Wayne State University
Peter J. Hammer
Peter J. Hammer
Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights; Professor of Law
Room 3225
(313) 577-0830

Education

B.A., B.A., B.S., Gonzaga University

J.D., Ph.D. (economics), University of Michigan

Biography

A professor at Wayne State University Law School since 2003, Peter Hammer is the director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. The Keith Center is dedicated to promoting the educational, economic and political empowerment of under-represented communities in urban areas and to ensuring that the phrase “equal justice under law” applies to all members of society. Professor Hammer was instrumental in editing and compiling Judge Damon J. Keith’s new biography, Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith (2013). Professor Hammer has become a leading voice on the economic and social issues impacting the city of Detroit, and has added new courses to the law school curriculum on “Race, Law and Social Change in Southeast Michigan” and “Re-Imagining Development in Detroit: Institutions, Law & Society.”

Professor Hammer has expertise in the fields of domestic health law and policy, as well as international public health and economic development. He is a recipient of an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and served as lead editor for Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care, a book published by Duke University Press (2003). Combining his training as an economist and a lawyer, his most recent book, Change and Continuity at the World Bank: Reforming Paradoxes of Economic Development (2013), takes on questions of international economic growth and development. His scholarship also has examined the role of global health initiatives in health system development and how international law might further the objectives of global child health.

Professor Hammer has spent more than 20 years engaging issues of human rights, law and development in Cambodia. He was a founding board member and past president of Legal Aid of Cambodia, an organization providing free legal services to Cambodia's poor. He is presently a board member of the Life & Hope Association, an organization in Siem Reap, Cambodia, founded and run by Buddhists monks to address the needs of orphans, vulnerable children and at-risk young women.

When in Southeast Michigan rather than Southeast Asia, Professor Hammer is equally engaged in the community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Michigan. He sits on the Population Health Council of the Detroit-Wayne County Health Authority, as well as serving on the Advisory Board of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Housing Project Partnership of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion.

Prior to entering academia, he was an associate at the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny & Myers, where he maintained an active practice in antitrust, health law, and the presentation of expert economic testimony. Professor Hammer received his undergraduate education at Gonzaga University and completed his professional and graduate education at the University of Michigan, where he received a J.D. and a Ph.D. (economics). Before entering private practice, he clerked for the Hon. Alfred T. Goodwin, former chief judge of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Professor Hammer spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School. He was the first openly gay professor ever to be considered for tenure at the law school and the first male in the living memory of the institution to be denied tenure. The final vote was 18 in favor of tenure and 12 opposed (2 votes short of the required two-thirds majority). Professor Hammer tells the story of his experiences attempting to internally grieve the tenure denial in his recent article, "In the Shadow of Gratz and Grutter: Grieving Diversity at the University of MIchigan." For nearly a decade, he has been waging a battle in state court against his former employer alleging discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Documents in the court case are available on a website maintained by the Wayne State University Law School Outlaws Student Group.

 

Courses Taught

Race Law & Social Change in Southeast Michigan

Re-Imagining Development in Detroit: Institutions, Law & Society

International Organizations & Public Health

Health Care Organizations & Finance

Health Care Quality, Licensing & Liability

Health Policy: The Firm, The Market & The Law

Contracts

Books

Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith
Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith (Wayne State University Press) 2013 Compiled, written, and edited by Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman, Foreword by Mitch Albom

The Hon. Damon J. Keith was appointed to the federal bench in 1967 and has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since 1977, where he has been an eloquent defender of civil and constitutional rights and a vigorous enforcer of civil rights law. In Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith, authors Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman presents the first ever biography of native Detroiter Judge Keith, surveying his education, important influences, major cases, and professional and personal commitments. Along the way, the authors consult a host of Keith's notable friends and colleagues, including former White House deputy counsel John Dean, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and industrialist Edsel Ford II for this candid and comprehensive volume.
Hammer and Coleman trace Keith's early life, from his public school days in Detroit to his time serving in the segregated U.S. Army and his law school years at Howard University at the dawn of the Civil Rights era. They reveal how Keith's passion for racial and social justice informed his career, as he became co-chairman of Michigan's first Civil Rights Commission and negotiated the politics of his appointment to the federal judiciary. The authors go on to detail Keith's most famous cases, including the Pontiac Busing and Hamtramck Housing cases, the 1977 Detroit Police affirmative action case, the so-called Keith Case (United States v. U.S. District Court), and the Detroit Free Press v. Ashcroft case in 2002. They also trace Keith's personal commitment to mentoring young black lawyers, provides a candid look behind the scenes at the dynamics and politics of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and even discuss some of Keith's difficult relationships, for instance with the Detroit NAACP and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Judge Keith's 45 years on the bench offer a unique viewpoint on a tumultuous era of American and legal history. Readers interested in Civil Rights-era law, politics, and personalities will appreciate the portrait of Keith's fortitude and conviction in Crusader for Justice.

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Change and Continuity at the World Bank: Reforming Paradoxes of Economic Development
Change and Continuity at the World Bank: Reforming Paradoxes of Economic Development (Edward Elgar Publishing) 2013

This fascinating book examines the World Bank's capacity for change, illustrating the influence of overlapping political, organizational and epistemic constraints. Through comprehensive historical and economic analysis, Peter J. Hammer illuminates the difficulties faced by recent attempts at reform and demonstrates the ways in which the training and socialization of Bank economists work to define the policy space available for meaningful change.

The author examines the patterns of change and continuity at the World Bank during the presidencies of James Wolfensohn (1995-2005), Paul Wolfowitz (2005-2007) and Robert Zoellick (2007-2012) and discusses the role that various Chief Economists have played in the evolution of the Bank's research activities. His analysis of Bank reforms - both successful and unsuccessful - demonstrates how neoclassical economics sets the Bank's research and development agendas and limits reform possibilities derived from different academic traditions.

This clear and balanced account is an important case study in the role that epistemic constraints can play in the formation of public policy, with implications for both the World Bank and other international organizations. Students, professors and researchers with an interest in economic development, institutional economics and policy studies will find it an invaluable resource, as will government officials and practitioners working in international development.

 

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Living on the Margins: Minorities and Borderlines in Cambodia and Southeast Asia
Living on the Margins: Minorities and Borderlines in Cambodia and Southeast Asia (The Center for Khmer Studies) 2009 Edited by Peter Hammer

Cambodia is undergoing dramatic political, economic and social changes, placing new pressures on minority groups and vulnerable peoples. Some changes are driven by Cambodia's uniquely troubled history. Other forces are global, affecting Cambodia and all other nations in the region. This volume presents a collection of select edited papers presented at an International Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia, sponsored by the Center for Khmer Studies with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation as part of their Capacity Building in Cambodian Higher Education Program. Important insights can be gained by looking at the lives of those living on the margins. An appreciation of margins, minorities and borderlines teaches a number of object lessons, but it also suggests an enlightening method of analysis. Margins identify fault lines, demarcating borders where powerful tectonic plates rub against each other, whether these plates represent conflicting social institutions or the forces of transcendent, but ill-defined processes like nation-building, economic development or globalization. Engaging the lives of real people caught on these margins can lead to new understandings of the often invisible forces shaping and reshaping Cambodia and the region. The problems of ethnic groups are one concern. Transnational and cross border influences are creating new challenges and opportunities for ethnic minorities. The Cham and other Muslim communities are reconnecting to international Islam. Labor markets cross national boundaries. Vietnamese migrant workers travel to Cambodia, as Cambodian workers travel to Thailand. International loans, agencies and programs targeting development, itself an often disruptive cross border force, are transforming many Cambodian institutions and redefining traditional social margins in the process. This clash of forces is most profoundly felt by the indigenous peoples of the northeast, but the papers also examine other minorities and vulnerable groups who have been systematically denied access to important social resources. Theories of social exclusion teach that the landless, street children, victims of domestic violence and gay and lesbian persons are on the margins of different Cambodian institutions and that borders are not only of a geographic nature.

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Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care
Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care (Duke University Press) December 2003 co-edited with Deborah Haas-Wilson, Mark A. Peterson, and William M. Sage

This collection revisits Nobel Prize-Winning economist Kenneth Arrow's classic 1963 essay "Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care" in light of the many changes in American health care since its publication. Coming from diverse backgrounds economics, law, political science and the health care industry -- the contributors use Arrow's article to address an array of present-day health policy questions, ranging from insurance and technological innovation, to the role of charity, self-regulation and non-profit status.

Selected Publications

 In the Shadow of Gratz and Grutter: Grieving Diversity at the University of Michigan, 2 Midwest Black Law Students Association Law Journal (forthcoming 2014).

The Chinese in Cambodia: Economic and Political Inclusion and Exclusion in the Post. Independence Era, International Review of Modern Sociology (forthcoming 2014).

Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith (Peter J. Hammer, ed., with Trevor W. Coleman) (Wayne State University Press) (2013).

Change and Continuity at the World Bank: Reforming Paradoxes of Economic Development (Edward Elgar) (2013).

Contracting Illness: Reassessing International Donor-Initiated Health Service Experiments in Cambodias Indigenous Periphery, 21 Southeast Asian Research 457 (2013) (with Ian G. Baird).

Health (R)evolution: (Quality = Learning) + (Ethics = Justice), 10 Ind. Health L. Rev. 415 (2013).

Global Health Initiatives and Health System Development: The Historic Quest for Positive Synergies, 9 Ind. Health L. Rev. 567 (2012) (with Charla M. Burill).

International Law, Governance and Global Childrens Health, in Textbook of Pediatric Global Health (Deepak Kamat, ed.) (American Academy of Pediatrics) (2012).

Governance: Structuring our Future, 13 Journal of Law in Society 3 (2011).

The Fate of the Detroit Public Schools: Governance, Finance and Competition, 13 Journal of Law in Society 111 (2011).

Diagnosing Americas Healthcare Ills: Analysis Beyond Epithet, 15 J. Law & Med. 337 (2011).

International Law, Public Health and Addiction, in Principles of Addiction and the Law (Norman S. Miller, ed.) (American Psychiatric Association) (Elsevier) (2010).

Complex Adaptive Systems: The Narrow Horizons of Malpractice Reform, 14 J. Law & Med. 477 (2010).

Introduction: Living on the Margins: Minorities and Borderlines in Cambodia and Southeast Asia in Living on the Margins: Minorities and Borderlines in Cambodia and Southeast Asia (Peter J. Hammer, ed.) (Center for Khmer Studies) (2009).

Development as Tragedy: The Asian Development Bank and Indigenous Peoples in Cambodia, in Living on the Margins: Minorities and Borderlines in Cambodia and Southeast Asia (Peter J. Hammer, ed.) (Center for Khmer Studies) (2009).

The Architecture of Health Care Markets: Economic Sociology and Antitrust Law, HOUS. J. HEALTH L & POLICY (2007).

The Trials of Tenofovir: Mediating the Ethics of Third-World Research, 4 U. SANTA CLARA J. INTL. (2006); 9 U. TECH. SYDNEY L. REV. 184 (2005) (with Tammy Sue Lundstrom).

Competition and Quality as Dynamic Processes in the Balkans of American Health Care, 31 J. HEALTH POLITICS, POLICY & LAW 473 (Special Issue, Evaluation of DOJ/FTC Report Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition Peter D. Jacobson and David A. Hyman, eds.) (2006).

Slaying Dragons: Malpractice Beyond Myth, Review of The Medical Malpractice Myth by Tom Baker, 25(1) HEALTH AFFAIRS 289 (January/February 2006).

Medical Code Blue or Blue Light Special: Where is the Market for Indigent Care?, 6 J.L. Soc'y 82 (2005).

The Elusive Face of Cambodian Justice, in AWAITING JUSTICE: ESSAYS ON ACCOUNTABILITY IN CAMBODIA (Beth Van Shaack, ed.) (Mellon Press) (2005).

Competition Law in Cambodia, in COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY IN ASIAN COUNTRIES, (G.Sivalingam, ed.) (Consumer International) (2004).

Monopsony as an Agency and Regulatory Problem in Health Care, 71 ANTITRUST L. J. 949 (2004) (with William M. Sage).

Struck Down: State Any Willing Provider Laws Frustrate HMO Ability to Offer Care, editorial in LOS ANGELES DAILY JOURNAL at A6 (February 3, 2003).

Critical Issues in Hospital Antitrust Law, 22(6) HEALTH AFFAIRS 88 (November/December 2003) (with William M. Sage).

Institutional Economics for Health Policy?, Review of The Economic Dynamics of Environmental Law by David M. Driesen, 22(2) HEALTH AFFAIRS 277 (March/April 2003).

A Copernican View of Health Care Antitrust, 65 LAW & CONTEMP. PROBS. 241 (Special Issue: Is the Health Care Revolution Over?, Clark C. Havighurst, ed.) (2002) (with William M. Sage).

Antitrust, Health Care Quality, and the Courts, 102 COLUM. L. REV. 545 (2002) (with William M. Sage).

How Doctors Became Distributors: A Fabled Story of Vertical Relations, (AALS Antitrust Law Section, Guilds at the Millennium: Antitrust and the Professions) 14 LOY. CONSUMER L. REP. 411 (2002).

The Pricing of Essential Aids Drugs: Markets, Politics and Public Health, 5(4) J. INTL ECON. LAW 883 (Special Issue: International Trade Law and Public Health, Gregg Bloche, ed..) (2002).

Medical Antitrust Reform: Arrow, Coase and the Changing Structure of the Firm, in THE PRIVATIZATION OF HEALTH CARE REFORM, at 113 (Gregg Bloche, ed.) (Oxford University Press) (2002).

Rush Prudential HMO v. Moran: The Need for a Consistent Theory of ERISA Health Care Regulation, HEALTH LAW NEWS at 5 (October 2002).

Health Care Quality and Antitrust Law: Lessons from the Cases, in 2002 HEALTH LAW HANDBOOK at 549 (Alice G. Gosfield, ed) (West Group) (2002) (with William Sage).

Introduction: Why Arrow? Why Now? 26(5) J. HEALTH POLITICS, POLICY & LAW 835 (Special Issue, Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care, Peter J. Hammer, Deborah Haas-Wilson, and William M. Sage, eds.) (2001).

Arrows Analysis of Social Institutions: Entering the Marketplace with Giving Hands? 26(5) J. HEALTH POLITICS, POLICY & LAW 1011 (Special Issue, Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care, Peter J. Hammer, Deborah Haas-Wilson, and William M. Sage, eds.) (2001).

Pegram v. Herdrich: On Peritonitis, Preemption and the Elusive Goal of Managed Care Accountability, 26(4) J. HEALTH POLITICS, POLICY & LAW 767 (2001).

Antitrust Beyond Competition: Market Failures, Total Welfare and the Challenge of Intra-Market Second Best Tradeoffs, 98 MICH. L. REV. 849 (2000).

Assisted Suicide and the Challenge of Individually Determined Collective Rationality, in LAW AT THE END OF LIFE: THE SUPREME COURT AND ASSISTED SUICIDE, (Carl Schneider, ed.) (University of Michigan Press) (2000).

Killing the Khmer Rouge?, J. OF THE INTL INSTITUTE at 1 (Vol. 7, no.2, Winter 2000) (University of Michigan).

Questioning Traditional Antitrust Presumptions: Price and Non-Price Competition in Hospital Markets, (Symposium Issue, Whats the Prognosis: Managed Care in the Next Century), 32 MICH. J. L. REF. 727 (1999).

Competing on Quality of Care: The Need to Develop a Competition Policy for Health Care Markets, (Symposium Issue, Whats the Prognosis: Managed Care in the Next Century), 32 MICH. J. L. REF. 1069 (1999) (with William M. Sage).

Price and Quality Competition in Health Care Markets: The Comparative Institutional Case Against an Antitrust Exemption for Medical Self-Regulation, in ACHIEVING QUALITY IN MANAGED CARE: THE ROLE OF LAW, 123-53 (John D. Blum, ed.) (Health Law Section ABA) (June 1997).

Destroying the Village, PHNOM PENH POST, 10 (September 12-25, 1997).

Help Cambodia: Period of Turmoil is no Time to Cut Back on U.S. Assistance, DETROIT FREE PRESS, A15 (July 31, 1997).

Free Speech and the Acid Bath: An Evaluation and Critique of Judge Richard Posners Economic Interpretation of the First Amendment, 87 MICH. L. REV. 499 (1988).

 

 

Accomplishments

October 16, 2014
Peter J. Hammer presented "Structural Racism Initiative," a talk about the Damon J. Keith Center's new Detroit Equity Action Lab, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit as part of the Henry Ford Health System's Health Disparities Research Collaborative at its annual reception.


September 30, 2014
Peter J. Hammer presented "Connecting the Dots in Detroit: Water Shutoffs, Emergency Management, Bankruptcy & Beyond" for the 2014-15 Humanities Center Brown Bag Colloquium Series at Wayne State University. The lecture explored the common roots of the problems facing Detroit, grounding the analysis in the convergent influences of structural racism and fiscal austerity, and explored alternative approaches to the plans for the city to move forward.


September 29, 2014
Peter J. Hammer spoke at Marygrove College in a talk sponsored by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.  He addressed fundamental problems and suggested improvements in the city of Detroit's post-bankruptcy plan of adjustment, and also addressed the regional water plan, Detroit's water shut-off crisis, the proposed Ilitch hockey arena complex and ongoing developments regarding emergency financial manager situations in Michigan cities and school districts.


April 24, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was a panelist on Thursday, April 24, 2014, when the Flint branch of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan examined the impact of Michigan's emergency manager law on the voting rights of citizens in cities and school. The discussion, dubbed "Emergency Management: The End of Democracy in Michigan Cities," was part of the branch's annual meeting held at the INNN Center in Flint.


February 27, 2014
Peter J. Hammer spoke about recent developments in the treatment of marriage equality at the annual Board of Managers meeting and Judges' Dinner of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers held in West Bloomfield.


January 22, 2014
Peter J. Hammer gave a presentation about his book on civil rights advocate and federal Judge Damon J. Keith at the Barnes & Noble in Shelby Township. Hammer's book, Crusader for Justice, written with Trevor W. Coleman, was published last fall by Wayne State University Press. The event was the monthly meeting of the Macomb County Bar Foundation History Club.

 


October 19, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was part of a panel discussion on Income Inequality: Bridging the Gap during the 2013 Michigan/Great Lakes Social Studies Conference held Oct. 18-19 in Lansing. The discussion was moderated by Brian Dickerson of the Detroit Free Press. Other panelists were Dr. Charles Ballard, professor of economics at Michigan State University, and Gilda Jacobs, president and CEO of the Michgian League for Public Policy.

In The News

October 15, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Metro Times report titled "Here's what Detroit's proposed ‘Urban Development Agreements' ordinance is about."

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October 8, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Bloomberg News report titled "Gilbert's Plan for Downtown Detroit Has No Room for Jail."

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September 28, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in The Guardian (United Kingdom) in an article titled "Detroit demolishes its ruins: 'The capitalists will take care of the rest'."

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September 28, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article titled "Is Wayne County jail project right fit for downtown?"

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September 22, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in an article in the St. Louis American titled "A host of issues in the 21st century discussed as Michigan Civil Rights Commission celebrates 50 years."

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September 18, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was interviewed for a WDET radio report titled "The 50th Anniversary of Michigan's Civil Rights Commission."

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September 5, 2014
Peter J. Hammer is the co-author of an opinion column in Time titled "A Plan to Fix All of America's Detroits."

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August 31, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Detroit Free Press report titled "Is Detroit's plan feasible? Leaders must show they're committed to strategy."

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August 19, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Huffington Post report titled "How Detroit's Water Crisis Is Part Of A Much Bigger Problem."

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July 25, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Fair Housing Forum hosted at Wayne Law."

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July 21, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Racial equality program at Keith Center receives Kellogg grant."

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July 18, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in an article in The Atlantic titled "What Happens When Detroit Shuts Off the Water of 100,000 People."

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July 11, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article titled "Forum on housing discrimination to be held Saturday at Wayne State."

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June 8, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in an article in The Fiscal Times titled "Detroit's High-Risk Bet on Casino Income."

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June 3, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article titled "Wayne State art exhibit honors Rosa Parks, Judge Damon Keith."

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May 8, 2014
Peter J. Hammer wrote a guest column for the Detroit Free Press titled "A nation moving backward: The erosion of voting rights." The column also was printed in the Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser.

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May 7, 2014
Peter J. Hammer is the author, with attorney Joe Recchie, of an op-ed piece in the Detroit News titled "Privatize Detroit water for the public's benefit."

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April 22, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was interviewed on WDET radio for a news report titled "Affirmative Action is Critical Civil Rights Issue, Says Peter Hammer."

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April 18, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted and focused on in Detroit News columnist Laura Berman's piece titled "Offer of a fresh perspective might help Detroit out of bankruptcy."

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April 18, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was part of the focus of a WJBK-TV report titled "Judge to interview experts in Detroit bankruptcy."

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April 14, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was included in a news report in the Detroit Free Press titled "Five seek post as judge's expert witness in Detroit bankruptcy case." Hammer is one of the applicants.

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April 6, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was interviewed on WJR radio for a news segment on raising the minimum wage.

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March 28, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Wayne Law professors hail judge's ruling in same-sex marriage case."

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March 20, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Legal News article titled "Conference April 7-8 to consider solutions for financially distressed cities."

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February 27, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted by Detroit News columnist Laura Berman in an article titled "Michigan lags rest of nation in move to enact social change."

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February 25, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was interviewed for "The Craig Fahle Show" on WDET radio for a report titled "What Will Work for Detroit's Future and Who Benefits?"

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February 22, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was interviewed on WXYZ TV's "Spotlight on the News" about his opposition to the Detroit Future City plan.

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February 19, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article titled "Detroit Future City to unveil its 2014 priorities for remaking city."

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February 17, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was the subject of an MLive news article titled "Wayne State professor calls Detroit Future City plan 'deathblow.'"

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January 30, 2014
Peter J. Hammer was interviewed on WDET radio as part of book club week on The Craig Fahle Show. Hammer is co-author of Crusader for Justice, a biography of Judge Damon J. Keith.  The book is one of the top five books for The Craig Fahle Show book club.

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December 31, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in an Hour Detroit Magazine book review of Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith. Hammer is a co-author of the book.

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December 5, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was the subject of a feature story in the Legal News titled "Wayne Law prof named to board of Cambodian center."

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November 7, 2013
Peter J. Hammer has had excerpts published in the Detroit News from the book, Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith, he wrote (with Trevor Coleman).

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October 13, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was interviewed on Detroit Public TV's "American Black Journal" about Detroit's fiscal crisis.

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September 26, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Detroit News article titled "Health care revolution launching amid tensions."

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September 16, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was featured in a Legal News article about his new book, "Change and Continuity at the World Bank: Reforming Paradoxes of Economic Development."

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August 27, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in an ABA Journal article titled "A tooth whitening company sues the Alabama dental board."

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June 23, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Crain's Detroit Business article titled "Advocates want state to get serious on gay bias."

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March 22, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Lansing Journal article titled "Michigan AG wants Supreme Court to let states keep gay marriage bans."

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March 22, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Lansing State Journal article titled "Michigan AG wants Supreme Court to let states keep gay marriage bans."

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March 13, 2013
Peter J. Hammer and student Kanika Suri spoke with Craig Fahle on WDET-FM about an upcoming symposium sponsored by the Journal of Law in Society. The segment was titled "WSU symposium on 'Debunking the Post-Racial Myth.'"  The symposium will take place March 22 at the Law School.

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March 7, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was interviewed by Crain's Detroit Business for a story titled "Q & A: Wayne State law professor Peter Hammer, on the gay marriage ban case,"

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March 1, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was quoted in a Michigan Chronicle article titled "Governor Snyder declares financial emergency in Detroit."

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January 31, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was featured in a Legal News article titled "Chapter and Verse" about a presentation made Jan. 28 at Wayne Law to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Damon Keith, for whom the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at the Law School is named.

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January 17, 2013
Peter J. Hammer was part of a panel speaking with Craig Fahle on WDET-FM radio for a segment titled "Now that a framework for Detroit Future City has been built, will it work?"

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