Wayne Law Review Announces 2021-2022 Editorial Board

The Wayne Law Review is excited to announce the 2021-2022 editorial board! The new members are Editor-in-Chief Marie Carp, Managing Editor Zachary Ulewicz, Production Editor Kate Smigelski, Executive Note & Comment Editor Andrew Keating, Executive Articles Editor Jacob Stropes, Diversity Editor Aleanna Siacon, and Media & Technology Editor Sarah Schade.

Please visit the following link from Wayne State University Law School for additional information: https://law.wayne.edu/news/wayne-law-review-announces-2021-22-editorial-board-42417

2021 Spring Symposium Series

The Wayne Law Review is holding its 2021 Spring Symposium Series focusing on legal issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Panel – Thursday, April 8 at 12 PM
This panel will focus on possible changes to public policy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel discussion will be moderated by Tyson Benson, attorney at Vivacqua Crane.
“Presidential Records Act Update” will be presented by Kimberly Breedon, professor, Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law.
“Lessons on Liability from Zika, Ebola, an H1N1” will be presented by Chad Marzen, professor, Florida State College of Business.
“Making Opioid Pandemic Policies Permanent” will be presented by Laura Stanley, senior policy analyst, GWU Regulatory Studies Center.
Here is the link for registration: https://events.wayne.edu/2021/04/08/wayne-law-review-spring-symposium-policy-panel-89038/

Second Panel – Friday, April 16 at 12 PM
This panel focuses on the interaction between federalism, state emergency management laws, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. This panel discussion will be moderated by Tom Leonard, former Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives and partner at Plunket Cooney leading the Government Relations, Public Policy, and Regulatory Practice Group.

Panelists include:
Ilan Wurman, associate professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Wurman teaches administrative law and constitutional law. He writes on administrative law, separation of powers and constitutionalism.
Patrick Wright, vice president of legal affairs, The Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Aside from directly representing clients, Wright has filed numerous amicus briefs, including many to the United States Supreme Court. Recently, the Mackinac Center was involved with the Grand Health v. Whitmer litigation.
Bill Myers, associate professor, University of Tampa, and/or Davia Downey, associate professor, Grand Valley State University. Myers and Downey have been working on some comparative studies between the U.S. and Australian responses to COVID-19 and the influence federalism has had on those policies
Here is the link for registration: https://events.wayne.edu/2021/04/16/wayne-law-review-spring-symposium-covid-19-and-federalism-panel-89039/

Sentencing White Collar Defendants: How Much Is Enough?

Front Panel

This year’s Wayne Law Review symposium will bring together judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, academic experts and a former criminal  on Friday, October 24th, to discuss the topic, “Sentencing White Collar Defendants: How Much Is Enough?”

The free Symposium will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wayne State University Law School, Partrich Auditorium, 471 West Palmer St. The event is open to the public. Parking will be available for $7 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school.

The symposium will look in depth at the issue of how much punishment is enough for white collar criminals. Sentences meted out to convicted defendants are increasing in length, rivalling those given for crimes of violence or large-scale drug dealing. Bernie Madoff received a 150-year sentence for operating a Ponzi scheme that cost investors billions, while R. Alan Stanford was sentenced to 110 years for defrauding investors out of their life savings totaling more than $7 billion. Raj Rajartnam, convicted of trading on inside information, received an 11-year sentence, while Matthew Kluger, a lawyer who revealed confidential information about client deals for years, was sentenced to 12 years.

Recent public corruption cases have seen sentences from 13 years for former Congressman William Jefferson to 28 years for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Do long prison terms for these defendants and their ilk serve the typical goals of criminal punishment: rehabilitation, retribution and deterrence? How should a court weight the appropriate sentence for a defendant who poses little continuing threat to society, yet committed a crime that can have far-reaching consequences? The experts at the symposium will consider these questions and more from all perspectives.

Opening remarks will be at 9 a.m. by Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson; Paul Stewart, editor-in-chief of Wayne Law Review; and Judge Avern Cohn, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Ellen S. Podgor, the Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor and professor of law at Stetson University College of Law, will moderate a judicial panel discussion at 9:30 a.m. Panelists will be:

  • Judge Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, who is the former chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Judge Nancy G. Edmunds (Wayne Law class of 1976), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Peter J. Henning, professor of law at Wayne Law and a former federal prosecutor, will moderate an academics panel discussion at 11 a.m. Panelists will be:

  • Sara Sun Beale, Charles L.B. Lowndes Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law
  • Miriam Baer, associate professor of law at Brooklyn Law School
  • Mark Osler, professor of law at St. Thomas University Law School
  • Lucian E. Dervan, associate professor of law and director of faculty development at Southern Illinois School of Law

David F. DuMouchel (Wayne Law class of 1975), partner with Butzel Long in Detroit, will moderate a practitioner panel discussion at 1:45 p.m. Panelists will be:

  • Barbara L. McQuade, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • David Debold, partner with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C.
  • David Schertler, partner with Schertler & Onorato in Washington, D.C.
  • Walter Pavlo, co-author of Stolen Without a Gun and a Forbes contributor

Closing remarks will be given by Symposium Editor Brittney Kohn at 3:45 p.m.

The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and an evening cocktail and networking reception.  Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP. Register at law.wayne.edu/lawreview2014 by Wednesday, Oct. 15.

The event is made possible through the support of the Cohn Family Endowed Fund.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Brittney Kohn, Symposium Editor, at symposium_editor@wayne.edu.

We look forward to seeing you on October 24th!

Symposium Live Streaming

The Wayne Law Review Symposium, A Wave of Change: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Michigan’s Constitution and the Evolution of State Constitutionalism, will be available to watch online live for those who are not able to attend. On Friday the 11th, the Symposium will be streaming live at: http://www.wayne.edu/live/.

The Wayne Law Review Symposium is made possible through the support of the Cohn Family Endowed Fund.

Wayne Law Review Symposium Press Release

Wayne Law Review’s Symposium, A Wave Of Change: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Michigan’s Constitution and the Evolution of State Constitutionalism, will take place on October 11th, from 8:00am to 5:00pm at Wayne Law. See the press release here:

http://media.wayne.edu/2013/09/17/wayne-law-review-symposium-to-focus-on

The Symposium is made possible through the support of the Cohn Family Endowed Fund. 

A Wave of Change: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Michigan’s Constitution and the Evolution of State Constitutionalism

Just a friendly reminder to mark your calendars for Friday October 11, 2013, for the Wayne Law Review Symposium – A Wave of Change: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Michigan’s Constitution and the Evolution of State Constitutionalism, made possible through the support of the Cohn Family Endowed Fund. The event will be held from 8am-5pm at Wayne Law. Click here to RSVP!

Write On Competition Information

The Wayne Law Review write-on competition starts May 9! Students interested in taking part in the competition will need to fill out an exam card in the Dean of Students Office and add the ‘Law Review Write On Competition’ course to their TWEN page. If you need additional information or have questions about the process please don’t hesitate to contact Chelsey Marsh at clmarsh@wayne.edu.