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June 6, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

Join the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law in celebrating the life and legacy of Dean Robb ’49, a longtime activist and noted civil rights attorney who spent decades advocating for others and fighting for change.

Dean died Dec. 2, 2018 at the age of 94.

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack will deliver the welcome. Matthew Robb ’16, son of Dean, will be the keynote speaker. Bill and Dick Goodman, Michael Pitt, and Nathan Conyers will deliver tributes and memorials.

A reception will take place at 5 p.m. hosted by McCormack, Public Justice and Pitt McGehee Palmer and Rivers.

This event is part of the annual Dean Robb Public Interest Lecture. It is intended to inspire law students, attorneys, public-interest groups and everyday citizens to become more active in public service and public-interest law. The series is made possible by the Royal Oak law firm of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC and is supported by the Public Justice Foundation.

For more information about this event, please contact Peter Hammer at or