Wayne Law adds new scholarly journal on business law

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Attorneys and students gathered for a mixer in March to celebrate and officially introduce the Wayne State University Journal of Business Law to the legal community. 2017-18 members are (standing, l-r) Paul Rzepka, Nick Voran, Eric Boelstler, Charles Roarty, Alex Daar, ­Catherine Ferguson, Micah Rogalski, Jaclyn Culler, Brennan Ackerman, Associate Professor Eric Zacks; and Adomas Rauckis; (sitting, l-r) Brett Garwood, Joseph Zannetti, Monica Batsford, Danielle Chidiac, Linda Mifsud, and Arthur Griem.

The Wayne State University Journal of Business Law is a new addition to the law school’s scholarly journals.

“The new Journal is a student-managed publication seeking to provide a collection of scholarly articles and notes by academics, practitioners and students on a broad range of business law topics affecting the Michigan legal community,” said second-year student Linda Mifsud of Livonia, the Journal’s newly elected editor-in-chief.

The Journal comprises an executive board, senior, junior and first-year members, and students are advised by Associate Professor Eric Zacks. Senior members work with junior members to publish the journal, and the executive board directs and approves the publication. Beginning in academic year 2018-19, participating students will be eligible to receive academic credit.

“This year we all worked together to develop the Journal’s vision for the coming years, while establishing relationships with the contributors and the Michigan business law community,” said third-year student Catherine Ferguson of Woodhaven, who was editor-in-chief for the 2017-18 academic year. “The Journal’s membership includes some of the hardest working Wayne Law students. Because of their dedication to business law, Journal members are armed with a unique ability to not only edit the articles, but also learn from and work with the authors.”

The Journal was conditionally approved during the 2016-17 academic year and has gained significant traction and support from faculty and students. Members have spent the last year reviewing and revising articles, as well as meeting with local business law practitioners and accumulating more articles for publication. 2017-18 senior members are Brennan Ackerman of Charlevoix; Monica Batsford of Warren; Jaclyn Culler of Dearborn; Ferguson; Mifsud; Charles Roarty of Grosse Pointe Shores; and Micah Rogalski of Rochester, New York.

Members of the 2018-19 executive board are:

Linda Mifsud, editor-in-chief

Nick Voran of Flat Rock, managing editor

Paul Rzepka of Saline, executive editor

Eric Boelstler of Clinton Township, publication editor
 

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