MSU College of Law

Michigan State DCL Law Review hosts groundbreaking symposium

For Release September 2, 2003

Barbara Anselmo
Jacqueline Harrington

The Michigan State DCL Law Review will host a ground-breaking symposium titled “In the Wake of Corporate Reform: One Year in the Life of Sarbanes-Oxley – A Critical Review” on Friday, September 19, at 9:00 a.m. in room N100 of the Eppley Center North Business Complex on the MSU campus.

The symposium will provide a critical analysis of the federal corporate reform legislation, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed in July 2002 in the wake of the Enron and WorldCom scandals. The Honorable Frank Kelley, former Attorney General of Michigan, will launch the daylong symposium, and prominent presenters from academia and business, as well as practicing accountants and lawyers, will discuss successes and failures of the Act. The symposium will also feature a live video presentation by Chancellor Willliam B. Chandler and Vice Chancellor Leo E. Strine of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Members of the general public interested in attending the symposium can register online at before September 12, 2003. The registration fee is $25.00. Students are welcome to attend free of charge only after registering online.

Michigan State University-DCL College of Law, formerly known as Detroit College of Law, was founded in 1891 and was the first law school in Detroit. To extend its commitment to educational excellence, the Detroit College of Law affiliated with Michigan State University in 1995 and moved to MSU’s East Lansing campus in 1997.

The move to MSU enabled the Law College to build a $28 million facility and to provide law students the benefits of a Big Ten university while maintaining its private law school status. Today, MSU-DCL remains the nation’s oldest continuously operating independent law school.