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Learning Center extends deadline for summer program

Junior high students who are interested in the law can get an up-close look at the Michigan court system through a week-long "law camp" offered by the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center.

"Exploring Careers in the Law" will be offered at the Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing. Students entering grades 7 through 9 in fall 2011 are eligible for the program, which is scheduled for July 18 - 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon daily.

Learning Center Coordinator Rachael Drenovsky said, "The goal is to have students learn about Michigan's judicial system and give them a real-life view of legal careers."

Students will explore a range of law-related careers through tours and activities. Participants will meet with judges, lawyers, and other legal professionals, and observe proceedings at a local trial court.

Registration is limited to 20 students, selected on a first-come, first-served basis; the application deadline is June 3, 2011. The registration fee is a $75 donation to the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Learning Center Fund.

All sessions will meet at the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 West Ottawa Street, Lansing. Contact Rachael L. Drenovsky at or (517) 373-5027. Applications and additional information are available at

Published: Thu, May 19, 2011