Former Senator Carl Levin Returns To Detroit And Wayne State

Wayne State names a new center after former senator Carl Levin and welcome him as an educator on oversight authority.

Wayne State University’s new Levin Center at Wayne Law will begin offering courses this fall. The center will focus on training and programs that impart the importance of legislative oversight and teach students about the role legislators and lawyers need to play in overseeing public and private institutions. Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson says Levin’s history as a legislator and lawyer exemplify the role of authoritative oversight and how it helps shape policy and law in positive ways.

Levin, who will be joining the teaching staff as well, says, “If you want to lead the change, if you want to help the public have a life which is better oversight has got to be done in depth.” Levin says this is an opportunity for him to pass on his own experiences in legislative oversight and teach future legislators lessons about accountability in private, public and government activities.

“These centers work together to give our students hands-on experiences while in school, working with these great icons in Michigan, to think about their place in service,” says Benson. And, she says, the new center will add another facet to their learning experience.