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Wayne Law Student Appointed to National ABA Committee

July 09, 2008

DETROIT (July 9, 2008) –Wayne State University Law School second-year student Solomon Radner was recently appointed as the student liaison to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) White Collar Crimes Committee. Radner is the only student liaison to the White Collar Crimes Committee in the country, and is among only 64 law students nationwide chosen as 2008-2009 ABA student liaisons.  

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Solomon on an outstanding accomplishment,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “His appointment is an honor both to him and to the Law School. He is a great example of the caliber of students enrolled here at Wayne Law and will, no doubt, continue to make us proud in the future.”

Radner will serve a one-year term as student liaison, from August 2008 to August 2009. His duties will include writing articles for the ABA Student Lawyer magazine, submitting reports, attending ABA meetings, and serving as liaison between the ABA and law students interested in a practice that focuses on white collar crime.

According to the ABA, the student appointment process is very competitive due to the high volume of qualified applicants. In the past year alone, Radner has volunteered his time to work with a white collar criminal defense attorney, interned at the Federal Defenders Office in Detroit, and interned for Judge David Groner in the Wayne County Circuit Court, Criminal Division.

Radner expects to graduate from Wayne Law in 2010 but plans on gaining even more experience before then.

“I will be working for a criminal defense attorney this fall while attending school and plan to enroll in both Criminal Procedure I and the Advanced Criminal Topics Seminar at Wayne Law this fall,” Radner said. “I look forward to a long legal career and am very appreciative of the experience I’m gaining right now.”

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Talmudic Law from the Yeshiva College of the Nation’s Capital.

Wayne State University Law School has served Michigan and beyond since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located 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 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 faculty, Wayne State Law School 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, include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

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