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Wayne State University Law School to Host Annual Labor Law Symposium Oct. 24

October 04, 2007

WSU Law SchoolDETROIT (Oct. 4, 2007) – Wayne State University Law School students, alumni and guests interested in gaining additional insight into labor law are invited to attend the 15th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium on from 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007.

Sponsored by the WSU Law School, the National Labor Relations Board, Region Seven, and the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Section, the symposium will highlight workplace issues. Specific breakout sessions, led by national labor relations experts, include: “Now Who is a Supervisor? Oakwood Healthcare et al;” The NRLA and the Employee Free Choice Act: What the 21st Century Will Bring;” “Use of E-mail in the Workplace;” “Picketing and Other Secondary Boycott Activity;” and “Section 10(J) Relief and Other Remedies.”

“Wayne State University Law School is proud to provide the local legal community with this extraordinary opportunity to hear well-known labor law experts,” said Frank H. Wu, Wayne State University Law School Dean. “Bernard Gottfried was highly respected in this field and we are honored to be a part of his legacy.”

The registration fee for the symposium is $100 and includes all sessions, a continental breakfast and lunch. Students, NLRB staff and government employees may register for a reduced cost of $25. Those interested in attending are welcome to register by filling out a form at here. The RSVP deadline is Oct. 10, 2007.

Parking for the symposium is available in Structure #1, across from the Law School, at the corner of Palmer Street and Cass Avenue, for $3.50.  For more information on this or other upcoming Law School events, please contact a representative in the Dean’s Office at (313) 577-3933 or visit the Law School online at here.

Proceeds from the symposium will be used to fund future educational programs and labor-related studies at the Law School.

Bernard Gottfried (1925-1992) was director of the National Labor Relations Board, Region Seven from 1973 until his death. He taught at Wayne State University Law School for many years and this symposium honors his vision for labor.

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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