Alumnus, Doctor, and Lawyer Nick Martinez Asks Cooley Students to Exceed Ethical, Professional Standards
June 26, 2012 - On Monday, June 18, 2012, the Cooley Law School's Tampa Bay campus welcomed Cooley alumnus, doctor, and lawyer, Nick Martinez, as the Trinity Term 2012 Integrity in Our Communities speaker. This lecture series offers the campus community an opportunity to hear from legal professionals who share their experiences on the topics of ethics, service, and professionalism.
Martinez encouraged the students and guests to develop the skills and personality traits necessary to be true professionals by growing constantly in every area of their lives. Ethics and integrity were stressed, and Martinez reminded the students to exceed all ethics and professionalism standards throughout their careers.
In 2006, Cooley was awarded the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association. Cooley's Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism, which has an office location at each campus, was launched to implement Cooley's award-winning Professionalism Program and is dedicated to the following ideals:
• Lead by modeling and teaching ethics,
• Foster and encourage service,
• Practice professionalism, and
• Commit to our communities.
About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 16,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.