MI Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly to be honored at Wayne Law Commencement Ceremony

Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court Marilyn Kelly, a 1971 Wayne State University Law School alumna, will be recognized as a 2010 WSU Distinguished Alumni Award recipient at Wayne Law's annual Commencement Ceremony on Monday, May 17, 2010. Justice Kelly will be presented with the award at the WSU Alumni Association Spring Awards Gala on May 4, 2010.

''We are proud to call Chief Justice Kelly an alumna of Wayne State University and its Law School,'' said WSU President Jay Noren. ''Through her distinguished career, she has touched the lives of so many at this institution, in the state of Michigan and beyond. We are grateful for her continued commitment to and involvement with Wayne State University."

Wayne Law previously announced that Legal Adviser to the United States Department of State and former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh will serve as keynote speaker at the ceremony.

"We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments and successes of our graduates at our 2010 Commencement Ceremony," said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. "We are honored that Chief Justice Kelly and Dean Koh will be a part of this important day. They are prominent examples of lawyers who have made the most of their law degrees, and they will surely inspire and motivate our students, graduates and guests at the ceremony."

The Law School Commencement Ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. at Orchestra Hall in Detroit. Admission is by ticket only. For more information, please contact the Law School's Dean of Students Office at (313) 577-3997 or at lawdso@wayne.edu.

Published: Thu, May 6, 2010