Rachel Settlage appointed Wayne Law’s director of clinical education

Rachel SettlageDETROIT – Associate Professor Rachel Settlage of  Grosse Pointe Park has been appointed director of clinical education at Wayne State University Law School.

Her appointment as director of clinical education is effective this month. Settlage joined the Wayne Law faculty in 2009 when she founded the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, for which she has served as director. She also has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure. Settlage succeeds Lawrence C. Mann, who has served as interim director since last fall and will return to his position as associate director of professional skills.

“Larry Mann graduated from Wayne Law in 1980 and since then he’s given back in immeasurable ways. We can't thank him enough for stepping in while we worked to fill this position,” said Interim Dean Lance Gable. “Rachel's extensive clinical education experience and impact with the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic make her a natural fit for the role of director. I look forward to watching the program grow and evolve under her leadership.” 

Prior to coming to Wayne Law, Settlage was a clinical fellow with the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic. She also practiced law at the Asylum Program of Southern Arizona; was a senior researcher at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Historian; and served as a foreign affairs officer/senior editor at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

Settlage’s publications are in the areas of immigration and human rights law. In 2014 she co-authored a book, “Immigration Relief: Legal Assistance for Noncitizen Crime Victims.” She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, her M.S.F.S from Georgetown University and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Wayne Law offers these experiential learning opportunities through its clinical education program:

  • Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic
  • Business and Community Law Clinic
  • Civil Rights Clinic
  • Corporate Counsel Externship
  • Criminal Appellate Practice Clinic
  • Criminal Justice Externship
  • Judicial Externship
  • Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic
  • Patent Procurement Clinic
  • Public Interest Externship
  • Transnational Environmental Law Clinic

Photo: Rachel Settlage

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