April 14, 2011
Cooley Law School Assoc. Dean Vestrand speaks to U.S. Coast Guard
Cooley Law School Associate Dean Joan Vestrand spoke recently at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 22nd Annual Ethics Forum in New London, Conn.
Coast Guard First class Cadet Natalie Walter (left), Dean Vestrand's escort for the day, and Associate Dean Joan Vestrand.
The purpose of the forum is to focus on the importance of integrity in all walks of life and to provide the best foundation possible in the humanities, government, integrity, ethics and political judgment to produce in Academy graduates outstanding citizens, good officers and leaders.
The annual event is a day of ethics education spanning such topics as academia, broadcasting, business, engineering, environment, finance, government, law, leadership, medicine, military, sports, terror management and water resource management. For the cadets, the Ethics Forum serves as an opportunity to learn from speakers with a wide breadth of real world experience and training, as well as examine moral dilemmas in greater detail.
Representatives from all the military academies attend the forum.
This is the second year in a row that Vestrand, who is the Associate Dean at Cooley's Ann Arbor campus, has been invited to speak at the Coast Guard forum. She has been invited to speak there again in 2012. She has also been approached to speak at the Citadel in Spring 2012 at their annual Leadership Forum.
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 more than 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.