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Wayne Law Welcomes New Legal Research and Writing Faculty Members

August 1, 2008

DETROIT (Aug. 1, 2008) – Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce the addition of three faculty members who will join the Law School’s Legal Research and Writing team. They include new Director Anne Marie Burr, Aimée Mangan Bacik and Kathryn M. Day.

“I would like to congratulate and welcome new members of our Legal Research and Writing team,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “Their extensive experience will only enhance Wayne Law’s already impressive reputation for training outstanding legal writers. They join a great team and I look forward to working with them.”

Anne Marie Burr will serve as the director of Legal Research and Writing. Most recently, Burr was employed with the Ave Maria School of Law as an assistant professor of Research, Writing and Advocacy. She has served as an equity partner in the regional law firm of Dykema Gossett, as senior counsel of the multinational corporation Allied Domecq, and as a law clerk for United States District Judge George E. Woods. In addition to Legal Research and Writing, she has taught negotiation, debtor-creditor law, civil procedure and evidence. She has also published numerous articles on commercial law and dispute resolution.

Burr earned a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, a graduate certificate from the M.A. in Dispute Resolution Program of Wayne State University’s College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, and a B.A. from Oakland University.

Aimée Mangan Bacik will serve as a legal writing instructor. She has served as an adjunct instructor and visiting assistant clinical professor at the University of Michigan Law School, as well as faculty services librarian in UM’s law library. Other past work experience includes stints as a law clerk to The Honorable Paul D. Borman and with the United States Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan, in Detroit.

Bacik earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Kathryn M. Day will serve as a legal writing instructor. Most recently, Day served as assistant professor of Legal Research and Writing at Ave Maria School of Law. She has also held positions such as academic support coordinator at Ave Maria School of Law, president at Lawquest, Inc., vice president at Legal Research Unlimited, Inc., and clerkships at the Illinois Appellate Court, First District.

Day earned a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Burr, Bacik and Day join Wayne Law Legal Research and Writing Faculty Kristin Theut, Clara “Tiki” Scholla McCarthy, Mireille Phillips and Amy Neville.

Wayne State University Law School has educated and served the Detroit metropolitan area since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located at 471 W. Palmer St. in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media and distance learning classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 40 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized and expert faculty, Wayne State Law School students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, are experts in their disciplines and include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.