People’s Law School

Know your legal rights. Learn about the law.

People’s Law School is a program that helps educate Michigan residents on their legal rights and the law. People’s Law School connects citizens who want to learn more about the law with local judges, attorneys, professors and other legal experts.

The 2016 People’s Law School was held September 13 through October 25. Classes were held each Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the peoples-law-school-lansingHannah Community Center in East Lansing, at a cost of $25 for the seven-week series or $7 for an individual class.

Classes included a lecture with a short break, followed by a question and answer session. Each participant received class materials the evening of the particular class. Students who attended five of the seven classes received a People’s Law School Diploma.

Class registration is handled through our People’s Law School co-sponsor, the Michigan Association for Justice.

We are currently planning our next People’s Law School, which begins in September 2017. We hope to see you there!

More About People’s Law School

More than 20 years ago, the Sinas Dramis Law Firm began presenting People’s Law School in partnership with the Michigan Association for Justice and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. The program, held for seven weeks each fall, has helped to educate thousands of Michigan residents about their rights and the legal system.

The faculty for People’s Law School includes justices, judges, elected officials, seasoned attorneys and law professors. The program allows students (the public) an opportunity to engage with and learn from some of the best and brightest minds in the legal profession.

The weekly sessions feature speakers who are committed to excellence in their field. Discussions range from practical advice in areas like Michigan auto no-fault law and family law, to discussions of United States Supreme Court rulings and cutting-edge legal topics, like forensic evidence.

The Sinas Dramis Law Firm partnered with Wayne State University Law School in 2014 to bring People’s Law School to Michigan residents.

In this video, Lansing personal injury lawyer Stephen Sinas talks about the People’s Law School mission, the 2016 program and how the Sinas Dramis Law Firm first got involved.


People's Law School Testimonials

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