Wayne State University

Student Accomplishments

Student Accomplishments Below

Robert Okonowski
August 5, 2015
Robert Okonowski joined intellectual property law firm Darrow Mustafa PC in Northville as a law clerk. He is a rising third-year student.

Justin Sterk
July 30, 2015
Justin Sterk with Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck wrote "What is a Pond? Michigan Court of Appeals Interprets 'Waters of the State' Under Michigan Law." The article was published in the Spring-Summer edition of the Michigan Environmental Law Journal.

Jaspreet Singh
July 2, 2015
Jaspreet Singh was featured in a WXYZ TV segment, "Detroit law student creates water resistant socks, plans to grow company 5 Water Socks." Singh hopes to grow his company in the city of Detroit and bring more creative design jobs to the city. He's also hoping to raise awareness about the problems affecting his native home of Punjab, India. The name 5 Water Socks was inspired by both Detroit (The Great Lakes) and Punjab, which means the land of five waters. He is a rising second-year student.

Steven Knox
June 19, 2015
Steven Knox received the Outstanding Student Award for Wayne Law from the Clinical Legal Education Association.  The award honors one law student at each law school who has excelled in a clinical course.

Brent Farago
May 26, 2015
Brent Farago was selected by faculty to be honored at the recent Michigan Bar Tax Section annual meeting. Each year, the section awards the outstanding tax students from each of the law schools in Michigan for "Excellence in the Study of Taxation." Professor Linda Beale, Associate Professor Susan Cancelosi and Distinguished Professor Alan Schenk selected Wayne Law's winners.  

May 26, 2015
Kiefer Cox was selected by faculty to be honored at the recent Michigan Bar Tax Section annual meeting. Each year, the section awards the outstanding tax students from each of the law schools in Michigan for "Excellence in the Study of Taxation." Professor Linda Beale, Associate Professor Susan Cancelosi and Distinguished Professor Alan Schenk selected Wayne Law's winners.

Erica Shell
May 15, 2015
Erica Shell has been awarded honorable mention in a national writing competition. Shell's entry in the Environmental Law Insitute's 2014-15 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition was "The Final Auer: Constitutional Challenges to a Fundamental Principle of Administrative Law." Her article, one of the top three in the contest, will be published in an upcoming edition of Environmental Law Reporter News & Analysis.

Jasmine Moore
April 28, 2015
Jasmine Moore and her first-year classmate Shanika Owens are featured in a National Geographic article on Taking Back Detroit. They were photographed and interviewed at the law school's Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Service Project.

Shanika Owens
April 28, 2015
Shanika Owens and her first-year classmate Jasmine Moore are featured in a National Geographic article on Taking Back Detroit. They were photographed and interviewed at the law school's Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Service Project. Owens is quoted in a 30-second audio interview on the magazine's website.

Milica Filipovic
February 23, 2015
Milica Filipovic was part of the Wayne Law team that won the U.S. Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 19 through Feb. 22 in Chicago. The team also took home the award for Best Memorial and will advance to the White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup competition from April 5 through 11 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Shahad Atiya
February 23, 2015
Shahad Atiya was part of the Wayne Law team that won the U.S. Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 19 through Feb. 22 in Chicago. The team also took home the award for Best Memorial and will advance to the White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup competition from April 5 through 11 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Frank Moran
February 23, 2015
Frank Moran was part of the Wayne Law team that won the U.S. Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 19 through Feb. 22 in Chicago. In addition, Moran tied for Best Oralist out of nearly 90 speakers in the region. The team also took home the award for Best Memorial and will advance to the White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup competition from April 5 through 11 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Cacevic
February 23, 2015
Elizabeth Cacevic was part of the Wayne Law team that won the U.S. Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 19 through Feb. 22 in Chicago. The team also took home the award for Best Memorial and will advance to the White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup competition from April 5 through 11 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Fatima Mansour
February 23, 2015
Fatima Mansour was part of the Wayne Law team that won the U.S. Midwest Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 19 through Feb. 22 in Chicago. The team also took home the award for Best Memorial and will advance to the White & Case International Rounds of the Jessup competition from April 5 through 11 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Justin Sterk
February 23, 2015
Justin Sterk was part of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team that took home the Best Brief award at the annual Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 19 through Feb. 21 at Pace Law School in White Plains, N.Y.

Paul Stewart
February 23, 2015
Paul Stewart was part of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team that took home the Best Brief award at the annual Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 19 through Feb. 21 at Pace Law School in White Plains, N.Y.

Erica Shell
February 23, 2015
Erica Shell was part of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team that took home the Best Brief award at the annual Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held Feb. 19 through Feb. 21 at Pace Law School in White Plains, N.Y. Shell also was named Best Oralist twice, once for each time she argued, with judges remarking that they "wouldn't want to face her in court" and that she was "unflappable."

Anna Rossi
February 10, 2015
Anna Rossi taped a Great Lakes Log TV program about the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic with fellow student Erica Shell and Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck. The show is slated to air every day Feb. 23-March 1 at 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on WMTV on Comcast channels 5 and 915 in the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods, on WOW channel 10 in Grosse Pointe Woods and on AT&T U-verse channel 99 (select Grosse Pointe) in more than 140 metropolitan Detroit communities.

Erica Shell
February 10, 2015
Erica Shell taped a Great Lakes Log TV program about the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic with fellow student Anna Rossi and Assistant (Clinical) Professor Nick Schroeck. The show is slated to air every day Feb. 23-March 1 at 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on WMTV on Comcast channels 5 and 915 in the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods, on WOW channel 10 in Grosse Pointe Woods and on AT&T U-verse channel 99 (select Grosse Pointe) in more than 140 metropolitan Detroit communities.

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