10th Anniversary of the Master of Laws Program

Graduate Programs

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Cathy J. McCollum
Director, Graduate & Extended Programs

(517) 371-5140, ext. 2703

Vanessa Ramakers
Administrative Assistant
Graduate and Extended Programs
(248) 751-7800, ext. 7783


June 17, 2014 - Former FBI Agent Speaks to Homeland and National Security LL.M. Students

April 1, 2014 - Cooley to Host Public Roundtable on Patent Review Proceedings

March 27, 2014 - Professor and Expert on Patent Law Discusses Importance of U.S. Supreme Court Software Patents Case

January 2014 - Cooley Professor Files Amicus Brief in Shareholder Oppression Suit before the Michigan Supreme Court

January 10, 2014 - Prof. James Carey to Lead Corporate Law and Finance LL.M. Program

December 4, 2013 - IRS Looks to Tax Evidence Book as Training Resource

October 25, 2013 - Professor Berry Joins National Patent Pro Bono Advisory Council


Specialized Courses + Advanced Instruction

Cooley's Graduate Programs give both recent graduates and practitioners the opportunity to develop excellence through a practice-oriented curriculum, expert instructors, and flexible course scheduling.

Busy professionals may complete a Graduate Program in a manner, pace, and location conducive to balancing family and work schedules, at Cooley's campuses in Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a variety of flexible formats:

- Live, in-person courses.

- Live, videoconference courses.

- Web-based classes.

- Accelerated courses.

Programs are designed for both part-time and full-time study with classes primarily offered on the weekend. Courses every term are also scheduled during weeknights or in an accelerated format.

Cooley's Graduate Programs provide an innovative education that combines theory and practice, with an emphasis on professionalism and ethics, while enhancing the individual’s area of specialty and benefiting the professional community at large.

Focus your law career with an advanced degree. Understand what makes our program special and how to get started.

Distinguished LL.M. Faculty

Distinguished Faculty

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Experience: Professor Torielli joined the Cooley faculty in the fall of 2003. While at law school, Professor Torielli worked with the Harvard Negotiation Project, and as a research assistant to Professor Bernard Wolfman.

Elected as President and CEO of Howard & Howard, counseled businesses, banks and public sector clients, including several Fortune 500 firms. As managing partner, she gained real world experience with ethical practice management. She is a popular speaker on law firm management, and conducts workshops on negotiation skills development.

Book: Real Property Taxes in Michigan, won an ACLEA Award of Outstanding Achievement.

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