WMU News

Honors students visited by Michigan Supreme Court Justice

Sept. 23, 2002

KALAMAZOO --Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Young will talk about the law and the judicial system to a class of Western Michigan University honor students, when he visits the campus Monday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m.

Young will visit a Finance and Commercial Law 380 class held in Room 1130 of the Haworth College of Business' Schneider Hall to speak to Lee Honors College students enrolled in the class. The class is an introductory look at the structure and environment of the American legal system and an examination of the role of law in society and in individual conduct. He will lecture and field questions from the students.

Space in the classroom is limited, but WMU students, members of the media and members of the University community are welcome to attend.

Young, who earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1974 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1977, was in private practice for 15 years and then was named vice president, corporate secretary and general counsel of AAA Michigan in 1992. He has served as a member of the Michigan Civil Service Commission and a trustee at Central Michigan University. He served on the Michigan Court of Appeals, 1st District from 1995 until 1999, when he was appointed by Gov. John Engler to the Michigan Supreme Court to fill a seat vacated by Chief Justice Conrad L., Mallett Jr. In 2000, Young was elected by voters to complete that term.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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