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July 2009 Make a Gift

Wayne Law News

Wayne Law Welcomes New Professors, Enhances Program and Clinic Offerings for Students

Wayne Law is pleased to announce the addition of five men and women who will join the faculty at the start of the 2009-2010 academic year. They include Assistant Professor Christopher Lund, Associate Professor Adele Morrison, Assistant Professor Aaron Perzanowski and Assistant Professor (Clinical) Rachel Settlage. Wayne Law will also welcome Sharon Keller, who will serve one year as a visiting professor.

Wayne Law Announces john a. powell as Fall 2009 Damon J. Keith Distinguished Visiting Professor

Wayne Law is pleased to announce the appointment of john a. powell as the Law School’s Fall 2009 Damon J. Keith Distinguished Visiting Professor. 

Mark Weiss Day Raises Scholarship Dollars for Wayne Law Students and Recent Graduates, Serves Disadvantaged Detroit Children

More than 100 Wayne Law alumni, friends and Detroit-area disadvantaged youth gathered for the 6th annual Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park on June 5, 2009, to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Los Angeles Angels. The event raised more than $13,000 in support of the Mark Weiss Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was created six years ago to honor the legacy of Wayne Law alumnus Mark Weiss, ’69, and his efforts to fight for the rights of the poor and powerless.

Seminar Lends Practical Advice to Attorneys in Transition

More than 50 people gathered at Wayne Law for a seminar titled "Getting Started - Switching Gears: Practical Advice for Attorneys in Transition" on June 20, 2009.  

Wayne Law Bids Fond Farewell to Professor and Former Dean Joan Mahoney

Wayne Law Professor Joan Mahoney has announced her retirement. Professor Mahoney, a 1975 alumna of the Law School, served as dean of Wayne Law from 1998-2003.

Wayne Law Launches Environmental Law Clinic - Detroit Legal News Coverage

Wayne Law recently announced the addition of an new Environmental Law Clinic that will be offered starting in fall 2009. Click the below link to read Detroit Legal News coverage.

19th annual Alumni/Student Golf Outing

Looking for a good reason to spend just a few more hours on the links this summer? Look no further. Grab your clubs and come out to support Wayne Law students and reconnect with alumni and friends at the 19th annual Alumni/Student Golf Outing on Aug. 28, 2009.

Wayne Law Alumnus, Director of Student Life and Educational Outreach Elected to Serve on LSAC Board of Trustees

Wayne Law Director of Student Life and Educational Outreach Ricardo M. Villarosa, ’97, was recently elected to serve as a member of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Board of Trustees. One of only three trustees elected this year to the international board, Villarosa will serve a three-year term.

Student Profile: Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis’ mother gave him two options as a child. “In first grade she said, ‘be a lawyer or a preacher,’” joked Davis. “From that point on I knew I was going to law school.” Now, the 22-year-old Wayne Law student looks back on his mother’s advice and smiles – knowing that she, indeed, knows best.

Wayne Law Class of 1999 Reunion, Aug. 8

The Class of ‘99 Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009. The festivities will begin with a meet and greet at the Law School from 3 - 5 p.m.

Wayne Law Alumni Reception at Starring the Gallery

More than 30 Wayne Law alumni and friends in the Northville, Mich., area gathered for wine, hors d'oeuvres and conversation at Starring the Gallery on June 19, 2009. The event was hosted by Stephen Ott, '79, and Mary Starring. Click on the below link to view photos from the event.

Let the Wayne Law Career Services Office assist you on your job search!

Be sure to check out programs and services offered by the Wayne Law Career Services Office during the fall 2009 semester by clicking the below link.

Upcoming Events

Wayne Law Class of 1999 Reunion, Aug. 8

Fall On-Campus Interview Program, beginning Aug. 18

Wayne Law Alumni Association Alumni/Student Golf Outing and Annual Meeting, Aug. 28

More Events

Alumni Accomplishments

Emily Ballenberger, '04, a Plunkett Cooney medical malpractice attorney, was named as a 2009 recipient of the Young Lawyers' Section - Golden Gavel Award by the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.

More Alumni Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments

Associate Professor of Law Linda Beale is a contributing blogger on the Angry Bear blog. This blog highlights topics as varied as worldwide trade, industrial production, U.S. government programs and regulations like Social Security. Professor Beale also maintains her own blog, A Taxing Matter.

More Faculty Accomplishments

Professors in the News

Professor of Law Peter Henning commented in a CTV.ca story titled "Prosecutors may target Madoff's family next" on June 27, 2009. Since Madoff has stated he worked alone on the Ponzi scheme, Henning explains that there will need to be substantial evidence to link Madoff family members to the fraud.   

More Professors in the News

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