Attorney Jocelyn Benson

Attorney Jocelyn Benson



Jocelyn Benson is the Dean of Wayne State University Law School. Previous to serving as Dean. Benson was an Associate Professor of Law and the Associate Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. Jocelyn is also the founder and current director of the Michigan Center for Election Law and Administration. A former member of the ABA's Committee on Election Law. During the 2008 election, she led an effort to block the use of foreclosure lists to challenge voters’ eligibility on Election Day. Benson has earned bachelor's degree at Wellesley College, Master of Philosophy as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, and subsequently earned her law degree from Harvard Law School.