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Wayne Law to Host ‘Women in the Law’ Panel, Sept. 3

August 10, 2009

DETROIT (Aug. 10, 2009) – Being successful in law school and in one’s legal career is no easy feat. Individuals must be focused, determined and dedicated to the study of law – and they must succeed in balancing the demands of their personal lives as well. Fortunately, Wayne State University Law School students and alumni can find a great deal of support.

The Wayne Law Career Services Office and the Wayne Law Alumni Association are pleased to sponsor an upcoming panel discussion for women pursuing legal careers. “Women in the Law,” which will offer a candid discussion about issues facing women lawyers, will be held from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. on Sept. 3, 2009, in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

Panelists will include professional women from various career backgrounds such as business, government and law. The panel will address finding a work/life balance, maternity leave, finding a mentor, being a leader, dealing with improper interview questions and more.

“I have a great support network now and I feel that this kind of support and insight would have been really helpful as a student,” said Kim Yapchai, event organizer and corporate counsel with Retail/Wholesale Group. “Students, alumni and friends will benefit from hearing the different viewpoints of people who have been through it.”

This panel is free and open to the public, and parking is available in Structure #1 across from the Law School, on Palmer Street (corner of Cass) for $3.50. Please contact Robin Johnson at (313) 577-3949 or send an email to lawcareers@wayne.edu with any questions.

About Wayne Law
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 West Palmer Street 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 Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, 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.