William Wagner

William Wagner

Professor

B.A. Western Michigan University 1982
J.D. Saint Louis University 1986
Danforth Fellow (Law, post-doctoral)

wagnerw@cooley.edu

Professor Wagner holds a tenured professorship teaching constitutional law, ethics, and advanced appellate techniques. He is a frequent speaker at world conferences and has published a number of articles, books, and other publications. Professor Wagner has a special interest in the protection of free expression and the free exercise of religious conscience. He served as lead amicus counsel in various matters before the United States Supreme Court, authored a brief filed in the Supreme Court of Sweden, authored written testimony before the United States Congress, and submitted written evidence before the Parliament of the United Kingdom. He has also testified before various state legislative bodies and presented an address at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Prior to joining academia, Professor Wagner served on the Federal Bench as the United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Florida. Before his appointment in the United States Courts, he served as the chief American diplomat for the Department of Justice at the American Embassy in Liberia. There he led a diplomatic mission charged with strengthening democracy and the rule of law.

During his career in public service, he has provided international assistance to the justice sector institutions of numerous countries on five continents. Professor Wagner also served as a senior United States prosecutor, litigating hundreds of federal cases and serving as chief of appellate litigation for the Office of the United States Attorney.

Prior to serving in the Justice Department, Professor Wagner served as legal counsel in the United States Senate and as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Michigan legislature. As chief counsel, he supervised all legislative issues involving the separation of powers, due process, and other protections of individual rights and liberties, including the right to free expression and the free exercise of religious conscience.

Professor Wagner has served on the adjunct faculty at a number of universities including: The University of Florida, Michigan State University, Saint Leo University, and the University of Liberia. He has also held the following pro bono appointments: American Bar Association, V-Chair, Crime Victims Committee; Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors (NDFL); National District Attorneys Association Federal Working Group on Child Exploitation, member; National Victim Center's Federal Leadership Council, member; Ingham Regional Hospital Ethics Committee, member; Alachua Habitat for Humanity Inc. - Chief Executive Officer & Executive Board of Directors; Hospice of Lansing Inc. – Board of Directors and Chair of the Ethics Committee; CTV – Executive Board of Directors; Student Statesmanship Institute – Board of Advisors.

Bibliography

Articles, Essays, and White Papers

William Wagner, The Progressive Revolution, __ REGENT J. L. & PUB POL'Y __ (2014) (book review).

William Wagner, Leaving a Legacy of Excellence on Your Law Review, National Conference of Law Reviews, 30 T.M. COOLEY L. REV. ___ (2014).

William Wagner, Publishing to the Global Audience, National Conference of Law Reviews, 30 T.M. COOLEY L. REV. ___ (2014).

William Wagner, The Diabolical Use of Myth and Symbol in Constitutional Jurisprudence - The Separate But Equal Doctrine, 18 TRINITY INT’L UNIV. L. REV. 1 (2013).

William Wagner, Friending Due Process: Facebook as a Fair Method of Alternative Service, 19 Widener Univ. L. Rev. 259 (2013).

William Wagner, Islam, Shariah Law, and the American Constitution, ISSUE ANALYSIS, May 2011, http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF11E24.pdf.

William Wagner, John Kane, and Stephen P. Kallman, Suicide Killing of Human Life as a Human Right: The Continuing Devolution of Assisted Suicide Law in the United Kingdom, 6 LIBERTY U. L. REV. 27 (2011).

William Wagner, John S. Kane, and Lauren Prieb, How Suicide Killing of Human Life Became a Human Right in the United Kingdom, CHRISTIAN CONCERN, Oct. 19, 2010, www.christianconcern.com/sites/default/files/docs/Assisted_Killing_Pamphlet.pdf.

William Wagner, EU: Free Speech on the Line, CHRISTIAN NEWS WORLDWIDE, Nov. 2009, http://www.e-n.org.uk/p-4829-EU-free-speech-on-the-line.htm.

William Wagner, When Biology Speaks Truth to Parliament, 2008(S) CHRISTIAN LEGAL J. (REVUE JURIDIQUE CHRETIENNE) 7 (2008).

Andrew Shirvell and William Wagner, Michigan Law and the Scales of Justice: Life in the Balance, 2007, www.aul.org/docs/statecourts/MI.pdf.

William Wagner, John S. Kane, and Geffrey Gismondi, Physician-Assisted Killing Laws, Constitutional Authority, and the Conscience of a Nation: Two Worldviews, 24 T.M. COOLEY L. REV. 123 (2007).

William Wagner, Editor, The Cooley Journal of Ethics & Responsibility 1(1) (2006).

Nelson P. Miller, Steven W. Fitschen, and William Wagner, Federal Courts Enforcing Customary International Law: The Salutary Effect of Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain on the Institutional Legitimacy of the Judiciary, 3 REGENT J. INT’L L. 1 (2005).

William Wagner, The Root of Institutional Integrity, MICH. B.J., June 2003, at 48.

William Wagner, Some Thoughts on Preserving Democratic Institutions and Protecting Children, 5 T.M. COOLEY J. PRAC. & CLINICAL L. 227 (2002).

William Wagner, Constitutional Considerations and the Price of Freedom and Justice in a Democracy, 2 CRIM. JUST. REV. 3 (Liberia, 2000).

William R. Wagner, A Christian Perspective on Public Service, FORWARD IN CHRIST, July 1987, http://www.wels.net/news-events/forward-in-christ/july-1987/christian-perspective-public-service.

William R. Wagner, Civil Forfeiture Legislation as a Means of Fighting the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children, 5 ST. LOUIS U. PUB. L. REV. 495 (1986).

William R. Wagner, Title VII Preferential Racial Relief After Stotts, 4 PUB. L. F. 511 (1985).

William Wagner, Immorally Relative Codes of Conduct & the Value of Christian Virtue in the Practice of Law, http://www.christianlegalfellowship.org/legal_issues/articles
/Immorally Relative Codes of Conduct.pdf
.

Books and Chapters in Books

William Wagner, God, Government, and Parental Rights, in VACCINE EPIDEMIC (Louise Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland eds., 2011).

William Wagner, The Jurisprudential Battle Over the Character of a Nation: Understanding the Emerging Threats to Unalienable Liberty in America, in JURISPRUDENCE OF LIBERTY (Suri Ratnapala and Gabriel A. Moens eds., 2nd ed. 2011).

William Wagner, JURISPRUDENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS: THE IMPACT OF WORLDVIEW ON AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (2010).

William Wagner, Restoring the Intrinsic Value of Human Life: A Federal Legislative Proposal to Euthanize Physician-Assisted Killing, in THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM by Margaret Monahan Hogan and Lauretta Conklin Frederking. Portland, OR: University of Portland, Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture (2008).

ANTI-CORRUPTION PROSECUTION MANUAL FOR MIDDLE EASTERN PROSECUTORS (William Wagner ed., 2004).

LIBERIAN LAW REPORTS (William Wagner co-ed., v. 37-40, 2002, 2004).

LIBERIAN LAW REPORTS (William Wagner res. sup., v. 28-36, 2001).

William Wagner, MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK, THE LIBERIAN CONSTITUTION (2000).

THE REVISED LIBERIAN CODES [ANNOTATED] (William Wagner exec. ed., Cooper Press, 1999; multi-volume work).

William Wagner, FEDERAL PRACTICE MANUAL (Co-auth., U.S. Dep’t of Justice, 1993).

William Wagner, RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS (RICO): A Manual for Federal Prosecutions (Co-auth., U.S. Dep’t of Justice, 1988).

Legal & Diplomatic Matters Addressed to  Executive, Legislative, Judicial, and International Bodies

Professor Wagner’s service includes extensive pro bono representation in human rights and diplomatic matters before a variety of executive, legislative, judicial and international forums.

Brief Before the Supreme Court of Sweden

In Re: Pastor Ake Green -- Case Number: 1987-04 (2005) (representing Focus on the Family, Alliance Defense Fund, Family Research Council, Christian Legal Foundation - Canada, and Jubilee - USA) Whether the Swedish Government’s Suppression of a Pastor’s Religious Expression Unlawfully Infringed upon Fundamental Freedoms Guaranteed Under Treaties Ratified by Sweden? 

Briefs Filed in the United States Supreme Court

Moises Sanchez-Llamas v. State of Oregon (No.04-10566) (January 30, 2006) (representing the Alliance Defense Fund) Whether the Judgment of the International Court of Justice Creates an Irreconcilable Conflict with Well Established Constitutional Doctrines of Criminal Procedure?

Bustillo v. Virginia Department of Corrections (05-51) (January 30, 2006) (representing the Alliance Defense Fund) Whether the U.S. Supreme Court Should, for the Rule of Decision in a Case, Defer to a Decision of the International Court of Justice? 

Gonzalez v State of Oregon -- USSC 04-623 (Apr. 2004) (representing Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council) Whether the Federal Controlled Substances Act Pre-Empts Oregon Law Authorizing Physicians to Dispense Drugs to Assist in the Killing of a Human Being?

Medellin v Dretke -- USSC 04-5928 (Feb. 2005) (representing Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council) Whether a Court of the United States Should Give Effect to an International Court of Justice Judgment Inconsistent with a Prior Decision of the U. S. Supreme Court?

Ashcroft v State of Oregon -- USSC 04-623 (Dec. 2004) (representing Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council) Whether the Federal Controlled Substances Act Pre-Empts Oregon Law Authorizing Physicians to Dispense Drugs to Assist in the Killing of a Human Being?

Ashcroft v. ACLU -- USSC 03-218 (Nov. 2003) (representing Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council) Whether the Child Online Protection Act is Constitutional?

Testimony/ Presentations/ Written Evidence

William Wagner, Parents, Truth, Human Rights, and the United Nations, presentation made to U.N. diplomats at the Global Family Policy Forum, sponsored by Family Watch International (January 16, 2014).

William Wagner, Transnational Law and the Constitution of the United States of America, made to State legislators at the State Capitol, Anderson House Office Building (May 10, 2012).

William Wagner, Non-Partisan Expert Testimony on House Concurrent Resolution 11, (concerning fundamental liberties under the United States Constitution) to the Michigan House of Representatives Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors (Feb. 7, 2012).

William Wagner, Non-Partisan Expert Comments on the Interim Final Rules on Preventive Services to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (2011).

William Wagner, The Constitutionality of House Bill 4109: “The Partial Birth Abortion Act,” before the Michigan House of Representatives, Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors (June 16, 2011).

William Wagner, Keynote Address on Unalienable Rights, at the Maine State Capitol (May 6, 2011).

William Wagner, Homeland Security, Governance and Constitutional Law, at the Michigan State Capitol (March 24, 2011).

William Wagner, The American Constitution, International Treaties, and State Governance, at the Iowa State Capitol (March 23, 2011).

William Wagner, Constitutional Legal Developments Impacting State Governance and Primary and Secondary Education, at the Iowa State Capitol (March 23, 2001).

William Wagner, The Jurisprudential Battle over the Character of a Nation, presentation in Trinidad to citizens, clergy, and government officials of the nation, including the Office of the Prime Minister (2010).

William Wagner, God, Man and Unalienable Rights, presentation at the United States Capitol, on the occasion of the International Legal Conference on Freedom of Speech and Religion (Congressional Auditorium, U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C., October 28, 2009).

William Wagner, Interpreting the Establishment Clause – World Views Colliding, presentation at the United States Capitol, on the occasion of the International Legal Conference on Freedom of Speech and Religion (Congressional Auditorium, U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C., October 28, 2009).

William Wagner, Government Regulation of Religious Expression – Weapon of Cultural Genocide, presentation at the United States Capitol, on the occasion of the International Legal Conference on Freedom of Speech and Religion (Congressional Auditorium, U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C., October 28, 2009).

William Wagner, Written Evidence Presented to the Government of the United Kingdom: CCFON/ CLC Response to Dept. for Schools, Children, and Family Consultation on the CYPF Grant Programme to Third Sector Organizations (Co-auth., October 2009).

William Wagner, Written Evidence Presented to the Government of the United Kingdom: CCFON/ CLC Response to Dept. for Schools, Children, and Family Consultation on Home Education Registration and Monitoring Proposals (Co-auth., October 2009).

William Wagner, Written Evidence Presented to the Government of the United Kingdom: CCFON/ CLC Response to Government Equalities Office Consultation on the Equality Bill (Co-auth., September 2009).

William Wagner, Written Evidence Presented to the Government of the United Kingdom: CCFON/ CLC Response to OFCOM Consultation on the U.K. Broadcasting Code Review (Co-auth., September 2009).

William Wagner, Government Persecution of Christians in Western Nations, interventions on behalf of persecuted Christians made to International Diplomats at a meeting of participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) (Vienna, Austria, July 9-10, 2009).

William Wagner, Written Evidence Presented to the Government of the United Kingdom: CCFON/ CLC Response to the U.K. Consultation on Curricular Reform (Re: Non-Statutory Guidance on Religious Education) (Co-auth., July 2009).

William Wagner, Written Evidence Presented to the Government of the United Kingdom: CCFON/ CLC Response to the U.K. Consultation on Curricular Reform (Re: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) (Co-auth., July 2009).

William Wagner, Written Evidence Presented to the Government of the United Kingdom: CCFON/ CLC Response to the BCAP Code Review (co-auth., June 2009).

William Wagner, The Legal and Moral Inequalities of Equality Bill, presentation to Equality and Human Rights Commission of the United Kingdom(June 23, 2009).

William Wagner, Government Persecution of Christians and the Deterioration of Good Governance under the Rule of Law in the United Kingdom, presentation at the U.K. Parliament, Portcullis House, House of Commons (London, U.K., June 3, 2009).

William Wagner, The Relevance of Morality to Good Governance Under the Rule of Law in the Americas, presentation to a delegation of lawyers, judges, executive officials, and others representing ten different countries from South and Central America, at the International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the United States Department of State (March 5, 2008).

William Wagner, Constitutional Concerns with Proposed Educational Reforms: 1) How Compulsory Attendance Provisions in HB 4042 Potentially Violate a Parent’s Constitutional Right to Direct the Educational Choices of their Children; 2) How Truancy Policy Provisions Proposed in HB5382 Raise Serious Constitutional Due Process Concerns, testimony before the Michigan House of Representatives, Committee on Education (January 29, 2008).

William Wagner, The Constitutionality of Senate Bill 776, “The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act,” Written Testimony before the Michigan Senate, Committee on Health Policy (January 16, 2008).

William Wagner, The Ethical Dimensions of Conducting Research and Experiments on Live Human Embryos as Proposed in H.B. 4616, Written Testimony before the Michigan House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee (November 7, 2007).

William Wagner, The Fundamental Rights of Free Expression and Free Exercise of Religious Conscience, presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva (March 30, 2007).

William Wagner, The Constitutionality of HB 5251 Revising the State School Code, made to the House Standing Committee on Education of the Michigan Legislature (June 7, 2006).

William Wagner, The Case Against Assisted-Suicide and Euthanasia, Written Evidence before the Parliament of the United Kingdom, House of Lords Select Committee on Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill (2005).

William Wagner, Obscenity Law and the Federal Courts, Written Testimony submitted to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee (2005).

William Wagner, The Constitutionality of the Public Display of the Ten Commandments, made to the House Standing Committee on Government Operations of the Michigan Legislature (2005).

William Wagner, Effective Investigative Techniques in Corruption Cases, presentation made to officials in Office of the Public Prosecutor and select judges as part of a USAID Rule of Law/ DPK Program in the Middle East (West Bank, Gaza, August 30 – September 2, 2004).

William Wagner, Effective Trial Techniques in Corruption Cases, presentation made to officials in Office of the Public Prosecutor and select judges as part of a USAID/ DPK Rule of Law Program in the Middle East (West Bank, Gaza, August 30 – September 2, 2004).

William Wagner, International Law and the Investigation of Corruption, presentation made to officials in Office of the Public Prosecutor and select judges as part of a USAID/ DPK Rule of Law Program in the Middle East (West Bank, Gaza, August 30 – September 2, 2004).

William Wagner, Institutional Integrity and Legal Reform, presentation made to officials in Office of the Public Prosecutor and select judges as part of a USAID/ DPK Rule of Law Program in the Middle East (West Bank, Gaza, August 30 – September 2, 2004).

William Wagner, The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in the Reconstruction of a Government Under the Rule of Law, presentation made to officials at the U.S. Department of State/ USAID/ US Department of Justice/ Environmental Protection Agency/ Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts/ and others (March 1, 2004).

William Wagner, Introductory Discussions on Reconstruction in Liberia, presentation made via tele-conference to representatives of the United States Department of State, Department of Justice, and the President of the Liberian Bar Association (October 1, 2003).

William Wagner, Ethics, Democracy, and the Rule of Law in Liberia PART II, presentation made to a U.S. Contingent to a new United Nations police force in West Africa (February 19, 2004).

William Wagner, Ethics, Democracy, and the Rule of Law in Liberia PART I, presentation made to a U.S. Contingent to a new United Nations police force in West Africa (December 16, 2003).

William Wagner, Establishing Institutional Ethics and Fighting Public Corruption in Nigeria Part I, presentation made while participating at a U.S. government rule of law assistance program in Abuja, Nigeria (December 9 - 12, 2002).

William Wagner, Establishing Institutional Ethics and Fighting Public Corruption in Nigeria Part II, presentation made while participating at a U.S. government rule of law assistance program in Abuja, Nigeria (December 9 - 12, 2002).

William Wagner, Establishing Institutional Ethics and Fighting Public Corruption in Nigeria Part III, presentation made while participating at a U.S. government rule of law assistance program in Abuja, Nigeria (December 9 - 12, 2002).

William Wagner, America and Russia: Ethics, Democracy, and the Rule of Law, presentation made to official delegation of Russian Lawyers and Judges, including part of the Russian Supreme Court (Sponsored by the U.S. Congress, Library of Congress, Novorossiisk/ G’ville Sister City Program, September 26, 2002).

William Wagner, Fighting White Collar Crime and Corruption, presentation given to delegation of senior Brazilian Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys, University of Florida (July 10, 2002).

William Wagner, Ethics and Constitutional Governance, presentation given to delegation of Brazilian Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys, University of Florida (July 10, 2002).

William Wagner, Public Integrity and Personal Virtue in Nigeria -- Fundamental Principles of Decency, presentation given to the Independent Commission on Public Corruption, Republic of Nigeria (April 2-5, 2002).

William Wagner, Ethical Considerations in a War against Public Corruption, presentation given to the Independent Commission on Public Corruption, Republic of Nigeria (April 2-5, 2002).

William Wagner, Strategies for Fighting Public Corruption: Ethical and Policy Considerations, presentation delivered to the Hungarian Government, Budapest, Hungary (November 13-17, 2000).

William Wagner, Strategies for Fighting Public Corruption: Team Building, presentation delivered to the Hungarian Government, Budapest, Hungary (November 13-17, 2000). 

William Wagner, The Constitutional Role of the House of Representatives in a Developing Democracy: The Workings of the House, presentation delivered to the House of Representatives, Republic of Liberia (December 1999).

William Wagner, Making Legislative Committees Work, presentation delivered to the House of Representatives, Republic of Liberia (December 1999).

William Wagner, The Constitutional Role of the Senate in a Developing Democracy, presentation delivered to the Senate, Republic of Liberia (December 1999).

William Wagner, Ethical Conduct and Professional Responsibility of Judges, presentation delivered to the Supreme Court of Liberia (November 1999).

William Wagner, Strengthening Democracy and the Rule of Law in Liberia, presentation delivered to the Supreme Court of Liberia (February 24, 1999).

William Wagner, The Investigation and Prosecution of Rape Cases, presentation delivered to the Delegation of Attorneys General, Republic of China, Washington D.C. (1993).

Other Presentations

Professor Wagner’s service includes presentations at a wide variety of international, national, state, and local forums.  The majority of these addresses relate to human rights, freedom of expression, freedom of religious conscience, and good governance under the rule of law.

William Wagner, Recognizing God’s Call, presentation made to the Christian Legal Society (TMCLS) (February 6, 2013).

William Wagner, How Will You Answer When God Calls?, presentation made to the Christian Legal Society at Arizona State University (January 17, 2014).

William Wagner, Parents, Truth, Human Rights, and the United Nations, presentation made to U.N. diplomats at the Global Family Policy Forum, sponsored by Family Watch International (January 16, 2014).

William Wagner, Christmas, the Supreme Court, and the American Constitution, made at the Dutton United Reformed Church, Grand Rapids (December 29, 2013).

William Wagner, Contemporary Threats to the Bill of Rights, made to elected officials, judges, and political enthusiasts at a program in Ottawa County (December 10, 2013).

William Wagner, Hate Speech Codes, Anti-Discrimination Statutes and the American Constitution, made to elected officials, judges, and political enthusiasts at a program in Shiawassee County (November 19, 2013).

William Wagner, GOD, MAN, AND GOVERNMENT- Navigating to the City on the Hill, made at a program for churches in the Central-Midwestern United States (October 30, 2013).

William Wagner, The Constitution: The Importance of Understanding its Original Meaning, made to citizens attending a State-wide Political Leadership Academy (October 25, 2013).

William Wagner, Critical Thinking, Syllogisms, and Persuasive Legal Argumentation, made to the Black Law Students Association (October 24, 2013).

William Wagner, Big Brother’s Threat to Freedom of Religion, made at a program sponsored by the Political Engagement Project at Ferris State University (October 15, 2013).

William Wagner, Moderators Remarks on Why the Declaration of Independence is Still Relevant, made at the Cooley Law School Constitution Day Symposium (September 13, 2013).

William Wagner, The American Constitution: Structure, Power, and Limits, made to elected officials, judges, and political enthusiasts at a program in Eaton County (September 5, 2013).

William Wagner, The Impact of Worldview on Governance, made to elected officials, judges, and political enthusiasts at a program in Metro-Detroit (August 27, 2013).

William Wagner, The Genius of the American Constitution, made to elected officials, judges, and political enthusiasts at a program in Clinton County (July 25, 2013).

William Wagner, Navigating to the City on the Hill – Essential Elements of Good Governance, made to elected officials, judges, and political enthusiasts at a program in Clinton County, Michigan (July 25, 2013).

William Wagner, A Biblical Worldview and Human Rights, a three day lecture series presented at an international human rights program accompanied by meetings at the European Council and European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg, France, July 8-11, 2013).

William Wagner, Emerging Issues Involving International Law, Human Rights and Religious Freedom, made at the University of the West Indies, at a program sponsored by the World Conference of Families (June 14, 2013).

William Wagner, Parental Rights and Responsibilities Under Attack by Nannies in Blue U.N. Berets, made at the World Conference of Families International conference (Trinidad & Tobago, June 14, 2013).

William Wagner, Lawyer as Counselor – Worldviews Collide, a four day lecture series to law students and the Southern California legal community, sponsored by Trinity International University (Orange, CA, June 3-7, 2013).

William Wagner, American Laws for American Judges, made at the Calhoun County Tea Party program on the Constitution at the Burnham Brook Community Center (Battle Creek, Michigan, April 25, 2013).

William Wagner, Publishing Global, made at the National Conference of Law Reviews annual nationwide conference (March 21, 2013).

William Wagner, Leaving a Legacy of Excellence, made at the National Conference of Law Reviews annual nationwide conference (March 21, 2013).

William Wagner, Critical Thinking and the Law School Essay Question, made at the Christian Legal Society program at the Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan (March 19, 2013).

William Wagner, Targeted Killing of American Citizens – Constitutional Liberty and Governance under the Rule of Law at a Precipice, made at the Federalist Society program held at Trinity International University (Orange, California, March 11, 2013).

William Wagner, God, Good Governance, and the Rule of Law, made at Plainwell Patriots program at the Otsego Public Library (March 2, 2013).

William Wagner, American Law for American Courts – An Essential Aspect of Good Governance Under the Rule of Law, made at a program on the Constitution to State Tea Party leaders (February 9, 2013).

William Wagner, Human Rights: A Christian Perspective, presented to the faculty, administration, and students at The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, California, January 30, 2013).

William Wagner, What Every Citizen Should Understand about Christmas, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution, made at the CTV program in Owosso, Michigan (December 15, 2012).

William Wagner, Christmas, the Supreme Court, and the American Constitution, made at the Christian Legal Society Program at the Cooley Law School (December 1, 2012).

William Wagner, The American Declaration, the American Constitution, and Good Governance under the Rule of Law, made at a national conference, Prepare the Way (Rochester, Michigan, October 26, 2012).

William Wagner, Political Islam, Sharia law, and the American Constitution, made at the ADA’s program, Understanding the Times, in Grand Rapids, Michigan (October 20, 2012).

William Wagner, Parental Rights and the Constitution, made at the Homeschool Family Day at the Capitol program (Lansing, Michigan, September 11, 2012).

William Wagner, God, Man, and Government, made at the Christian Heritage Conference at Gracespring Church (Richland, Michigan, September 29, 2012).

William Wagner, Human Rights Law and Religion, a four day lecture series presented at an international human rights program accompanied by meetings at the European Council and European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg, France, July 23-26, 2012).

William Wagner, The Fundamental Right of Parents to Direct and Control the Upbringing of Their Children, made at the 2012 state INCH conference (May 11, 2012).

William Wagner, Parental Rights and Responsibilities, made at the World Congress of Families Caribbean Conference on Life and Family Values (Caribbean, April 28, 2012).

William Wagner, Constitutional and Other Legal Protections Afforded to Human Beings, made at the World Congress of Families Caribbean Conference on Life and Family Values (Caribbean, April 27, 2012).

William Wagner, United States Supreme Court Practice – The Amicus Curiae Brief, made at the American Constitution Society program in Lansing, Michigan (March 23, 2012).

William Wagner, At Risk: The Fundamental Right of Parents to Direct the Upbringing of their Children, made at Pepperdine University School of Law conference on the Competing Claims of Law and Religion in Malibu, California (February 23, 2012).

William Wagner, Bringing Justice to the Nations – Developments in International Law, made at Trinity International University Law School in Orange, California (February 21, 2012).

William Wagner, The Proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution, made at the Best Interest Summit in Caro, Michigan (February 11, 2012).

William Wagner, Navigating to the City on the Hill – Moral Foundations Undergirding the Rule of Law, made at Constitution Coalition’s Educational Policy Conference, in St. Louis, Missouri (January 28, 2012).

William Wagner, Nannies in Blue Berets – Does Your Child Belong to the United Nations, made at Constitution Coalition’s Educational Policy Conference, in St. Louis, Missouri (January 27, 2012).

William Wagner, Navigating to the City on the Hill, made at the First State Patriots’ program on Constitutional governance in Delaware (December 12, 2011).

William Wagner, The Christmas Message, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution, made at the Christian Legal Society program in Lansing, Michigan (December 3, 2011).

William Wagner, The Character and Worldview of Abraham Lincoln, made at the American Library Association program on the Constitution and the Civil War (November 21, 2011).

William Wagner, A Commentary on the 14th Amendment, made at the Federalist Society’s program in Auburn Hills on the 14th Amendment (Nov. 15, 2011).

William Wagner, International Law, the American Constitution, and the Supreme Court, made at the Founder’s Values of Delaware program on Parents and the Constitution (October 25, 2011).

William Wagner, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – the Character and Worldview of Our Nation’s Founders, made at the Cooley Law School program honoring Constitution Day (September 16, 2011).

William Wagner, Jurisprudential Worldviews Colliding, made at the Federalist Society program on the Constitution at Michigan State University (September 14, 2011).

William Wagner, At Risk: The Constitutional Liberty of Parents to Make Decisions Raising their Children, made at the Cape Cod Family Life Alliance program in Massachusetts (September 10, 2011).

William Wagner, Moderators Address, made at the Revolution in the Arab World Symposium, sponsored by the Military Veterans Law Student Association, the Cooley Muslim Law Society, and Amnesty International (June 29, 2011).

William Wagner, Using Critical Thinking Skills to Write Persuasively, made to the Christian Legal Society (July 14, 2011).

William Wagner, National Security, the War Powers Act, and the American Constitution, made to the Military Veterans Law Student Association (July 14, 2011).

William Wagner, The Constitutional Status of a Parent’s Fundamental Right to Direct and Control the Upbringing of their Children, given at the Florida Parent Educators Association state convention (May 27-28, 2011).

William Wagner, Professionalism and Ethics in the Practice of Law in Canada, given at Christian Legal Institute’s 2011 national conference of Canadian law students (May 11, 2011).

William Wagner, Jurisprudential Origins of Law and Liberty, given at Christian Legal Institute’s 2011 national conference of Canadian law students (May 10, 2011).

William Wagner, Moderator’s Introductory Remarks, at a national debate, “To Bear or Not to Bear: Guns in Educational Institutions,” held at the Cooley Law School (Feb. 4, 2011).

William Wagner, The Jurisprudential Battle over the Character of a Nation, made at the Federalist Society Annual Faculty Conference in San Francisco, California (January 7, 2011).

William Wagner, The Jurisprudential Battle over the Character of a Nation, made at the Point of Relevance lecture series (2010).

William Wagner, The Lawyer After God’s Heart - The Law School Commencement Address, presentation at Oak Brook Law School Graduation Ceremony in Oklahoma (2010).

William Wagner, The Jurisprudential Battle over the Character of a Nation, presentation made in Trinidad on issues related to the protection of human life (2010).

William Wagner, Building a Law Journal Legacy, the Keynote Address at the Journal of Practical and Clinical Law annual banquet (2010).

William Wagner, Constitutional Protection for Faith and Family under Attack by Nannies in Blue U.N. Berets (And What You Can Do About It), presentation to the Metro Detroit Freedom Coalition (2010).

William Wagner, Friendly Fire and the Christian Lawyer, presentation to the Christian Legal Society program in Lansing, Michigan (2010).

William Wagner, The Christian Faith of a Lawyer, presentation at the Chapel Dialogue Program at Michigan State University (2010).

William Wagner, The American Constitution, presentation at academic and community audiences at various institutions of higher learning in honor of Constitution Day (2010).

William Wagner, The Freedom of Parents to Raise and Make Decisions in the Best Interest  of their Children at Risk, presentation at the American Rally For Personal Rights (Chicago, IL, May 26, 2010).

William Wagner, Parents, the UN, and the American Constitution, presentation at the Tennessee State Tea Party Convention (Tenn., May 23, 2010).

William Wagner, The Pending Threats to the Unalienable Right of Parents to Protect their Children, presentation at INCH State Homeschool Conference (May 15, 2010).

William Wagner, Protecting Children by Preserving the Unalienable Right of Parents to Direct and Control the Upbringing of their Children, presentation at State Homeschool Day at the Capitol (May 4 and 5, 2010).

William Wagner, Built on a Firm Foundation, presentation at a Chapel Dedication for Angel House USA (April 24, 2010).

William Wagner, High Calling, at Patrick Henry College (Virginia, April 19, 2010).

William Wagner, Shariah Law and the American Constitution, a keynote presentation at the Family Research Council (Wash. D.C., April 14, 2010).

William Wagner, Parental Rights, Morality and Good Governance, presentation to Teen Pack (USA, March 30, 2010).

William Wagner, The Genius of the American Constitution, presentation made to Citizens in Action (USA, March 30, 2010).

William Wagner, Critical Thinking and the Law School Essay, presentation to law students at the Christian Legal Society (USA, March 18, 2010).

William Wagner, The Quiet Christian Legal Community, guest presentation to law students in a class on Cultural Competence and Diversity (USA, March 1, 2010).

William Wagner, Love, Truth, and the Law, presentation made at the Angel House USA annual national benefit (December 4, 2009).

William Wagner, The Power of Critical Thinking: Demonstrating Why the Inalienable Right of Life Justifies Government Protection Against Consensual Euthanasia, presentation made to delegates of LIFE (U.K., December 1, 2009).

William Wagner, Challenges to Freedom of Speech and the Press - A Strategy for Confronting Giants, Keynote presentation at the Christian Broadcasters Council’s annual international conference (Chesham, Bucks, U.K., November 27, 2009).

William Wagner, Good Governance and the American Constitution, presentation made to the Political Leadership Academy (November 14, 2009).

William Wagner, Justice Calling, presentation made to students at Saginaw Valley State University (October 21, 2009).

William Wagner, A Lesson on Liberty from a 17th Century English Church Builder, presentation at the Inner Temple, on the occasion of the CCFON / Christian Legal Centre Anniversary Celebration (London, U.K., July 14, 2009).

William Wagner, The Status of the Freedom of Religious Conscience in United States, presentation to United Kingdom CARE political policy students (June 12, 2009).

William Wagner, Preserving Liberty in Such a Time as This…, presentation made to Christian Students at Exeter University (United Kingdom, Summer 2009).

William Wagner, Citizenship, presentation made to Christian Students at Thames Christian College (United Kingdom, June, 22, 2009).

William Wagner, Creating a Culture of Death with Grave Implications, presentation made to the Churches of the United Kingdom (London, U.K., June 22, 2009).

William Wagner, Law – The Great Calling, presentation made to Christian Law Students at Oxford University (June 11, 2009).

William Wagner, Preserving the Parent Child Relationship .., The Legal Storm on the Horizon, presentation made to the Michigan Home Education Convention (May 16, 2009).

William Wagner, Legal Ethics / Professional Responsibility – And the Higher Standard Required of Christian Lawyers, presentation made to the Christian Legal Institute (Canada May 12, 2009).

William Wagner, The Christian Heritage Underlying Good Governance under the Rule of Law in Canada, presentation made to the Christian Legal Institute (Canada May 11, 2009).

William Wagner, Worldviews Collide – God, Man, and the Courts, presentation made at the Homeschool Family Day at the Capitol (April 28 – 29 2009).

William Wagner, The Fundamental Right of American Parents to Direct the Education and Upbringing of Their Children, presentation made at the national forum Point of Relevance (April 23, 2009).

William Wagner, Critical Moves – When God Calls Lawyers to Defend the Faith, presentation made at the 2009 CLF National Christian Law Student Conference (Manitoba, Feb. 20, 2009).

William Wagner, Parental Rights Facing a Perfect Storm – And the Constitutional Levee that Can Save Them, presentation made at the Federalist Society, Annual Faculty Conference (San Diego, USA, January 9, 2009).

William Wagner, The Interplay Between the Liberian Constitutional Provisions Protecting Parental Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, presented at an International Law Society symposium (October 4, 2008).

William Wagner, Pathways to Careers in International Law Panel (Oct. 3, 2008) (video recording available at the Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids campuses of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School).

William Wagner, Walking the Ethical Walk Beats Talking the Ethical Talk, presented at the Phi Delta Phi Annual program (October 1, 2008).

William Wagner, Building More than Buildings – Building a Legacy, presented at the 2008 national benefit for Angel House USA (September 13, 2008).

William Wagner, Law, Ethics, and Good Governance in Africa, presented at the 17th Annual U.S. – Africa Sister Cities Conference (July 25, 2008).

William Wagner, An Introduction into Legal Ethics, made to members of the Student Statesmanship Institute (July 10, 2008).

William Wagner, The Divine Law, Natural Law, and Common Law Foundations of a Parent’s Right to Direct and Control the Upbringing of Children, presented to leaders of home education organizations at the 25th Annual INCH Home Education Convention (May 2, 2008).

William Wagner, Will You Recognize God’s Ring Tone When He Calls?, presented at the 25th Annual INCH Home Education Convention (May 2 and 3, 2008).

William Wagner, The Coming Storm: State Interference with a Parent’s Constitutional Right to Make Educational Choices for Their Children, presented to the Center Right Coalition (April 9, 2008).

William Wagner, Worldviews Collide Series: God, Man, and the Courts, presented at the Home Education League’s “Homeschool Family Day at the Capitol” (April 9, 2008).

William Wagner, Navigating to the City on the Hill or Over the Gomorrahian Precipice, presented to members of the Manitoba Bench and Provincial Bar (Manitoba, Canada, April 1, 2008).

William Wagner, The Jurisprudential and Constitutional Underpinnings of the Fundamental Right of Liberian Parents to Direct the Upbringing of Their Children, presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Liberian Studies Association (March 29, 2008).

William Wagner, A Primer on Judicial Elections and the Founders' Reasons for Separating Power, presented at CTV Inc., 16th Annual Legislative Briefing (March 11, 2008).

William Wagner, The True Test of Tolerance, presented at a symposium commemorating ABA National Diversity Day, sponsored by student members of the ABA/LSD (March 3, 2008).

William Wagner, How One’s Jurisprudential World View Affects the Destiny of A Nation, presented at the Christian Legal Fellowship national conference of Canadian law students (February 22, 2008).

William Wagner, Fresh Perspectives on Law in a Global Context – The Threat to Free Expression, presented at the Christian Legal Fellowship national conference of Canadian law students (February 22, 2008).

William Wagner, A Primer on State Legislative Committees: Structure and Function, made at the Student Statesmanship Institute’s Onsite Program (February 2, 2008).

William Wagner, How One’s World View Affects the Destiny of A Nation, presented at the national speaker forum sponsored by Point of Relevance (January 17, 2008).

William Wagner, The Free Exercise of Religious Conscience at Risk, presented at the Political Leadership Academy annual forum (December 1, 2007).

William Wagner, Introduction to Arabian Nights, presented at the 2007 national benefit for Angel House USA (November 17, 2007).

William Wagner, A New Paradigm for Business Ethics, presented to the Business Law Association (TMCLS, November 15, 2007).

William Wagner, Good Governance and Rule of Law Issues in West Africa, presented to student members of Amnesty International (November 12, 2007).

William Wagner, Introduction to Apologetics, presented, as part of a panel, to student members of the Christian Legal Society (November 8, 2007).

William Wagner, Representing the United States of America - One Federal Lawyer’s Journey, presented to members of the Federal Bar Association (Grand Rapids, November 7, 2007).  

William Wagner, A Christian Calling for Lawyers, presented to student members of the Thomas More Society (November 2, 2007).

William Wagner, Self-Evident Truths and Animal Law, presented to the Animal Law Association (TMCLS, November 2, 2007).

William Wagner, Launching a Law Review Legacy, presented to the Journal of Practical and Clinical Law Editorial Board (October 3, 2007).

William Wagner, Introduction of an Imam, presented at the 2007 Alliance des Chrétien’s en Droit National Conference (Ontario, Canada, September 29, 2007).

William Wagner, Euthanizing Physician-Assisted Suicide, presented to the Thomas More Society (May 31, 2007, Lansing).

William Wagner, THE GOLDEN THREAD, Common Foundations for Building and Preserving Institutional Integrity, banquet address at the annual national Freedom Seminar, held at the Detroit Athletic Club (April 20, 2007).

William Wagner, NATIONAL WORLDVIEWS COLLIDE SERIES: The Fundamental Right of Parents to Direct and Control the Upbringing of their Children, presented to 1000 home-school parents at the Lansing Center (April 18, 2007).

William Wagner, Restoring the Intrinsic Value of Human Life, made at a national conference, "The American Experiment: Religious Freedom," hosted by the University of Portland (April 14, 2007). 

William Wagner, The Fundamental Rights of Free Expression and Free Exercise of Religious Conscience, white paper presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council parallel meeting in Geneva (March 30, 2007).

William Wagner, International Law and the Fundamental Right to Free Exercise of Religious Conscience, made to student members of the International Law Society (March 22, 2007).

William Wagner, The Good Litigator, made to East Lansing High School student mock trial program (January 2007).

William Wagner, The Violence Against Women and DOJ Reauthorization Act of 2005, guest lecture to Defending Battered Women law school class (November 22, 2006).

William Wagner, The Function and Purpose of Legislative Committees, made to the Student Statesmanship Institute’s Legislative practicum program at the Capitol (November 21, 2006).

William Wagner, Lawyers, Law and the Constitution, made at the state-wide Michigan Youth and Government Program for Middle School students (November, 20, 2006).

William Wagner, Your Calling, made to a national conference of Canadian pre-law students (l’Alliance des Chretiens en Droit) (Ancaster, ON, Canada, November 18, 2006). 

William Wagner, Federalist Society Debate on the Takings Clause, Opening Remarks, TMCLS Moderator (November 1, 2006).

William Wagner, NATIONAL WORLD VIEWS COLLIDE SERIES: Symposium on the Value of Life, Opening Remarks, Master of Ceremonies (October 5, 2005).

William Wagner, Personal Ethics and Public Service, made to members of the Student Statesmanship Institute (July 12, 2006).

William Wagner, An Introduction into Legal Ethics, made to members of the Student Statesmanship Institute (July 11, 2006).

William Wagner, Protecting Reputation: Professional Ethics for Litigating Public Interest Constitutional Claims, made at the Blackstone Legal Institute’snational conference of civil rights lawyers (Laguna Niguel, July 6, 2006).

William Wagner, Bringing Justice to the Nations, made to student members of the St. Thomas More Society (June 28, 2006).

William Wagner, Responding to the Transnational Invasion of American Jurisprudence, made at an international symposium sponsored by the International Law Society (June 17, 2006).

William Wagner, The Constitutionality of HB 5251 Revising the State School Code, presentation at the Michigan House of Representatives (June 7, 2006).

William Wagner, Some Essential Elements of Good Governance, presentation made to the TMCLS Student Bar Association (June 4, 2006).

William Wagner, Transnational Law and its Role in Interpreting the United States Constitution, made to the Franklin Pierce Law School (Concord, N.H., April 17, 2006).

William Wagner, The Connection between Personal Virtue and Institutional Integrity, made to the University of Windsor Law School (Windsor, ON, Canada, March 13, 2006).

William Wagner, Bringing Justice to the Nations – Using the Rule of Law to Protect Inalienable Human Rights, made to the CLF National Conference of Canadian Law Students (London, ON, Canada, February 25, 2006).

William Wagner, The United States Constitution, Good Governance, and the Rule of Law, made to government classes in Holt (December 23, 2005).

William Wagner, Ethics and Constitutional Civil Liberties Litigation, made at the national conference of the Alliance Defense Fund (Naples, October 14, 2005).

William Wagner, Will You Recognize God’s Ring Tone When He Calls, and How will you Respond?, presentation made to student members of the St. Thomas More Society (October 5, 2005).

William Wagner, Immorally Relative Codes of Conduct – And the Value of Christian Virtue in the Practice of Law, made at the national conference of the Christian Legal Foundation of Canada (Toronto, September 30, 2005).

William Wagner, Opening Remarks, Master of Ceremonies made at the national Center for Ethics & Responsibility symposium (September 13, 2005).

Fundamental Virtues and Nation Building, Foundations for Functional Democracy in Liberia, white paper presented at the Liberian Studies Association 37th Annual World Conference (April 2, 2005).

William Wagner, Fundamental Virtues and Nation Building, made at the 37th Annual World Conference of the Liberian Studies Association (April 2, 2005).

William Wagner, To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required, made to the African Legal Scholars Association in Lansing, Michigan (March 26, 2005).

William Wagner, Master of Ceremonies -- Confessions of an Enron Executive Symposium (March 17, 2005).

William Wagner, Ethical Foundations for Building and Preserving Academic Institutions, delivered at Olivet College (March 16, 2005).

William Wagner, High Cholesterol Doughnuts and the Practice of Law, made at the Phi Delta Phi annual symposium (March 9, 2005).

William Wagner, Some Introductory Remarks on the Founders, Federalist Society Symposium featuring nationally renowned author Dan Flynn (February 10, 2005).

William Wagner, Presentation of Law Books, made to the former President of the Liberian National Bar Association and Dean of Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia (January 13, 2005).

William Wagner, Ethics, Responsibility, and the Restoration of Functional Democracy in Liberia, made to representatives of the Federal Judiciary, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the United States Department of State, United States Department of Justice, and the United States Agency for International Development (Washington D.C., December 9, 2004).

William Wagner, Master of Ceremonies Remarks -- Symposium on Capital Punishment (November 18, 2004).

William Wagner,  An Ethical Analysis and Strategic Response to International Law, made at the Blackstone Legal Institute’s international conference (Laguna Niguel, October 23, 2004).

William Wagner, Oath, Ethics and International Law, made at the Blackstone Legal Institute’s international conference (Laguna Niguel, October 22, 2004).

William Wagner, Introduction to Legal Ethics, made to the Student Statesmanship Institute (July 27, 2004).

William Wagner, Closing Remarks – Here Am I, Send Me, made at ADF’s National Litigation Academy XVIII “Recovering the Rule of Law: Litigating and Winning Today’s ‘Politically Incorrect’ Constitutional Claims” (Yucatan, Mexico, July 10, 2004).

William Wagner, Codes of Conduct, Virtue and the Ethical Practice of Law Part  I -- Faith, Ethics, and the Practice of Public Interest Constitutional Law, presentation made at ADF’s National Litigation Academy XVIII (Yucatan, Mexico, July 8, 2004).

William Wagner, Codes of Conduct, Virtue and the Ethical Practice of Law Part II -- When Going Forward Isn’t Progress, made at ADF’s National Litigation Academy (Yucatan, Mexico, July 8, 2004).

William Wagner, Integrity; Service; Legacy, made to members of Phi Delta Phi at their annual rush program (May 20, 2004).

William Wagner, Just Because We are Going Forward, Doesn’t Mean We’re Making Progress, presentation made to students, faculty, lawyers and judges at the Cooley Federalist Society Symposium (March 26, 2004).

William Wagner, Federalist Principles, made to Grand Rapids Chapter of the Federalist Society (March 10, 2004).

William Wagner, The Compelling Connection Between a Constitutional Democracy under the Rule of Law -- And Teaching of Ethics in Law School, presentation made to the American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Professionalism (San Antonio, TX, February 7, 2004).

William Wagner, Professionalism at the Externship Site, presentation given at the Michaelmas Term 2003 Local Externship Orientation (November 17, 2003).

William Wagner, Protecting our Children in Cyberspace, Moderator for a national forum sponsored by the Journal of Practical and Clinical Law (October 17, 2003).

William Wagner, Secret Krispy Kreams: Four Potentially Deadly Doughnuts for Lawyers, presentation made to student members of the American Bar Association (October 14, 2003). 

William Wagner, The Importance of Instilling Integrity in our Youth When Preparing Them for Future Public Service, made while presenting the John Quincy Adams Award at the annual banquet for the Student Statesmanship Institute (October 10, 2003).

William Wagner, Legal Ethics and Trial Litigation, presentation made to the TMCLS Mock Trial Board (September 23, 2003).

William Wagner, Judges, presentation made at TMCLS Career Services dinner program, “Dining with Justice” (September 15, 2003).

William Wagner,  In Celebration of the Center for Ethics and Responsibility Professionalism Library, presentation made to members of the Michigan State Bar at the annual TMCLS State Bar Reception in conjunction with an open house for the CER Professionalism Library (September 11, 2003).

William Wagner, Moderator’s Remarks, made at a national symposium, Order v. Liberty (September 8, 2003).

William Wagner, Personal Ethics and Public Service, presentationmade to members of the Student Statesmanship Institute (July 21, 2003).

William Wagner, The Exclusionary Rule and Judicial Integrity Symposium, Moderator, speakers included Prof. Yale Kamisar, Hon. Paul Gadola, Prof. Eugene Milhizer, and others  (July 18, 2003).

William Wagner, Foundations for Constitutional Democracy: Choosing Your Worldview, presentation made to members of the Student Statesmanship Institute (July 10, 2003).

William Wagner, Choosing a Worldview, presentation made to student members of the St. Thomas Moore Society (July 9, 2003).

William Wagner, An Introduction into Legal Ethics, presentation made to members of the Student Statesmanship Institute (July 7, 2003). 

William Wagner, Transparency, An Essential Element of Democracy and Good Governance, presentation made to the SBA governing board at the Cooley Law School (June 14, 2003).

William Wagner, Choosing a Worldview, presentation made to student members of the Christian Legal Society, Lansing, Michigan (June 7, 2003).

William Wagner, A Call to Public Service, presentation made to members of the professional legal fraternity Phi Alpha Delta (June 3, 2003).

William Wagner, Personal Virtue and Institutional Integrity, presentation made to student members of the American Bar Association (May 13, 2003).

William Wagner, Responsibility of the Courts in a Constitutional Democracy, short presentation introducing Michigan Supreme Court Justice at a CER Luncheon Lecture Series program (April 11, 2003).

William Wagner, Professionalism at the Externship Site, given at the Trinity Term 2003 Local Externship Orientation (March 24, 2003).

William Wagner, Finishing Strong – The Importance of Passing the Bar on the First Try, made at a Phi Delta Phi professionalism program (March 21, 2003).

William Wagner, Leaving a Legacy of Excellence, presentation made to the members of the national legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi at their Winter Reception (March 1, 2003).

William Wagner, Professionalism in the Legal ProfessionWhy We Must Start in the Law Schools, presentation made to the Legal Education and Professional Standards Committee of the State Bar of Michigan (February 14, 2003).

William Wagner, A Short Presentation on Professionalism, made at an Ingham County Bar Association Luncheon (February 5, 2003).

William Wagner, When Courts Do More Than Say What the Law Is - Some Thoughts on  the Proper Role of the Judiciary in a Constitutional Democracy, presentation made to law student members of the Federalist Society (January 30, 2003).

William Wagner, Why Ethics Matter, presentation made at the Center for Ethics and Responsibility Ethics Luncheon Lecture Series (January 17, 2003).

William Wagner, Professionalism at the Externship Site, given at the Hillary Term 2003 Local Externship Orientation (January 6, 2003).

William Wagner, The Bench, Bar, and Law School: A Vision for Building Professionalism in the Practice of Law, presentation made to the American Inn of Court, Lansing, Michigan (November 20, 2002).

William Wagner, Professionalism at the Externship Site, given at the Hillary Term 2003 Remote Externship Orientation (November, 18, 2002).

William Wagner, Some Thoughts on Virtue, Keynote Presentation given at a Phi Delta Phi Program for the Bench and Bar (October 31, 2002).

William Wagner, The Golden Thread: Common Foundations for Building and Preserving Professionalism, presentation made at the Institute of Management Accountant’s Annual Conference (East Lansing, Michigan, October 30, 2002).

William Wagner, Ethics in Action, Panel Presentation made at the Institute of Management Accountant’s Annual Conference (East Lansing, Michigan, October 30, 2002).

William Wagner, Does Character Matter?, presentation made to members of the Student Bar Association, TMC Law School (October 16, 2002).

William Wagner, Infusing Ethics into the Law School Curriculum, at a Faculty Roundtable, TMC Law School (October 15, 2002).

William Wagner, Presenting a Resolution in Support of a Law School Ethics Program, made to the Alumni Board of Governors at their Annual Meeting (October 12, 2002).

William Wagner, Professional Responsibility and the Law Student, made to the members of the Boyles Class at the Cooley Law School (October 10, 2002).

William Wagner, Ethics and Professionalism, presentation made to student members of the American Bar Association Law (September 24, 2002).

William Wagner, Character and Fitness Seminar (Oct. 16, 2002) (video recording available at the Lansing campus of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School).

William Wagner, Rebuilding Democracy on Solid Moral Foundations or Sinful Sand -- Making Democracy Work in Liberia, Keynote presentation given at the 34th Annual World-wide Conference of the Liberian Studies Association, University of Pennsylvania (April 12, 2002).

William Wagner, Federal Practice and Ethical Character, presentation given to the Young Lawyers Division, Eighth Circuit Bar, Gainesville, Florida (June 8, 2001).

William Wagner, Thoughts on Public Integrity and Democracy, presentation given to the Eighth Circuit Bar Association, Gainesville, Florida (March 2001).

William Wagner, Ethics & Federal Court, Does Moral Character Matter?, presentation delivered to the Federal Bar Association, Gainesville, Florida (February, 15, 2001).

William Wagner, Creating and Operating an Appellate Division, presentation delivered at a national conference for U.S. Attorney appellate litigation chiefs at the National Advocacy Center, University of South Carolina (1998).

William Wagner, An Advanced Course on Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy for Experienced Litigators, presentation given at the U.S. Attorney’s Office Conference, Destin, Florida (November 2, 1996).

William Wagner, Federal Criminal Law and the Prosecution of Child Exploitation and Abuse, presentation delivered at a conference sponsored by the National College of District Attorneys, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas (1993).

William Wagner, The Prosecution of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, presentation delivered at a national conference for United States prosecutors sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C. (1992).

William Wagner, Constitutional Law for Experienced Litigators (Focusing especially on 4th Amendment protections), presentation delivered at a conference sponsored by the National District Attorneys’ Association, at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (1992).

William Wagner, Use of Close Circuit TV Testimony and Other Trial Strategies in Cases Involving Child Victims or Witnesses, presentation delivered at the U.S. Attorney General's Law Enforcement Coordinating Council Four Corners Conference, Durango, Colorado (1992).

William Wagner, Proper Investigation of Child Exploitation and Abuse Cases, presentation delivered at a conference sponsored by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, New Mexico (1992).

William Wagner, The Investigation and Prosecution of Federal Mann Act Cases, presentation delivered at a conference sponsored by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, New Mexico (1992).

William Wagner, A Review and New Look at the Federal Rules of Evidence, presentation delivered at a conference sponsored by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, New Mexico (1992).

William Wagner, When the Victim or Witness to a Crime is a Child, presentation delivered at a conference sponsored by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, New Mexico (1992).

William Wagner, The Law of Search and Seizure, presentation delivered at a conference sponsored by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, New Mexico (1992).

William Wagner, Constitutional Law for Experienced Litigators (Focusing especially on First Amendment liberties), presentation delivered at the Eighth National Symposium on Child Sex Abuse (Huntsville, Alabama, 1992).

William Wagner, The Investigation and Prosecution of Federal Child Sexual Abuse Cases  - A Comprehensive Overview, presentation delivered at the Ninth National Symposium on Child Sex Abuse (Huntsville, Alabama, 1992).

William Wagner, The Federal Statutory Mandates Involved Where the Victim of a Crime is a Child, presentation delivered at the Ninth National Symposium on Child Sex Abuse (Huntsville, Alabama, 1992).

William Wagner, How to Effectively Interview Child Witnesses, presentation delivered at a symposium sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Professional Development and Training, Washington, D.C. (1992).

William Wagner, An Overview of the Law Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Children, presentation delivered at the U.S. Attorney General's Law Enforcement Coordinating Council Four Corners Conference, Durango, Colorado (1991).

William Wagner, The States and National Drug Control Policy, representing the Michigan Legislative Branch at a White House Conference on drug control policy, Washington D.C. (1990).

William Wagner, The First Amendment and Statutory Criminal Law, presentation and debate at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, sponsored by the  ACLU (1989).

Other Writings

William Wagner, Editor, The Cooley Journal of Ethics & Responsibility 1(1) (2006).

William Wagner, Annual Report of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Center for Ethics & Responsibility (2004) (available at the Lansing campus of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School).

 

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