Wayne State University

Director's message

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I am delighted to welcome interested students who have discovered the Wayne Law LL.M. program web page. Here you can find information about Wayne Law's four LL.M. majors in Corporate and Finance Law, Taxation, Labor and Employment Law, and U.S. Law (for international lawyers who want an overview of the U.S. legal system). We invite you to review the courses, faculty information and videos to get a sense of the value that Wayne Law's LL.M. program can add to your career in the law.

We are nearing the end of the fall 2015 term, and Wayne Law's 2015-16 class of LL.M. students has had a busy semester. For U.S. Law students, it's been a total immersion experience, as they have taken the special U.S. Law classes and a number of other subjects, such as International Business Transactions or retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly's Access to Justice Seminar. Other students are working hard on seminar papers on topics ranging from international tax scams (for former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's and Distinguished Professor Alan Schenk's Tax Policy Seminar: Role and Impact of Congressional Oversight on Abusive Tax Strategies) to domestic violence (for Associate Professor Adele Morrison's Family Violence Seminar). Some are taking advantage of the presence of Delores Mayer, our LL.M. legal writing and research instructor, who meets with students to help them hone their writing styles and legal analysis. Others are meeting in small groups to get their course outlines in final shape for the focused study during the week-long reading period before exams start.

The Law School is buzzing with end-of-semester activities as students prepare to enjoy the Thanksgiving Break. As always here at Wayne Law, students are taking an active role in helping others enjoy the holidays. Many student organizations are busy with bake sales and other inventive fundraising activities to ensure that children and needy families in Detroit and its environs have food and warm clothing for the holidays. There is already a spirit of happy celebration in the air.

Call or come by to visit us, and remember to share a "random act of kindness" with someone during this holiday season.

Linda McKissack Beale
Professor of Law
Director of Graduate Studies

Nov. 23, 2015

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan