Exploring Careers in the Law

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					                                        Michigan Supreme Court

                      LEARNING CENTER
                           Michigan Hall of Justice ⋅ P.O. Box 30205 ⋅ Lansing, MI 48909
                                          http://courts.mi.gov/plc/




                                           Summer 2010

         Exploring Careers in the Law
                            Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing

                               June 21–25, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
                       For students entering 10th–12th grade (Fall 2010)

                                 July 19–23, 9 a.m.–12 noon
                        For students entering 7th–9th grade (Fall 2010)




                         Join us to learn more about
                   legal careers and the Michigan courts.
                                        7th–9th grade students explore a range of law-related
                                         careers through tours and activities. They meet with
                                         justices, judges, lawyers, and other legal professionals,
                                         and observe proceedings at Lansing’s 54A District Court.

                                        10th–12th grade students prepare and present a moot
                                         court case, similar to arguments before the Michigan
                                         Supreme Court. They serve as attorneys, justices, and
                                         other major players. Participants meet with justices,
                                         lawyers, and other legal professionals to prepare the
                                         case, which will examine whether pre-injury waivers
                                         signed by parents are enforceable under Michigan law.
                                         Can parents sign away their children’s rights to legal
                                         claims against a business or organization?




Both sessions meet in the Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing. A $75 donation to the Michigan Supreme
Court Historical Society Learning Center Fund is required. Participants are responsible for transportation
and any other travel expenses. Registration is limited. Deadline: May 14, 2010.

Questions? Contact Rachael L. Drenovsky at drenovskyr@courts.mi.gov or (517) 373-5027.
                                                      Program Application                                                    Office Use
                                                                                                                       R’cd ____________
                                       Exploring Careers in the Law

Student: ________________________________________ Age: ____________Grade (Fall 2010): ___________
Parent/Guardian: __________________________________ School: ____________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: ______________________________________________________________________________
Daytime Phone: ___________________________________ Cell: ______________________________________
E-mail: _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Check One:                June 21–25, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.                                     
                                                                                              July 19–23, 9 a.m.–12 noon
                           10th–12th grade                                                    7th–9th grade

                                                     In Case of Emergency
Contact: ___________________________________ Relationship: ____________________________________
Daytime Phone: ______________________________ Cell: ___________________________________________

Alternate Contact: ____________________________ Relationship: ____________________________________
Daytime Phone: _____________________________ Cell: ___________________________________________


Does the student have any health conditions, dietary restrictions, or special needs of which staff should be made
aware?      Yes       No      If yes, please describe. ___________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                            Authorization
My child has permission to engage in all program activities.
Print Name: ___________________________ Signature: ___________________________ Date: ____________
I am aware that the Michigan Supreme Court wishes to photograph Learning Center activities in order to use the
resulting photographs and images for brochures, advertisements, web sites, or other materials to promote the
educational programs of the Court. I hereby authorize the Michigan Supreme Court and its Learning Center to use
my photograph for promotional purposes, and to use my name when the Court identifies persons in such a photo
or image. I also authorize use of the photographs or images and name of my minor child. I am at least eighteen
years of age, and I acknowledge that this authorization is binding on my heirs and estate. On my behalf and on
behalf of my child, I waive any compensation for the use described in this authorization.

Print Name: ___________________________ Signature: ___________________________ Date: ____________

                                                      Application Process
Send the application and tuition payment ($75 per student) to the address below. Tuition must be made by check
or money order, payable to the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Learning Center Fund. Applications
will be considered complete upon receipt of the application and tuition payment and accepted on a first-come,
first-served basis. Deadline: May 14, 2010.

                          Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Learning Center Fund
                                             Michigan Hall of Justice
                                             925 West Ottawa Street
                                               Lansing, MI 48915
  Notice of student withdrawal must be received two weeks prior to the session for refund. All refunds will be less a 15% administrative fee.
                                   Any payments returned for insufficient funds will incur a $25 bank fee.

         Questions? Contact Rachael L. Drenovsky at (517) 373-5027 or drenovskyr@courts.mi.gov.