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 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 2017 People’s Law School is a seven-week program that begins September 12 and ends October 24. Classes are held every Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing. The cost is $25 for the seven-week series or $7 for an individual class.

Classes include a lecture with a short break, followed by a question and answer session. Each participant receives their class materials on the evening of the class. Students who attend five of the seven classes receive a People’s Law School Diploma.

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

The topics and speakers for the 2017 People’s Law School are currently being finalized. Once confirmed, the schedule will be posted on this page.


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 mission of People’s Law School, the 2016 program and how the Sinas Dramis Law Firm first got involved.

 

People's Law School Testimonials

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