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Wayne Law Hosts ‘A Night Out with Wayne State University Law School’

October 30, 2008

DETROIT (Oct. 29, 2008) – Wayne State University Law School and Smooth Jazz V98.7 recently partnered to host “A Night Out with Wayne State University Law School” on Oct. 6, 2008, at Seldom Blues, downtown in the Detroit Renaissance Center.

More than 85 attendees joined Wayne Law Dean and Professor Robert M. Ackerman and other Wayne Law faculty, students and alumni for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment as they toasted Wayne Law, the Motor City and the future. Featured artists included opener Nikki Andrews, best known for her contemporary-inspired Neo-soul, and headliner Jesse Palter, best known for her unique blend of jazz and pop.

“This event served as a wonderful opportunity for folks to discuss their connections to Wayne Law, as well as learn about the many exciting programs and initiatives currently underway at the Law School,” Ackerman said. “From a new Child Advocacy Clinic and a number of outstanding faculty accomplishments to the future ground breaking on the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, this is an exciting time at Wayne Law.”

He added, “I have already been impressed by the enthusiastic participation and pride among Wayne Law alumni and friends since beginning my tenure as Dean in May, and am thrilled to be at Wayne Law and in Detroit. I look forward to hosting similar events and to sharing in many future successes with students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.”

For more information regarding other upcoming events or giving to Wayne Law, please visit www.law.wayne.edu or contact Wayne Law’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (313) 577-3113. To view a short video highlighting the event, visit the “A Night Out with Wayne Law” link on Wayne Law’s homepage at www.law.wayne.edu. 

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, five live-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.

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