MSU Law professors recognized for service-learning and civic engagement

MSU Law faculty members Jennifer Rosa and Veronica Thronson were recognized on Nov. 7, for innovative and sustained contributions in connecting students with service-based learning opportunities. The MSU Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, in partnership with the Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, annually recognizes faculty members throughout the campus community for their collaborative efforts.

Rosa directs the Street Law program at MSU Law. Established in 2009, Street Law participants use interactive instructional techniques to teach constitutional law, individual rights, criminal law, and the basic elements of the legal system to students in Lansing high schools.

Thronson joined the MSU Law faculty in 2010 to establish and direct the Immigration Law Clinic. Under her direction, student clinicians serve a diverse population of refugees and unaccompanied minors from around the world, and have represented clients from nearly 67 countries.

Service-based learning opportunities not only provide law students with the chance to apply their classroom knowledge, they serve to instill an ethic of public service in the legal profession.

Published: Mon, Dec 08, 2014