June 20, 2011
Cooley Law School Presents U.S. Rep. Hansen Clark as Part of Its Trinity Term 2011 Integrity in Our Communities Series
On Monday, June 20, 2011, the Auburn Hills campus of Thomas M. Cooley Law School welcomed Congressman Hansen Clarke as the Trinity Term 2011 Integrity in Our Communities speaker.
From left, Professor Florise Neville-Ewell, Associate Dean John Nussbaumer, Professor John Taylor, Congressman Hansen Clarke, Professor Lewis Langham and Assistant Director for the Center for Ethics, Service and Professionalism Dionnie Wynter.
This lunchtime lecture series offers students, staff and faculty an opportunity to hear from attorneys, judges, and dedicated professionals who share their experiences on the topics of ethics, service, and professionalism. For this event, the Center for Ethics, Service and Professionalism partnered with Edge for Excellence, a group established by Cooley Professor John Taylor that offers mentorship and encouragement to law students who are men of color.
Approximately 75 people attended the event, including students from the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) College Prelaw Summer Institute and current Cooley students.
Congressman Clarke credited the CLEO program — in which he participated years ago — with helping him succeed in law school. He complimented Cooley on its commitment to graduating students who aspire to public service, including 2010 Cooley graduate Jacquise Purifoy, his Chief Correspondent.
Clarke encouraged the CLEO students to consider attending Cooley because Cooley values faculty members with a heart for serving the community, singling out Professor Florise Neville-Ewell in particular, for her foreclosure prevention work. He also gave credit to Cooley for the work the school has done in changing the image of the legal profession. Ethics and integrity were stressed and the Congressman reminded the students to be themselves.
Associate Dean John Nussbaumer made welcoming remarks and Professor Taylor thanked everyone for attending.
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.