Stevie J. Swanson
B.A. Yale University 1997
J.D. University of Michigan Law School 2000
Professor Swanson joined Cooley in February 2006. Previously, she served as Director of Legal Services and Policy for Community Legal Resources in Detroit.
There she supervised the pro bono program, provided direct legal services to non-profit corporations in Michigan, and facilitated the Affordability Preservation Project to discern the most viable mechanism for preserving affordable housing units.
From 2002-2005, she served as a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor/Transactional Attorney for the Urban Communities Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School.
There she directly represented numerous non-profit corporations while supervising law student attorneys' representation of the same, and co-taught a corporate real estate transactions course specializing in affordable housing.
Professor Swanson also served as a litigation contract associate with a Lynchburg, Virginia firm.
She is a recipient of the Center for Ethics Service and Professionalism's 2008 Great Deeds Award, the Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club's 2010 Respect for the Law Award, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Diversity Committee's 2011 Equal Access to Justice Award, and the Auburn Hills Student Bar Association's 2011 Distinguished Service Award.
Professor Swanson is the faculty advisor for: the Howard Soifer Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; the American Bar Association Law Student Division (Auburn Hills Campus); the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (Student Chapter at the Auburn Hills Campus), and The Ten Commandments of Real Estate "10CORE" (with Professor Neville-Ewell), and was formerly the faculty advisor to the Public Interest Law Students Association (Lansing Campus). She is also a member of the Michigan Land Title Standards Committee of the State Bar of Michigan.
She is the author of Sitting on Your Rights: Why the Statute of Limitations for Adverse Possession Should Not Protect Couch Potato Future Interest Holders, 12 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 305 (2011).
At Cooley, Professor Swanson teaches Property I, Property II, and Secured Transactions.
Stevie Swanson, Sitting on Your Rights: Why the Statute of Limitations for Adverse Possession Should Not Protect Couch Potato Future Interest Holders, 12 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 305 (2011).