Welcome to the entering class of LL.M. students at Wayne Law. Orientation week is underway, with a chance to meet the other LL.M. students, first-year J.D. students and transfers, as well as the many support staff throughout the Law School and university who are resources to our students while they are here and even after they complete their degrees. Detroit is at its best with sunshine and nice temperatures, so we invite all the students to explore the campus and community over the next week and prepare for classes starting Monday, Aug. 29.
The start of classes is always a hectic time. Students have to decide what courses to enroll in, what extracurricular activities in which to participate and how much time they need to devote to studying. Word to the wise: Work hard, take advantage of all the resources offered to help you succeed, get to know your professors and fellow students, but also take some time for social activities. Enjoy life! Learning should be hard work but also great fun, and if you rise to meet that challenge, you will clearly manage to be successful in many other endeavors, as well.
So, once again, welcome to each of you. We are delighted to have you here at Wayne Law. I look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your successful completion of a Wayne Law LL.M. degree.
Linda McKissack Beale
Professor of Law
Director of Graduate Studies
Aug. 22, 2016