People’s Law School

Know your rights. Learn about the law.

peoples-law-school-lansingPeople’s Law School is a program that helps educate Michigan residents about 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 2017 People’s Law School was a seven-week program that began September 12 and concluded October 24. Classes were held every Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing. The cost was $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 their class materials on the evening of the class. Students who attended five of the seven classes received a People’s Law School Diploma.

Each year, People’s Law School registration is handled through our People’s Law School co-sponsor, the Michigan Association for Justice. Registration is also available online. If you have questions about the individual classes, please email Teri Lynne or call her at 517-394-7500.

Now that the 2017 program has concluded, planning for next year’s People’s Law School has begun. The 2018 schedule will be posted here, as soon as it’s available.


* schedule subject to change

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 mid-Michigan residents.

In this video, Sinas Dramis associate attorney Jackie Dupler talks about the People’s Law School program.


People's Law School Testimonials

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