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2008 Treasure of Detroit to be Held at Wayne Law, Saturday, April 5

March 7, 2008

DETROIT (March 7, 2008) – Wayne State University Law School, Dean Frank H. Wu, the Board of Visitors, Law School, and the Law School Alumni Association are proud to host the 11th annual Treasure of Detroit Gala at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit on Saturday, April 5, 2008.
In addition to honoring John Collins Jr., ’76, Judge Jessica Cooper, ’73, and Cornelius Pitts, ’64, for their remarkable contributions to the legal profession, this year’s event also serves as a milestone for Wayne Law in various other ways:

  • We will officially welcome Dean Robert Ackerman to campus where he will have an opportunity to meet Wayne Law students, alumni, friends and supporters in a relaxed, social setting.
  • We will welcome back to campus former Law School Dean James K. Robinson, ’68, as he serves as the evening’s Honorary Event Class Chair and his class serves as Honorary Event Hosts.
  • We will officially honor and recognize outgoing Dean Frank H. Wu for his many accomplishments as Dean of Wayne Law and wish him well in future endeavors.

The Treasure of Detroit Gala financially supports the needs of the law school and this year the funds raised from the event will go toward the building of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. The proposed 39,000-square-foot building will provide a state-of-the-art building for the study of civil rights, another Wayne Law academic area of excellence.

The evening will begin with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a strolling dinner at 6:30 p.m. and an awards program at 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $125.00 and sponsorship packages for Treasure of Detroit event are available.

For more information about the Treasure of Detroit Gala, please contact Mary Hollens, Senior Development Director, at (313) 577-4141 or am2674@wayne.edu.

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Wayne Law, located in the middle of Detroit’s historical cultural center, offers a unique urban experience with internationally recognized faculty. Detroit’s vibrant legal market—including government offices, state and federal courts, multinational corporations, unions and major law firms—provides students a wide range of opportunities for employment, internships and externships. Wayne Law’s network of over 11,000 alumni, including established leaders of the legal community, practice in every state of the nation and in more than a dozen foreign countries. The School features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.