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WSU Law Dean Wants Active Lawyers

June 23, 2014

By Pat Batcheller




"We have a responsibility to train our students to lead and to serve and to use their law degrees to help others."

Jocelyn Benson, Dean of Wayne State University's Law School.

The dean of Wayne State’s law school says she wants it to be a place that trains active community leaders, not just lawyers. Jocelyn Benson was named interim dean in 2012. Last week, the university made her appointment permanent. She's the second woman to head the law school, and the youngest woman to lead any law school in U.S. history. WDET’s Pat Batcheller asked Dean Benson about her vision for the law school. Click on the audio link to hear the conversation.