Civil Panel speaks to students


 As one of its final events, the annual Just the Beginning Foundation Summer Legal Institute conducted a Civil Panel on Monday, June 24, at the T. Levin U.S. District Courthouse in Detroit.  

The panel featured (left to right) Mark Fancher of the ACLU of Michigan, U.S. District Court Judge Victoria A. Roberts, Eastern District of Michigan; Linda Rexer of the State Bar of Michigan Foundation; and John C. Philo of the Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice.

Also on the panel, but not pictured, was Emily Hall of the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit.  

The institute is designed to provide high school students who aspire to become lawyers with an introduction to the rule of law and the legal profession.

It is presented by the Chicago-based Just the Beginning Foundation (, in partnership with Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Oakland University, Walmart, the ABA Council of Legal Education Opportunity, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

Photo by John Meiu


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