Wayne Law students get sworn in Aug. 31 as student-attorneys for clinical education program

Forty-six Wayne Law students took the oath to practice as student-attorneys on Thursday, August 31, 2023. These students serve clients in the Detroit area community under the supervision of clinical faculty in Wayne State Law School’s Clinical Education Program. Returning to join the students in this momentous occasion were keynote speaker McKenna Thayer ’22 and Judge Elizabeth Gleicher ‘79. Thayer currently clerks for the Honorable Janet T. Neff in the Western District of Michigan. Judge Gleicher is the Chief Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals and administered the Lawyer’s Oath.

Students will participate in one of six clinics this fall:

Students work on real cases for clients who otherwise might not have legal assistance. As both Thayer and Judge Gleicher noted in their comments, the work the students will do can be lifechanging for clients. For more information on Wayne Law’s Clinical Education program, visit law.wayne.edu/academics/clinics.

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