MLaw alumna named assistant dean of student affairs at Wayne Law School

University of Michigan Law School alumna Felicia M. Thomas has been appointed assistant dean of student affairs at Wayne State University Law School. She had served as director of student affairs and diversity initiatives since May 2014 and will continue to serve as director of diversity initiatives.

Thomas joined Wayne Law in October 2006.

From September 2007 to May 2014, she worked in the law school’s Admissions office, becoming director of recruitment and enrollment.

During the 2011-12 academic year, she served as interim dean of students.

She is a member of the Law School Workgroup of the State Bar of Michigan Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee and State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee (District H), advisory board member and teacher for the WSU Office of Community Engagement’s College JumpStart program and facilitator for the Detroit Public Schools/Neighborhood Legal Services Mock Trial Tournament.

Thomas, who holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan in English and African-American studies. earned her law degree from the U-M Law School in 2002, where she interned and taught at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., and worked with Detroit Public School students as an intern with Think Detroit Inc.

In her final year of law school, she was a graduate student instructor in the Sociology Department at the University of Michigan.

Prior to Wayne Law, Thomas clerked for the Hon. Daphne Curtis Means in the Wayne County Circuit Court Civil Division.

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