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Spencer Overton to keynote seventh Keith biennial lecture

Spencer Overton to keynote seventh Keith biennial lecture

The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law will present its seventh biennial lecture on Friday, Oct. 5, featuring Spencer Overton, president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The lecture, titled “Racial Equality and the Future of Work,” is sponsored by Comerica Bank. It will include a discussion of automation, the rise of “gig-economy” independent contractors and other factors that are rapidly changing economic opportunity. RSVP


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Five honored at Alumni Wall of Fame Five honored at Alumni Wall of Fame  

Five new members of the Wayne Law Alumni Wall of Fame were honored during an induction ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Law School. Inductees were Ernest Goodman ’28 (posthumous), Elliott S. Hall ’65, David M. Hempstead ’75, Hon. Marilyn Kelly ’71, and Michael L. Pitt ’74.

Gelernt of ACLU to keynote Rosen lecture  

Lee Gelernt, the attorney at the center of the American Civil Liberties Union litigation opposing the travel ban, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Paul A. Rosen Constitutional Law Speaker Series, Thursday, Oct. 4 at Wayne Law. RSVP

Gelernt of ACLU to keynote Rosen lecture

 

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Alumni profiles

Immigration court experience a game changer Immigration court experience a game changer  

Shahar Ben-Josef ’16, has been an attorney advisor for the Executive Office of Immigration Review in Detroit since 2016, and recently moved to Boston to work with the eight judges at the Boston Immigration Court.

For couple, immigration crisis a reminder of what it means to be a lawyer  

Both Justin Hanna and Nora Youkhana, newlyweds and graduates of the Wayne Law class of 2015, sprang into action when raids on metro Detroit’s Chaldean and Iraqi community took place in 2017.

For couple, immigration crisis a reminder of what it means to be a lawyer
Humanitarian spirit Humanitarian spirit  

Patricia Ice ’79, is a native Detroiter and director of the legal project for the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance. She brings empathy as well as skill and insight gleaned from her life’s experiences to her practice.

Paparelli finds inspiration in clients  

Angelo Paparelli ’76, partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, is outspoken about the changes he thinks need to be made in U.S. immigration policy and practice. “I would like to see far more procedural due process injected into the U.S. immigration system.”

Paparelli finds inspiration in clients

 

Alumni accomplishments

McLaughlin helped change Detroit’s landscape McLaughlin helped change Detroit’s landscape  

After more than four decades with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Lawrence McLaughlin ’77, is stepping down at the end of the year from his position as chairman of its real estate department to pursue other endeavors professionally. He discusses his plans in a report for Crain’s Detroit Business.   

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Faculty, staff accomplishments

Carlson, Gable named Levin Center Research Scholars Carlson, Gable named Levin Center Research Scholars  

Associate Professors Kirsten Matoy Carlson and Lance Gable have been named the inaugural Levin Center Research Scholars. The research award will be presented on an annual basis to a member of the Wayne Law faculty in an effort to support scholarship central to the mission of the Levin Center at Wayne Law.

New book offers exclusive account of Levin investigations  

Elise Bean, Washington co-director of the Levin Center at Wayne Law, is the author of the new book “Financial Exposure: Carl Levin’s Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse.”

New book offers exclusive account of Levin investigations
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Professors in the news

Cook weighs in on Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations Cook weighs in on Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations  

Assistant Professor Blanche Cook was quoted in a report for the Detroit Free Press, “The price sexual assault survivors pay is too high for many to tell.” She said that rape culture stems from a centuries-long history that allowed women — and their bodies — to be treated as the property of men.

Paul quoted in Bloomberg  

Assistant Professor Sanjukta Paul’s blog post “The Allocation of Economic Coordination Rights” was quoted in Bloomberg’s report, “Maverick Contrarian Bears Are Lonely.” She said, “Our thinking about competition retains a fundamental blind spot.”

Paul quoted in Bloomberg
Sedler: ‘Treason’ is now a popular word – here’s what it really means Sedler: ‘Treason’ is now a popular word – here’s what it really means  

Professor Robert A. Sedler would like to remind people there is a precise definition of “treason” set forth in the Constitution. He says in The Conversation, “The claims that one side or the other have committed treason are ignorant of the law.”

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