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Wayne Law student groups raise more than $1,400 to support Haiti relief efforts

January 26, 2010

DETROIT (Jan. 26, 2010) – Seventeen Wayne State University Law School student groups joined forces yesterday in an event to raise funds for Haiti relief efforts. The coalition raised more than $1,400 through a bake sale held in the Law School Classroom Building.

“I’d like to thank the Wayne Law community for its generous support,” said Reuben Metreger, event organizer and second-year law student. “Everyone came through in a big way. The amount of people that made donations, brought food, helped at the table and contributed in other ways is way too large to mention. This event made me proud to be a member of such a great, caring community.”

According to Metreger, the funds raised from the sale will be sent directly to Doctors Without Borders.

The Wayne Law student groups involved in the effort included: The Wayne State University Law School American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, the new Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, the Black Law Students Association, the Hispanic Law Student Association, the International Law Student Association, the Italian American Student Law Association, the Jewish Law Student Association, the Middle Eastern Law Student Association, the Muslim Law Student Association, the National Lawyer's Guild, OUTLAWS, the Progressive Organization for Women's Rights, the Public Interest Law Association, the Refugee Law Society, and the Women's Law Caucus.

“I continue to be impressed by the altruism, enthusiasm and dedication of Wayne Law students. They make me proud to be a member of the Wayne Law community,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “Though Haiti has a long road to recovery, the funds raised by Wayne Law students and the community will have a positive impact on the country and its people at a time when positive efforts are truly needed.”

He added, “This event is another shining example of how our students are committed to assisting our local, national and international communities.”

For more information on how you can donate to Haiti through the efforts of the Wayne Law student group coalition, please send an email to Reuben Metreger at torture@wayne.edu.

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.



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