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Wayne Law community gathers at 14th annual Treasure of Detroit Gala

David Hempstead, ’75, former Dean James Robinson, ’68 (honored posthumously), and A. Alfred Taubman were honored at the 14th annual Treasure of Detroit Gala on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Click the below link to view select photos from this year's event.

Wayne Law remembers 4th Dean Donald H. Gordon

Wayne State University Law School's fourth dean, Donald H. Gordon, passed away in Hawaii on March 28, 2011. Gordon served as Wayne Law dean from 1975-1980. During that time, the Law School experienced a tremendous growth in size and quality.

Wayne Law, Windsor Law partner for North America’s first transnational environmental law clinic

Wayne Law and the University of Windsor Law School have forged a unique partnership that will provide students with opportunities to gain practical legal experience in transboundary environmental law and Great Lakes regional issues prior to graduation.

Wayne Law posts detailed career stats in response to ABA's Young Lawyers Division and its Truth in Law School Resolution

The ABA’s Young Lawyers Division recently adopted the Truth in Law School Education resolution, urging law schools to provide more information to applicants regarding the cost of legal education and the jobs and salaries of graduates. In particular, the YLD asked that we post on our websites a breakdown of the percentages of graduates in full-time, part-time and temporary positions, and distinguish between the salaries of graduates obtaining different types of employment.

Alumni and Law Alumni Association News, Spring 2011

Click the below link to read the latest news about alumni and Law Alumni Assocation events and initiatives.

Professor Steven L. Winter to be honored at international conference for work as legal theorist

Wayne Law is pleased to announce that Steven L. Winter, Walter S. Gibbs Professor of Constitutional Law, will be honored for his work as a philosopher and legal theorist by the Dutch Association of Legal Philosophy, also known as the Vereniging voor Wijsbegeerte van het Recht (VWR), and Rechtsfilosofie & Rechtstheorie (R&R), the leading Dutch journal of legal philosophy.

Students excel at moot court and mock trial competitions

Wayne Law students have raised the bar this semester in local and regional moot court competitions. Click the below link to read about our students excelling in competition.

Program for International Legal Studies announces summer internship opportunity in India

Professors Gregory Fox and Paul Dubinsky recently announced a fully funded summer internship at Tata Motors Ltd. in Mumbai, India. The internship, open to current students and 2009/2010 graduates, is made possible by the generous support of Tata Motors Ltd. and the firm of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone PLC.

New Wayne Law student group aims to advance Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights mission

With construction on the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights under way, a number of Wayne Law students have joined to form the Keith Students for Civil Rights organization.

Judge Keith commemorates Marching Toward Justice exhibition at his alma mater, West Virginia State University, and gives Founder’s Day keynote address

Wayne Law alumnus Hon. Damon J. Keith returned to his undergraduate alma mater, West Virginia State University (WVSU), March 17 to give the keynote address for its 120th Founder’s Day celebration. The Marching Toward Justice: The History of the 14th Amendment exhibit is on display at WVSU through April 15.

LL.M. degree helps Wayne Law alumna in her role as Chrysler Canada General Counsel

As general counsel of Chrysler Canada Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of the leading automotive maker, Lorraine Shalhoub faces unique challenges every day. Fortunately, the Wayne State University Law School alumna knows just how to handle most situations thanks to her diverse educational and professional experiences.

I. India Geronimo Named Director of the Damon J. Keith Law Collection of African American Legal History

I. India Geronimo has been named Director of the Damon J. Keith Law Collection of African American Legal History.

Journal of Law in Society hosts ‘Deconstructing the School-to-Prison Pipeline'

The Journal of Law in Society, a scholarly publication of Wayne State University Law School and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, hosted “Deconstructing the School-to-Prison Pipeline” on Friday, March 25, 2011.

U.S.-China Economic Law Conference videos now online

Miss this innovative international law conference on Feb. 11? No problem. You can view photo and video footage of the conference online. Just click the below link.

Wayne Law’s first Steiger Fellowship recipient reflects on path to law school, future in law

Third-year student Paul Isso – Wayne Law’s first student to receive the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship – has Warrior blood flowing through his veins. A native of West Bloomfield, Mich., Isso enrolled as a freshman at WSU in 2005 because of its journalism and political science programs.

Library Director elected to IFLA Standing Committee

Virginia Thomas, director of the Arthur Neef Law Library, was recently appointed to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Standing Committee on Law Libraries. Standing Committees develop policies, carry out surveys and other projects, prepare guidelines and organize open sessions and workshops at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

Recruit Wayne Law

The Career Services Office helps employers identify and recruit the Wayne Law students and graduates who best meet their needs. It offers a variety of established recruitment methods that have a proven record of success for hundreds of employers throughout Michigan and the nation.

Check out our online photo gallery!

Click the below link to view photos from past Wayne Law events.

Alumni Accomplishments

Jon R. Muth, '71, was named Lawyer of the Year by Michigan Lawyers Weekly at the March 15 Leaders in the Law awards celebration in Troy. http://legalnews.com/grandrapids/1005177/

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Faculty Accomplishments

Eric Zacks's 2005 article with co-author NYU Professor Joshua Blank was cited in a Supreme Court brief. Oral argument for the case, Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is scheduled for March 29, 2011. Dukes, a sexual discrimination lawsuit, has been brought as a civil rights class action suit on behalf of approximately 1.5 million women.

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Professors in the News

Christopher Lund commented in a Detroit Free Press article titled "Attorney General Bill Schuette: EMU's student's religious beliefs against homosexuality violated."

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