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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Wayne State to Host Symposium on Public Corruption

On Friday, March 24, 2006 at 8:15 a.m., the Wayne Law Review, with the support of the State Bar of Michigan and the Departments of Criminal Justice and Political Science at Wayne State University, will host its Annual Legal Symposium on the topic of Public Corruption.

The Symposium will be held at the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit. The all-day event begins at 8:15 am with a continental breakfast. Lunch is scheduled for noon and a 5:15 pm reception will follow the symposium, which is free and open to the public. The Review encourages all attendees to RSVP to ensure a spot.

Given the recent high-profile federal prosecutions of Connecticut Governor John Rowland, former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, former Detroit City Council member Alonzo Bates, Scooter Libby, Jack Abramoff, and many others, public corruption cases are a priority for the U.S. Department of Justice. The prosecutions of these well-known figures have been criticized on many levels, including “federalizing” what would be the purview of county and state prosecutors; vagueness of the Hobbs Act, designed to combat corruption; and questions of ethics codes and internal legislative oversight replacing prosecutions.

Scheduled Speakers:

Noel Hillman, Chief of the Public Integrity Section of the United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Craig Morford, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio

Richard Hibey, Criminal Defense Attorney, Miller Chevalier, Washington, DC

Marilyn Glynn, Legal Counsel for the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Washington, DC

Professor George Brown, Boston College Law School, specialist in federal-state relations and government ethics

Professor Frank Anechiarico, Hamilton College, expert in government and law

Professor Daniel Lowenstein, University of California, Los Angeles, expert in election law

Michael Stanton, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Journalist, Providence Journal, Providence, RI

Parking is available in Structure #1 across from the Law School on Palmer (corner of Cass) for $3.50.

RSVP: Davidde A. Stella, Executive Articles Editor, Wayne Law Review, (313) 577-8032 or at For more information contact Mr. Stella or visit the Law Review’s symposia’s website:

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