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Wayne Law to induct 5 into Alumni Wall of Fame Sept. 12

Wayne Law to induct 5 into Alumni Wall of Fame Sept. 12

Wayne Law will induct five new members into the Alumni Wall of Fame during a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Law School. Inductees 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 and Wayne Law’s distinguished jurist in residence; and Michael L. Pitt ’74, founding partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer and Rivers PC and president of Public Justice.


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Weinberg named associate dean for research and faculty development Weinberg named associate dean for research and faculty development  

Professor Jonathan T. Weinberg is Wayne Law’s inaugural associate dean for research and faculty development. Weinberg’s job as associate dean is to support and promote faculty scholarship and academic achievement.

Wayne Law, Brooks Kushman partner to strengthen patent clinic  

Wayne Law and Brooks Kushman have joined forces to strengthen the impact of Wayne Law’s Patent Procurement Clinic. The new partnership helps address gaps in access to quality legal services for lower-income innovators and small business owners in Metro Detroit.

Wayne Law, Brooks Kushman partner to strengthen patent clinic
Law firms host students Law firms host students  

Career Services presented its annual Law Firm Crawls on July 18 and 26 for members of Moot Court, The Journal of Law in SocietyWayne Law Review and the Journal of Business Law. The events allow students to network with practicing attorneys, tour area law firms and ask questions. Participating law firms were Bodman, Butzel Long, Dickinson Wright, Honigman, Jones Day, Varnum and Warner Norcross and Judd. Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss hosted a networking reception Aug. 6 for members of the Wayne Law Review and Moot Court program at the Detroit Athletic Club.


 

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Alumni profiles

Firsthand experience helps alumna aid immigrants Firsthand experience helps alumna aid immigrants  

Immigration attorney Farah Al-khersan knows on many levels what her clients go through in their quest to live in America. The 2015 graduate of Wayne Law is the daughter of Iraqi parents who brought her with her siblings to the United States in the 1990s.

Barrera is a voice for refugee children  

Laura Barrera ’16, is on the front lines of America’s immigration crisis every day. Barrera works for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law Immigration Clinic and represents unaccompanied refugee children in deportation proceedings before the Immigration Court and before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency of the Department of Homeland Security.

Barrera is a voice for refugee children
Alumnus passionate about poverty law, immigration law Alumnus passionate about poverty law, immigration law  

Ruby Robinson ’11, is co-managing attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, an organization that spearheads the effort to stand up for immigrant rights in the state. “It is easy to be passionate about this work when I have such wonderful clients, coworkers and colleagues around the state.”

Ott serves as fire chief and Miller Canfield senior counsel  

Shortly after Stephen Ott ’79, graduated from Wayne Law, he read that the Detroit Fire Department was reactivating its auxiliary force. He signed up and reported for training. Ott is now chief of the Northville City Fire Department, which serves the 15,000 residents of the cities of Northville and Plymouth.

Ott serves as fire chief and Miller Canfield senior counsel

 

Alumni accomplishments

Mette awarded prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship Mette awarded prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship  

Erin Mette ’18, is the recipient of a prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship. During her two-year fellowship, Mette is working for the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center to provide legal counseling and representation to families affected by home-based environmental health hazards in Detroit and Flint. She also will advocate for policy that advances environmental justice.

2018 graduates honored by State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section  

Catherine Ferguson and Charles Roarty, Wayne Law class of 2018, were nominated by faculty and selected and honored at the recent State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section annual meeting for their “Excellence in the Study of Taxation.” Both Ferguson and Roarty will be pursuing their LL.M. in the fall.

2018 graduates honored by State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section
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Student accomplishments

Fiordellisi awarded scholarship from Macomb County Bar Foundation Fiordellisi awarded scholarship from Macomb County Bar Foundation  

Rising third-year student Mallory Fiordellisi was awarded the Philip F. Greco Memorial Scholarship from the Macomb County Bar Foundation.

Losinski awarded scholarship from Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan  

Rising third-year student Brant Losinski was awarded the Judge Philip J. Glennie Law Student Scholarship from the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.

Losinski awarded scholarship from Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan
Students selected for Public Interest Law Fellowships Students selected for Public Interest Law Fellowships  

Eight Wayne Law students gained experience and served a variety of agencies this summer, thanks to the support of the 2018 Public Interest Law Fellowships. The 2018 fellowship winners include rising second-year students Connor Caplis, Dezha Dial, Craigen Oster and Arthur Wagner, and rising third-year students Cait De Mott Grady, Rachel Lerman, Aaron Rowland and Victoria Stadick

Levin Center at Wayne Law sends 4 legal interns to Capitol Hill  

Four students spent the summer working on Capitol Hill as legal interns thanks to internships sponsored by the Levin Center at Wayne Law. 2018 interns were Marie Bonnici, Marisa Hamel, Shelbie Rose and Marilyn Yousif. 

Levin Center at Wayne Law sends 4 legal interns to Capitol Hill
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Professors in the news

Henning quoted in New York Times Henning quoted in New York Times  

Professor Peter J. Henning was quoted in a report for The New York Times Questions Loom Over Tesla Deal After CEO Reveals Saudi Link

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