Michigan Supreme Court
Community Connections Program
The following is an excerpt from the Community Connections Program Guide offered through Big Rapids High School.
“The objective of the Michigan Supreme Court Community Connections Program is to enhance students’ awareness and understanding of Michigan’s judicial system and its vital role in assuring American democracy.
Students will focus on a specific case that they will hear during oral argument as well as information about the state’s judicial system.
Objectives of the Michigan Supreme Court Community Connections Program –
- With the assistance of an attorney educator, analyze a case they will hear presented to the Michigan Supreme Court.
- Examine the background of the Michigan Supreme Court justices.
- Study the structure of Michigan’s judicial system.
- Examine the role of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government in making, interpreting and enforcing laws.
- Analyze the roles of the attorneys and justices during the proceedings.
- Debrief the case with the assistance of an attorney educator.”
We presently have 75 tickets available for this educational event which will take place on October 23, 2013. We have arranged for shuttle busing to transport students from the College of Business parking lot at 11:00 and 11:30AM to Big Rapids High School. The case that is being presented is Michigan Supreme Court case no. 146256, Rambin vs. Allstate Insurance Company. For more information, please contact Danette Mondrella at 231.591.2403.