ADRIAN, Mich. - The George Romney Institute for Law and Public Policy and the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice have announced that on Tuesday, September 17th from newly elected Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack will be delivering the Adrian College’s Second Annual Philip J. Prygoski Constitution Day Address. The topic will be “Public Confidence in the Judiciary in the Age of Modern Elections.” This event is scheduled to take place in Knight Auditorium beginning at noon.
Justice McCormack is a graduate of New York University Law School and formerly served as an Associate Dean at the University of Michigan Law School. It was here she supervised students at the Michigan Innocence Clinic, a program designed to train students in law as they serve the public good by identifying and advocating for the release of factually innocent prison inmates. Coworkers and students note that Justice McCormack is well respected as a teacher and a mentor.
Her experience as an academic, an advocate for the once-forgotten innocent, and a front-line advocate for victims of domestic violence have given her a unique perspective on how the legal system can work to promote a more just society.
For more information, please visit: http://adrian.edu/academics/institutes/george-romney-institute-for-law-and-public-policy/prygoski-address/