Daily Briefs

 Wayne Law named a Best Value law school

Wayne State University Law School was recognized as a Best Value law school for 2014 by The National Jurist and its sister publication, preLaw magazine.

Fifty-three law schools were named to the list. Wayne Law was the only Michigan law school recognized. Criteria for selection includes price of tuition, student debt accumulation, bar passage rate, cost of living and – given the greatest weight – employment success.
 
Wayne Law last was named to the list in 2010.

The magazines will release a complete list with grades (A, A- or B+) for the 53 schools in the August issue of preLaw and the September issue of The National Jurist and will rank the top 20 schools in order.
 

Attorney receives the Frances R. Avadenka Memorial Award

Dickinson Wright attorney Daniel D. Quick received the Frances R. Avadenka Memorial Award at the Oakland County Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in June.
 
The award was established by the board of directors in memory of Frances R. Avadenka, the first female president of the Oakland County Bar Association, who passed away in 1987 leaving a legacy of leadership, industry and community involvement. The award is presented to an OCBA member who has made significant contributions to the community outside the legal profession.

Quick partnered with Oakland Schools to develop the OCBA’s Elementary Mock Trial program, which they designed to fit within the state of Michigan’s Social Studies Content Expectation and within the Michigan Citizenship Collaborative curriculum for second- and third-graders. Volunteer attorneys go into the classroom and talk with the students about the legal system and court procedures. The students then visit the local district court or the Oakland County Circuit Court and perform a mock trial applying what they have learned to their case. Now in its third year, more than 800 Oakland County students have participated in the program.

Quick also served this year as president of the Oakland County Bar Foundation. The OCBF awards grants to programs in Oakland County that fulfill the foundation’s mission. 

Quick is a member in the firm’s Troy office and is Practice Department Manager for Commercial Litigation, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, ADR and Sports & Entertainment. He is a litigation attorney with a focus in the areas of commercial litigation (including shareholder disputes, trade secrets and non-compete cases) and copyright, entertainment, and intellectual property. He holds leadership positions in the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Foundation. Quick received his J.D. from the University of Michigan.