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Wayne Law Professor Mogk to Chair the Council for Labor and Economic Growth

March 20, 2009

DETROIT (March 20, 2009) – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm recently announced the appointment of Wayne State University Law Professor John E. Mogk to the Council for Labor and Economic Growth to represent business for a term expiring April 30, 2009, and reappointed for a term expiring April 30, 2013. Mogk was also designated to serve as chair of the council for a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor.

Professor Mogk is an expert in the areas of property, energy, land use, and urban development.

“I would like to congratulate Professor Mogk on his appointment to chair the Council for Labor and Economic Growth,” said Wayne Law Dean and Professor Robert M. Ackerman. “He has been very active in Detroit and the broader Michigan community for quite some time, providing expert knowledge, perspective and guidance to assist in shaping the economic future of Michigan. His leadership and expertise will serve the Council well.”

The Council for Labor and Economic Growth serves as the state's workforce investment board required under Section 111 of the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Additionally, the council is charged with assessing trends and issues, developing strategies, and acting as an ongoing strategic advising body that encourages and stimulates innovative public and private responses to workforce challenges.

Members work to develop policies and help implement programs that shape a flexible 21st century workforce that meets the needs of Michigan's businesses and allows them to successfully compete in the global marketplace today and in the future.

Professor Mogk, a resident of Grosse Pointe Park, earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a Dip. of Comp. Law from the University of Stockholm.

Following law school, where he served on the law review and was elected a member of the Order of the Coif, Professor Mogk practiced with Shearman & Sterling in New York. He joined the Wayne Law faculty in 1968 and since then has been active in public service, including the Michigan Superconducting Super Collider Commission, the Detroit Board of Education, the governor's and mayor's task forces and the Michigan Energy and Resource Research Association, a non-profit state and university scientific and educational partnership.

He has received special commendations from the Michigan Legislature and Detroit Common Council and was selected Outstanding Professor by the law school student body in 1979, 1983 and 1994, and by the alumni in 1993.

Professor Mogk was a visiting fellow at the University of Warwick in England during 1985-86, and is a member of the Land Title Standards Committee of the State Bar of Michigan and the editor of the Michigan International Lawyer, a semiannual publication of the International Law Section.

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, 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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