Cooley Attends 'Night for Notables' Kick Off Event
May 8, 2012 – Cooley Law School officials joined the 2012 Michigan Notable Books authors on April 28 at the Library of Michigan's annual Night for Notables kick-off event. Cooley is one of the Michigan Notable Books sponsors, which each year highlights 20 books with a Michigan connection. All the chosen books either have a Michigan theme or are written by a Michigan native or resident.
The April 28 event featured a panel discussion with Jesmyn Ward (Salvage the Bones) and Jaimy Gordon (Lord of Misrule), the 2010 and 2011 National Book Award winners for fiction. National Book Award finalist Bonnie Jo Campbell (American Salvage) moderated the program.
James J. Blanchard Jr., who is the board president of the Library of Michigan Foundation and son of former Michigan Gov. James Blanchard, welcomed those gathered, while State Librarian Nancy Robert paid tribute to the 2012 Michigan Notable Books authors.
Cooley's chosen book for their 2012 Michigan Notable Books tour is Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice, authored by Jack Dempsey and published by The History Press.
Mr. Dempsey, an attorney with the Dickinson Wright Law Firm, will visit all four Cooley Law School campuses this month for presentations on his book. He is vice president of the Michigan Historical Commission, chairman of the Michigan History Foundation, chairman of the Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, and a member of the Ann Arbor Civil War Roundtable and the Civil War Trust.
On Wednesday, May 16, he will speak at the Grand Rapids campus at noon and at the Lansing campus at 5 p.m. On Thursday, May 17, he will speak at the Auburn Hills campus at noon and at the Ann Arbor campus at 5 p.m. The presentations are free and open to the public.
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.