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Journal of Law in Society to host 'Rebuilding the Post-Industrial City,' March 26

March 03, 2010

Symposium Agenda

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

10 - 10:05 a.m.
Introduction: Rita Subhedar, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Law
   in Society

10:05 - 10:10 a.m.
Welcome: Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman

10:10 - 10:30 a.m.
The Challenges Ahead: Deputy Mayor Saul Green

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Framing the Issues: Wayne Law Professor John Mogk

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Session I:  Right Sizing, Down Sizing, Shrinking Cities, What Does
It All Mean?
   Moderator: Professor John Mogk
   Panelists: Daniel Kildee, Co-Founder and President, Center for
   Community Progress; Jay Williams, Mayor, Youngstown, Ohio;
   Michael Brady, Program Manager, Special Legal Projects, Detroit
   Vacant Property Campaign, Community Legal Resources

Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Speaker: Professor Avis Vidal, Professor, School
   of Urban Planning, WSU

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Session II:  Attracting and Retaining the Middle-Class
   Moderator:  Professor Avis Vidal
   Panelists: Lou Glazer, President, Michigan Future;
      Louise Jezierski, Associate Professor on Urban
      Social and Political Theory, MSU; Clare Pfeiffer
      Ramsey, Managing Editor, Model D Media

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Session III:  Creating a Clean, Healthy Environment
   Moderator: Professor Noah Hall
   Panelists: John Callewaert, Ph.D., Integrated Assessment
Program Director, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, UM; Joe Dufficy, Section Chief, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5; Howard Mielke, Research Professor, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research; Mary O. Dereski, Director, Community Outreach and Education Program, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Wayne State University.   

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Session IV:  Restructuring Detroit’s Economic Base
   Moderator:  Professor Linda Beale
   Panelists: Rex L. LaMore, Senior Specialist
      and Director, Center for Community & Economic
      Development, MSU; Randall Charlton, Executive Director,   
      TechTown; John Cox, Project Manager, Hines Interests; Kristin
      Seefeldt, Associate Director, National Poverty Center, School of
      Public Policy, UM
4:45 - 5 p.m.
Closing: Wayne Law Professor Peter Hammer, Director, Damon J.
   Keith Center for Civil Rights

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Reception: McGregor Conference Center

DETROIT (March 3, 2010) – The Journal of Law in Society at Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce its upcoming symposium titled “Rebuilding the Post-Industrial City,” which will be held from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on March 26, 2010 in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

The symposium will address Detroit’s economic decline over the last 30 years and discuss approaches that may help the city rise up from its post-industrial malaise. Panels will highlight right-sizing, attracting the middle class, economic development and environmental concerns.

It will feature Detroit Deputy Mayor Saul Green and Wayne Law Professor John Mogk, a nationally renowned urban planning expert. It will also feature the following confirmed speakers:

• Michael Brady, Community Legal Resources, Vacant Property Campaign
• John Callewaert, Ph.D., Integrated Assessment Program director, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan
• Lou Glazer, president, Michigan Future
• Louise Jezierski, associate professor, Michigan State University
• Dan Kildee, Genessee County treasurer
• Rex L. LaMore, senior specialist and director, Center for Community & Economic Dev., Michigan State University
• Carol Miller, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University
• Jay Williams, Youngstown, Ohio mayor

Moderators include Wayne Law professors Mogk and Noah Hall. Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman will provide the welcoming remarks and Professor Peter Hammer, who also serves as director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, will offer closing observations.

Event registration will begin at 9 a.m. Attendees will break for lunch from noon – 1:15 p.m. and enjoy a closing reception from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Structure #1 for $4.25 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street. For more information about this event, please contact the Law School Dean’s Office at (313) 577-3933 or send an email to thejournal@wayne.edu.

The Journal of Law in Society
The Journal of Law in Society was established by Wayne Law students in 1997 to provide for the scholarly evaluation of the law in relation to various segments of society. The Journal addresses social policy issues in a legal context, with participation from legal scholars, jurists, practitioners and students.

The Journal is managed and edited by Wayne Law students. Membership is limited to students who participate in a competitive write-on process held each year during May and June. The Journal is published twice annually during the academic year. Additionally, The Journal Board hosts an annual academic symposium every spring.

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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