Wayne Law student named political leadership fellow

Erin Gianopoulos
Erin Gianopoulos

DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School student Erin Gianopoulos was recently named to Michigan State University’s newest class of Michigan Political Leadership Program fellows.

She is one of 24 Michigan citizens specially selected for the 2020 program.

As a fellow, Gianopoulos will spend 10 months learning about how to govern, lead in public service and run for elected office.

Gianopoulos of Detroit is a second-year student at the Law School and enrolled in the joint J.D./M.A. program to earn a master’s in legal history. In addition to being a member of Wayne Law’s Jessup International Law Moot Court team and the Women’s Law Caucus, she is on the board of directors at Habitat for Humanity Detroit where she leads the organization’s Veteran Build initiative. This initiative provides volunteer, homeownership and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families.

Gianopoulos is currently in a public service externship working for the City of Detroit Law Department, directly supporting the corporation counsel and his deputy. This summer will be interning for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan. Before starting law school, Gianopoulos spent eight years in active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, serving across the county and overseas. She retired from the reserves in 2018.

Gianopoulos holds a bachelor’s in history from the University of Michigan.

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Contact: Mary Hiller

Phone: 313-577-4834

Email: maryhiller@wayne.edu

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