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Wayne State University Law School, Federal Bar Association Student Chapter to Host Motion Day with Judge Avern Cohn

January 09, 2008

Prof. BensonDETROIT (Jan. 9, 2008) – Wayne State University Law School and the Federal Bar Association Student Chapter are proud to host Motion Day with Judge Avern Cohn from 10 a.m. - noon on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

Motion Day provides an opportunity for attorneys with cases pending before Federal District Judge Cohn to argue a variety of pretrial motions.

Judge Cohn, a longtime generous supporter of the law school, was born in Detroit. He practiced law in the city from 1949 until his appointment to the bench. He has served the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan since his appointment by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or if you’d like to RSVP for a group of 25 or larger, please contact Karen Tarnas at (313) 577-3256 or k.tarnas@wayne.edu.

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 30 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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