October 2018 - Wayne State University
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41 students pledge to donate pro bono legal services

41 students pledge to donate pro bono legal services

In recognition of the American Bar Association’s week-long National Celebration of Pro Bono, 41 Wayne Law students took the Warrior Pro Bono Pledge to donate 50 or more hours of free legal services through the Law School’s Student Voluntary Pro Bono Program. The week included a special lunch conversation with retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly ’71, regarding access to justice in Michigan, and an event for students in which Law School faculty members discussed their personal pro bono work.


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Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer for the Law School’s first NFL Contract Competition Volunteer for the Law School’s first NFL Contract Competition  

Wayne Law is seeking alumni and community volunteers familiar with sports contract negotiation to serve as judges for the first-ever Sports and Entertainment Law Society Contract Competition on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Law School. Volunteer judges are needed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To volunteer, email Rebecca Robichaud, rebecca.robichaud@wayne.edu.


 

Wayne Law news

Wayne Law, Jaffe strengthening transactional law experience Wayne Law, Jaffe strengthening transactional law experience  

Wayne Law students interested in transactional law will benefit from the new Jaffe Transactional Law Competition Fund, established by Michigan-based law firm Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss. The endowment will support operations of the Law School’s Transactional Law Competition.

Hammer named inaugural Taubman chair  

Professor Peter J. Hammer, director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law, has been named the Law School’s inaugural A. Alfred Taubman Endowed Chair. The $1.5 million endowed chair is part of a $3 million gift from the late A. Alfred Taubman in 2006 that led to the construction of the Keith Center building.

Hammer named inaugural Taubman chair
Overton discusses racial equality and future of work Overton discusses racial equality and future of work  

Spencer Overton, president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and a former clerk of Judge Keith, delivered the Seventh Damon J. Keith Biennial Lecture to a full house at Wayne Law on Friday, Oct. 5. His lecture was titled “Racial Equality and the Future of Work.”

Renowned immigration attorneys speak at Wayne Law  

Two renowned immigration attorneys spoke at Wayne Law in October. On Oct. 4, Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, presented the inaugural lecture of the Paul A. Rosen Constitutional Law Speaker Series. On Oct. 25, Stephen W. Manning, founding partner of Immigrant Law Group and founder and director of the Innovation Law Lab, delivered the two-part I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy.

Renowned immigration attorneys speak at Wayne Law

 

Student accomplishments

Hitting the high notes Hitting the high notes  

Second-year student Emma Trivax, a classically trained singer, was featured in a report for the Detroit Legal News about her talent and how she’s following in her family’s path to a career in law. On Friday, Trivax also was named the winner of the Fall 2018 Moot Court In-House Competition. 

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Alumni accomplishments

Chapman takes a stand for incarcerated youth Chapman takes a stand for incarcerated youth  

As board chair of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, Jill Chapman ’85, has pushed for expansion of the Regenerations program that serves youth, ages 12-20, in custody with Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and involved in the juvenile justice system.

Alumna named corporate counsel rising star  

Tamira Chapman ’07,  was named a 2018 Rising Star by Minority Corporate Counsel Association. She also was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ 40 Under Forty. Chapman is an attorney at Ford Motor Co.

Alumna named corporate counsel rising star
Miller named Attorney of the Year Miller named Attorney of the Year  

E. Powell Miller ’86, was named Attorney of the Year by Crain’s Detroit Business. Miller is a founder and partner of The Miller Law Firm where he focuses his practice on litigation.

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Faculty, staff accomplishments

Cook to be published in Yale Journal of Law and Feminism Cook to be published in Yale Journal of Law and Feminism  

Assistant Professor Blanche Cook’s article, “Johnny Appleseed: Citizenship Transmission Laws and A White Heteropatriarchal Property Right In Philandering, Sexual Exploitation, And Rape (The ‘WHP’)” was accepted for publication in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.

Settlage making a stage name for herself  

Associate Professor Rachel Settlage was featured in a Wayne State University newsroom story about her involvement with the Grosse Pointe Theatre as an actress, dancer, choreographer and director.

Settlage making a stage name for herself
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