oct. 29, as part of the Wayne State University...
Diverse leaders tackling structural racism through Wayne Law's Detroit Equity Action Lab
DETROIT — Thirty leaders from local organizations are joining together as members of the second year’s cohort for...
Wayne Law professor to present paper at Conference on Empirical Legal Studies
Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Kirsten Matoy Carlson was selected to present a paper at the Conference...
Michigan Supreme Court Justice David Viviano speaks at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Michigan Supreme Court Justice David F. Viviano spoke Thursday, Sept. 24, at Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law dean being inducted into Michigan Women's Hall of Fame
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson, a civil rights advocate and national election law...
Wayne Law alumni win Michigan Super Lawyers status
DETROIT — Michigan Super Lawyers magazine has released its 2015 list of top attorneys, and Wayne State University Law...
German delegation visits Wayne Law
DETROIT – A 10-member German delegation, including three members of the German Parliament, visited Wayne Law on Monday,...
Nominations sought for new Wayne Law Alumni Wall of Fame Award
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School is creating an Alumni Wall of Fame Award, and nominations for the initial...
Wayne Law alumni share expertise on leading successful law firms
DETROIT – Leading Successful Law Firms was the topic of the Wednesday, Sept. 16, installment of Wayne State University...
WSU Press, Wayne Law celebrate former state attorney general Frank Kelley's book launch
DETROIT – Wayne State University Press and Wayne State University Law School celebrated the book launch Thursday, Sept....
Mark Weiss Day raises $6,000 for Wayne Law scholarships
DETROIT – The 12th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park on Friday, Aug. 7, raised more than $6,000 for scholarships at...
Wayne Law alumna named Woman of the Year by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Thirty of the Detroit area’s top women lawyers, as selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, cast their ballots and selected...
First-year Wayne Law students dig in to orientation service project
DETROIT – Incoming first-year students, as well as some faculty and staff, from Wayne State University Law School were...
Wayne Law students swear in to work in clinics, externships
DETROIT – Second- and third-year students working in Wayne State University Law School’s clinics and externships...
White House officials explain nuclear deal with Iran during Wayne Law event
DETROIT – Two White House officials explained the nuclear deal negotiated with Iran during a presentation Wednesday,...
Professionals, students mingle during An Evening at the Ballpark with Wayne Law
DETROIT – Sixty rising second- and third-year students cheered on the home team as they mingled with legal professionals...
Wayne Law alumni to be honored as part of State Bar of Michigan annual meeting
Two of three public service awards and a Champion of Justice Award given this year by the State Bar of Michigan will go to...
Professor is co-author of a new edition of White Collar Crime
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter J. Henning is co-author of the newly released fourth edition...
Wayne Law professor elected to bank's corporate board of directors
Old National Bancorp has elected Wayne State University Law School Professor Katherine E. White to its Corporate Board of...
Wayne Law alumna serves family business as vice president, community as volunteer
Nedda Shayota, vice president of Sigma Associates Inc., is making a mark beyond the business world as a community and cultural...
Incoming first-year class enrollment up by 10 percent at Wayne Law
DETROIT – With 131 incoming first-year students, Wayne State University Law School marks a 10 percent increase over last...
Bodman attorneys win Law Firm Challenge fundraiser to benefit Wayne Law
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School alumni working at Bodman PLC won the law school’s Law Firm Challenge by...
Congressional Oversight Boot Camp trains staffers on investigations
WASHINGTON – Three nonprofit organizations seeking to improve the quality of public policy through bipartisan, fact-based...
Nine Wayne Law alumnae recognized as 2015 Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Nine of the 30 Michigan attorneys on the 2015 Women in the Law list recently released by Michigan Lawyers Weekly are alumnae of...
Two Wayne Law alumnae named Top Young Lawyers by DBusiness magazine
DETROIT – Two of the six Top Young Lawyers named by DBusiness magazine for 2015 are alumni of Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law career services director named to Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee
DETROIT – Diane H. Fears, director of career services and the Student Voluntary Pro Bono Program at Wayne State...
Wayne Law alumnus, specialist in corporate and finance law, fascinated with 'art of the deal'
In the world of corporate and finance law, Rasul Raheem is someone you don’t want to mess with. The 1984 alumnus of...
Wayne Law alumna finds fulfillment in prosecuting crimes
A serious car accident caused by a drunken driver eventually led Wayne State University Law School alumna Dianna Collins to her...
Wayne Law launches corporate counsel externship program
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School continues to expand opportunities for experiential learning with the addition...
Wayne Law students, alumnus gain international experience through fellowships, internships
Five Wayne State University Law School students and one alumnus earned fellowships or internships to study, gain experience and...
Wayne Law students serving public interest through summer fellowships
DETROIT – Seven Wayne State University Law School students are gaining experience and serving a variety of agencies this...
New alumnus honored for his clinical work at Wayne Law
As a first-year law student in 2013, Steven Knox led a team to research the nation’s new Affordable Care Act, so he could...
Levin Center at Wayne Law announces bipartisan advisory board
DETROIT – Four former U.S. senators, a former Detroit mayor, as well as business, community, education and nonprofit...
Wayne Law names new director, associate director for clinical education
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School has appointed D’lorah L. Hughes as director of clinical education and...
Wayne Law Golf Outing raises $28,000 for scholarship endowment
The 2015 Wayne Law Golf Outing on Monday, June 8, raised more than $28,000, nearly doubling the $15,000 raised by last...
Wayne Law alumnus stands up for children, families as prosecutor
For 25 years, Jerry Dorsey IV has been dedicated to getting justice for children and families. A 1986 alumnus of Wayne State...
Wayne Law professor to be honored at Ural State Law University in Russia
For his latest honor, Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Robert Sedler had to be measured for a...
Wayne Law's bar passage rate for first-time takers rises 2 points to 89 percent
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s state bar exam passage rate continues to climb, with 89 percent of...
Two Wayne Law graduates honored by State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section
Kiefer Cox and Brent Farago, who graduated Monday, May 18, from Wayne State University Law School, were selected by faculty to...
Wayne Law Commencement honors 145
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s 2015 Commencement ceremony Monday, May 18, honored 145 recipients of...
Wayne Law's community outreach efforts grew significantly in 2014-15
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School significantly expanded its community events and partnerships and other...
Wayne Law student wins honorable mention in national writing competition
Erica Shell, who graduated from Wayne State University Law School on Monday, May 18, has been awarded an honorable mention in a...
Reception celebrates Sen. Carl Levin's new roles at Wayne Law, Honigman
DETROIT – Nearly 200 business, community, legal and political leaders gathered Tuesday, May 5, to celebrate former U.S....
Wayne Law Mock Trial elects officers for 2015-16
DETROIT – Six second-year students have been elected to the 2015-16 Executive Board of the Wayne State University Law...
Graduating Wayne Law student goes from punk rock to suit and tie
Fresh out of high school in 1994, Royce Nunley embarked on an eight-year gig as bassist for the Suicide Machines, touring...
Wayne Law alumna strives to help tax law keep pace with changing economies
Tax lawyer Lynn A. Gandhi, a 1986 alumna of Wayne State University Law School, first was drawn to her field of expertise by the...
Wayne Law Moot Court elects officers for 2015-16
DETROIT – Six second-year students have been elected as Wayne State University Law School Moot Court program officers for...
Wayne Law honors 7 at Treasure of Detroit
DETROIT – Nearly 300 alumni, students, faculty, staff, supporters and community leaders helped to recognize seven...
Dan Ringo returns to alma mater Wayne Law to talk corporate careers
Wayne State University Law School alumnus Dan Ringo speaks with law students after his presentation Wednesday, April 15, at the...
Wayne Law Review elects editorial board for 2015-16
DETROIT – The Wayne Law Review has elected a new editorial board for 2015-16. New board members...
The Journal of Law in Society at Wayne Law elects new board
DETROIT – Nine second-year law students have been elected to the 2015-16 Executive Board of a Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law student wins social justice scholarship
DETROIT – A scholarship given to recognize work that promotes peace and social justice was awarded to Wayne State...
Fair Housing Center to honor Wayne Law professor, alumnus
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor John E. Mogk and alumnus Thomas J. Guyer will be among four honored...
Civil rights icon Morris Dees of Southern Poverty Law Center speaks at Wayne Law
DETROIT – A standing-room-only crowd of more than 300 came to hear civil rights icon Morris Dees speak Monday, April 13,...
Billionaire developer, philanthropist Stephen Ross speaks at Wayne Law
DETROIT – More than 200 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community and business leaders welcomed alumnus Stephen...
Wayne Law student helps to ensure fair election in El Salvador
Nicholas Klaus, a third-year student at Wayne State University Law School, spent three days in El Salvador recently as one of...
Wayne Law alumna counsels law students, other patients, as therapist
Mindy Layne Young has combined her training as a lawyer and therapist into a unique career. She graduated from Wayne State...
Chinese scholar spends month at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Professor Lin-Bo Fan of China’s Northwest University of Politics and Law is spending a month as a...
Wayne Law panel discusses 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Wayne State University Law School Dean’s Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan...
Wayne Law scholarship recipients meet their benefactors at annual event
Wayne State University Law School hosted a Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, March 27, at the university’s McGregor...
Wayne Law panel brings together experts on prosecuting human trafficking and sex crimes
The experts discussed prosecution of sex crimes, human trafficking, hate crimes and sex trafficking and how that field allows...
Attorneys discuss health law careers at Wayne Law
Four attorneys discussed Careers in Health Law on Tuesday, March 31, at Wayne State University Law School. From left are Diane...
Free Legal Aid Clinic celebrates 50th anniversary
DETROIT – The Free Legal Aid Clinic Inc. celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing free legal services to metro...
Wayne Law alumnus recounts participating in 2nd Selma march of 1965
Editor’s note: Ronald Helveston, Wayne State University Law School class of 1966, traveled with three other Wayne Law...
Finnish professor visits Wayne Law to discuss international environmental law
Dr. Ismo Polonen, left, a senior lecturer of environmental law at the University of Eastern Finland Law School, visited Wayne...
Judge Friedman brings federal court to Wayne Law
Judge Bernard Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan heard motion arguments Friday, March 27,...
Outstanding Wayne Law students honored for achievements
More than 100 Wayne State University Law School students were recognized Thursday, March 26, at an Honors Convocation for...
Detroit bankruptcy judge speaks at Wayne Law
Judge Steven Rhodes, who handled Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, spoke...
Wayne Law to honor 7 at Treasure of Detroit event April 22
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School has announced honorees for the 2015 Treasure of Detroit, which will pay...
Wayne Law clinic director writes chapters for oncology social work book
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s Kathryn Smolinski is co-author of three chapters in a new book, The...
Wayne Law professor is co-author of updated edition on value added tax
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Alan Schenk has co-authored a new edition of his 2007...
Women judges share their insights at Wayne Law
“Women in the Judiciary” was the topic of the Thursday, March 12, installment of Wayne State University Law...
Young delivers Cohen lecture in trial advocacy at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Oakland County Circuit Judge Joan E. Young delivered the 30th annual I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy...
Wayne State University launches the Levin Center at Wayne Law
Wayne Law transactional team places 1st in drafting at regionals
A Wayne State University Law School transactional law team, for the third year in a row, won first place in drafting at a...
Wayne Law team honored for 2nd-place brief at national competition
Wayne State University Law School’s team took home the second-place award for brief at the 31st annual Cardozo/BMI...
Wayne Law team reaches regional finals in ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
One of Wayne State University Law School’s two national moot court teams reached the final round in the American Bar...
Wayne Law professor discusses defending civil rights at Black History Month Teach-In
Wayne State University Law School Walter S. Gibbs Professor of Constitutional Law Steven L. Winter spoke Wednesday, Feb. 25,...
International Criminal Tribunal focus of film screening, panel at Wayne Law
DETROIT – A documentary screening about the legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and a...
Wayne Law professor addresses LGBTQ issues at Black History Month Teach-In
Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor Adele Morrison speaks Monday, Feb. 23, about socio-legal LGBTQ issues...
Wayne Law team wins Jessup international law Midwest regional competition
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s team won the U.S. Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup...
Wayne Law team wins for Best Brief at national environmental competition
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Team took home the Best Brief...
Soul Food Cafe among Black History Month events at Wayne Law
Wayne State University Law School’s Black Law Student Association and Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights presented a...
Wayne Law Good Governance panelists evaluate mayor's first year
DETROIT – Five panelists deeply interested in the wellbeing of Detroit were featured Wednesday, Feb. 18, in...
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge manager speaks at Wayne Law
DETROIT – John Hartig, a limnologist with 30 years of experience in environmental science and natural resource...
Wayne Law alumni share expertise on international law
DETROIT – “Fresh Perspectives on International Law” was the topic of the Tuesday, Feb. 17, installment of...
Wayne Law professor relishes role as university's faculty athletics representative
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Robert Ackerman spent three days recently at NCAA Headquarters in...
Wayne Law students network with employers at Public Service Internship Fair
DETROIT – A Public Service Internship Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 4, gave Wayne State University Law School students the...
Wayne Law alumna's intellectual property career takes her to Johns Hopkins
Attorney Ami (Patel) Gadhia works in the field of technology transfer, helping Johns Hopkins University researchers bring their...
Wayne Law named among best law schools in nation for practical training
Wayne State University Law School has been recognized by The National Jurist magazine as one of the best law schools in the...
National Lawyers Guild chapter honors Wayne Law student
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School third-year student Kathleen Garbacz was honored Saturday, Feb. 7, as an...
Wayne Law team wins regional trial competition, headed to nationals
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School claimed one of two top spots in a regional round of the National Trial...
Wayne Law event focuses on helping local entrepreneurs expand globally
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies and Program for...
Bodman, Wayne Law announce strategic partnership
DETROIT – Bodman PLC and Wayne State University Law School announced and celebrated a new strategic partnership Thursday,...
Wayne Law professor to serve as scholar-in-residence at WilmerHale in London
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Gregory H. Fox will return to his roots at noted international law...
Panel to discuss implications of Ferguson, New York cases Jan. 21 at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Experts will discuss the legal, social, moral and practical implications of events in Ferguson, Mo., and New...
Wayne Law alumna founded state's first Combat Veterans Treatment Court
Chief Judge Nanci Grant noticed a few years ago that some of the defendants before her in Oakland County Circuit Court were...
Wayne Law launches independent, apprentice-model law firm
DETROIT – A new, independent law firm hatched by Wayne State University Law School will help new attorneys move forward...
Wayne Law student faces danger in Ferguson as observer for National Lawyers Guild
Law student Nicholas Klaus, a trained and veteran observer for the National Lawyers Guild, had never found himself in the kind...
ACLU of Michigan awards Wayne Law professor Hammer
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter Hammer was honored by the American Civil Liberties Union of...
Two Wayne Law students to compete in Diversity Moot Court Competition semifinals
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School students Candice Coats and Arius Webb have been selected to compete in the...
Wayne Law clinics holiday charity effort exceeds goal, assists 8 families
DETROIT – Eight families, totaling 13 adults and six children in need, will have a warmer holiday season this year thanks...
Wayne Law charity drive doubles goal, brings in 600 pounds of food
DETROIT – Local families in need will benefit this holiday season from 600 pounds of food donated through a Wayne State...
Wayne Law alumna finds reward in 'fighting the good fight' for civil rights
DETROIT – Sometimes, even if you don’t win the civil rights lawsuit you’re litigating, you further justice...
Two students win Wayne Law Moot Court's Arthur Neef Competition Finals
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School students James Buster of Rochester Hills and Ameena Sheikh-Walczak of Clawson...
Wayne Law students raise money for charity via ugly holiday sweater battle
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School students, faculty and staff voted through holiday charity donations this...
Wayne Law alumnus is political organizer turned ardent labor lawyer
DETROIT – Labor law attorney Jack Schulz, Wayne State University Law School class of 2013, is pretty sure his application...
Wayne Law alumnus spices up legal life with gourmet cooking
Attorney Nick Roumel was enjoying Greek food before he could talk, and cooking it – and other dishes – with...
Past president of CNN, MSNBC discusses media role in 2014 elections at WSU
DETROIT – Rick Kaplan, former president for CNN – U.S. and MSNBC and winner of 47 Emmys and dozens of other...
Wayne Law professor serving on new commission in Ireland
Wayne State University Law School Professor Stephen Calkins is a member of Ireland’s new Competition and Consumer...
Seven Wayne Law alumni recognized as 'Up & Coming' by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Seven of the 30 Michigan attorneys on the 2014 Up & Coming Lawyers list recently released by Michigan Lawyers Weekly are...
Wayne Law's legal clinic for cancer patients recognized for innovation
Wayne State University Law School's Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic was recognized by preLaw magazine as one...
Human rights expert discusses crimes against humanity at Wayne Law
“A Convention for Crimes Against Humanity” was the topic of Leila Sadat’s talk Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Wayne...
Past president of CNN, MSNBC to discuss media role in 2014 elections Nov. 19 at WSU
DETROIT — Rick Kaplan, former president for CNN – U.S. and MSNBC and winner of 47 Emmys and dozens of other...
Wayne Law seeks to expand pilot program offering legal services to veterans
Wayne State University Law School announced today its intent to expand a successful pilot program that provides free legal...
Winners named in first Wayne Law transactional competition
DETROIT – Thirty-two students competed Friday, Nov. 7, in the first-ever transactional law competition at Wayne State...
Wayne Law's bar passage rate for first-time takers jumps 5 points to 81 percent
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s state bar exam passage rate continues to climb, with 81 percent of...
Panelists at Wayne Law discuss legal aspects of investment in emerging markets
“Legal Aspects of Investment in Three Emerging Markets: China, India and the Middle East” was the topic of a panel...
Wayne Law professor speaks at World Trade Organization
Wayne State University Law School Professor Julia Qin gave an Oct. 8 presentation at the World Trade Organization in Geneva,...
Wayne Law retiree benefits expert files U.S. Supreme Court brief
DETROIT – How to construe the duration of retiree health care benefits under collective bargaining agreements is before...
Diverse leaders bringing perspectives to Wayne Law's Detroit Equity Action Lab
DETROIT – Twenty-six leaders from local organizations working in different ways for racial equality have been selected to...
NLRB board member Nancy Schiffer speaks at Wayne Law's Gottfried symposium
DETROIT – Nancy J. Schiffer, board member of the National Labor Relations Board, was the keynote speaker at the 22nd...
Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson appointed to Southern Poverty Law Center board
Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson, an expert on civil rights law, will be the newest member of the Southern...
Wayne Law class of 1984 celebrates 30th reunion
DETROIT – Members of the Wayne State University Law School class of 1984 gathered for a 30th Reunion on Saturday, Oct....
Labor documentary makes Detroit debut at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Brothers on the Line, an award-winning labor movement documentary about the Reuther brothers – Walter,...
Wayne Law announces tuition freeze, enhanced scholarship opportunities
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School today announced a tuition freeze and changes to its scholarship program that...
Michigan Muslim Bar Association awards scholarship to Wayne Law student
The Michigan Muslim Bar Association has awarded a scholarship to Mahde Youssef Abdallah, a third-year student at Wayne State...
Love of music led Wayne Law alumnus to discover entertainment law
Howard Hertz has blended his love of music with his love of the law into a thriving legal practice – but he didn’t...
Wayne Law professor heading to China for a month of teaching
DETROIT – The dateline here is Detroit, but for Nick Schroeck, a Wayne State University Law School assistant (clinical)...
Experts discuss international commercial arbitration at Wayne Law
Current Issues in International Commercial Arbitration was the topic of a panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 2, sponsored by the...
Attorneys discuss labor law for Wayne Law Alumni Speaker Series
Labor law was the topic Thursday, Oct. 2, for the opening presentation of the 2014-15 Wayne State University Law School Alumni...
Wayne Law dean, 3 alumnae honored as Esteemed Women of Michigan
Jocelyn Benson, dean of Wayne State University Law School, and three Wayne Law alumnae – Judge Nanci Grant, Shirley...
Wayne Law alumnus works to help bring stability to his homeland
Part of what drew Homayune Ghaussi to becoming a lawyer was the way that war altered the course of his life. Ghaussi, a 2001...
Wayne law alumnus fights to 'bring the law to justice' in civil rights cases
Tony Paris, a 2007 graduate of Wayne State University Law School, fights for workers’ civil rights every day – work...
Two 1971 Wayne Law alumni awarded during State Bar banquet
Two alumni from Wayne State University Law School’s class of 1971 were among those honored during the State Bar of...
Wayne Law alumni win Michigan Super Lawyers status
DETROIT – Michigan Super Lawyers magazine has released its 2014 lists of top attorneys, and Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion
DETROIT – Members of the Wayne State University Law School class of 1964 gathered for a three-day 50th Reunion...
Wayne Law Professor Schroeck serving in leadership role for ABA publication
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck has been appointed as The Year...
Wayne Law seeks leaders as first cohort for Detroit Equity Action Lab
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights is inviting leaders from local...
New Wayne Law professor is expert on prosecuting sex trafficking
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s newest assistant professor, Blanche B. Cook, brings decades of...
232 legal professionals, students mingle during Evening at the Ballpark with Wayne Law
Eighty rising second- and third-year students cheered on the home team as they mingled with legal professionals Wednesday, Aug....
Wayne Law Professor Brower earns two honors
Charles H. Brower II, a Wayne State University Law School professor who is of counsel with Miller Canfield in Detroit, recently...
Wayne Law welcomes incoming class
DETROIT – Classes are in full swing for the 119 members of the incoming class at Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law presents top scholar awards to 2013-14 first-year students
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School recently presented its top scholar awards for 2013-14 academic coursework by...
Wayne Law alumni, professors to be honored as part of State Bar of Michigan annual meeting
Four of five Champion of Justice Awards given this year by the State Bar of Michigan will go to Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law professor's book explores legal assistance for noncitizen crime victims
Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Rachel Settlage is co-author of a new book written to help those who work...
Mark Weiss Day raises $6,000 for scholarships at Wayne Law
The 11th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park on Friday, Aug. 1, raised more than $6,000 for scholarships at Wayne State...
Wayne Law student awarded federal court's scholarship
DETROIT – Samuel Kokoszka, who will start his second year at Wayne State University Law School this fall, has been...
Wayne Law celebrates donation of Congressman John Conyers' papers
DETROIT – Some of the titans of American civil rights legal history gathered Friday, July 18, at Wayne State University...
Wayne State University receives $1.3 million grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to pioneer new initiative at Damon J. Keith Center
Lance Gable, Noah Hall named associate deans at Wayne Law
DETROIT – Lance A. Gable and Noah D. Hall have been named associate deans at Wayne State University Law School. Gable,...
New edition released of Wayne Law professor's book on public corruption law
Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter Henning’s book, The Prosecution and Defense of Public Corruption: The...
Wayne Law professor's article selected for Harvard/Stanford/Yale forum
Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Sarah Abramowicz’s article, “Adoption and the Limits of...
Wayne Law students serving public interest through summer fellowships
DETROIT – Fifteen Wayne State University Law School students are gaining experience and serving a variety of agencies and...
Wayne Law alumnus Bruce Miller fights for workers' rights
Bruce Miller, who served as attorney for the Labor Hall of Fame and is general counsel for the Metro AFL-CIO in Detroit,...
Patent award filed by Wayne Law clinic for client is a first
DETROIT – An invention to make lithium-ion batteries safer if they catch fire has gained a patent, thanks to Wayne State...
Wayne Law dean honored with equality award
Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson was honored Wednesday, June 11, with the Frederick Douglass Equality...
Wayne Law named a Best Value law school
Wayne State University Law School was recognized as a Best Value law school for 2014 by The National Jurist and its sister...
Wayne Law alumna advocates for voter rights in Michigan
Sheila Cummings, a 2002 alumna of Wayne State University Law School, is an expert on election law. Since January 2013, she...
Wayne Law alumna uses legal background to inspire high school students
Alycia Chase is an award-winning high school teacher of social studies – and an attorney with a law degree from Wayne...
Jocelyn Benson appointed Wayne Law's 11th dean
DETROIT – Jocelyn Benson, who has served as interim dean of Wayne State University Law School since December 2012, has...
Wayne Law students to gain experience through summer study abroad
Five Wayne State University Law School students will travel abroad this summer to study, gain experience and advocate for human...
Wayne Law religious freedom expert files U.S. Supreme Court brief
DETROIT – The right for a Muslim inmate to wear a beard is before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Wayne State University Law...
Wayne Law Golf Outing raises $15,000 for scholarship endowment
The 2014 Wayne Law Golf Outing on Monday, June 2, raised $15,000 toward an endowment to provide student scholarships to assist...
African legal leaders visit Wayne Law
DETROIT – A delegation of lawyers, judges, legal scholars and human rights advocates from 11 sub-Saharan African nations...
Wayne Law professor's book published for international audience
A second edition of Constitutional Law in the United States by Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Robert...
Wayne Law art installation to honor Rosa Parks, Judge Damon J. Keith
DETROIT – A striking, color-saturated art installation of 26 wood, fiber and fabric totems will open Tuesday, June 3, at...
Wayne Law Commencement honors 175
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s 2014 Commencement ceremony Monday, May 12, honored 175 recipients of...
Wayne Law honors graduates at Commencement
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School honored recipients of degrees for December 2013 and candidates for degrees in...
Wayne Law Review honors alumna Valerie Newman
DETROIT – Valerie Newman, a 1992 alumna of Wayne State University Law School, was honored Wednesday, May 7, by The Wayne...
Wayne Law student wins national writing competition
Paul Stewart, a second-year student at Wayne State University Law School, has won the national 2013-14 Beveridge & Diamond...
Wayne Law's bar passage rate jumps 6 points to 76 percent
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s state bar exam passage rate continues to climb, with 76 percent of...
Detroit youth offer solutions to issues facing city at Wayne Law symposium
DETROIT – Leaders and residents heard solutions for critical issues facing Detroit from high school students of the Cody...
Graduating Wayne Law student wins State Bar animal law award
DETROIT – Rebecca K. Wrock, who graduated Monday, May 12, from Wayne State University Law School, has won the 2014 Wanda...
Wayne Law student awarded labor law fellowship
Carrie Floyd, a second-year Wayne State University Law School student, has been awarded a Peggy Browning Fund labor law...
Wayne Law team members named for Jessup international moot court competition
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School’s team members for the 2014-15 Philip C. Jessup International Moot...
Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, Wayne Law clinic celebrate 'fantastic' first five years
DETROIT – The first five years of a new business venture typically are known as the “survival years” –...
Wayne Law clinic works to protect public health from pet coke piles
Students in Wayne State University Law School’s Transnational Environmental Law Clinic have been at the forefront of...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 Associate Professor Noah Hall writes book chapter about water issues
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor Noah D. Hall is co-author of a chapter in a new book,...
Ambulance Chase 5K at Wayne Law raises money for charity
DETROIT — A total of 85 people, 57 of them runners, participated in the 28th annual Ambulance Chase Charity Run/Walk on...
$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 professor elected to state bar's environmental section council
DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School Professor Nick Schroeck has been elected by his peers to a seat on the State...
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...
Alum leads purposeful life mentoring, preserving civil rights legacies
Gregory J. Reed’s clients include icons of civil rights, entertainment, politics, sports Detroit attorney Gregory J....
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...
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...