The Benchmark Alumni Magazine

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Benchmark: WMU-COOLEY PROFESSOR JOE KIMBLE Joe Kimble, plain-language guru and author of two books and scores of articles, was recently honored by the State Bar of Michigan with its prestigious 2015 John W. Reed Lawyer Legacy Award. WMU-COOLEY GRADUATE AND GENEALOGIST KENYATTA BERRY WMU-COOLEY GRADUATE DERMOT KENNEDY ATTORNEY, PUBLIC SERVANT, AND COMMUNITY ACTIVIST RANDALL AND SHARAN LEVINE AT LEVINE & LEVINE

Winter 2015
(Current Issue)

Benchmark: 'Devolders: National Winners!' - Elizabeth and Bryan Devolder; 'WMU-Cooley Law School Tampa Bay Graduates First Class'; 'Graduate Kevin Cotter: Mr. Speaker'; 'Western Michigan University Affiliation Begins to Take Shape'; and more.

Summer 2015

Benchmark - 'WMU-Cooley Affiliaton'; 'WMU-Cooley Graduates Lead the State Bar of Michigan' - Thomas Rombach and Larry Nolan; 'WMU-Cooley Graduate Elected President of West Virginia State Bar' - Kevin Robinson; "Breaking New Ground at CMS Energy" - Catherine Reynolds and more.

Winter 2014

Benchmark Column - 'Teaching the Rule of Law in Cambodia" - Catherine Groll; 'Maintaining Ethics Under the Media Spotlight' - Jim Champion; 'Fulbright Scholar in Serbia'- Paul Carrier; 'Cooley Named a Best School for Practical Learning' and more.

July 2014
(Current Issue)

"Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence" - In this issue you will learn about where Cooley has been and where it is going. You will see that Cooley remains true to its founding principles while having become the most innovative and diverse law school in the nation.

 40th Anniversary Special Edition

Benchmark Column - 'Setting a Trend in Grand Rapids' - Brent Geers; 'Fortuitous Journey' - Tanya Garrett; 'Recent Graduate Puts Her Cooley Education To Work In Las Vegas' - Zohra Bakhtary, Recovery Update - Professor Philip J. Prygoski and more.

February 2013

A Cooley Legacy Four Decades in the Making - Lawrence P. Nolan, (Cooley Class, 1976). A graduate of Cooley’s inaugural class, he serves as chair of Cooley Law School's Board of Directors and has been on the board for 31 years, longer than any other board member.

Fall 2012

Benchmark Column - 'Leading in Business Creation' - John Engler; 'Outstanding Pro Bono' - Cooley Graduates Honored For Their Service; 'Q & A with New Jersey State Senator and Attorney; - Nick Scutari; "Making A Change" - Jessica Gonzalez and more.

September 2012

A More Diverse Legal Profession - Judge Hugh Clarke, (Wiest Class, 1979) says that since he graduated, he has seen a significant change in the diversity of attorneys who are practicing law.

Spring 2012

Benchmark Column - 'Cooley Graduate Leads an Ever Expanding University', 'Most Influential Women in West Michigan', 'The Law Unleashed', 'Touching Lives Since 1986'

May 2012

Cooley now in Tampa Bay: Cooley's Tampa Bay campus has quickly generated strong interest and support from the surrounding legal and business community, graduates, prospective students and many organizations and individuals.

Fall 2011

Benchmark Column - 'On the Air With the Lawyers', 'Never Give Up', 'Lawyer and Doctor', Alumni Class Notes, Faculty Briefs, and more.

January 2012

Benchmark Column - 'New York State Senator and Lawyer', 'Attorney's Path Charted Early', 'Like Father, Like Son', 'Trailblazer of Justice', Alumni Class Notes, Faculty Briefs, and more.

September 2011

Righting International Wrongs: For Dr. Kelly Askin, the pursuit of international justice can often be one of the most challenging, yet ultimately gratifying undertakings for an attorney.

Spring 2011

Benchmark Column - 'National Champions', 'Judge & Juggler …of Life', 'Giving Back: Making a Difference in the Lives of Others', Alumni Class Notes, Faculty Briefs, and more.

June 2011

Benchmark Column - 'Resolving Conflicts Around The World', '10 Questions With Kathryn Lindahl', 'Putting His Legal Career On Ice', Alumni Class Notes, Faculty Briefs, and more.

January 2011

Visionary Looks Ahead: Nine-term Congressman Bart Stupak readies for life’s next chapter

Fall 2010

Benchmark Column - Rashida Tlaib is the First Muslim Woman to Serve as a Michigan State Representative, Preparing and Presenting an Effective Appeal, Boxing Her Way to a Law Degree

July 2010

Raising the Bar with Honor: Judge Michael F. Skinner 1952 - 2010

Spring 2010

Benchmark Column - Guilty...Innocent...Exonerated, The Spirit of Success, Scenes the Movies Miss

January 2010

Charles in Charge: Charles R. Toy, 75th President of the State Bar of Michigan

Winter 2009

Benchmark Column - Here We Grow Again, Fields of Justice, Cooley Opens New Addition

September 2009

Benchmark Column - Cooley Graduate Serves Those in Need, One Law Degree Multiple Uses

May 2009

Benchmark Column - Overcoming the Odds: Judge Joe Brown

January 2009

Cooley Celebrates its 35th Anniversary with Over 13,000 Graduates Across the Nation and Worldwide

35th Anniversary Special Edition 2008

Cooley Steps Up Stewardship With Service to Soldiers Program

Hilary 2008

Kevin Robbins, Judging Today's Youth

Michaelmas 2007

Khalid Kahloon, Living the American Dream

Trinity 2007

Cooley Graduates Share Experiences from High Profile Case

Hilary 2007

Cooley Graduates as Supreme Court Clerks

Michaelmas 2006

More Dreams Will Come True, Students Can Now Earn a J.D. Degree at Any Cooley Campus

Trinity 2006

Judge Sheila Miller

Hilary 2006

Dennis E. Benner, Giving Back

Michaelmas 2005

Philip Carter Strother Scores Victory in Virginia Supreme Court

Trinity 2005

Katherine Gardner & Joanna French: Breaking New Ground

Hilary 2005

Catherine Groll, Injustice is Still Injustice

Trinity 2004

Douglas Lewis, No Horsing Around

Michaelmas 2004

Chris Chocola, Working Towards New Realities

Hilary 2004

Cooley's High Tech Courtrooms

Michaelmas 2003

Ken Miller, Food For Thought

Trinity 2003

Professionalism Group, A Noble Mission

Hilary 2003


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