Reserving space in Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights

If you wish to use rooms 1243, 1244 or 2242 in Wayne Law's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, you must have a confirmed reservation.

The following steps are provided to assist you:

  • Submit a reservation request to
  • Wait for an email confirmation of your reservation (typically within 48 hours).
  • Present a copy of the confirmation (hard copy or via device) and your OneCard to law library circulation desk staff.
  • Sign the log at the circulation desk upon check-out and check-in of the key.

Law library staff will only check the key out to the person indicated on the confirmation. No exceptions will be made. If you encounter an emergency or there will be a delay in picking up the key, contact the circulation desk at 313-577-6181 as soon as possible. 

After your reservation ends, lock the room and return the key(s) to the law library staff promptly. If Law School and/or library staff determine that damage was done to the room or there is any other misuse during the reserved time, you could be held liable. For example, if you reserve the room for two hours, fail to lock the door but return the key after one hour of use and damage results, you could be held responsible. 

Please note: If you don't have a confirmation of your reservation, the law library staff won't release the key to you under any circumstances. 

Make your reservation request as far in advance as possible. Same-day reservation requests cannot be approved.   

Requests for standing reservations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Your reservation of the space might be bumped to accommodate a special event at the Law School. In the event this occurs, the Reservations Office will work with you to find an alternate space for that day.

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