Alumni Events

2014 Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Greektown, Detroit, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception
Santorini
501 Monroe St. - Greektown
Detroit, MI 48226
RSVP by July 21.
Hors d' oeuvres and soft drinks provided with a cash bar available. Hosted by Associate Dean Charles Toy (Kavanagh Class '81) and Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - Traverse City, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception
Harbor 22 Bar & Grill (formerly Scott's Harbor Grill)
12719 S.W. Bay Shore Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
RSVP by August 5.
Hors d' oeuvres and soft drinks provided with a cash bar available. Hosted by Associate Dean of Career & Professional Development, Charles Toy (Kavanagh Class '81) and Coordinator of Development & Alumni Services, Helen Haessly (Cushing Class 2000).

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Past Events

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Flint, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The 501 Bar & Grill, 500 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502. Hors d' oeuvres and soft drinks provided with a cash bar available. Co-hosted by Hon. Joseph Farah (Weist Class '79) and Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - Petoskey, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The Perry Hotel, 100 Lewis Street, Lewis Street porch, Petoskey, MI 49770. Hors d' oeuvres and soft drinks provided with a cash bar available. Hosted by Charles Toy (Kavanagh Class '81), Associate Dean of Career & Professional Development and Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Monday, June 16, 2014
25th Annual Alumni Memorial Scholarship Golf Benefit
Country Club of Lansing, 2200 Moores River Dr. Lansing, MI 48911

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Brighton, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception
Brighton Bar & Grill, 400 W. Main, Brighton 48116
Hors d' oeuvres and soft drinks provided with a cash bar available. Hosted by the Honorable Judge Michael Hatty (Butzel Class '79) and by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Atlanta, GA, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception
Meehan's Public House - Downtown, 200 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Hors d' oeuvres and soft drinks provided with a cash bar available. Hosted by Associate Dean James Robb.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - Bar Admission Ceremony - Lansing, MI
Ingham County Bar Association Admission Ceremony on May 21 at 5:00 p.m.
Cooley Law School Cooley Center, Room 501, 300 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933. Download the information and instructions (pdf) for Ceremony admittees. Reception immediately following the ceremony in the lobby. All passers are welcome to participate in this ceremony; you need not be a graduate of Cooley Law School.  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Newark, DE
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, J.B. Dawson's Restaurant & Bar
315 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702. Hors d' oeuvres and soft drinks provided with a cash bar available. Hosted by Associate Dean of Career & Professional Development Charles Toy (Kavanagh Class '81).

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - Cincinnati, OH
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The Cincinnatian Hotel - Cricket Lounge
601 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Hors d' oeuvres and soft drinks provided. Cash bar available. Hosted by Associate Dean of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, James Thelen.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Buffalo, NY
5:30 p.m. - Cocktails; 6:00 p.m. - Dinner; 7:30 p.m. - Dancing, Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant , 3785 South Park Avenue, Blasdell, NY 14219. RSVP by emailing ernestol@roadrunner.com or calling 716-480-2282. Honoring Distinguished Cooley Alumnus, Vincent LoTempio '86. Hosted by Ernest Leonetti '84 and fellow Cooley alumni.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Grand Rapids, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Grand Rapids Brewing Co., 1 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Host Chuck Doolittle, Sherwood Class '86.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Chicago, IL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, One North, 1 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606. Hosted by David Neef (Coleman Class '09) and Associate Dean James Robb.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Auburn Hills, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Red Ox Tavern, 3773 E. Walton Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Hosted by Associate Dean of External Affairs, James Robb and Audra Foster, Auburn Hills Campus Director ('97 Fellows Class).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - New York, NY
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Trump Tower Grill, 725 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10022. Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Washington, DC
8:30 a.m., United States Supreme Court Swearing In Ceremony
United States Supreme Court
Application and reservation MUST be received by December 20, 2013.
Contact (800)243-ALUM for details and availability.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Baltimore, MD
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Maisy's, 313 N. Charles Street
Baltimore 2120. Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

Monday, March 3, 2014 - Washington, DC
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The 201 Bar, 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002. Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations and Helen Haessly (Cushing Class 2000), Coordinator of Alumni & Development

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Naples, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, MiraMare Ristorante at Venetian Bay
4236 Gulfshore Blvd., North, Naples, FL 34103. Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

Friday, February 21, 2014 - Tampa Bay, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Cooley Law School Tampa Campus
9445 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, FL 33578. Hosted by James Robb, Associate Dean for External Affairs

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, American Social Restaurant, 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301. Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - Palm Beach, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Agora Meditteranean Kitchen
2505 N. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - New Orleans, LA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Hotel Monteleone Carousel Lounge
214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Hosted by Associate Dean of Career & Professional Development Charles Toy (Kavanagh Class '81).

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Buffalo/Amherst, NY
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Buffalo Marriott Niagara, 1340 Millersport Hwy., Amherst, NY 1422. Hosted by Associate Dean of Enrollment & Student Services, Paul Zelenski.

Friday, February 7, 2014 - "Legal Ease Wine & Cheese" Benefit
6:30 p.m, 10th floor Board Room of the Cooley Center, 300 S. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
$30 per person (students $25) includes an assortment of wines, delectable food pairings, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Download a list of auction items to bid on that will benefit the Alumni Memorial Scholarship.

Contact the Alumni Relations Office at (517) 371-5140, ext. 2045 or e-mail alumni@cooley.edu by February 1. Your check or credit card payment is your reservation.

2013 Past Events

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - D.C. Alumni Turkey Trot
What:
D.C. Alumni Turkey Trot - Team Thomas M. Cooley Alumni and Friends is back to participate for it's 3rd straight year in SOME's Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger! Support Team Cooley by visiting Team Cooley's fundraising page and make a contribution. Also - Sign Up to participate as a runner!
When: 8:30am Kids' One Mile Fun Run; 9:00am 5K Run/Walk
Where: Freedom Plaza (corner of 13th Street, NW and Pennsylvania Ave, NW),Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Ingham County Bar Swearing-In Ceremony
The Ingham County Bar Association will be holding an Admission Ceremony on November 12, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. in the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Cooley Center, Room 501 in downtown Lansing followed by a reception in the lobby.

Friday, November 8, 2013 - Chicago, IL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Athena Greek Restaurant, 212 S. Halstead, Chicago, IL 60661, Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations and Thomas Garikes, Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - Lansing, MI
Annual Alumni Association Meeting and Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cooley Center, 10th Floor Board Room, 300 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48901

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - Atlanta, GA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Meehan's Public House, 180 Peachtree St., Atlanta GA 30303. Hosted by Brianne Myers (Woodward Class '10) and Director of Enrollment Services.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Washington, D.C.
D.C. Alumni Day of Giving - "AIDS Walk Washington"

Friday, October 25, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Rendezvous Court, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071. Hosted by Associate Dean of Enrollment & Student Services, Paul Zelenski and Szu-Yu Chang (Boyles Class '05).

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - Milwaukee, WI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Miller Time Pub/High Life Loft (located in the Hilton), 509. W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202. Hosted by Associate Dean Charles Toy (Kavanagh Class '81).

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - Green Bay, WI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, St. Brendan's Inn, 234 S. Washington St., Green Bay, WI 54301. Hosted by Dean Charles Toy (Kavanagh Class '81) and John Heugel (Bushnell Class '80).

LL.M. 10th Anniversary Celebration/Alumni Reception
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 5:30-8 p.m.
Auburn Hills Campus, 2630 Featherstone Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Catch up with LL.M. alumni from all programs and visit with your favorite LL.M. professors. Beer, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. We look forward to seeing you!

Howard Soifer Memorial Lecture Series in Sports and Entertainment Law
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Noon
Lansing Campus, Cooley Center Lobby, 300 S. Capitol Avenue, Downtown Lansing. GUEST SPEAKER: Kevin Poston, President and CEO, DEAL Elite Athletic Management. Kevin represents numerous professional NFL players. The DEAL Sports Agency helps clients become financially secure in the short and long term. He works with his clients so they become role models, businessmen and philanthropists. He also teaches law at Wayne State University in Detroit. Lecture, followed by Q&A session.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - Mt. Clemens, MI
5:00-7:00 p.m., Networking Reception, Madison's Pub, 15 N. Walnut St., Mt. Clemens, MI 48043. Hosted by Laura Marji (Woodward Class '10) and Thomas Rombach (Morse Class '87).

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - Saginaw, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Spencer's Fine Food, 5530 Gratiot Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48603. Hosted by Judge Patrick McGraw (Goodwin Class '82), Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations and Thomas Garikes, Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - Lansing, MI
4:30-6:00 p.m., State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting
Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933
Hosted by James Robb, Associate Dean of External Affairs, Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations and Helen Haessly (Cushing Class 2000) Alumni & Development Services Coordinator

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - West Palm Beach, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception
Murray & Guari Law Office, 1525 N. Flagler Dr., #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Hosted by Jason Guari (Steere Class '93)

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - San Antonio, TX
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Acenar Restaurant, 146 E. Houston
San Antonio, TX 78205. Hosted by Helen Haessly (Cushing Class 2000) Alumni & Development Services Coordinator.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Dallas, TX
4:30-6:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Texas Rangers game to follow (contact Alumni Office for details), On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
2011 Copeland Rd., Arlington, TX 76011. Hosted by Helen Haessly (Cushing Class 2000) Alumni & Development Services Coordinator.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - Ft. Wayne, IN
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Don Hall's Gas House, 305 E. Superior St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802. Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - Indianapolis, IN
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Maggiano's Little Italy, Keystone at the Crossing, 3550 E. 86th St. , Indianapolis, IN 46240. Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Friday, August 9, 2013 - San Francisco, CA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Sir Frances Drake Hotel, 432 Powell Street, San Francisco 94102. Hosted by Associate Dean Amy Timmer (Pratt Class '88).

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - Detroit, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Santorini Restaurant, Greektown, 501 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI 48226

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - Spokane, WA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The Steam Plant, 159 S. Lincoln St., Spokane, WA 99201
Hosted by Aletha Honsowitz (Witherell Class '90), Head of Public Services-Grand Rapids Campus, National Alumni Board member

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - Flint, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The Cork on Saginaw , 635 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502
Hosted by the Honorable Joseph J. Farah (Wiest Class '79), Prosecuting Attorney David Leyton (Brooks Class '82), and Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Friday, June 21, 2013 - Toronto, ON
5:00-7:00 p.m., Networking Reception, University Club of Toronto, 380 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 1R6
Featured Speaker: Justice Paul Perell
Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations and Debra Hirsch (Sherwood Class '86), Director of International Studies Program

Monday, June 17, 2013 - ALUMNI GOLF BENEFIT
24th Annual Alumni Memorial Scholarship Golf Benefit
Country Club of Lansing (2200 Moores River Dr. Lansing, MI 48911)
Visit the Alumni Golf Benefit page for the card raffle, registration, sponsorship, and schedule of events details. Registration deadline is Monday, May 20, 2013.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - Brighton, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Ciao Amici, 217 W. Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116
Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations and Helen Haessly (Cushing Class 2000), Alumni & Development Coordinator.

Friday, May 31, 2013 - Chicago, IL
6:00 p.m., Wine & Cheese Networking Party at the home of Bethany Campbell (Hilligan Class '12), 474 N. Lakeshore Drive, Apt. 5032, Chicago, IL 60611.
Bring a bottle and appetizer to share. RSVP to David Neef (Coleman Class '09) at (773) 273-9235 or davidneef@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Bar Admission Ceremony
The Ingham County Bar Association will be holding an Admission Ceremony on May 29, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. in the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Cooley Center, Room 501 in downtown Lansing followed by a reception in the lobby.

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - STRATFORD FESTIVAL ALUMNI BUS TRIP
Departing Cooley Lansing Campus 8:00 a.m. (brief pickup in Flint at I-69/I-75 interchange) and returning back to Lansing at approximately 10 p.m.
$130.00 per person. This includes luxury motor coach and continental breakfast, roundtrip to charming Stratford, Ontario, Canada and a 2:00 p.m. performance of Fiddler on the Roof at the beautiful Festival Theatre. Lunch and dinner in Stratford is on your own.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - Chicago, IL
6:00 p.m., Blackie's Bar, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago IL, 60606
Hosted by David Neef (Coleman Class '09). RSVP to davidsneef@gmail.com or (773) 273-9235.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - New York, NY
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Trump Tower Grill, 725 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10022, Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Baltimore, MD
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Brewer's Art, 1106 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201, Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Monday, April 15, 2013 - Washington, DC
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Union Pub, 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002, Hosted by Jim Robb, Associate Dean for External Relations and Senior Counsel, and Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Grand Rapids, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, J. Gardella's Tavern, 11 Ionia Street S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations and, Helen Haessly, (Cushing Class 2000) and Coordinator of Alumni & Development Services.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Austin, TX
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Second Bar + Kitchen, 200 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701. Hosted by Professor Marla Mitchell-Cichon.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Auburn Hills, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Red Ox Tavern, 3773 E. Walton Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI, Hosted by Audra Foster (Fellow Class '97) and James Robb, Associate Dean of External Affairs & Senior Counsel.

Friday, March 8, 2013 - Tampa/Riverview, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Campus, 9445 Camden Field Pkwy, Riverview, FL 33578. Hosted by Jim Robb, Associate Dean for External Relations and Senior Counsel

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Naples, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Roy's Restaurant, 475 Bayfront Place
Naples, FL 34102. Hosted by Sharon Hanlon (Goodwin Class '82). Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - Coral Gables, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Law Office of Becker Poliakoff, 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th floor, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Hosted by Scott Marcus (Carpenter Class '93). Hosted by Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - Palm Beach, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Nick & Johnnie's, 207 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, Hosted by Jason Guari (Steere Class '95) and Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.

Monday, March 4, 2013- Chicago, IL
6:00 p.m., Blackie's Bar, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago IL, 60606.
Hosted by David Neef (Coleman Class '09).

Friday, March 1, 2013 - Legal Ease Wine & Cheese Benefit/Silent Auction
6:30 p.m, The University Club of MSU, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48909, $30 per person ($25 students) includes an assortment of wines, delectable food pairings, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Select auction items will benefit the Alumni Memorial Scholarhip.

Friday, February 8, 2013 - Chicago, IL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Greek Islands Restaurant, 200 S. Halsted, Greektown, Chicago, IL 60661, Hosted by Director of Alumni & Donor Relations, Pamela Heos and Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving, Thomas Garikes.

Monday, January 21, 2013 - Toronto, ON
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Bar Milano, 207 Queens Quay Terminal West, Toronto, ON Canada. Hosted by Dean Charles Toy (Kavanagh Class '81) and Dean Christine Church.

2012 Past Events

Wednesday, November 17, 2012 - Boston, MA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Marriott Renaissance Waterfront, Capiz Bar Pub, 606 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - Saginaw, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Spencer's Fine Foods, 5530 Gratiot Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603, Hosted by Judge Patrick McGraw, Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations, and Thomas Garikes, Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving.

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Rendezvous Court, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Ingham County Bar Association will be holding a Bar Admission Ceremony on November 8, 2012 at 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - Lansing, MI
5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association and Networking Reception following, Cooley Center, 10th floor - Board Room
300 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - Portland, OR
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Mother's Bistro & Bar, 212 S.W. Start Street, Portland, OR 97204. Hosted by Professor Heather Garretson

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - Dallas, TX
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception , Sol Irlandes Mexican Grill
1525 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201, Parking available on the street.
Hosted by Helen Haessly, (Cushing Class 2000) Coordinator of Development & Alumni Services

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Columbus, OH
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Buca di Beppo , 343 N. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215, Hors d'oevres and soft drinks provided.
Hosted by Associate Dean of the Auburn Hills Campus, John Nussbaumer.

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - Ft. Wayne, IN
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Don Hall's Gas House, 305 E. Superior St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Maggiano's Little Italy - Keystone at the Crossing, 3550 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240

ATTENTION: 1982 WING AND GOODWIN CLASSES REUNION WEEKEND, September 20 - 24, 2012 - Las Vegas, NV
Class Ambassador John Marinelli '82 is planning reunion festivities in Las Vegas. Contact him for further details at (561) 683-7177 or email him at Law9300@aol.com.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - Grand Rapids, MI
State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting Alumni Reception
4:30-6:00 p.m., Amway Grand Hotel-Atrium (PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE), 187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - Las Vegas, Nevada
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Treasure Island Hotel, Gilley's Restaurant, 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hosted by Director of Alumni & Donor Relations, Pamela Heos.

Saturday, September 8, 2012 - Atlanta, GA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Meehan's Public House, 180 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30303, Free parking at Ellis & Carnegie Sts.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - Chicago, IL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Greek Islands Restaurant
220 S. Halstead, Greektown, Chicago, IL 60661

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - Detroit, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Mosaic Restaurant
501 Monroe Street, Greektown, Detroit, MI 48226

Friday, July 20, 2012 - San Francisco/Oakland, CA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 Hosted by Enrollment & Student Services Coordinator, Tanesha Scott (Toy Class '03)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Flint, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Blackstone's Restaurant, 531 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Madison, WI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, 123 E. Doty St., Madison, WI 53703, Hosted by Director of Enrollment & Student Services, Dr. Chris Lewis

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 23rd Annual Alumni Memorial Scholarship Golf Benefit
Monday, June 18, 2012, Country Club of Lansing, 2200 Moores River Drive, Lansing, MI 48911

Friday, June 15, 2012 - Toronto, Ontario Canada
5:00-7:00 p.m., Krinock Lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m. -
Krinock Lecture Speaker: Dr. David Rosenbloom, Topic: "How Should Science Inform the Law"?, The University Club, 380 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 1R6, Canada

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Toronto, Ontario Canada
5:30-7:30 p.m., Toronto Alumni Networking Reception, Bar Milano (formerly Il Fornello), Queen's Quay Terminal, Toronto, ON M5G 1A7, Canada

Saturday, June 2, 2012 - Buffalo, NY
6:00-9:00 p.m., Networking Reception, Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna, NY 14218, RSVP to Ernie Leonetti - ernestol@roadrunner.com, Co-hosted by Cooley's Dean of Faculty, Charles Cercone.

May 10-18, 2012 - Alumni Relations Office sponsors Alaska Cruise
9 Day Seattle with 7 Day Alaska Cruise - Royal Caribbean International® - Join Cooley Alumni, Faculty and Staff on a Sightseeing tour of Seattle and cruise Alaska's Inside Passage. Stops in Juneau, the capital of Alaska, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia.

The Ingham County Bar Association will be holding an Admission Ceremony on May 15, 2012 at 5:15 p.m. in the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Cooley Center, Room 501 in downtown Lansing followed by a reception in the lobby.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - Mt. Clemens, MI
5:00-7:00 p.m., Networking Reception, Madison's Pub
15 N. Walnut St., Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - Denver, CO
5:30-7:00 p.m., Networking Reception, Sheraton Downtown-1550 Restaurant, 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, 1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - Grand Rapids, MI
5:00-8:00 p.m., Networking Reception, J. Gardella's Tavern
11 Ionia Street, S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - New York, NY
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Trump Tower Grill, Trump Towers
725 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10022

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - Cincinnati, OH
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The Montgomery Inn Boathouse, 925 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Monday, April 16, 2012 - Washington, D.C.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Clyde's of Gallery Place, 707 7th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - Phoenix, AZ
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Frank & Lupe's Old Mexico
4121 N. Marshall Way, Old Downtown Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - St. Louis, MO
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Joe Buck's Downtown, 1000 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - Orlando, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Loews Portofino Hotel,
Thirsty Fish Bar, 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - Tucson, AZ
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Maynard's Market & Kitchen in the Historic Train Depot, 400 N. Toole Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Hosted by Charles Toy, Dean of Career & Professional Development
Kavanaugh Class '81

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Palm Beach, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Testa's Restaurant, 221 Royal, Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - Coral Gables, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Law Office of Scott Marcus (Carpenter Class '93), Becker & Poliakoff, Alhambra Towers, 121 Alhambra Plaza 10th floor, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Monday, February 27, 2012 - Naples, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Roy's Restaurant, 475 Bayfront PLace, Naples, FL 34102

Friday, February 17, 2012 - Tampa, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Hilton Garden Inn/Riverview, 4328 Garden Vista Dr., Riverview, FL 33578

February 10, 2012 - Alumni Association Valentine's Wine Tasting
Hosted by The Thomas M. Cooley Alumni Association
Friday, February 10, 2012, 6:00 p.m., The University Club of MSU, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48909

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - Auburn Hills, MI
6:00-8:00 p.m., Networking Reception, The Red Ox Tavern
3773 E. Walton, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

2011 Past Events

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - Philadelphia/Plymouth, PA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Bertucci's Italian Restaurant, 500 W. Germantown Parkway, Plymouth, PA 19462

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - Washington, D.C.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Union Station - Thunder Grill (main level bar), 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Thursday, November 24, 2011 - THANKSGIVING DAY
Washington, DC
Turkey Trot for Hunger, SOME (So Others May Eat) 8:30 AM, 5K Timed Run & Walk, Join the Cooley Alumni Team. To register contact denise.l.sylvester@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA
7:00-9:00 p.m., Networking Reception, Trader Vic's Live (Staple Center)
900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Please RSVP to your host , Szu-Yu Chang at  changslaw@gmail.com by November 21.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - New York City
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The Atrium in Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - Newark, NJ
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Maize Restaurant in the Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Place #3, Newark, NJ 07102

Monday, November 7, 2011 - Atlanta, GA
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Fox Sports Grill, 261 19th Street NWm Atlanta, GA 30363. Hosted by Professor Ron Bretz.

Michigan State Bar Admissions Ceremony at Cooley - Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - Lansing, MI
The Ingham County Bar Association-Young Lawyers Section will be holding an admissions ceremony on Tues., Nov. 1, at 5pm at Cooley Law School, 300 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI, Room 505 in the Cooley Center.

Friday, October 21, 2011 - Chicago, IL
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The Greek Islands Restaurant
200 S. Halstead Ave., Greektown, Chicago, IL 60607

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - Southwest, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Tosi's Restaurant, 4337 Ridge Rd.
Stevensville, MI 49127

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - Lansing, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, The Firm, 229 S. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933. The Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association precedes the reception at 5 PM, 10th floor of Cooley Center.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - Ft. Wayne, IN
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Don Hall's Old Gas House, 305 E. Superior, Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - Indianapolis, IN
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Maggiano's- Keystone at the Crossing, 3550 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - Dearborn, MI
4:30 - 6:00 p.m., State Bar of Michigan's Annual Meeting - Cooley Alumni Networking Reception, Hyatt Regency Dearborn, 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - Industry, California
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
17615 Castleton Street, City of Industry, CA 91748
Hosted by Szu-Yu Chang ('05 Boyles Class)
RSVP by August 15 to changslaw@gmail.com or call (626) 688-0625

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - Washington, DC
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, RFD (Regional Food and Drink Washington), 810 7th Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Hosted by the new Washington Metro Area Cooley Alumni Group.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - Toronto, Ontario
5:30-7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Il Fornello, 207 Queens Quay Terminal West, Toronto, ON M5J 2V7, Canada

Saturday, July 30, 2011 - Lansing, MI
An Evening of Baseball , Dinner and Fellow Alumni, Thomas M. Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 East Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
Patio Suite opens at 6:30 p.m. - Game Time is 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - Detroit, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception, Mosaic Restaurant in Greektown
501 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI 48226, Hosted by Associate Dean of Alumni and Development, James Robb and Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, Pamela Heo

Thursday, July 14, 2011 - Traverse City, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception. Scott's Harbor Grill, 12719 South West Bay Shore Dr. Traverse City, MI 49684
Hosted by Chairman of the Board of Cooley Law School, Hon. Brent Danielson, (Cooley Class '76) and Pamela Heos, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations.

Monday, July 11, 2011 - Denver, CO
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception. Sheraton Downtown 1550 Restaurant, 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
Hosted by Professor Victoria Vuletich.

Friday, June 24, 2011 - Milwaukee, WI
5:30-8:30 p.m. Networking Reception, Miller Time Pub, 509 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203

Swearing-In Ceremony: The Ingham County Bar Association will be holding an admissions ceremony on May 18th at 5:00pm at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Cooley Center room 501 followed by reception in room 911 in downtown Lansing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - Dallas, TX
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception, Sol Irlandes Mexican Grill
1525 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - Houston, TX
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception, The Spaghetti Warehouse,
901 Commerce Street, Houston, TX 77002

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - Ann Arbor, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception, Ann Arbor Alumni Event-Cooley Campus, 3475 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - Buffalo, NY
5:30-8:30 p.m. Networking Reception, The Buffalo Chop House, 282 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202

Wednesday, April 6, 2011- Phoenix, AZ
5:30-7:30 PM, Networking Reception, Sam's Cafe in the Arizona Center,
455 North 3rd St. #114, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Host: Professor and fellow alumna, Judy Frank (Mundy Class '86).

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - Grand Rapids, MI
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception Twenty Five Kitchen + Bar, 25 Ottawa Ave., S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - Tampa, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception, Mangroves SOHO Boutique Restaurant, 208 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606, Co-host Sandi Milmed

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Palm Beach, FL
5:30-7:30 PM Networking Reception, Testa's Palm Beach Restaurant, 221 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Noon Luncheon Networking Reception, Greek Islands Taverna
3300 North Ocean Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 Co-host Lara Edelstein

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - Miami, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception, Perricone's Marketplace and Cafe
15 Southeast 10th Street, Miami, FL 33131 - Co-host Lara Edelstein

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - New York City, NY
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception, Persephone Greek Cuisine,
115 E. 60th St., (btwn Park and Lexington)
New York, NY 10022

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - Culver City, CA
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception, Fraiche Restaurant, 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

2010 Past Events

Monday, December 6, 2010 - Honolulu, HI
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Prince Hotel Waikiki, 100 Holomoana St.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - Philadelphia, PA
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Ristorante Panorama, Penn View Hotel, 14 N. Front St.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - Seattle, WA
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Networking Reception, Fox Sports Grille, 1522 6th Ave.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - Washington, DC
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Networking Reception, Capitol City Brewing Co., 2 Massachusetts Ave.

Friday, November 12, 2010 - Lansing, MI
7:00 - 10:00 p.m., Alumni Association's 'An Evening of Good Taste' in the Ballroom of the Country Club of Lansing. Enjoy a world tour of international and domestic wines, international beers, and fine cuisine at the Country Club of Lansing. Participate in our silent auction, be a possible winner of $2,500 in monetary prizes, and receive a gift to commemorate this special evening. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $45 per person, $80 per couple, and $30 per student.

Friday, November 12, 2010 - Lansing, MI
5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Alumni Association's Annual Meeting, President's Room, Country Club of Lansing located at 2200 Moores River Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48911-1098.

Monday, November 8, 2010 - Pittsburgh, PA
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Networking Reception at the Melting Pot at Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - Ann Arbor, MI
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Campus, 3475 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, October 22, 2010 - Chicago, IL
6:00 p.m., Networking Reception Greek Islands Restaurant, 200 S. Halstead, Chicago, IL.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - Appleton, Wisconsin
5:30 p.m. Networking Reception at the Radisson Paper Valley, Appleton, WI.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - Columbus, OH
5:30 p.m. Networking Reception at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, 343 N. Front St., Columbus, OH.

Monday, October 4, 2010 - Auburn Hills, MI
Metro-Detroit area alumni - 4:00 p.m. Auburn Hills Campus dedication reception of the Oakland Co. law library collection.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids area alumni join the State Bar of MI - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at the Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - East Lansing, MI
Lansing Symphony Orchestra alumni event at the Wharton Center. Hor d'oeuvres at 6:00 p.m. and dress rehearsal of the LSO at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - Lansing, MI

The Fifth Annual Howard Soifer Memorial Lecture in Sports and Entertainment Law

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, Noon.
Lansing Campus, Cooley Center, Lobby
300 S. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933 [map]
RSVP to Pamela Heos to reserve your box lunch at (517) 371-5140,
ext. 2014 or e-mail heosp@cooley.edu. Guest speakers: Diane Dietz, Chief Comm. Officer - Big 10 Network, and Steve Smith, TV Analyst for NBA & Big 10 Network.

Sunday, June 27, 2010, 6 p.m. - Bloomfield Hills, MI
'Balancing the Scales': Raise funds for the Black Law Students Association
Featuring The Honorable Greg Mathis, host of "Judge Greg Mathis Show"
The Heathers Club of Bloomfield Hills
900 Upper Scotsborough Way
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
RSVP by June 21, 2010 - (517) 371-5140, ext. 2038 or e-mail alumni@cooley.edu.

Monday, June 21, 2010 - Lansing, MI
21st Annual Alumni Memorial Scholarship Golf Benefit
12:30 p.m. - Shotgun Start
Country Club of Lansing
2200 Moores River Drive.
Lansing, MI

Monday, May 17, 2010 - Lansing, MI
The Ingham County Bar Association is holding an admissions ceremony on Monday, May 17, 2010, 5:00 p.m. in Cooley Law School's 5th Floor Courtroom (Room 501), Cooley Center, 300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI.

In order to participate in this ceremony, you will need to file your paperwork no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, with the Ingham County Circuit Court Clerk.

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - Tampa, FL
5:30-7:30 PM drop-in reception
Mangroves SOHO Boutique Restaurant
208 S. Howard Ave.
SOHO District-Hyde Park
Tampa, FL

Monday, March 22, 2010 - Atlanta, GA
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception
FOX Sports Grille
Atlantic Station
261 19th Street
Atlanta, GA

March 11-13, 2010 - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Property Law Section
State Bar of Michigan
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ
Cooley Alumni may sign up by February 15 and receive a $100 discount.
Contact the State Bar of Michigan at (517) 346-6365 for further details.

Friday, February 26, 2010 - Miami, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception
Perricone's Marketplace & Cafe
15 Southeast 10th Street
Miami, FL

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception
Himmarshee Bar & Grille
210 SW 2nd Street
Downtown Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - Palm Beach, FL
12:00 Noon Luncheon
Testa's Restaurant
221 Royal Poinciana Way
Palm Beach, FL
$10 per person at the door

Monday, February 22, 2010 - Washington D.C.
5:30-7:30 p.m. Networking Reception
Union Station-America Restaurant

February 4, 2010 - Orlando, FL
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Bluezoo Restaurant
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

January 18, 2010 - Phoenix, AZ
Gust Rosenfeld Law Firm
201 E. Washington, #800
Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

Contact Us

Pamela Heos
Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

Toll Free: (800) 243-ALUM (800-243-2586)
in Lansing: (517) 371-5140, ext. 2014

E-mail: alumni@cooley.edu

Alumni Relations Office:
Cooley Center, 10th floor, 300 South Capitol Avenue Lansing, Michigan