Wayne Law students named Great Lakes Environmental Law Center fellows
Three Wayne State University Law School students have been named Great Lakes Environmental Law Center fellows for 2017.
- Third-year student, Sabra Bushey of Dearborn. Bushey is returning to the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center for the second year as a fellow. She also is a member of the school’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team and is on the board of the Environmental Law Society. Bushey earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her honors thesis analyzed the implications of water privatization. She has worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Office, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of General Counsel and the Michigan Attorney General’s Office of Special Counsel for the Flint Water Crisis.
- Second-year student, Jasmin Haynes of Detroit. Haynes is president of the Black Law Students Association and is a Damon J. Keith Legacy Scholar. She earned a masters of social work degree from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in urban and regional planning. Haynes is currently the Charity Hicks Human Rights Fellow at Edwards & Jennings P.C. and is managing chief executive for Builders of Promise, a neighborhood revitalization and youth mentoring organization she founded that creates community gardens on Detroit’s west side. Prior to law school, Haynes worked as a social worker.
- Second-year student, Erin Mette of Detroit. Mette is a member of the Wayne Law Review, the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team and the board of the Environmental Law Society. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment and a bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College in political science. As a law student, she interned with Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. of the Michigan Supreme Court. Mette previously worked in environmental education, including positions with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, The Greening of Detroit and the Leslie Science and Nature Center.
Assistant Clinical Professor Nick Schroeck is executive director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, which was founded by Associate Professor Noah Hall as part of a sabbatical project in 2008. Based in Detroit, the center has a board and staff of dedicated and innovative environmental attorneys to address the most pressing environmental challenges. The center is based on the idea that law students can and must play a significant role in shaping the future of environmental law.