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Wayne Law Welcomes Fall 2009 Entering Class

August 25, 2009

Orientation photos available online

DETROIT (Aug. 25, 2009) – Wayne State University Law School is pleased to welcome its Fall 2009 entering class to campus. Orientation for first-year Wayne Law students begins today at the Law School.

“On behalf of Wayne Law, I’d like to congratulate and welcome the Fall 2009 entering class,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “I am already impressed with our incoming students’ qualifications and experience, and look forward to meeting each of them over the next few years as they begin their professional lives.” 

The Fall 2009 entering class is comprised of 186 students, boasting a median LSAT score of 156 and a median GPA of 3.52. Its class members represent 15 states (Arizona, California, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington) and nine countries (Albania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ghana, Iraq, Pakistan, South Korea and the United States). They attended more than 50 colleges and universities to obtain their undergraduate degrees, including institutions such as Boston College, Central Michigan University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Michigan State University, New York University, Stanford University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University.

Admitted students are chosen by the Wayne Law Faculty Admissions Committee based on an applicant’s academic achievement, potential and a diverse array of personal attributes. This year, Wayne Law received 1,539 applications.

“One of the most exciting events at the Law School is welcoming each new incoming class,” said Wayne Law Assistant Dean of Admissions Ericka Matthews Jackson. “This year is no exception. I look forward to watching these students grow and learn while making their mark on Wayne Law, the city of Detroit and the nation.”

For more information regarding the Fall 2009 entering class, or for information on applying to Wayne Law, please contact the Law School Admissions Office at lawinquire@wayne.edu or (313) 577-3937.

About Wayne Law
Wayne State University Law School has educated and served the Detroit metropolitan area since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media and distance learning classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the
Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 40 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized and expert faculty, Wayne Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, are experts in their disciplines and include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.  

Above photo from left to right: Entering Fall 2009 Wayne Law students Mike Klinefelt, Michelle Ciaverilla, Elizabeth Gewirtz and Khari Wheeler.

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