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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 17, 2011

CONTACT: ERIKA MARZORATI
517/432-6848, marzorat@law.msu.edu

MSU Law Presents “Medical Marijuana and Rental Housing” Seminar

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University College of Law Housing Law Clinic will hold a “Medical Marijuana and Rental Housing” seminar on Wednesday, October 19.

The featured guest speaker at the event will be Thomas Yeadon, assistant city attorney for the cities of East Lansing and Charlotte. Yeadon drafted East Lansing’s local medical marijuana ordinance.

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act presents a variety of issues in rental housing situations. This seminar is designed to educate the public about the law’s effect on Michigan landlords and tenants.

The seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

The Housing Law Clinic at MSU Law is a multi-faceted consumer advocacy and research clinic that offers free legal advice and assistance to consumers with housing problems in the tri-county area. The clinic is one of several practice areas within the MSU College of Law Legal Clinic—a high-energy, small law firm environment in which students apply their knowledge of the substantive law to real-life situations under the guidance and supervision of licensed attorneys. The growing roster of Legal Clinic practice areas also includes Chance at Childhood, Civil Rights Law, First Amendment Law, Immigration Law, Plea and Sentencing, Small Business and Nonprofit Law, and Tax Law.

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.

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East Lansing, MI 48824
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