DJK Program Faculty
|Jocelyn Benson is an expert on election law, sports and inequality, race and the law, education law and civil procedure. She founded the Richard Austin Center on Election Law and Administration and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on election law. Her book, Democracy and the Secretary: the Crucial Role of State Secretaries of State in Promoting Democracy, highlights the crucial role that a state’s chief election administrator plays in the electoral process and illustrates how Secretaries from either side of the political spectrum are making significant contributions to promoting democracy.|
|Janet Findlater has devoted her career to providing a voice to underrepresented populations. She is an expert on legal matters relating to criminal law, domestic and family violence. She plays an active role as a mentor to the DREAM Academy, a Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative program geared at improving outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood. She was a member of the Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board from 1988-1998.|
|Lance Gable works on issues at the intersection of health, human rights, bioethics and social justice. He specializes in public health law, ethics and policy; bioterrorism and emergency preparedness; mental health; international human rights; genetics and genomics; research ethics; and information privacy. He has helped develop course materials for the World Health Organization Diploma in International Human Rights and Mental Health and has worked as a human rights consultant for the Pan American Health Organization. Select publications include Realizing the Right to Health and Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform.|
|Noah Hall is a leading expert on U.S.-Canadian environmental law, transboundary pollution, interstate water management and citizen participation. His scholarship includes "Toward a New Horizontal Federalism: Interstate Water Management in the Great Lakes Region" (Colorado Law Review) and "Transboundary Pollution: Harmonizing International and Domestic Law" (University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform). He founded the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center and previously advised the Great Lakes Governors and Premiers in developing the recently-enacted Great Lakes Compact.|
|Peter Hammer serves as the director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. He writes and teaches on health policy and development. He was a founding board member and past-president of Legal Aid of Cambodia, a non-profit, non-governmental organization providing free legal services to Cambodia’s poor. At the University of Michigan Law School, he founded and directed the school’s Program for Cambodian Law & Development. He is presently a board member of the Life & Hope Association, and organization in Siem Reap, Cambodia, run by Buddhists monks to address the needs of orphans and vulnerable children.|
|Justin Long's research focuses on state constitutionalism, federalism and educational equity. In addition to his research, he has advised public interest attorneys pursuing education-rights claims nationally. He has held appointments at the University of Connecticut School of Law and in the appeals division of the New York attorney general's office. Previously, he served as a law clerk for Hon. Myron H. Bright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and for Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt of the New York Court of Appeals (ret.).|
Christopher Lund specializes in religious liberty. He has represented a wide variety of groups and causes in law-and-religion litigation; he has drafted amicus briefs, for example, for the American Civil Liberties Union defending the rights of Christian parents to homeschool their children, and for the National Association of Evangelicals supporting the religious freedom of Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Before coming to Wayne Law, he worked as an attorney for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and clerked in law school for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is currently the chair of the Law and Religion Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and his articles on religious liberty have appeared (or will appear) in journals like the Journal of Law and Religion, the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.
|John Mogk, a nationally known urban planning law expert, focuses on critical issues facing America's distressed urban communities. His work has included research, teaching and engagement in the field of urban law and policy on such issues as economic development, neighborhood rehabilitation and intergovernmental cooperation. Appointed chair of the Michigan Council on Labor and Economic Growth by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, Mogk frequently contributes editorial commentary on critical urban issues to the major media outlets.|
|Adele M. Morrison currently teaches courses in Criminal Law, Family Law and Sexuality and the Law. Prior to joining Wayne Law's faculty she was a visiting professor of law and acting director of the Civil Justice Clinic at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. She founded a domestic violence program housed in the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation and received an Echoing Green fellowship to run it. Later she served as program director for the Dane County Commission on Sensitive Crimes in Madison, Wis., and, after joining the legal academy, was a Prairie State Legal Services board member. A member of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Board of Governors, Morrison now serves as co-chair of the organization's Access to Justice committee.|
David Moss is director of Clinical Education at the Law School where he helps students gain practical legal experience while assisting the greater community and its residents. He worked as a public interest attorney in New York and Minnesota, representing children and people with disabilities in a wide variety of civil and administrative proceedings. He has served as director of Statewide Youth Advocacy’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Law Project in upstate New York, and was a managing attorney with the Minnesota Disability Law Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
|Robert Sedler is a constitutional law expert. He has litigated a large number of important civil rights and civil liberties cases in Michigan and elsewhere. He is a frequent commentator on constitutional issues in the Detroit and national media. He has received a number of awards, including the Detroit Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. Presidential Award in 1986 and the Bernard Gottfried Bill of Rights Day Award from the Metropolitan Detroit American Civil Liberties Union in 1994.|
|Rachel Settlage focuses mainly on immigration and refugee law. She has served as foreign affairs officer/senior editor at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and oversees Wayne Law’s Asylum and Immigration Clinic.|
Jonathan Weinberg writes and teaches on immigration and citizenship law. He served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and as a visiting scholar at the
|Steven Winter is author of many articles on constitutional law and legal theory. His book, A Clearing in the Forest: Law, Life and Mind (Univ. Of Chicago Press 2001), is the first systematic attempt to assess cognitive science’s implications for law and legal theory. At Wayne Law, he teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure, and a variety of seminars on topics in legal theory. After law school, he clerked for Judge Paul R. Hays of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 1978 to 1986, he served as an assistant counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., where he litigated a wide range of civil rights cases concerning prisoners’ rights, employment discrimination, school desegregation, police violence, capital punishment, habeas corpus jurisdiction, discrimination in the military and attorneys’ fees. While at LDF, he worked on more than a dozen Supreme Court cases including brief and argument in Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985), the landmark case holding the common law fleeing felon rule unconstitutional.|