Following a successful career in private practice as a commercial and labor and employment litigator, Diane H. Fears joined the Office of Career and Professional Development, where she serves as director and the principal public interest and judicial clerkship advisor.
Her experience as a Wayne Law student, practicing attorney, law firm recruiter and mentor, and an active member of the metropolitan Detroit legal community, well prepared Fears for her current role. In addition to counseling students and alumni, she creates and presents career-related programs and publications for students and alumni; develops and maintains relationships with public interest, public sector and judicial employers; and actively solicits public service employment and volunteer opportunities on behalf of Wayne Law students and graduates.
Fears also serves as director of the Wayne Law Student Voluntary Pro Bono Program, which she developed and implemented in 2010. Since that time, nearly 100 students have embraced the pro bono spirit and successfully fulfilled the Warrior Pro Bono Pledge by rendering a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono legal services.
Degrees and Certifications
J.D., Wayne State University Law School
B.A., University of Detroit