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November 4, 2011


MSU Law Trustee Inducted Into Prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers


East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law Trustee Maurice Jenkins has been inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), the premier professional organization of trial lawyers in the United States and Canada.

Jenkins, a 1981 graduate of the Law College, was inducted during a ceremony at the ACTL’s October 22 Annual Meeting in La Quinta, California. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan accepted honorary fellowship into the organization at the event.

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers is comprised of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is limited to the top one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Fellowship status is extended by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality.

Maurice Jenkins is managing partner of Jackson Lewis LLP in Detroit. He has practiced labor and employment law for more than 29 years. Jenkins is a nationally recognized litigator who has represented national and international automotive manufacturers, telecommunications providers, pharmaceutical companies, and retailers in jury trials, civil and labor arbitrations, National Labor Relations Board hearings, and government enforcement actions. He was named one of Human Resource Executive magazine’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Law Attorneys for 2011.”

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.


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