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February 13, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Tierney Alumni House | Map
5510 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free

An Emeritus Academy colloquium presentation by Bill VolzMike Ilitch School of Business

Abstract: Writing as Robert Traver, John D. Voelker wrote Anatomy of a Murder, eighty articles and short stories, four novels, and seven other books. While all of his life will be examined, this presentation will focus on the three-year period when he wrote one hundred legal opinions, not as Robert Traver but as Justice John D. Voelker of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Bill Volz joined Wayne State University in 1978 where he has served as Dean of the School of Business, Chair of the Accounting Department, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel, Director of the Center for Legal Studies and Executive Director of WSU’s Center for Developing Student Entrepreneurs. His legal writings have been cited by the United States Supreme Court and his article on this topic won the Cohn Prize for Legal Scholarship of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.

Place: First floor conference room of the Tierney Alumni House, 5510 Woodward (just north of the Park Shelton parking structure on NE corner of Woodward and Ferry St.). Visitor parking available behind the building. Please come to the rear door of the house and ring the bell for entrance. There is handicap parking and a ramp to the front of the building for those who need it.

For more information about this event, please contact Arthur Marotti at 313-577-2490 or