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Innocence Project Wins Ruling - Fights to Overturn 1989 Murder Conviction

"It takes a village to free an innocent man." Pictured: Director Marla Mitchell-Cichon (center) with clients Kenneth Wyniemko (left) and Donya Davis (right) and the current Cooley Innocence Project team.

"It takes a village to free an innocent man." Pictured: Director Marla Mitchell-Cichon (center) with clients Kenneth Wyniemko (left) and Donya Davis (right) and the current Cooley Innocence Project team.

July 14, 2015 - UPDATE: On Monday, July 6 the appeals court remanded the matter to the Oakland Circuit Court and ordered DNA testing. “Mr. Poole will finally obtain the testing that may support his innocence,” Mitchell-Cichon said. Unreliable bite-mark evidence and a questionable identification contributed to Poole’s conviction.  [Read More]


July

7/27/15 - 15th Annual Cooley for Kids Day at the Cooley Law School Stadium

7/27/15 - DUX Event Honors 33 Tampa Bay Campus Students for Academic Excellence

7/23/15 - Professor Gershel Honored with the Integrity in Our Communities Award

7/15/15 - Children’s Law Society Seminar Educates Kids on Summer Safety

7/14/15 - UPDATE: Innocence Project Wins Ruling - Fights to Overturn 1989 Murder Conviction

June

6/29/15 - Students Honor Victims of Charleston Shooting

6/26/15 - Students Learn About Racial and Economic Equality

6/16/15 - Speed Networking Connects Students with Attorneys and Judges

6/15/15 - Charity Event Raises More Than $4,000 for Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center

6/12/15 - Florida Association for Women Lawyers Volunteer with Centre for Girls

6/11/15 - The Culture of Professionalism - Students Learn About Expectations for Attorneys

6/08/15 - Student Organization Hosts Panel on Gun Laws Affecting Community

6/01/15 - Black Law Students Association Mentor Junior High Students for Mock Trial

May

5/27/15 - Students Engage Community Discussion on Gun Laws, Safety, Right to Carry

5/27/15 - Legal Professionals Mentor Students at Networking Luncheon

5/26/15 - Practicing Attorneys Help Students Improve Interviewing Skills

5/22/15 - Innocence Project Wins Ruling - Fights to Overturn 1989 Murder Conviction

5/22/15 - Keynote Speaker Urges Graduates to Embrace Change, Embrace Opportunities

5/19/15 - Native American Law Student Association Receives Everyday Hero Award

5/18/15 - Panel Gives Students Insights on Health Law Careers and Practice

5/13/15 - Judicial Externship Training Program Prepares Students for Work with Judges

5/13/15 - Students Graduate from Mediation Training Program

5/11/15 - Innocence Project Team Join in Push for Compensation to Wrongfully Convicted

5/06/15 - Student Chapter Joins Award-Winning Mentoring Program

5/06/15 - Former U.S. Attorney Honored at Law Day Event

April

4/23/15 - Student Surmounts Challenges, Receives 2015 Outstanding Adult Learner Award

4/22/15 - Tampa Bay Campus Graduates its First Class

4/22/15 - DUI Expert to Teach at Tampa Bay Campus

4/14/15 - Students Collect Donations to Help Human Trafficking Victims at Selah Freedom

4/14/15 - Florida Lawmakers Encouraged to Back Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

4/06/15 - Drug-Fighting Judge Honored with Integrity Award

March

3/26/15 - Children’s Law Society Visits Elementary School to Show Importance of Reading

3/26/15 - Faculty and Students Donate to Help Human Trafficking Victims

3/26/15 - Justice Bernstein Shares with Students About Overcoming Obstacles

3/24/15 - Heroin Addiction Symposium Highlights Need For Change in Law, Treatment

3/23/15 - Teaching the Importance of Positive Character - Associate Dean Vestrand Addresses Citadel Cadets

3/18/15 - Students Learn the Importance of Character and Fitness, Ethics, and Social Networking in Practicing Law

3/17/15 - WMU-Cooley Team Wins National ABA Competition

3/13/15 - Students Develop Legal Skills Through Mock Trial Competition

3/10/15 - CEO of Fathead, Inc., Shares His Pillars of Success with Student Organization

3/09/15 - U.S. Court Judge, Kalamazoo Businessman, Elected to WMU-Cooley Board of Directors

3/06/15 - Michigan Supreme Court Justice Inspires with His Success Over Adversity

3/06/15 - Amy Bandow Accepts Pro Bono Award on Behalf of Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers

3/05/15 - Breach in Trust Between Minorities and Police Explored

3/05/15 - Krystal Yalldo Elected Circuit Governor to the ABA Law Student Division

February

2/20/15 - Silence Equals Death: How the Heroin Epidemic is Driving Change in Perception, Treatment, & the Law

2/19/15 - Trust Between Minorities and Law Enforcement Panel Discussion

2/16/15 - Client Counseling Team Advances to National Level - Again

2/11/15 - Students Honor Black History Month - Meet High-Profile Attorney Frederick D. McClure 

2/11/15 - Students Gain Coutroom Experience in Mock Trial Competition

2/11/15 - From Attorney to Judge, Students Learn from Hon. Maureen McGinnis

2/05/15 - Symposium Explores Growing Demand for Legislative Changes Recognizing Addiction as a Disease

January

1/29/15 - State Bar President Advises Graduates Success Comes Through Professionalism

1/22/15 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Reflection and Service

1/13/15 - Addiction is a Disease: Changing Policy, Treatment, and the Law

1/12/15 - Florida Bar Examiners Address Students on Character and Fitness

1/08/15 - State Bar President Thomas Rombach Offers Insights to Students on Challenges Facing New Attorneys

December

12/19/14 - Elves For Elders® Receives Gifts from Tampa Bay Campus Students and Faculty

12/17/14 - Children in Everyday Blessings Foster Care Receive Donations from Tampa Bay Campus

12/17/14 - Students, Faculty and Staff Donate Gifts to the Be a Santa to a Senior Program

12/10/14 - Students to Learn County Court Practice from Judge Greco

November

11/25/14 - Attorneys Discuss How to Capitalize in Today’s Economic Environment at Law Review Symposium

11/17/14 - D.C. Lawyer Patrick Griffin Elected President of Alumni Association

11/10/14 - Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed with help from WMU-Cooley Innocence Project

11/06/14 - Experts Share Insights with Students on Fight Against Human Trafficking

11/06/14 - Students Collaborate with Attorney General Schuette to Create a Military Family Law Guide

11/06/14 - Attorney Susan Kornfield Talks to Students on the Importance of Pro Bono Service

October

10/30/14 - Florida Commission on Education Approves Cooley Law School Name Change

10/20/14 - Students and Faculty Commit to Pro Bono Services

10/17/14 - Porscha Brown Elected to National Black Law Student Association

10/17/14 - Professor McDaniel Moderates Discussions at Homeland Security and Defense Education Summit

10/01/14 - Second District Court of Appeal Holds Oral Arguments at Tampa Bay Campus

September

9/19/14 - Graduates Sworn in as State Bar of Michigan Leadership

9/19/14 - Assistant Dean Tracey Brame Honored as one of the “2014 Women in the Law”

9/18/14 - Religion and the First Amendment Focus of Constitution Day Event

9/16/14 - Retired Brigadier General, Professor, and Eagle Scout Michael C.H. McDaniel Honors Military and Public Safety Professionals

9/16/14 - Graduate Clair Stevens Inducted into the Michigan Insurance Hall of Fame

9/12/14 - Lieutenant Governor Calley to Speak at Patriot Week Event

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