Wayne Law to induct new members into Alumni Wall of Fame Sept. 12

DETROIT – Wayne State University Law School will induct five new members into the Alumni Wall of Fame during a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Law School.

Honorees are:

  • Ernest Goodman ’28 (posthumous), a graduate of Wayne Law’s first class and a founder of the nation’s first interracial law firm
  • Elliott S. Hall ’65, attorney at Elliott Hall PLLC and former vice president of dealer development at Ford Motor Company
  • David M. Hempstead ’75, member at Bodman PLC
  • Hon. Marilyn Kelly ’71, retired Michigan Supreme Court justice, Wayne Law’s distinguished jurist in residence and a member of the WSU Board of Governors
  • Michael L. Pitt ’74, founding partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer and Rivers PC and president of Public Justice

The induction ceremony will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wayne Law lobby, 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Parking is $8 (credit or debit card only) in Parking Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from Wayne Law. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at go.wayne.edu/walloffame18.

The Wayne Law Alumni Wall of Fame Award is the highest honor presented by the Law School. This distinction is awarded with great care to either alumni who have distinguished themselves by contributions that they have made in their own particular field of work, or in the betterment of humanity or to former faculty and staff who have had a significant impact on the Law School. The Wall of Fame, an interactive, multimedia installment in the Law School lobby, was made possible by a donation from 1986 Wayne Law alumnus E. Powell Miller.

To learn more about the selection process, or to nominate somebody for the Wayne Law Alumni Wall of Fame, visit law.wayne.edu/walloffame. Nominations received by Oct. 31 each year will be considered for the award given out the following fall.

Wall of Fame inductees 2018

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Contact: Kaylee Place

Phone: 313-577-4629

Email: kaylee.place@wayne.edu

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