East Lansing, Mich. -- Hoping to more deeply connect faculty, students and alumni to the arts, Michigan State University College of Law has received a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council to support the first production of the college's Writer in Residence Program.
Written by MSU alumna Sandra Seaton, the play will make its debut in mid-November, focusing on African American students at a Midwestern university during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
The $15,000 grant marks the first time since 1978 that the Michigan Humanities Council has awarded a major grant to a law school.
Seaton's play will be jointly sponsored by the MSU College of Law, James Madison College and the MSU Department of Theatre.
The Michigan Humanities Council is the state's affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Michigan State University College of Law is a leading institution of legal education with a long history of creating practice-ready attorneys. 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
Contact: Kristen Parker, University Relations, Office: (517) 353-8942, Cell: (517) 980-0709, Kristen.Parker@ur.msu.edu; Erika Marzorati, College of Law, Office: (517) 432-6848, firstname.lastname@example.org Published: May 26, 2010.