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Student Accomplishments

Student Accomplishments Below

December 6, 2010
Rewaq Najor a second year law student at Wayne State University Law School, spoke at the Chaldean American Bar Association (CABA) quarterly meeting about her experience with the mentoring program that the association offers to students. http://www.chaldean.org/CommunityPages/ChaldeanChurches/MarAddaiMIUSA/tabid/118/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/106/Fuddruckers-Play-Host-as-Chaldean-Attorneys-Gather-for-the-2007-CABA-Quarterly-Meeting.aspx

October 21, 2010
Emily Thomas was featured in the Oakland County Bar Association's magazine Laches. She is featured in a photo with OCBA President and Wayne Law alumna Jennifer Grieco at the Leadership Orientation.

Paul J. Isso
October 18, 2010
Paul J. Isso was recently appointed by the Student Bar Association Board of Governors to serve on the American Bar Association Membership Committee for Wayne Law. In addition, he currently serves as an article editor board member on the Journal of Law in Society Board, and a governor-at-large and associate justice on the Student Bar Association Board of Governors.

August 30, 2010
Jyarland Daniels Jones was featured in Legal News story on summer externships. Article at http://bit.ly/9fBipo.    

Aisa Villarosa and Samantha Orvis
August 23, 2010
Aisa Villarosa and Samantha Orvis recently returned from a four-day trip to the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco. As official delegates at the conference, they participated in the Law Student Division Assembly, voting on amendments and reforms to the ABA Law Student Division policies. One of the new policies that they voted for -- which ultimately passed -- was a renewal of individual law student and attorney commitment to engaging our nation's youth in civic learning. More than a hundred law schools were present at the meeting.

Dan Ringo
August 17, 2010
Dan Ringo was appointed by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing as a member of the Advisory Task Force for the Detroit Strategic Framework Plan Project. The Advisory Task Force will advise the Mayor and the project team during the Strategic Framework Planning Project. The Task Force, made up of respected and recognized city leaders, will meet 12 times from now until July 2011.

August 13, 2010
Samantha Orvis has been appointed Wayne Law's ABA Representative for 2010-2011. As an official delegate to the ABA Law Student Division Assembly, she will serve as an advocate on behalf of the ABA Law Student Division members at Wayne Law and serve as the school's point person to the ABA Law Student Division. She will also promote the ABA at Wayne Law and communicate the benefits and value of ABA membership to Law School students.  

June 1, 2010
Kimberly M. Adams was selected as a Just The Beginning Foundation (JTBF) Summer Judicial Externship Fellow. She will be externing with The Hon. Walter H. Rice, U.S. District Court-Southern District of Ohio (Dayton, Ohio) for eight weeks from June 1 through July 20, 2010. The JTBF is a multiracial, non-profit organization dedicated to developing and nurturing interest in the law among young persons of various ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession and supporting their continued advancement. The specific objective of the Judicial Externship Program is to match selected law students with federal and state judges and to sharpen their skills in legal research, writing and analytical techniques.

Dan Ringo
May 23, 2010
Dan Ringo provided expertise in an article in the Michigan Citizen titled "Incinerator debate continues: Tension between environment and employment." Article here.

Dan Ringo
May 18, 2010
Dan Ringo was recently elected to the National Lawyers Guild Board of Directors for the Detroit/Michigan Chapter.

May 12, 2010
Steve Williams was recognized as an outstanding tax law student at Wayne Law by the tax faculty. He will be honored at the Annual Tax Conference sponsored by the Tax Section of the State Bar of Michigan. The Tax Conference is scheduled to take place on May 20, 2010.  

May 12, 2010
Bethany Van Ansorge was recognized as an outstanding tax law student at Wayne Law by the tax faculty. She will be honored at the Annual Tax Conference sponsored by the Tax Section of the State Bar of Michigan. The Tax Conference is scheduled to take place on May 20, 2010.  

Eric M. Jamison
April 21, 2010
Eric M. Jamison co-authored an article that was published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Article here

Sarah Kwiatkowski
April 18, 2010
Sarah Kwiatkowski co-authored a Crain's article with Professor John Mogk titled "Other Voices: Urban farming should take root here."

Aaron Silvenis
April 14, 2010
Aaron Silvenis will be working as a summer research fellow at the American Antitrust Institute under Albert Foer (president, former counsel to the FTC) and James Hurwitz (adviser, former counsel to the FTC) starting in May. As a fellow, he will help facilitate and conduct an in-depth report of the competitive effects on the entertainment industry following the merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation. He will also obtain assistance on a working paper that will examine the findings, which will subsequently be submitted to the Federal Trade Commission and used as a resource for future analysis of vertical mergers within the entertainment industry. Before he attended Wayne Law, Silvenis worked in the music industry for five years for a number of indie labels, including Island/Def Jam. He served as the principal college and lifestyles marketing representative for the states of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. In addition to his role at the American Antitrust Institute this summer, Silvenis will continue his ongoing clerkship under J. Douglas Peters at Charfoos and Christensen in Detroit.  

April 13, 2010
Emily Thomas was highlighted in an article on student membership initiatives within the Oakland County Bar Association. Barry Malone, New Lawyers Committee director, mentioned that Thomas is part of an ad hoc subcommittee focused on increasing membership and participation in the OCBA. Article here.        

March 12, 2010
Laura Kubit was named a Moot Court Law Day Competition Champion on March 11, 2010.

March 12, 2010
Nicole Matisse was named a Moot Court Law Day Competition Champion on March 11, 2010.  

Eric Jamison
February 14, 2010
Eric Jamison won first place in the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section essay contest.  His essay, "The Impact of Climate Change on Disclosure Requirements," will be published in the Michigan Environmental Law Journal in 2010.   

Paul Isso
February 14, 2010
Paul Isso was recently offered the position of article editor on the Journal of Law in Society Board. He previously served as associate editor.

February 4, 2010
Eric M. Jamison testified before the Michigan House of Representatives Committee on the Great Lakes and Environment regarding HB 5640 for which Jamison was the lead drafter as a summer associate at the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center

February 3, 2010
Rita Subhedar received a $2,500 fellowship from the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty John J. Curtin Fellowship for her work in Washington, D.C. over the summer. More information on the fellowship can be found at http://www.abanow.org/2009/05/aba-fellowships-boost-indigent-services-encourage-public-interest-careers/. Subhedar was also a 2009 Wayne Law Public Interest Law Fellow.

Paul J. Isso
January 26, 2010
Paul J. Isso was recently selected as the Law School's American Bar Association representative. Isso, an associate editor with the Journal of Law in Society, also serves on the Wayne Law Student Bar Association Board of Governors as a governor-at-large and as the associate justice.

Dan Ringo
January 6, 2010
Dan Ringo was appointed to the Detroit Public Schools $500 million Bond Oversight Advisory Committee. More information at http://www.detroit.k12.mi.us/news/article/1846/

Brandon Fournier
January 6, 2010
Brandon Fournier was named Southgate City Administrator in December. Click here for more information.      

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