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WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Exonerees Attend Ceremonial Signing of Wrongful Incarceration Compensation Law

Larry Souter, Lorinda Swain, Davontae Sanford, Bieda, Nathaniel Hatchett, Julie Baumer, Kenneth Wyniemko, Tommy Highers

Senator Steve Bieda stands with exonerees at the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project reception for the signing of the Wrongful Incarceration Compensation Act. Pictured (left-right) Larry Souter, Lorinda Swain, Davontae Sanford, Bieda, Nathaniel Hatchett, Julie Baumer, Kenneth Wyniemko, and Tommy Highers.

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June 2017

06/15/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project's Efforts Free Detroit Man After 42 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

April 2017

04/10/17 - Statement of Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law in Response to Recent Article in Lansing State Journal

04/03/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Holds Honors Convocation (Lansing)

04/03/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Holds Honors Convocation (Grand Rapids)

04/03/17 - Attorney John Mashni Speaks on Entertainment Law at WMU-Cooley Law School

March 2017

03/31/17 - President of the State Bar of Michigan Speaks at WMU-Cooley Law School

03/27/17 - WMU-Cooley Student Elected to National Post with Black Law Students Association

03/23/17 - WMU-Cooley Associate Dean and 2 Graduates Honored as Leaders in the Law

03/23/17 - Social Media: The Ethics of Fake News Discussed During Panel Discussion at WMU-Cooley Law School

03/23/17 - Judge Donald L. Allen Honored with WMU-Cooley Law School’s Integrity Award

03/23/17 - 3 WMU-Cooley Students Honored

03/20/17 - ‘A Seat at the Table: Her Voice Matters’ Presented at WMU-Cooley Lansing Campus

03/17/17 - Michigan Court of Appeals Holds Court at WMU-Cooley Law School Auburn Hills

03/17/17 - Aaron Burrell Honored with WMU-Cooley Law School’s Integrity Award

03/15/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Holds Honors Convocation

03/13/17 - Michael C.H. McDaniel to be Honored as a Leader in the Law

03/10/17 - Longest-Serving Exoneree in U.S. History Released By DNA Evidence Speaks at WMU-Cooley Law School

03/10/17 - All-Women U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony Held at WMU-Cooley Law School Tampa Bay Campus

03/07/17 - “A Seat At The Table: Her Voice Matters” Ethical Dilemmas Women Face in the Work Place to be Discussed During Luncheon Series at WMU-Cooley Lansing Campus

February 2017

02/28/17 - WMU-Cooley Lansing Campus Hosts Black History Month Event “Black Attorneys and Black Radicalism in the Global Freedom Struggle”

02/20/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Christian Legal Society Hosts Talk on Poverty and Issues Surrounding Rule of Law in the Developing World

02/17/17 - Heisman Trophy Winner, NBA Star Charlie Ward and President of the Sarasota Bar Keith Dubose Speak at WMU-Cooley Soifer Memorial Lecture

02/16/17 - Expert Panel Provides Insight on Health Law Careers after the Affordable Care Act During Event at WMU-Cooley Law School

02/16/17 - Civil Rights Activist Arthenia Joyner Speaks at ‘Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession’ Discussion at WMU-Cooley Law School

02/16/17 - WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Exonerees Attend Ceremonial Signing of Wrongful Incarceration Compensation Law

02/12/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Wins Bronze in Second Annual Midwest Region International Patent Drafting Competition

02/08/17 - Detroit Lions Legal Counsel Speaks at WMU-Cooley Sports and Entertainment Law Discussion

02/02/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Graduate and Crain’s 40 Under 40 Recipient Discusses Career Advice and Success with Students

02/02/17 - WMU-Cooley Professor Gary Bauer Receives Honor for Promoting Solo and Small Law Firm Practice

02/01/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Hosts “The Art of Communication” Panel Discussion

January 2017

01/31/17 - Heisman Trophy Winner, NBA Star Charlie Ward to Speak at WMU-Cooley Soifer Memorial Lecture

01/22/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Michigan Campuses Hold Graduation Ceremony

01/16/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

01/04/17 - Judge Nazaretian Speaks to Incoming WMU-Cooley Law Students about Professionalism

01/04/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School to Offer Workshops to Support Entrepreneurial and Poverty Relief Initiatives in Grand Rapids

01/04/17 - WMU-Cooley Law School Receives State Grants to Prevent Senior Financial Exploitation<

December 2016

12/09/16 - WMU-Cooley Law School Students Host Event to Benefit Kids’ Food Basket

12/05/16 - Foster Children at Everyday Blessings Receive Items from WMU-Cooley Law School Students, Faculty and Staff

November 2016

11/21/16 - Leadership in Times of Crisis Program to Expand Participation for Community

11/18/16 - Former MSU Star and NFL Great Todd Duckett Speaks at WMU-Cooley’s 10th Annual Howard Soifer Memorial Sports and Entertainment Lecture

11/17/16 - WMU-Cooley Law School Professor Honored with Ingham County Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer Award

11/17/16 - WMU-Cooley Law School Black Law Students Association Holds Discussion on Sexual Misconduct

11/10/16 - Angelique Strong Marks Honored with WMU-Cooley Law School’s Integrity Award

11/09/16 - High School Holds Discussions with Students about Title IX Sexual Misconduct

11/03/16 - Judges and Attorneys Gather for Professional Mock Trial Event

11/02/16 - Law School Holds Event to Prepare Students for Michigan Bar Exam

11/01/16 - Professors Present at 'Bankruptcy for Beginners' Seminar - Kick Off National Pro Bono Week

October 2016

10/24/16 - Opiate Epidemic Conference Seeks to Raise Awareness about the Dangers of Prescription Drugs

10/20/16 - Debt Relief Clinic Offers Law Students Practical Hands-on Experience

10/17/16 - Women Lawyer’s Association Holds Work-Life Balance Panel Discussion

10/13/16 - Professors Discuss Sexual Assault Laws Following Claims Made During Presidential Campaign

10/12/16 - Constitutional Law Professors React to Major Issues Raised in 2nd Presidential Debate

10/11/16 - Students Help Renovate Home for Vietnam Veteran

10/10/16 - Judge Christopher Sabella Administers Florida Bar Oath at Swearing-In Ceremony

10/07/16 - Student Honored with President’s Achievement Award

10/05/16 - Legal professionals discuss the Practice of Criminal Law with Students

10/04/16 - Judge Jim Jamo Celebrates Constitution Day at Lansing Campus

September 2016

09/29/16 - Associate Dean Speaks about the Importance of Veterans Treatment Courts

09/25/16 - State Bar of Michigan president Lawrence Nolan presents keynote address at WMU-Cooley Law School Graduation

09/23/16 - Graduate and Board Chair Lawrence Nolan Assumes Presidency of the State Bar of Michigan

09/22/16 - Criminal Justice Committee Votes to Send Wrongful Conviction Compensation Bill to the Full House

09/21/16 - WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Director, Professor Marla Mitchell-Cichon Receives State Bar Champion of Justice Award

09/21/16 - Professor Honored as one of Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly’s 2016 Women in the Law

09/20/16 - Professor Brendan Beery Receives Beattie Teaching Award

09/20/16 - Study Abroad Law Students on Hand for Historic ‘Brexit’ Vote

09/19/16 - WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project Clients Seek Compensation for the Wrongfully Convicted

09/17/16 - Judge Discusses Presidency from 1789 - Today at Constitution Day Event

09/17/16 - Joint Leadership Class Reenact President Ford’s Pardon of Richard Nixon

09/11/16 - Retired Brigadier General Speaks at Day of Remembrance

09/01/16 - Students Learn the Importance of Professionalism in the Legal Profession

09/01/16 - Judges and Attorneys Greet and Guide New Students at Orientation

August 2016

08/29/16 - Leadership Promotions Announced at Tampa Bay Campus

08/19/16 - Leadership Promotions Announced at Lansing Campus

08/13/16 - Tampa Bay Campus Holds Summer Graduation

July 2016

07/29/16 - Lansing Army Officer Sworn into the State Bar of Michigan via Video Conferencing

07/26/16 - WMU-Cooley Law School and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to Offer Ethical Leadership Class

07/26/16 - Money Donated to Help Deserving Detroit Public School Students Attend College

07/26/16 - Students Participate in Mock Trial with Assistance from Oakland County Circuit Court Judge

07/26/16 - Students Honored for Academic Excellence

07/25/16 - WMU-Cooley Law School Hosts 16th Annual Cooley For Kids Day at the Ballpark

07/22/16 - Attorneys and Police Hold Panel Discussion about Police Violence

07/21/16 - Law Review Honors Scholarly Briefs Filed Before the Michigan Supreme Court

07/20/16 - Professor and Students Donate Food and Supplies to Food Pantry

07/13/16 - WMU-Cooley Law School Holds Honors Convocation

07/11/16 - Students Give Presentation on Debt Relief Clinic and Provide Solutions for Debt-Related Legal Issues

June 2016

06/30/16 - WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Granted Evidentiary Hearing in 1998 Rape Case

06/29/16 - Member of Devontae Sanford’s Legal Team Honored with Integrity Award

06/28/16 - The Art of Negotiation - Conflict Management and Training Center Opens to Help Business Professionals and Students

06/20/16 - Sports and Entertainment Law Society Hosts Panel Discussion

06/16/16 - Juneteenth Event Commemorates End of U.S.Slavery

06/16/16 - Grand Rapids Bar and WMU-Cooley Host Annual Law Day Event

06/09/16 - 5th Annual Mentor Jet Networking Program Connects Students with Lawyers and Judges

06/08/16 - Black Student Law Association Hosts Discussion with Community Leaders

06/02/16 - Homeland Security Law Students Participate in Supreme Court Mock Trial

May 2016

05/26/16 - Michigan Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter Speaks at WMU-Cooley Graduation

05/25/16 - First-Year Law Classes on WMU's Kalamazoo Campus Beginning September 2016

05/19/16 - Charity Event Helps Detroit Public School Students Attend College

05/11/16 - WMU-Cooley Law School to Raise Money to Help Detroit Public School Students Attend College

05/10/16 - Incoming Class Orientation Auburn Hills Campus - Focus on Ethics, Professionalism, and Civility

05/09/16 - Graduates Sworn into Florida Bar

05/06/16 - Debt Relief Clinic Receives Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service

05/02/16 - Tampa Bay Campus Holds May Graduation Ceremony

April 2016

04/19/16 - Student Honored for Animal Rights Advocacy

04/11/16 - Professor Voices Need for Criminal Justice Reform in America

04/01/16 - Criminal Law Society Addresses Criminal Misconduct in the Justice System

March 2016

03/30/16 - Students Initiated Into International Legal Honor Society

03/30/16 - Associate Dean Speaks at Annual U.S. Coast Guard Ethics Forum

03/28/16 - Journal of Practical & Clinical Law and WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Host Symposium

03/25/16 - Law Students Connect Studies to Real-World Experience, International Business

03/23/16 - Law Students Work with Eighth Graders on Mock Trial Event

03/23/16 - Criminal Justice Misconduct Discussion Held at Grand Rapids Campus

03/23/16 - Clinic’s Law Students Help People with Debt Issues - New Debt Relief Clinic Director

03/21/16 - Students Explore Health Care Law Opportunities from State Bar Expert Panel

03/18/16 - American Bar Association Honors Professor for Contributions to the Legal Field

03/17/16 - Professor Honored as Leader in the Law, Innocence Project, Access to Justice Clinic

03/16/16 - Elizabeth Devolder named Law Student of the Year by National Jurist Magazine

03/15/16 - Edward Pappas Honored with Integrity Award

03/14/16 - Student Association Delivers Water to Support Flint Residents - Encourages Others to Help

03/08/16 - Students Volunteer at Bar Association Food Festival

03/09/16 - Michigan Gov. Snyder appoints WMU-Cooley Professor to Flint Water Committee

03/08/16 - Professor wins Cohn Prize in Law and Public Policy Scholarship

03/08/16 - Experts Lead Discussion on Minorities in the Legal Profession

03/03/16 - Law Journal Symposium: Ways to Help the Wrongfully Convicted after Exoneration

February 2016

02/26/16 - Florida Justice Association Discusses Job Search Process with Students

02/24/16 - Students Learn How to Avoid Top 5 Pitfalls with Bar Examiners and Florida Bar

02/24/16 - Capital Punishment in Florida - Retired Officer and Professor Speaks to High School Students

02/17/16 - Professor Stevie Swanson Receives Beattie Teaching Award

02/16/16 - Tampa Bay Campus Announces New Professional Development Coordinator

02/16/16 - New Staff Attorney Named for Access to Justice Clinic

January 2016

01/20/16 - WMU-Cooley Law School Signs New Agreements as Kalamazoo Law Classes Begin

01/18/16 - WMU-Cooley Law School Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

01/16/16 - Tampa Bay Campus Holds January Graduation Ceremony

01/04/16 - Staff Attorney Appointed to WMU-Cooley Innocence Project


December 2015

12/22/15 - Student-led Group Donates to Victims of Domestic Violence

12/10/15 - Courses and Adjunct Faculty Added to Tampa Bay Campus

12/10/15 - Students, Faculty and Staff Donate Needed Items To Everyday Blessings


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