Financial Aid

For questions relating to Financial Aid (loans, not scholarships): 

  1. Call 313-577-2100 (general) AND 313-577-5142 (Financial Aid Office in Law School);
  2. Leave voicemails on both numbers if no one answers; AND 
  3. Email
  4. Stop by the Financial Aid Office located in the Law School Admissions Suite on the first floor when a representative from the University Office of Student Financial Aid is present (times vary from week to week). 

If you do not receive a response to phone calls/email within 7 business days, email Dean Cancelosi (

For questions relating to Law School scholarships (not loans):

  1. Call 313-577-3996 and leave a voicemail if no one answers. 
  2. Email

Experiential Education Canvas Course

On Aug. 9, all law students should have received an invitation to the Experiential Education Canvas Course. This invitation grants access to the lists of externship placement opportunities, which are no longer available on our external site.

Access the Canvas course

Introducing Wayne Law’s new website

We are excited to announce that on July 29, Wayne Law launched its new website, which you can view at (the URL has not changed).

You’ll notice that a lot of things have moved so we’ve put together a general list (below) of things that have changed to make the transition as easy as possible! It is extremely important you read the information below in full.

Note: Career and Professional Development (formerly Career Services) resources have moved to Canvas. Externship placement listings have also moved to Canvas. Over the next two weeks, you will receive two invitations to Canvas to access those resources.


Academic resources are housed within the Academics menu item. Here you will find course listingsclass and exam schedules, the Office of Student Academic Affairs, information about clinics and externshipsdegree programs, etc.


This is the hub of all things student life, including the Office of Student Engagement and Culture. You’ll find links to recent announcements and a student calendar (exclusively for student events and programs), and recent student announcements, all on the homepage to make things easy to navigate. This section is also where you’ll find information on disability accommodationsexam schedule variancescharacter and fitnessstudent organizations, etc.

Forms, policies and procedures

This is a one-stop-shop for all things procedure. Here you’ll find ABA required disclosuresJ.D. and LL.M. Academic Regulations, forms related to Records and Registration and the Office of Student Engagement and Culture (note that some forms are under development and will be posted soon), as well as our posting policy and room and space reservations.

Faculty and scholarship

Here you’ll find all of our faculty biographies and information on the Gershenson Faculty Workshop Series. This is also the new home of our centers and international program. Faculty and staff can also access Faces here (login to OneDrive required).


This is the new home of the Office of Career and Professional Development (formerly Career Services). Here you’ll find new information about judicial clerkships, professionalism, public interest opportunities and much more. It’s also home to the Student Voluntary Pro Bono Program.  Just remember, we haven’t rolled out the Canvas course that’s referenced throughout the website so you will not be able to access some of the resources until that invitation comes out later this week.


Admissions is primarily for prospective students, but you’ll also find information about Finances, so even if you’re entering your final year of law school, it’s probably worth a look!

Enrollment confirmation requirements

Sent on behalf of the University's Office of Student Financial Aid

Prior to enrollment, your financial aid was packaged based on estimated tuition/fee charges for the fall 2019 term. After you register for the fall 2019 term, your financial aid may be adjusted to reflect actual tuition/fee charges for the fall 2019 term. Adjustments, if necessary, will occur 1-2 weeks after registration is completed. If your financial aid is adjusted, you will receive an email from the Office of Student Financial Aid to indicate that a change was made.

If you have further questions, please reach out to us in person at the Welcome Center or Law School or by email at

Thank you,

WSU Office of Student Financial Aid

The Welcome Center
42 W. Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202


Equal Justice Works

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair – Registration now open

The annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, the largest national public interest law career fair in the country, will be October 18 and 19 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Student registration is now open to attend, bid for interviews and participate in table talk sessions with employers. Prior Wayne Law students have deemed the Conference and Career Fair a fantastic opportunity to connect with public interest employers and land a summer or postgraduate position. Contact Diane Fears ( in the Office of Career and Professional Development to discuss how this event can help you launch or advance your public interest career. 

Learn more, register and view timeline

USDOJ opportunities

USDOJ Environmental and Natural Resources Division Seeks Law Clerks and Entry Level Attorneys

The Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) is accepting applications for spring and summer 2020 law clerks (volunteer interns) and, via the USDOJ Attorney General's Honors Program, entry level attorneys. Application deadlines are rapidly approaching.

Learn more about law clerk opportunities

Learn more about the Attorney General's Honors Program

Announcing important changes to Student Affairs

Beginning immediately, what’s currently known as the Student Affairs Office will be split into two offices to more efficiently address the needs of students and increase available programming and resources.

Note: Changes to the website will be reflected next week.

Office of Student Engagement and Culture

The Office of Student Engagement and Culture provides support and hosts workshops and other programs related to student life and success in law school.

Matters handled by Student Engagement and Culture

  • Character and fitness
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Exam schedule variances
  • Title IX
  • Student organizations
  • Disability accommodations

Contact: Felicia Thomas, assistant dean of student engagement and culture, or (313) 577-3997, Suite 1255

Office of Student Academic Affairs

Wayne Law’s Office of Student Academic Affairs is the academic hub of the Law School and oversees the enforcement of the Law School’s Academic Regulations. Throughout the year, the office hosts workshops and other programs related to academic success and support. 

Matters handled by Student Academic Affairs

  • Bar exam preparation
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam preparation
  • Course planning and selection
  • Individual academic support

Contact: Meghan Short, director of academic success and bar preparation,, (313) 577-3997, Suite 1255

Announcing changes to Career Services

Beginning this fall, Wayne Law’s Career Services Office will be renamed Office of Career and Professional Development. The office positions students for career satisfaction and success through personalized counseling, informational events, recruitment programs, and more. Advisors provide the resources and support students need to identify their ideal career paths, develop their professional identities, launch successful job searches and ultimately enjoy rewarding careers. 

Note: Changes will officially be made to the website next week. 

Questions for the team?

  • Krystal Gardner, assistant dean of career and professional development
  • Diane Fears, director of career and professional development, director of the Student Voluntary Pro Bono Program
  • Tishia Browning, director of employer development
  • Cynthia Hildreth, career development program coordinator


The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award – rolling deadline

The Blanch Law Firm is looking for an excellent writer to contribute an outstanding article to their online publication. You will be assigned a topic in the criminal law field that applies to a Federal or State legal issue. Each applicant will be given an outline to guide them on their research and writing. The contest is open to all students. Ambitious applicants are permitted to submit multiple articles. No co-authored essays are accepted. Scholarship prizes include a $5,000 cash award, publication credit and the opportunity to work in the Blanch Law Firm in New York City for a day.

Deadline: Rolling - Submissions due within 14 days of receipt of assignment

More information

State Bar of Michigan Children's Law Section Scholarship – Sept. 1 deadline

The State Bar of Michigan Children's Law Section is accepting applications for the Jack H. McKaig II Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is for law school students who demonstrate an interest in practicing in the areas of child protective proceedings and/or juvenile justice.


  • Is a second- or third-year law school student enrolled in good standing at any Michigan accredited law school
  • Has a cumulative law school grade point average of at least 2.8
  • Demonstrates an interest in Child Welfare Law

Deadline: Sunday, Sept. 1

More information


Law Library

Intersession hours

Saturday July 13 through Saturday Aug. 24

Monday —Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Regular Library hours resume Sunday Aug. 25.

Summer and Graduating Student Access


Continuing Students
Continuing students automatically get FULL access year-round (180 hours per month). Westlaw cannot be used in for-profit or commercial legal work. Permissible uses include:

  • Summer semester classes
  • Faculty research assistance
  • Wayne Law Clinic/Internship/Externship
  • Law Review/Journals /Moot Court research
  • Non-profit or government work

Graduating Students
Graduating students may extend access through the Grad Elite Program. Registered students will get 60 hours per month full access for 6 months post-graduation through November 30, 2019. Please look for additional information about the Grad Elite program when you log in to Westlaw.

Account Manager: Mollie Benson,


Continuing Students
Continuing students will have unlimited Lexis Advance access over the summer, with no restrictions on the type of work where students can use law school Lexis IDs.

Graduating Students
Graduating students will have access through December 31, 2019. For those doing public interest work, register for Lexis ASPIRE Program, which allows 12 months of free, job-related access to limited Lexis Advance resources for verified 501(c)(3) organizations.

Account Manager: Shivangee Pandaya,


All registered students have unlimited Bloomberg access during the summer. Graduating students have unlimited Bloomberg access for 6 months following graduation.

Account Manager: Terry Stedman,


Law Library Reference Desk: 313-577-6180

Student Services Librarian Michelle LaLonde:

Wayne Law Students Can Download Microsoft Office 365 For Free

Current Wayne Law students are eligible for a free download of Microsoft Office 365 (Windows and Mac). Full instructions are available at You can install the software on up to five computers. This program is compatible with Windows 7 or newer and Mac OS X 10.6 or newer. There are also apps for mobile devices running Android, Windows Phone and iOS.

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