Judith A. Frank
B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan 1966
M.A., magna cum laude, Michigan State University 1970
J.D., magna cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School 1986
Before attending Cooley, Professor Frank spent 18 years as an educator. Following graduation from Cooley, she practiced in the litigation section of Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen and Freeman then returned to Cooley as a faculty member. Professor Frank is involved extensively in public service activities. She has authored two editions of the Senior Citizens Resource Handbook, an official publication of the State Bar of Michigan, three law journal, and two law review articles. She participated as a member of the American delegation to the International Client Counseling Competition and served as a liaison to southern Africa. She is a 1999 recipient of the Diana Award.
As a professor, she has supervised student interns at the Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic and has conducted classes as part of the clinic's curriculum. She teaches Contracts and Wills, Estates and Trusts.
Frank, Judith, "The Human Legacy: Using Ethical Wills to Enhance Estate Planning," 6 T.M. COOLEY J. PRAC. & CLINICAL L. 65 (2003).
Frank, Judith A., "Lessons and Ideas: Skills Instructions in Large Law School Classes," 3 T M COOLEY J PRAC & CLINICAL L 307, (August 2000).
Frank, Judith A., "Preneed Funeral Plans: The Case for Uniformity," 4 ELDER LAW J 1 (Spring 1996).
Frank, Judith A., "Guardianship Procedures: A Clinical Program to Assist in the Decision-Making Process (Michigan)," 10 T M COOLEY L REV 91 (1993).
Books and Chapters in Books
Frank, Judith A. SENIOR CITIZENS RESOURCE HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO MICHIGAN'S AGING NETWORK 2nd ed. Lansing: State Bar of Michigan (Fall 1991).
Frank, Judith A. SENIOR CITIZENS RESOURCE HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO MICHIGAN'S AGING NETWORK. Lansing: State Bar of Michigan (May 1990).
Frank, Judith A., "Thomas Cooley's Required Skills Curriculum."ABA General Practice Section, Law School Curriculum, COMMITTEE UPDATE No. 2 (May 1993).
Frank, Judith A., "Teaching Lawyering Skills in Large Classrooms," Australasian Professional Legal Education Council International Conference, Sydney, Australia (September 1996).
Frank, Judith A., "Guardianship Evaluation and Review: Models to Assist Courts in Making Informed Decisions," presented at American Society on Aging Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (March 1994).
Frank, Judith A., "Getting the court to make an informed decision: the role of the guardian ad litem, a model," presented at American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (August 1991).