Gary Maveal

Gary  Maveal

Emeritus Professor of Law

Gary Maveal
Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Gary Maveal
Areas of Expertise:
Civil Procedure


  • J.D. University of Detroit '81
  • B.A. Wayne State University '77


Prof. Maveal taught Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Remedies (along with other courses) for thirty years.  From 1990-2018, he served as Administrator and ex officio Master of the Bench in the Law School’s American Inn of Court Program.  He also worked in several administrative roles during his career, including serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2004-2010.  In 2018, he received the James T. Barnes, Sr. Memorial Faculty Scholar Award and was also conferred the title of Professor Emeritus. 

Prof. Maveal is currently working to trace the Michigan law and history on awards of attorney fees in civil actions, a topic he first pondered in the Law School’s Docket magazine last century in The American Rule: A Right to Bear Fees?, Vol. 22 Docket 10 (Summer 1999).

His research and writing have had a focus on legal history, including these articles and essays:

Michigan Peremptory Orders: A Supreme Oddity, 58 Wayne Law Review 417 (No. 2, Summer  2012) (published 2013).

The Color of Law: Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights, (book review), 90 Mich. Bar J. No. 3, p. 50 (March 2011).

Michigan Consumer Protection Gutted by Supreme Court “Globe-alization", 53 Wayne Law  Review 833 (Summer 2007).

The History of Michigan Law (book review), 86 Mich. Bar J. 52 (May 2007).

The First Generation of the Detroit Legal Aid Bureau, 24 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 143 (February 2006).

Courses Taught:

Civil Procedure (1150)

Evidence (2220)

Remedies (3670)

American Inns of Court (3990)