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2010 Treasure of Detroit to be held at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Saturday, March 27

February 01, 2010

DETROIT (Feb. 1, 2010) – Wayne State University Law School, Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman, the Wayne Law Board of Visitors and the Wayne Law Alumni Association are pleased to announce that the 13th annual Treasure of Detroit Gala will be held from 5:30 - 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Since its inception in 1998, the Treasure of Detroit has been Wayne Law’s premiere event for honoring those who have made a lasting contribution to the practice of law, as well as to the growth and success of the Law School. The annual event brings together some of the legal community’s brightest minds and scholars. (Honorees have yet to be announced. Past honorees are listed toward the end of this release.)

This year’s gala will feature an Alumni Reunion Reception beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the event dinner starting at 7 p.m. The event will also feature a silent auction and awards program.

“The Treasure of Detroit Gala provides Wayne Law alumni and friends a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with each other and the Law School, and to pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and society," Dean Ackerman said. “We are especially pleased to showcase the Detroit Institute of Arts at this year's event. Especially at this time, we appreciate the support shown by our alumni and friends not only for Wayne Law and our students, but for other important institutions that are vital to our city and region. I look forward to celebrating with Wayne Law students, alumni, faculty and friends at the Detroit Institute of Arts in March.”

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available, and the Law School encourages its friends to participate. For information regarding sponsorship opportunities or giving to Wayne Law in general, please contact Mary Hollens, senior director of Development and Alumni Relations, at (313) 577-3113 or am2674@wayne.edu.

To RSVP for the 2010 Treasure of Detroit, please visit http://www.specialevents.wayne.edu/treasure2010. Information regarding honorees will follow.

Past Treasure of Detroit Honorees include:

2009 recipients
George J. Bedrosian, ’59, Carl Ziemba, ’48 (honored posthumously), and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly, ’71

2008 recipients
John Collins Jr, ’76, Hon. Jessica Cooper, ’73, Cornelius Pitts, ’64, and Georgia Clark

2007 recipients
Elizabeth Phelps Hardy, ’84, Hon. Damon J. Keith, LL.M., ’56, and Steven I. Victor, ’50

2006 recipients
Eric Ersher, ’94, David J. Galbenski, ’93, LaRissa D. Hollingsworth, ’03, Stephanie K. Hoos, ’99, and Hon. Adam Shakoor, ’76

2005 recipients

Nancy J. Diehl, ’78, Sherrie L. Farrell, Cynthia Faulhaber, ’82, Prof. Janet Findlater, Aretha L. Glover, ’97, Justice Marilyn Kelly, ’71, and Eleanor “Coco” Siewert

2004 recipients
Candyce Ewing Abbatt, ’83, Hon. Nancy G. Edmonds, ’76, Earle I. Erman, ’74, Kevin I. Green, ’84, Kathryn J. Humphrey, ’80, Thomas G. Kienbaum, ’68, William A. Sankbeil, ’71, and I.W. Winsten, ’79

2003 recipients
Mathew T. Englebert, ’97, Harvey S. Gettleson, ’77, and James R. Lites, ’78

2002 recipients
Hon. Avern Cohn, Elliott S. Hall, ’65, and Prof. Frederica K. Lombard

2001 recipient
Eugene Driker, ’61

2000 recipient
Hon. Damon J. Keith, LL.M., ’56

1998 recipients
Hon. Patricia J. Boyle, ’63, Christopher C. Nern, ’72, and Hon. Dorothy Comstock Riley, ’49


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 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 and expert faculty, Wayne Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, 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 law.wayne.edu.

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