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50 Seniors Attended Law Day in Downtown Detroit

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 50 Detroit Catholic Central High School seniors from AP Government classes attended CC Law Day where they sat in on live court cases and networked with CC alumni currently practicing law.  

The event was hosted by Federal Chief Judge Sean Cox ’75 and Judicial Circuit Court Paul Cusick ’99 and chaperoned by Economics and US/World History Teacher, Mr. Michael Mach ’03, and AP Government Teacher, Mr. Bruce Peck. It was the first CC Law Day since the pandemic. Before that, the event used to be held annually.  

During Law Day, students spent the morning at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice witnessing live court cases, including homicide, reckless driving, illegal carrying of a concealed weapon, and armed robbery, among others.  

In the afternoon, students attended the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse where they networked with CC alumni who are currently involved in a variety of law practices, including: Dennis Barnes ’79, Charles Bullock ’87, John Carlson ’87, John Foley ’73, Patrick Foley ’03, Sean Gallagher ’94, Dustin Hess ’07, Brian King ’06, Fred Lauck ’61, Jeff McMichael ’03, Justin Azar ’13, and Ian Ajluni ’17.  

"Courtroom dramas on TV can't compare to the real thing. Witnessing live court cases at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice was eye-opening for our students. They got to see the legal process in action and digest the real-world outcomes of the criminal justice system. They also got to engage in invaluable networking with CC alumni currently practicing in all sorts of different fields of law. I believe the experience of CC Law Day was enriching, and potentially inspiring as well, for a group of talented young Shamrocks who may have just found their future calling. This experience will stay with them long after they leave high school," stated Mr. Mach.  

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