Court announces annual scholarship presentation

On behalf of the trustees of the Ralph M. Freeman Foundation, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen recently announced a special court presentation to honor recipients of the Annual Ralph M. Freeman Foundation Law School and College Scholarships. The presentation will take place at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 14, in courtroom 733 of the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit.

Ralph M. Freeman was a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Michigan for more than 35 years. Appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 10, 1954, Freeman served as the Sixth Circuit's representative to the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1963 to 1966. He was cheif judge of the Eastern District of Michigan from 1967 to 1972. He took senior status on July 1, 1973, and continued to work full time until his death on March 29, 1990.

The law school scholarships continue Freeman's legacy of justice, advocacy and civility. The $1,000 scholarships are granted to a law student at five Michigan law schools. Each law school has chosen an area of law that memorializes Freeman's principles in litigation, civility, criminal and civil procedure, and evidence.

The Freeman Foundation also awards four college scholarships to students of full-time, permanent employees of the District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Probation Department and Pretrial Services Agency.

Published: Thu, May 10, 2012