FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2009
CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
MSU Law Student Honored by the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University College of Law second-year student Stephanie Letitia Fields was awarded the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Law Student Prize. Only one student is selected each year from each of the six law schools in the state.
Fields was awarded the prize after receiving the highest grade in the American Legal History Seminar. Fields was given a monetary prize of $500 at the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society's annual membership banquet this spring. The reception was hosted at the Detroit Athletic Club and attended by the Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court. In addition to the monetary prize, Fields was given a complimentary Society membership for the duration of her time at MSU Law.
The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society's mission is to educate Michigan citizens about the state's judicial history. The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society Law Student Prize is part of a new initiative geared toward younger people with an interest in the bench and bar.
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