Eric Shovein has been selected as a 2014 Presidential Management Fellowship finalist. The fellowship program is designed to attract to federal service outstanding men and women from graduate schools in various academic disciplines. Fellowships offer paid employment and training with federal agencies for two years and are considered elite leadership training ground. Shovein, a third-year law student from Grosse Pointe Woods, is interested in international human rights law and immigration law.
April 7, 2014
Erica Shell and Steve Knox, both second-year students, and other staff members of the Wayne Law's Journal of Law in Society joined with students from Macomb College on Friday, April 4, at Forgotten Harvest to bag 4,700 pounds of pizza kits for needy families. Shell is incoming managing editor of The Journal of Law in Society, and Knox is incoming editor-in-chief.
April 3, 2014
Karinne Marcolini wrote a blog entry for the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center titled Addressing the Great Lakes Prescription Drug Problem. She is a second-year law student from Grosse Pointe, and has worked at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and at the Crisis Centre in Nassau, Bahamas, during her law school studies.
March 21, 2014
Paul Stewart was elected editor-in-chief of the 2014-15 Wayne Law Review editorial board. Students with high academic standing are invited to join The Wayne Law Review following a writing competition each summer. Other new board members are Managing Editor Vincent Sallan, Production Editor Nathan Inks, Executive Articles Editor Danielle DePriest, Executive Note and Comment Editor Rachel Pinch, Symposium Editor Brittney Kohn, Technology Editor Brent Farago,Voting Note and Comment Editor Zachary Rowley and Voting Senior Articles Editor Fatima Mansour. All of the new board members are second-year students.
March 10, 2014
Frank Moran earned individual recognition as second-place oralist in a regional contest out of about 70 competitors in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court competition in Chicago on Feb. 20-23. Wayne Law's five-member team emerged from the regional tournament of the world's largest international moot court competition as a quarter-finalist. The team's co-chancellors are third-year students Klaudia Nikolli, researcher and oralist, and Bonsitu Kitaba, also a researcher and oralist. Third-year students John Gaviglio, researcher and oralist, and Rachael Kohl, editor, make up the rest of the Wayne Law Jessup team this year. Moran is a second-year student.
March 5, 2014
Wade Fink was a member of a Wayne Law National Moot Court Team that made it to the final round in the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regionals held Feb. 27 through March 2 in Washington, D.C. The team of Wade Fink of Bloomfield Hills, Blair Gould of Dayton, Ohio, and Kathleen Westfall of Northville reached the final round of competition before falling to a team from Charleston School of Law, which will advance to the ABA NAAC finals in Chicago in April. Fink earned an individual award for being 10th in Oral Advocacy out of 72 participants. Also competing was the Wayne Law team of Kevin McQuillan of Toledo, Ohio, Kaitlyn Morin of Monroe and Lauren Saad of New Baltimore.
March 5, 2014
Christopher Attar led a Wayne Law transactional law team that brought home first-place honors in drafting and negotiating Friday, Feb. 28, in a regional round of the National Transactional LawMeet competition. The team of third-year student Christopher Attar of Farmington Hills and second-year student Justin Hanna of West Bloomfield placed first in drafting and negotiating at a regional contest hosted by Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Mass. Attar and Hanna will move on to the national competition in April in New York City. Wayne Law's team of third-year students Christopher Banerian of Bloomfield Hills and Weiling Chou of Troy placed second in drafting and negotiating at a regional contest hosted by Northwestern University Law School in Chicago and just missed out on qualifying for the national competition.
February 28, 2014
Steve Knox was selected as editor-in-chief for The Journal of Law in Society's 2014-2015 Executive Board, All second-year students, the rest of the new board members are: Managing Editor Erica Shell, Reviewing Editor Kathleen Garbacz, Symposium Director Najah Safiedine, Public Relations/Business Editor Nadine Yousif, Senior Note Editor Kim Grzic, Executive Article Editor Melissa Klieman, and Executive Article Editor Jillian Peterson.
February 12, 2014
Zachary Zurek is the only student from Michigan and one of only nine in the nation to win a summer law internship with the federal Bureau of Prisons. The U.S. Department of Justice received 514 applications for the summer 2014 internships in Washington, D.C., said Myra Hedin, administrative officer with the General Counsel and Review Division of the Bureau of Prisons. The paid internship is expected to give Zurek, a Clarkston resident and second-year law student, a competitive advantage when he applies for post-graduate judicial clerkships and the Department of Justice's Attorney General Honors Program.
February 3, 2014
Eliza Qualls Perez Facio was named as an Outstanding Law Student of the Year by the National Lawyers Guild's Detroit and Michigan Chapter. Facio, a third-year student, grew up in southwest Detroit and developed a passion for racial and social justice at an early age, learning from her Mexican immigrant family. She joined the National Lawyers Guild in 2000, when she served as an intern with its Immigrant Justice Project. In her first year at Wayne Law, working with Professor Peter Hammer, director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, she helped found the Keith Students for Civil Rights and create its programming. She also is active with the Wayne Law student chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Hispanic Law Students Association and American Civil Liberties Union Metro Detroit Branch board, on which she serves as president.
February 3, 2014
Nicholas Klaus was named as an Outstanding Law Student of the Year by the National Lawyers Guild's Detroit and Michigan Chapter. Klaus, a second-year student, is active with the National Lawyers Guild local chapter and is served the group as a member of its election monitoring delegation in El Salvador in late January and early February 2014. The National Lawyers Guild chapter, in honoring Klaus, cited his work rebuilding and strengthening Wayne Law's student chapter of the guild; the student chapter has become an active organization for social justice on campus.
January 23, 2014
Nicholas Jones contributed to an important overview of new and far-reaching changes in Mexican anti-trust law as an intern at law firm Barrera Sequeiros y Torres Landa SC in Mexico City. Jones is a second-year Wayne Law student, and helped two attorneys from the firm with a chapter published in "IIAI China Institute of International Antitrust and Investment" published recently by LexisNexis. Jones is thanked in a footnote by the chapter's authors on the first page of the chapter, titled "The 2013 New Competition Regime in Mexico: Fixing Competition Problems in the Constitution."
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