Faculty, staff accomplishments

  • Jonathan Weinberg

    was named Wayne State University Law School's inaugural associate dean for research and faculty development. Read the full announcement here. 

    View article
  • Virginia Thomas

    wrote “At Your Service! Assistance Animals and the Law in Michigan,” for the Michigan Bar Journal. Read the full article here.

    View article
  • Katherine E. White

    is a recipient of a ATHENA International Leadership Award presented by ATHENA International. White received this honor in recognition of her “fine work inspiring, encouraging, educating and developing tomorrow's leaders, particularly emerging women leaders.”

    View article
  • Blanche Bong Cook

    has been named a scholar in residence at the University of California Berkeley School of Law. During her stay in mid-October, Cook will deliver a series of lectures that address the ways in which the law creates vulnerability for the purpose of both labor and sexual exploitation.

    View article
  • Stephen Calkins

    spoke at the American Antitrust Institute’s 19th Annual Conference “Antitrust at a Crossroads: Plotting the Policy Course for the Next Decade.” Calkins discussed antitrust and the Supreme Court.

    View article
  • Eric Zacks

    presented his latest article "Fee-Shifting Provisions in Foreclosure" June 7 at the 2018 Annual Meeting on Law and Society in Toronto.

    View article
  • Stephen Calkins

    was featured in a Wayne State University story, “Annual Baroudeur, training rides bring together Warrior community.” Read the story.

    View article
  • Rob MacGregor

    was featured in a Wayne State University story, “Annual Baroudeur, training rides bring together Warrior community.” Read the story.

    View article
  • David C. Berry

    co-authored “Fixing Patent Eligibility by Limiting Scope to Disclosed Embodiments” with with Benjamin C. Stasa for Patently-O. Read the article here.

    View article
  • Brad Roth

    was an organizer and instructor at “Divided Societies" at Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He taught short courses on self-determination, secession and international law, and sponsored an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program for students to receive grants to travel abroad.

    View article
  • Brad Roth

    was a panelist at “Two Peoples, One Future: Realizing Self-Determination in Israel/Palestine,” held at Birmingham Temple in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Watch it here.

    View article
  • Rachel Settlage

    co-lead a breakout session with Sabrina Balgamwalla about “Teaching During Divisive Times” at the Immigration Law Scholars and Teachers Workshop 2018 at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

    View article
  • Sabrina Balgamwalla

    co-lead a breakout session with Rachel Settlage about “Teaching During Divisive Times” at the Immigration Law Scholars and Teachers Workshop 2018 at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

    View article
  • Rachel Settlage

    presented at the 41st Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Chicago. She discussed “With a Little Help from My Friends: Managing Stress in a Hostile Political Environment with Assistance from Non-Lawyers.”

    View article
  • Anne Choike

    presented at the 41st Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Chicago. She discussed “Transactional vs. Litigation-Oriented Clinics: Different Cloth or Common Threads?”

    View article
  • Katherine White

    has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as a member of the Plant Variety Protection Board. She will serve a two-year term. The Plant Variety Protection Act secures intellectual property rights for developers of new varieties of plants. Read more here.

    View article
  • Kirsten Matoy Carlson

    was a speaker at the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium at the University of New Mexico. She discussed “Opposition as Influence: American Indian Advocacy Against Federal Legislation.”

    View article
  • Brad Roth

    was a speaker at Lauterpacht Centre for International Law’s Conference on International Law and Peace Settlements held at the University of Cambridge. He discussed "Advancing Peaceful Settlement and Democratization: The Doubtful Usefulness of International Electoral Norms."

    View article
  • Christopher C. Lund

    was a panelist at the Stetson Law Review Symposium in Gulfport, Florida. Lund discussed “What role can the concept of animus play in Establishment and Free Exercise Clause doctrine? Does the religion context change the nature of the animus inquiry?” 

    View article
  • Stephen Calkins

    was a moderator for the 66th Annual American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. This conference is the largest of its kind in the world.

    View article
  • Sanjukta Paul

    was a panelist at the "Regulating the Sharing Economy" symposium held by the Virginia Law & Business Review at the University of Virginia School of Law.

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    was a speaker at the “Perspectives on the #MeToo Movement” panel hosted by Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue in Detroit. The event focused on the #MeToo movement from three different areas: activism, media and law.

    View article
  • Brad Roth

    was a featured speaker at the University of Michigan’s Kappa Alpha Pi, professional pre-law fraternity, discussing careers in international law and legal academia.

    View article
  • Elise Bean

    was recognized as a leader on tax justice and was one of five women celebrated by Global Witness for standing up for transparency and accountability in their fields. Read the article.

    View article
  • Noah Hall

    co-authored with Robert Adler and Robin Kundis Craig the second edition of “Modern Water Law: Private Property, Public Rights, and Environmental Protections.” The book was published by Foundation Press. Learn more here.

    View article
  • Jonathan Weinberg

    was a panelist at the “Data Explosion: Societal Benefits and Risks” symposium hosted by Wayne State University. This event was one of a six-part symposia series in honor of WSU’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. He discussed privacy and legality in the digital age.

    View article
  • Lance Gable

    was a panelist at the “Data Explosion: Societal Benefits and Risks” symposium hosted by Wayne State University. This event was one of a six-part symposia series in honor of WSU’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. He discussed privacy and legality in the digital age.

    View article
  • William Ortman

    co-authored with Daniel Epps an article titled, “The Lottery Docket,” which was published in the Michigan Law Review. Read the article here.

    View article
  • Jan Bissett

    co-authored with Margi Heinen an article titled, “Research Mash-up: Disparate Approaches” in the March 2018 edition for the Michigan Bar Journal. Read the article here.

    View article
  • Carl Levin

    spoke at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2018 Detroit Policy Conference, which focused on creating a culture of civility in Detroit. Watch Levin’s discussion here.

    View article
  • Stephen Calkins

    has been named a member of Law360’s 2018 Competition Editorial Advisory Board. “The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360’s coverage and to gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage.”

    View article
  • Eric Zacks

    presented his latest article "Fee-Shifting Provisions in Foreclosure," Feb. 23 at the 13th Annual International Conference on Contracts at Barry University School of Law.

    View article
  • Richard A. Bierschbach

    co-authored with Stephanos Bibas an article titled, “Rationing Criminal Justice,” which was published in the Michigan Law Review. The article examines American criminal justice through a public- and regulatory-law lens.

    View article
  • Jonathan Weinberg

    moderated a panel discussion on “Surveillance at the Border” at A More Human Dwelling Place: Reimagining the Racialized Architecture of America conference at the University of Michigan.

    View article
  • Jonathan Weinberg

    gave a presentation on “Immigration Law: Where it Came From, Where it’s Going” at the Rochester Hills Public Library.

    View article
  • Stephen Calkins

    gave a guest lecture at UCD Sutherland School of Law in Dublin on “Introduction to EU Competition Law.” The primary focus of the “Economic Law of the EU” course is to explore key European Union economic/legal policies intended to secure the creation of the internal market.

    View article
  • Lance Gable

    participated in a webinar on "Executive Decision Making and Liability for Public Health Officials," co-sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and the Partnership for Public Health Law.

    View article
  • Carl Levin

    was appointed as a facilitator for a class-action lawsuit stemming from the Flint water crisis by U.S. Eastern District Court Judge Judith Levy. Read more here.

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    co-led a plenary session titled “Liberal Arts Education as a Foundation for Pursuits of Justice” at The Oberlin College Design Your Purpose project. She discussed strategies and challenges of engaging the legal system for social change and justice through an introduction to critical race legal theory, exploration of selected case studies, and discussion of current events.

    View article
  • Kirsten Carlson’s

    latest research “Making Strategic Choices: How and Why Indian Groups Advocated for Federal Recognition from 1977 to 2012” reveals that a dynamic interplay of goals, motivations, and constraints influence groups to different strategies over time. Read more

    View article
  • Robert Sedler's

    article on the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, which was originally published in The Conversation, was mentioned in the SCOTUS Blog Round-up.

    View article
  • Sanjukta Paul

    wrote Amicus Brief in Seattle Case: Antitrust and Worker Cooperation, for OnLabor, a blog devoted to workers, unions and their politics.

    View article
  • Rob MacGregor

    was the subject of a Wayne State University feature story, "Getting to Know: Breaking away with Rob MacGregor." Read the story

    View article
  • William Ortman's

    forthcoming paper for the Michigan Law Review, co-authored with Professor Daniel Epps, won an honorable mention award at the 2018 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition. The paper is titled "The Lottery Docket." Read the announcement

    View article
  • Sanjukta Paul

    filed an amicus brief on behalf of a group of law and business professors in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, supporting a Seattle ordinance that authorizes collective bargaining rights for Uber and other ride-share drivers in a federal antitrust preemption challenge. Read the brief here

    View article
  • Noah D. Hall

    wrote Water Law: Concepts and Insights (Foundation Press) with Robert Adler and Robin Craig, both of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

    View article
  • Eric Zacks

    presented a draft of his article, "Fee-Shifting Provisions in Foreclosure," at the 2017 Midwestern Law & Economic Annual Meeting and Conference at Marquette University Law School. 

    View article
  • Christopher Lund

    was awarded the Excellence in Scholarship award by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law and Religion.

    View article
  • Nicholas Schroeck

    led a tour of Southwest Detroit and Dearborn for the Health and Environmental Funders Network. 

    View article
  • John Rothchild

    was the luncheon speaker at a meeting of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association on Oct. 25.  The title of his talk was “Artificial Intelligences as Consumers and Creators of Intellectual Property.”

    View article
  • Peter Hammer

    spoke at Marygrove College as part of a panel discussion on “When Does Free Speech Become Hate Speech?” The event was sponsored by the Michigan Coalition of Human Rights.

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    was on a panel discussing gendered violence at the University of Toledo's Law Review Symposium. 

    View article
  • Paul Dubinsky

    addressed the International Affairs Council of the New York City Bar Association. The title of his talk was, "Supreme Law of the Land? Debating the Contemporary Effects of Treaties within the United States Legal System." 

    View article
  • Jocelyn Benson

    was named one of Crain's Detroit Business' 40 Under 40. 

    View article
  • Stephen Calkins

    presented Competition Law Enforcement: Convergence and Divergence at UCD Dublin Sutherland School of Law. 

     

     

    View article
  • Bernadette Atuahene

    has been named the Damon J. Keith distinguished visiting professor at Wayne State University Law School for the 2017-18 academic year.

    View article
  • Laura Bartell

    was appointed associate reporter of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules to the Judicial Conference of the United States. She was appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts.

    View article
  • Nicholas Schroeck

    was featured in an interview with Great Lakes Now. In it he discusses Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline. Watch the video here

    View article
  • Duc Abrahamson

    was a panelist during Celebrate Diversity! month at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    presented, "Implicit Bias and the Professional Responsibility of the Bench," at the National Bar Association annual convention in Toronto, Canada.

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    presented, "An Algorithm for Capturing White Heteropatriarchy," at the National Black Prosecutors’ Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

    View article
  • Peter Hammer

    was a panelist for Michigan Radio's "Issues and Ale" to discuss the 1967 Detroit riots.

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    moderated a discussion, "Navigating Workplace Conflicts and Inequities," at the University of Michigan's Lutie Lytle Writing Workshop in Ann Arbor.

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    presented, "Sex Trafficking Expert Testimony: Gender Salience, Consciousness, And Relevance In Removing The Taint Of Gender Inequality From The Vulnerable Body Of Proof," at the University of Michigan's Lutie Lytle Writing Workshop in Ann Arbor.

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    served as a commenter on a research paper, "The Symbolic Assailant Revisted," by Jennine Bell at the Lutie Lytle Writing Workshop at the University of Michigan School of Law in Ann Arbor.

    View article
  • Sanjukta Paul

    received the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Award (category prize) for the best antitrust scholarship of 2016, from the American Antitrust Institute (Washington, D.C.).

    View article
  • Stephen Calkins

    spoke at the American Antitrust Institute's annual conference in Washington, D.C. His topic was "Greatest Hits in Antitrust - Mergers, Monopoly and More."

    View article
  • William Ortman

    had his latest essay, "The Yates Memo Versus Administrative Law," published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Read the full essay here.

    View article
  • Nicholas Schroeck

    presented, "The Spirit of Detroit-Ensuring that Voices are Heard" at the Quality of Life 2017 Leadership Academy presented by the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development. 

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    presented, "Complicit Bias: Sex Offender Registration as a Penalty for Obstructing Sex Trafficking Prosecutions," at the Global Studies Conference at National University of Singapore.

    View article
  • Lance Gable

    presented "Overarching Themes in Public Health Law" at the 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta.

    View article
  • Noah Hall

    contributed to the book, Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water Relationship (University of Calgary Press, November 2016).

    View article
  • Kingsley Browne

    was appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights Michigan Advisory Committee.

    View article
  • Jocelyn Benson

    was appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights Michigan Advisory Committee.

    View article
  • Alan Schenk

    will receive the John W. Reed Lawyer Legacy Award from the State Bar of Michigan. This award is presented periodically to an educator from a Michigan law school whose influence on lawyers has elevated the quality of legal practice in Michigan.

    View article
  • Noah Hall

    was part of a panel discussion about water rights at the Association for Law, Property & Society's Eighth Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor.

    View article
  • Peter Hammer

    spoke at an event to celebrate the launch of a book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies at the Detroit Historical Museum.

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    attended the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School's Law & Economics Center's Thirty-Third Economics Institute for Law Professors.

    View article
  • Beth Applebaum

    and Jan Bissett had a poster session description published in the spring 2017 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing. The poster is titled, "Scholarly, Meet Practice: Developing Sustainable Legal Research Skills," and is available here.

    View article
  • Jan Bissett

    and Beth Appelbaum had a poster session description published in the spring 2017 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing. The poster is titled, "Scholarly, Meet Practice: Developing Sustainable Legal Research Skills," and is available here.

    View article
  • Jan Bissett

    co-authored an article, "Beyond Court Decisions-Dockets, Documents and Analytics," for The Colorado Lawyer's May 2017 edition.

    View article
  • Jan Bissett

    wrote a chapter for the recently published book State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies (Frank G. Houdek and Adeen Postar, eds. Hein, 2017)The chapter is called Michigan Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography

    View article
  • Blanche Cook

    presented at the University of Richmond School of Law's Mid-Atlantic Junior Faculty Forum. Her topic involved sex trafficking experts in federal cases.

    View article
  • Paul Dubinsky

    attended the executive board meeting of the International Law Association in his capacity as vice president and representative of the U.S. branch of the organization.

     

    View article
  • Paul Dubinsky

    presented a work-in-progress titled, "The Elusive Hague Conference Judgements Convention," at the Dublin International Law Seminar Series in Ireland.

    View article
  • Megan Canty

    presented at the Legal Writing Institute's Biennial Moot Court Conference at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

    View article
  • Stephen Calkins

    spoke at the 17th annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium in Chicago.

    View article
  • Stephen Calkins

    provided expert consumer advice about credit cards for WalletHub.com. Read his advice here.

    View article
  • Peter Hammer

    delivered the keynote address at an event titled, "Changing Together in an Era of Change." It was sponsored by Metro Solutions.

    View article
  • Stephen Calkins

    spoke at the American Bar Association Antitrust Section spring meeting in Washington, D.C.

    View article
  • Peter Hammer

    was invited to join the Detroit Urban Research Center's Community-Academic Research Network, which works to reduce health disparities and improve the health and wellness of residents in Detroit.

    View article
  • Nicholas Schroeck

    was part of a panel discussing, "Health Equity at Industrial Scale: the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act under the Trump Administration." The event was held at the University of Michigan.

    View article
  • Lance Gable

    was the keynote speaker at a conference titled, "The Autonomous Patient: Entrepreneurs Driving Health Care" in Detroit.

    View article
  • Robert Sedler

    was a panelist at The University of Toledo College of Law for a discussion titled, "Alternative Facts, Fake News and the Role of the Media."

    View article
  • Jocelyn Benson

    will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Matrix Awards presented by the Detroit Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications to honor outstanding achievements.

    View article
  • Elise Bean

    spoke to 50 federal agency personnel about the Congressional oversight process as part of a 2-day Congressional Operations Seminar, run by the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University.

    View article
  • Kaylee Place

    was featured in The Mining Journal, Marquette, Michigan's local newspaper, for its report, "Can-do motto serves Marquette native well." Read the full article here.

    View article
  • Rebecca Robichaud

    wrote, "Traversing the Immigration Court in Light of the New Executive Order," for the Michigan Bar Journal. Read the full article here.

    View article
  • Jonathan Weinberg

    was a panelist for a program at the University of Windsor called "Trump: Control or Chaos?"

     

     

    View article
  • Eric Zacks

    presented "The Statute of Limitations, Res Judicata, and Acceleration Clauses in Mortgage Foreclosures" at the 12th Annual International Conference on Contracts, which was held at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California.

    View article

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan

150 years in the heart of Detroit