April 13, 2011
Cooley Law School Professor's Book to Be Released in April
Assistant Professor Bradley Charles
Cooley Law School Professor Bradley Charles has authored a book, Applying Law, which will be published in April 2011 by Carolina Academic Press.
Applying Law teaches students the skill of applying law to fact — the skill that determines law-school grades and effective advocacy after law school.
With examples and exercises, the author explains nine reasoning techniques that the justices of the United States Supreme Court primarily use. These techniques come from classifying arguments in every sentence from an entire year's worth of their cases. After studying this book, law students will have a tool belt full of specific reasoning techniques.
Before joining the full-time faculty at Cooley, Charles was a visiting professor teaching Research & Writing, and was a judicial law clerk for the 21st Circuit Court in Isabella County, Mich. He earned his J.D. from Cooley and his B.A. in International Law from Brigham Young University.
Cooley Law School is the largest law school in the nation. Founded in 1972, the private, non-profit law school operates J.D. programs across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. Today, Cooley Law School has nearly 15,000 graduates across the nation and worldwide and also offers joint degree and master of laws programs. Cooley offers enrollment three times a year; in January, May and September. Additional information about Cooley can be found at cooley.edu.