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Gov. Granholm Appoints Alumna, Board of Visitors Member to Michigan Court of Appeals

August 21, 2007

DETROIT (Aug. 21, 2007) – Elizabeth L. Gleicher , a Wayne State University Law School alumna, Board of Visitors member and adjunct professor, was appointed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Monday to the 28-member Michigan Court of Appeals.

Gleicher, 52, will replace Judge Jessica Cooper, who stepped down to start a private practice. Her term will expire Jan. 1, 2009.

“We are thrilled to hear of Ms. Gleicher’s recent appointment to the Michigan Court of Appeals,” said Law School Dean Frank Wu. “She is an outstanding leader in the Michigan legal community and a distinguished alumna of the Law School. We congratulate her and thank her for the wonderful work she has done and will continue to do.”

The Pleasant Ridge resident was most recently an attorney in private practice after four years as owner and partner of a Royal Oak law firm. According to the State Bar of Michigan’s Web site, Gleicher has gained the right for women suffering from breast cancer to receive stem-cell transplants, and to have insurance carriers pay for the treatment through her practice of Health Insurance Benefit Litigation. She has been active in the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and has received the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan's Distinguished Member of the Year Award.

She earned her law degree from Wayne State University in 1979 and her bachelor's degree from Carleton College in Minnesota in 1976.

Gleicher’s investiture ceremony is scheduled to be held at Wayne State University Law School in the near future. For more information, please call the Dean’s Office at (313) 577-3933.

Founded in 1927 as Detroit City Law School, Wayne State University Law School is the only public law school in the Detroit metropolitan area.  The Law School is accredited by the ABA and is a member of AALS; has five live-client clinics; the Arthur Neef Law Library with a collection of more than 620,000 volumes in a variety of formats; and a state-of-the-art building with lecture and court facilities, multi-media and distance learning classrooms, and offices for student groups.  The Law School currently has 800 students and approximately 11,000 living alumni working in 48 states and 15 foreign countries. 

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