July 11, 2011
Cooley Law School Concludes 2011 CLEO College Pre-Law Program
On June 30, 2011, nineteen college students received their certificates
of completion and $750 stipends at graduation ceremonies sponsored
by the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section for successfully
completing the month-long CLEO College Prelaw Summer Institute
held this June at Cooley Law School's Auburn Hills campus. The
students achieved an average LSAT score increase of nearly five
points, including two students who achieved 13-point increases
and seven students who scored 150 or better.
Cooley Law School CLEO Program -- Photo by John Meiu, courtesy of Detroit Legal News Publishing LLC.
Special certificates of merit were awarded to Shannon King for Legal Writing, Jayant Trewn for Torts, and Joshus Cartee for Logic and Critical Reasoning. Ronniesha Smith, Verlinda King, Joshua Cartee, John Traylor, and David Tomenes received best courtroom advocate awards for their performance in the program's mock trial competition, and Shannon King and Verlinda King received certificates for the largest LSAT score increases.
Shannon King and David Tomenes delivered remarks on behalf of
the students, commenting on the realistic law school experience
and rigor of the program, and Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Cynthia
Stephens was the keynote speaker, encouraging the students to take
advantage of the dividends the program could pay for them in the
future. Program Co-Directors Chris Johnson and John Nussbaumer
thanked the students for their commitment and hard work and encouraged
them to continue down the path to law school and the legal profession.
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.