Cooley Announces Faculty Promotions in Auburn Hills
February 27, 2012 – Cooley Law School recently announced promotions at its Auburn Hills campus.
Frank Aiello was promoted to Associate Professor. Before joining Cooley, he was an associate with Bodman, LLP, representing financial institutions in the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of commercial and real estate loans. He represented several banks in complex, multi-million dollar real estate transactions involving retail, office, residential, and office projects throughout the United States. His current research interest is focused on effective land use and conservation techniques, and he has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono legal service to land trusts in Michigan. He earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.
Dustin Foster was promoted to Associate Professor. He joined the full-time faculty at Cooley in 2009. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor and a Visiting Professor. Professor Foster was previously in private practice at Bernick, Omer, Radner & Ouellete, P.C., in Lansing, where he focused on estate and long-term care planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and family law. His decade in private practice also included service as Of Counsel with Worman, Dixon & Manis, P.L.C., in Lansing, Mich., and as an attorney with the Berrien County (Michigan) Legal Services. He earned his B.A. from La Salle University and his J.D. at Cooley Law School.
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 15,000 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.