Monica R. Nuckolls

Monica R. Nuckolls

Associate Professor

B.A., cum laude, Michigan State University
J.D., University of Michigan Law School

nuckollm@cooley.edu

Before joining the Cooley faculty, Professor Nuckolls served as a commercial litigation associate at the law firm of Clark Hill, PLC in Detroit, Michigan. She also worked as a commercial litigation contract attorney for the Detroit law firm of Pepper Hamilton, LLP.

During her time in private practice, Professor Nuckolls handled various complex commercial litigation matters including product liability, labor and employment, breach of contract, property, environmental, asbestos, and business tort disputes.

Professor Nuckolls is dedicated to expanding law-related education in Michigan. She has co-authored several books aimed toward teaching young people about the law and promoting responsible citizenship. In addition, she helped create an anti-bullying program geared toward teaching young people about the legal, social, and psychological effects of this type of destructive behavior. Professor Nuckolls is a past recipient of the State Bar of Michigan's Champion of Justice Award and the NAACP (Saginaw Branch) Community Service Award.

Professor Nuckolls currently serves as the chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Law Related Education - Public Outreach Committee. She is a member of the Michigan Center for Civic Education board of directors and is an Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellow. She is also listed in Who's Who in Law Academia.

Professor Nuckolls teaches Torts I, Torts II, and Equity & Remedies at Cooley. She serves as the vice-chair of the Torts department.

Bibliography

Articles

Monica R. Nuckolls, Law-Related Education Can Change the Direction of a Child’s Life, 92 Mich. B.J. 30 (May 2013)

Monica R. Nuckolls et. al., Constitution Day, Michigan Legal Milestones, and Law-Related Education: State Bar of Michigan Programs that Engage the Broader Community, 92 Mich. B.J. 26 (May 2013)

Monica R. Nuckolls, 2006-2007 Survey of Michigan Law – Torts. 54 Wayne L. Rev. 439 (2008).

Books and Chapters in Books

Nuckolls, Monica R., Nelson P. Miller, Paul T. Sorensen, and Karen L. Chadwick, The Practice of Tort Law, 3rd ed. Lake Mary, FL: Vandeplas, 2012.

Nuckolls, Monica R. and M.T. Thompson, Jr. How Criminal Justice Works in Michigan. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2009.

Nuckolls, Monica R. and M.T. Thompson, Jr. Making Choices and Facing Consequences: Drugs and Alcohol. Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2008.

Nuckolls, Monica R. and M.T. Thompson, Jr. Making Choices and Facing Consequences:  Gangs, Bullies & Violent Crimes. Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2008.

Nuckolls, Monica R. and M.T. Thompson, Jr. Making Choices and Facing Consequences: Manchild in the Promise Land; A Crime Prevention Program. Bloomington, IN: Author House, 2005.

Book Reviews and Other Short Works

Monica R. Nuckolls, M.T. Thomspon, Jr., and Gwedolyn M. McMillon, Weekly Bully Beatdown: Who Can Stop the Bullying?, (Making Choices and Facing Consequences Workbook Series No. 1-10, 2011).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Project Future, 531 Laches (publication of the Oakland County Bar Association) 17 (Sept. 2010).

Presentations

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Working Together To Stop Bullying (Auburn Hills, Mich., Michigan SOGI Education Conference Feb. 7, 2014).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Weekly Bully Beatdown (Clinton Township, Mich., Macomb Intermediate School District Dec. 18, 2013).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Working Together to Stop School Violence (Detroit, Mich., Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies Oct. 22, 2013).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Panelist, Some Things Don’t Change: Fulfilling the Organized Bar’s Role to Educate the Public About the Justice System (Mackinac Island, Mich., State Bar of Michigan Leadership Forum June 15, 2013).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Working Together to Stop School Violence (Auburn Hills, Mich., Thomas M. Cooley Law School Statewide Summit on Bullying June 7, 2013).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Bullies in the Workplace (Detroit, Mich., Family Spirituality Weekend, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Feb. 25, 2012).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, State Proposal 12-2: What is a Right to Work Law? (Detroit, Mich., Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Voter Information and Preparation: An Evening of Empowerment Oct. 15, 2012).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: A Drug Education and Crime Prevention Program Designed Specifically for Distressed Communities with a Youth Crime Problem (Detroit, Mich., Town Hall Meeting on Teen Violence, American Bar Association Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice May 3, 2010).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: A Drug Education and Crime Prevention Program Designed Specifically for Distressed Communities with a Youth Crime Problem (Richmond, Va., Virginia Bureau of Police May 30-31, 2008).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Law Day: Boyz-n-the-Hood (Pontiac, Mich., Success on Saturdays at Pontiac Northern High School Mar. 3, 2007).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: A Drug Education and Crime Prevention Program Designed Specifically for Distressed Communities with a Youth Crime Problem (East Lansing, Mich., Training Session for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Sept. 7-8, 2006).

Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: A Drug Education and Crime Prevention Program Designed Specifically for Distressed Communities with a Youth Crime Problem (Saginaw, Mich., Training Session for the Family Youth Initiative Jan. 19-20, 2006).

 

Real-World Experience

Specialty: Commercial Litigation

Courses: Torts I, Torts II, Equity & Remedies


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