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Wayne Law students take oath to work in clinics

January 23, 2017

Winter clinic swearing in 2017DETROIT – Second- and third-year students working in Wayne State University Law School’s clinics for winter semester 2017 participated in a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 11.

The Hon. Marilyn Kelly, Wayne Law class of 1971, retired Michigan Supreme Court justice, Wayne Law’s distinguished jurist in residence and WSU Board of Governors member, administered the oath. Speaking at the event were Wayne Law Interim Associate Dean Susan Cancelosi and alumna Sherry D.O. Taylor, Wayne Law class of 2001, a member of Dickinson Wright and the firm’s pro bono coordinator.

Sherry D.O. Taylor and Justice Marilyn KellyWayne Law’s clinics integrate theory and practice for law students while helping real clients.

Wayne Law offers several live-client experiential learning opportunities, including:

  • Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic
  • Civil Rights Clinic
  • Criminal Appellate Practice Clinic
  • Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic
  • Patent Procurement Clinic
  • Transnational Environmental Law Clinic


Wayne State University Law School students take an oath Wednesday, Jan. 11, in preparation for their work with the law school’s clinics. For more photos, visit law.wayne.edu/winterclinical2017.

Wayne Law Distinguished Jurist in Residence and alumna Marilyn Kelly, right, speaks with Wayne Law alumna Sherry D.O. Taylor who delivered the keynote address at the swearing-in ceremony.

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