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Wayne Law Ranks in Top 40 Law Schools Nationwide in 2010 Super Lawyers Listing

Wayne Law was ranked as a top 40 law school in the 2010 Super Lawyers listing published Nov. 17, 2009. The list, which ranks law schools based on the number of graduates selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers magazine, placed Wayne Law 37th out of 180 law schools nationwide.

2009 Wayne Law Honors Convocation

Wayne Law recently held its Honors Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. The event recognizes law students’ academic achievements and our donors’ generosity and friendship. Click the below button to view images from this event in our online gallery.

Wayne Law Announces Program for International Legal Studies

Wayne Law announced the launch of its new Program for International Legal Studies. Led by recently named Director and Wayne Law Professor Gregory Fox, the Program's inaugural event featured keynote speaker Judge Bruno Simma of the International Court of Justice on Oct. 14, 2009.

The WSU Charitable Gift Annuities: Guaranteed income for life and a lasting impact on Wayne Law

If you or your clients are looking for a way to increase retirement income, while providing for future Wayne Law students, then a WSU Charitable Gift Annuity may be right for you. Click the below for more information.

Wayne Law Congratulates Arthur Neef Moot Court Competition Winners

Wayne Law congratulates second-year students Ruth Lyons and Anna Heinl on their winning performance in this year’s Arthur Neef Moot Court Competition. Second-year students Tyler Roebke and Krista Elsasser placed second in the competition, which was held Nov. 5, 2009, at the Michigan Hall of Justice.

Law Alumni Association Kicks into High Gear

The Law Alumni Association (LAA) has wrapped up an event-filled 2008-2009 term, and is looking forward to the 2009-2010 term. The LAA has hosted three New Lawyer Seminars and three Women in Law panel discussions in the last year alone. In all, about 200 attendees enjoyed the shared knowledge and experience of the speakers. Cocktail receptions were hosted at Centaur Club and Proof Lounge.

24th Annual Ambulance Chase Raises Funds for Cass Community Social Services

The Wayne Law Student Board of Governors raised more than $4,200 for Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) thanks to the 24th annual Ambulance Chase Charity Run/Walk on Sept. 30, 2009.

Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights and Arthur Neef Law Library Host Traveling Art Exhibit

The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights and the Arthur Neef Law Library are pleased to host a traveling art exhibit titled “Jacob Lawrence and The Legend of John Brown.” The exhibit, designed to display 22 silkscreen prints with image and text that depict the story of abolitionist John Brown, will be open to the public through mid-January 2010.

Wayne Law Congratulates 2L Student on Writing Award

Wayne Law second-year student Deborah Fisch recently earned second place in the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section’s annual Law Student Writing Contest.

Let the Wayne Law Career Services Office assist you with 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.

Alumni Selected to Crain’s 40 Under 40

Wayne State University Law School alumni Angela Davison, ’02, Douglas Salzenstein, ’01, and Kevin Smith, ‘97, have been named by Crain’s Detroit Business as three of the area’s top business leaders in the publication’s 2009 40 Under 40 feature.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for 2010 Treasure of Detroit

The 2010 Treasure of Detroit Gala is set for March 27. More information will follow. There are sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Mary Hollens at (313) 577-4141 for more information on sponsoring this premiere Wayne Law event.

Event Wrap-up

Fall 2009 proved busy for Wayne Law students, faculty, alumni and friends. Wayne Law hosted a number of exciting events aimed at informing and engaging the Wayne Law community. Click the below for highlights.

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Upcoming Events

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Symposium presented by The Wayne Law Review, Feb. 4

"U.S. Ratification of the Women's Rights Treaty: Fabulous, Horrendous or Meaningless?" Feb. 11

"Guantanamo: Learning from the Past to Confront the Future," March 9

Journal of Law in Society Symposium: Rebuilding the Post-Industrial City, March 26

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Alumni Accomplishments

Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, '82, was appointed senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Walgreens. In addition to her JD degree, Wilson-Thompson also received an LLM degree (1996) from Wayne Law.

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Faculty Accomplishments

Professor of Law John Mogk coordinated a student research group in preparing a report analyzing successful economic development zones within the United States and worldwide for the Engineering Society of Detroit in connection with the Society's engagement in an initiative to attract and expand Green (solar) and Blue (water) technology industries in Michigan.

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Professors in the News

Professor of Law Peter Henning commented on the Fifth Amendment in a Detroit Free Press story titled "Kilpatrick won't name financial backers: He takes Fifth when asked to identify his sources of support."

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