In Memoriam: Peter Henning

Peter J. Henning of Wayne State University Law School has died. He was 65.

Henning joined the faculty of WSU Law School in 1994, teaching courses on white collar crime, criminal law, and criminal procedure.

Excerpted from the obituary:

Professor Henning joined the Wayne Law family as a faculty member in 1994 and was an inspirational mentor, teacher, and friend. He helped train generations of lawyers, and the entire legal community suffers a loss with his passing.

He was a beloved and brilliant legal scholar, teaching and writing about corporations, white-collar crime, and criminal law. Before taking on the title of professor at Wayne Law, he had a notable career as a federal prosecutor. He worked as a senior attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and later moved to the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked in the Fraud Section on the investigation and prosecution of bank fraud.

Over the last 28 years, Professor Henning made an impact on students and colleagues near and far that will last a lifetime. He will be remembered as wise, curious, enthusiastic, and fair. Wherever one went, it seemed there was someone who knew, and loved, Peter. He was tirelessly and joyfully devoted to his profession, and we will miss him greatly.