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Law School - Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park 2016
August 5 2016 at 5:30 PM
Comerica Park
Friday, August 5, 2016Picnic at 5:30 p.m. on Party Deck #2Game starts at 7:10 p.m. The 14th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park is Friday, August 5, 2016. This year, the American League Champion Detroit Tigers take on the New York Mets. The picnic starts at 5:30 p.m. on Party Deck #2, and the game begins at 7:10 p.m. The actual cost for the picnic and ticket to the game is $52. We are requesting a minimum of $125 for each ticket.  The remaining $73 will be a tax deductible gift to the Mark Weiss Memorial Scholarship Fund. We encourage you to consider making a contribution to the fund. In deciding what you should do, please consider the following: • A goal was set thirteen years ago to raise $250,000 to provide scholarships for students and recent graduates who share the same dream as Mark - a commitment to provide legal aid to the underserved in the community; and now, we have exceeded that target. • More than 250 lawyers, judges, friends, family members have generously contributed to the memorial fund. • The scholarship was established as a joint project of Wayne Law and the Michigan Association for Justice, formerly known as the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association. Mark, who graduated from the school in 1969, devoted his considerable skills to fighting for the rights of the poor and powerless, and protecting the civil rights of all litigants. To date, 41 scholarships have been awarded to Wayne Law students in memory of Mark Weiss. Tickets will be mailed directly to you through July 31.  If a purchase is made the week of the game you are required to personally pick up your tickets from the Office of Special Events and Services at Wayne State University.  They are located in the AAB building at 5700 Cass Avenue, Suite 4300 in Detroit. If you have any questions regarding your ticket purchase, please call (313) 577-0300. If you cannot attend the game, but wish to make a contribution to the Mark Weiss Memorial Scholarship Fund, donations are accepted online or by mail. If by mail, send your check directly to Wayne State University Law School: Mark Weiss Scholarship Fund, attention: Desirnai'  Hicks at 471 West Palmer Street, Suite 3505, Detroit, MI 48202.  Checks should be made payable to Wayne State University.  For questions regarding contributions, Desirnai' can be reached at (313) 577-9763 or dhicks@wayne.edu. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the friends of Mark to catch up, reminisce and participate in one of Mark's favorite pastimes and to continue his legacy through the support of progressive law students. As always, thanks for your support. Very truly yours, Michael L. PittSo that tickets are not delayed in the mail, if you wish to purchase tickets after Friday, July 31, contact the WSU Office of Special Events and Services directly at (313) 577-0300 to purchase by phone and schedule pick up.  Thank you!
National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit
August 8 2016 at 1:00 PM
McCormick Place, West Building
Levin Center at Wayne Law will present a three-hour legislative oversight workshop at the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit in Chicago. Bipartisan, fact-based, in-depth oversight leads to good public policy. In this interactive session you’ll learn about approaches and tools to organize the work, how to better work with people of opposing views, focus on the facts and seek consensus.  Speakers include:  Elise Bean, interim co-director, Levin Center at Wayne Law Justin Rood, director of congressional oversight initiative, Project on Government Oversight Registration required.  
Clinic Swearing-In Ceremony
August 31 2016 at 5:30 PM
Spencer Partrich Auditorium
Join the Wayne Law Clinical Education Program and the Free Legal Aid Clinic in welcoming 50 new students to the practice of law under Michigan Court Rule 8.120. The students will be sworn-in to practice by Justice Marilyn Kelly, Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Wayne Law. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
Law School Alumni Reception during State Bar Annual Meeting
September 22 2016 at 4:30 PM
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Join us for a special gathering with Dean Jocelyn Benson, faculty, alumni and friends as part of the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting. This is a free event but registration is required. Space is limited.
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Welcome alumni and friends

 The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is here to help our 11,000 alumni stay connected to Wayne Law and to each other.

There are many opportunities for Wayne Law alumni to get involved and play an active role in the life of the Law School.

  • Attend an upcoming alumni event or host a future event
  • Share your expertise with a student organization
  • Join a reunion host committee or attend a reunion
  • Participate in Career Services programs, such as mock interviews or panel discussions
  • Serve as a judge for the Legal Writing Program’s 1L oral arguments
  • Send us an alumni story idea for Raising the Bar or The Wayne Lawyer

Help us stay in touch with you by keeping your contact information up to date. If you have changed employers or have a new address, phone number or email address, let us know by emailing lawalumni@wayne.edu. If you have accomplishments that you’d like us to include for publication in Raising the BarThe Wayne Lawyer or our website, email lawalumni@wayne.edu.

If you are interested in any of the above or have any thoughts on how we can better serve our alumni, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at Wayne Law at lawalumni@wayne.edu.