Wayne State University
Janet E. Findlater
Janet E. Findlater
Associate Professor of Law
Room 3237
(313) 577-3962

Education

A.B., Smith College
J.D., University of Michigan Law School

Biography

Elected to the Order of the Coif following her graduation from law school, Professor Findlater clerked for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Charles Levin. She joined the Wayne State faculty in 1976, and teaches Contracts, Criminal Law and Family Violence. She was a member of the Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board from 1988-1998. She has been  voted by the student body as Outstanding Professor of the Year 18 times, including most recently in 2013.

Courses Taught

Contracts
Criminal Law
Family Violence(Seminar)
Domestic Violence and the law

Selected Publications

The Michigan Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence: Officer Manual (Fourth Edition), (with Hermina Kramp & Emily J. Wolfe), Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, October, 2007.(Curriculum and instructor manual for training  law enforcement officers throughout Michigan on law enforcement response to domestic violence.)

The Michigan Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence: Officer Manual (Third Edition), (with Hermina Kramp & Cheryllee Finney), Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (2004).

The Michigan Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence: Officer Manual (Second Edition), (with Hermina Kramp & Cheryllee), Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (2002).      

"Child Protective Services and Domestic Violence," (with Susan Kelly), The Future of Children, 9(2), (1999), reprinted in C. Dalton & E. Schneider, Battered Women and the Law (2001).

"Reframing Child Safety in Michigan: Building Collaboration Among Domestic Violence, Family Preservation, and Child Protection Services," (with Susan Kelly), Child Maltreatment, 4(2), (1999).

State of Michigan Model Policy: The Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence, (with Hermina Kramp), Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (1998).

The Michigan Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence: Officer Manual, (with Hermina Kramp & Cheryllee Finney), Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (1998).

The Michigan Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence (Second Edition), (with Hermina Kramp & Cheryllee Finney), Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Training Council (1997).

"Finding Common Ground: Michigan's Domestic Domestic/Child Welfare Collaboration," (with Susan Kelly), Domestic Violence: A National Curriculum for Childrens Protective Services, Family Violence Prevention Fund (1996).

Prosecutors and Domestic Violence: Local Leadership Makes a Difference, (with Dawn Van Hoek), 73 MICH.B.J. 908 (1994).

Hermina Kramp & Cheryllee Finney, The Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence: Instructor Manual (Janet E. Findlater & Hermina Kramp eds.), Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Training Council (1993).

"The Nurse and the Legal System: Dealing with Abused Women," (with William Humphreys), Nursing Care of Survivors of Family Violence (Jacquelyn Campbell & Janice Humphreys eds.) (1993).

Implementing Effective Changes in Cases Involving Domestic Violence, (with Barbara Craft), 4 COLLEAGUE 9 (1991).
   
The Dynamics of Domestic Violence, (with Barbara Craft), 4 COLLEAGUE 1 (1991).

Reexamining the Law of Rape, 86 MICH. L. REV. 1356 (1988) (reviewing S. Estrich, Real Rape (1987)).    

1983 Annual Survey of Michigan Law, Contracts, (with Paula Ettelbrick), 30 WAYNE L. REV. 421.

Retrial After a Hung Jury: The Double Jeopardy Problem, 129 U. PA. L. REV. 701 (1981), reprinted in J. Carr (ed.), 4 Criminal Law Review 219 (1982).

The Proposed Revision of DR 5-103(B): Champerty and Class Actions, July 1981 BUS. LAWYER.

 

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