People's Law School to start Sept. 8

People’s Law School will run from September 8 – October 20 at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing. The seven-week legal educational program holds classes every Tuesday from 7 -9 p.m. The program costs $25 or $7 per individual class.

Topics and Presenters

September 8 – Criminal Law and Procedure
Presenter: Takura Nyamfukudza, Alane & Chartier, PLC

September 15 – Understanding Michigan’s Judicial System
Presenters: Honorable Andrea Larkin, 54-B District Court; Honorable
Joyce Draganchuk, Ingham County Circuit Court;
Honorable Amy Ronayne Krause, Michigan Court of Appeals; Honorable
Michael Cavanagh, retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice

September 22 – Michigan Auto No-Fault Law
Presenter: George Sinas, Sinas Dramis Law Firm

September 29 – Wills, Trusts & Estates
Presenter: David Brake, Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Schneider

October 6, 2015 – Environmental Law and the Great Lakes
Presenter: Professor Noah Hall, Wayne State University Law School

October 13, 2015 – Gender Law
Presenter: Gretchen Whitmer, Former Michigan State Senator

October 20, 2015 -Affordable Care Act
Presenter: Stephen Sinas, Sinas Dramis Law Firm

The 2015 People’s Law School is sponsored by the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Wayne State University Law School, and the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), People’s Law School is open to everyone in the community, and connects interested citizens with local judges, justices, legal professionals, attorneys, professors, and other legal experts.

The Story Behind The People’s Law School

Beginning in the early 1980s, the Sinas Dramis Law Firm, in partnership with the Michigan Association for Justice and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, began “The People’s Law School.” Held over seven consecutive weeks every fall, the People’s Law School has educated thousands of Michigan residents regarding the legal system that governs our lives.

The faculty is comprised of justices, judges, elected officials, seasoned attorneys, and law professors, and allows students an opportunity to engage with some of the best and brightest the Michigan legal community has to offer.

Each week features a new speaker who has shown a commitment to excellence in his or her specific legal field. Discussions range from practical advice in areas such as Michigan no-fault and family law, to the decisions of the United States Supreme Court and the cutting-edge topics that shape our worldview and define our nation.

In 2014, the program partnered with Wayne State University Law School in bringing People’s Law School not only to the greater Lansing community, but Grand Rapids as well.


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