The Wayne Law community consists of altruistic and mature students, successful and generous alumni, expert faculty members and a dedicated staff - not to mention countless friends, city and state residents, and government officials committed to assisting the Law School in its mission of offering students a high-quality legal education.
Detroit is a city of nearly 1 million people located in a metropolitan, tri-county area of 4 million. It is home not only to the U.S. automobile industry but also to world class music, museums, sports facilities, medical centers and foundations. The city and its suburbs are home to established law firms, high tech corporations, bar associations and civic organizations of every sort. Detroit is also one of the major gateways connecting the United State to Ontario, Canada and the city of Windsor.
In many respects, Detroit is a window on contemporary America – its innovations, diversity vitality and also its share of challenges of modern urban life. It is an idea place to study law and its relationship to American society and to globalization.
Detroit is surrounded by suburban and rural communities that offer green open spaces, rivers, lakes and other places for recreations. It is approximately a five-hour drive from Chicago and Toronto and is well served by rail and air transportation to many cities.
Wayne State and Midtown in relation to downtown Detroit:
Detroit is located in Southeast Michigan:
Metro Detroit is a series of counties and subarbs surrounding Detroit:
The State of Michigan is made of two peninsulas and surrounded by 5 freshwater lakes:
Michigan is in the Midwest Region of the United States (Chicago, Illinois is also located in the Midwest Region):
Ontario is the Canadian Province adjacent to the State of Michigan (Toronto is located in Ontario):