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Central States Law Schools Association and Journal of Law in Society to Host Symposium on Globalization and Conference Workshops

October 22, 2007

DETROIT (Oct. 22, 2007) – Wayne Law proudly welcomes the Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) and community members to campus on Oct. 27, 2007, as the Association and  the Wayne Law Journal of Law in Society sponsor a symposium on globalization and workshop sessions in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium in conjunction with the Association’s Annual Meeting.

After an opening dinner for participants Friday night, the symposium begins Saturday morning with a keynote speech by Jonathan Forman, the Alfred P. Murrah Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Professor Forman will provide the keynote speech titled “Does Globalization Represent a Threat or Promise for Social Justice and Democratic Institutions.” Following the keynote, five panelists will address various aspects of globablization, with question and answer periods for audience participation. Selected papers from the symposium portion of the Conference will be published by the Journal of Law in Society at Wayne Law. 

After a lunch break, conference workshops will take place in two concurrent sessions throughout the afternoon, in the Partrich Auditorium and the nearby Jury Room. A mid-afternoon break will permit symposium participants and attendees to carry on the discussions begun in the panel meetings more informally. The symposium concludes with the Annual Meeting of the Central States Law Schools Association and a closing dinner for presenters.

The conference is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Lunch and dinner, however, are for presenters and Journal Board members only.

Central States Law Schools Association is a regional law school association that offers an opportunity for faculty scholars to present their research in workshop setting to a mixed audience of senior and more junior scholars and interested students.  Member schools are primarily from the Midwest region, but faculty from law schools across the nation frequently participate in the Association’s Annual Conference.  For more information, visit the Association’s website at www.cslsa.us

The Journal of Law in Society, published twice annually during the academic year, was established in September 1997 to provide an opportunity for scholars to provide in-depth analysis of social policy issues in a legal context, with broad participation from legal scholars, jurists, practitioners and students. Combining legal theory with social reality, the Journal provides an exceptional forum for the discussion of issues currently affecting American society and serves as an educational and practical tool for its readers.

Wayne Law, located in the middle of Detroit’s historical cultural center, offers a unique urban experience with internationally recognized faculty.  Detroit’s vibrant legal market—including government offices, state and federal courts, multinational corporations, unions and major law firms—provides students a wide range of opportunities for employment, internships and externships.  Wayne Law’s network of over 11,000 alumni, including established leaders of the legal community, practice in every state of the nation and in more than a dozen foreign countries. The School 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.  For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

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