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May/June 2009 Make a Gift

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2009 Wayne Law Commencement Ceremony

Wayne Law held its 2009 Commencement Ceremony on May 18, 2009, at the Detroit Opera House. A total of 202 degrees were conferred.    

Wayne Law Receives $155K from Bodman LLP at 12th annual Treasure of Detroit

Wayne Law received a generous $155,000 gift from Bodman LLP at the 12th annual Treasure of Detroit Gala held at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit on March 28, 2009. Bodman served as the event’s Presenting Sponsor.

Wayne Law Announces Recipients of Public Interest Law Fellowships

Wayne Law students Kimberly Adams, Eric Berg, Lara Chelian, David Deeg, Jason Dinsmore, Elisa Gomez, Laura Kubit, Aisa Villarosa, Rita Subhedar and Erica Washington will be gaining practical legal experience through $6,000 Public Interest Law Fellowships that will allow them to work for a variety of agencies and clinics in Michigan and Washington, D.C.

Wayne Law Announces New Environmental Law Clinic

Wayne Law is pleased to announce the addition of a new law clinic aimed at providing students with practical experience and serving the greater community. The Environmental Law Clinic will be offered starting in fall 2009.

Wayne Law Student Receives American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Scholarship

Second-year Wayne Law student Sarah McElwaney received a $2,500 scholarship from the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) at the Chapter’s annual seminar held at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham on May 7, 2009.

New Online Photo Gallery

Be sure to check out photos from the 2009 Treasure of Detroit Gala and the 2009 Dean's Cup in Wayne Law's new online photo gallery.

Wayne Law Student Re-appointed to National ABA Committee

Wayne Law third-year student Solomon Radner was recently re-appointed as the student liaison to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) White Collar Crimes Committee. Radner is the only student liaison to the White Collar Crimes Committee in the country, and is among only 64 law students nationwide chosen as 2009-2010 ABA student liaisons.  

Letter from Wayne Law Alumnus Michael Pitt regarding Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park

The sixth annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park is Friday, June 5, 2009. This year, the talented Detroit Tigers take on the Los Angeles Angels. The picnic starts at 5:30 p.m.

Wayne Law Alumnus Assists Wayne Law with Planned Gifts

Mike Witzke, ’89, is an estate planning attorney who loves what he does. He derives great satisfaction from working with individuals to understand their financial and philanthropic goals, and then assisting them to assure their assets will be handled according to their wishes. As a service to his alma mater, Witzke is working with Dean Robert M. Ackerman and the development staff to encourage planned gifts for the future of the Law School.

Wayne Law Career Services Office Launches New Blog

The Wayne Law Career Services Office is pleased to announce the launch of its new blog. This blog will allow the Career Services Office to post relevant and timely information crucial to Wayne Law students and graduates pursuing employment. Visit the more

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Upcoming Events

6th Annual Weiss Event at Comerica Park

Northville-area Wayne Law Reception

New Lawyer Seminar

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Alumni Accomplishments

The Hon. Linda Hallmark, '77, Oakland County Probate Judge, was the recipient of the 25th Wonder Woman of 2009 award presented by the Women Officials' Network Foundation on April 30, 2009, at The Reserve in Birmingham, Mich. The award is given to those women who significantly contribute civically or professionally to their communities. The focus of the event is to support and acknowledge these women for their accomplishments and to recognize them as role models for other women.

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Faculty Accomplishments

Distinguished Professor of Law Robert Sedler is celebrating 50 years since his graduation from law school. He was honored, along other 50 year members of the bar, by the Michigan State Bar at a luncheon on May 11, 2009. Professor Sedler is also a member of the Kentucky State Bar and, along with a number of other members of the Kentucky Bar, will be honored as a senior counselor at the Bar's annual meeting in Covington, Kentucky on June 12, 2009.

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Professors in the News

Professor of Law John Mogk wrote an op-ed piece in Crain's Detroit Business titled "OTHER VOICES: Wall Street greed brought down Detroit."

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