Notable Books Authors Whitbeck and Glazer Tour Cooley Law School Campuses
Cooley Law School hosted Michigan Court of Appeals Judge William C. Whitbeck and former Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence M. Glazer this week as part of Cooley’s 2011 Michigan Notable Books Tour.
Judge Whitbeck wrote "To Account for Murder," a legal thriller set in Michigan in the 1940s. The real-life murder of State Sen. Warren G. Hooper in 1945 served as Judge Whitbeck’s inspiration for the book. The book has been dubbed a page-turner and is filled with political intrigue, tale of corruption, courtroom drama, and Michigan history.
Judge Whitbeck was appointed to the Michigan Court of Appeals in 1997, was elected to the position in 1998, and re-elected in 2004 and 2010. Previously he was in private practice. He also served in the administrations of Michigan governors George Romney, William Milliken, and John Engler. He also served on the transitions teams for Engler and for President Ronald Reagan.
Judge Glazer wrote a political biography, "Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson." Glazer chronicles the life of Swainson, who lost both legs as a teenage soldier in a World War II landmine explosion, then was elected to the Michigan Senate, the governor's office, and the Michigan Supreme Court, before getting indicted on federal charges of bribery and perjury in 1975. Judge Glazer's book closely examines the FBI investigation and the trial.
Judge Glazer served as a Michigan Assistant Attorney General, as special counsel and chief legal advisor to Gov. James Blanchard, and as an Ingham County Circuit Court Judge. He also worked in private practice,
The authors visited all four Cooley Law School campuses to discuss their books and answer questions from the audience.
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Michigan Court of Appeals Judge William C. Whitbeck, "To Account for Murder"
Former Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence M. Glazer, "Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson"
Michigan Court of Appeals Judge William C. Whitbeck (left) and former Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence M. Glazer visit during the Grand Rapids portion of the book tour May 18.
Former Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence M. Glazer (left) and Michigan Court of Appeals Judge William C. Whitbeck (right) visited with Helen Levenson, the Library Head of Public Services for Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus when the Michigan Notable Books Tour arrived on May 16.
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