Cooley Holds Graduation Ceremony; Posthumous Degree Awarded
May 24, 2012 – Thomas M. Cooley Law School held its spring commencement on Sunday, May 20 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. During the ceremony, school officials honored student Amber Andaloro, who died suddenly in December. Andaloro would have received her Juris Doctor during the ceremony. Her mother, Beverly Andaloro, and brother, Mykel, were presented Amber’s diploma posthumously during Sunday's graduation. Before attending Cooley, Amber earned her bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University and was an honored graduate at the Culinary Institute of America. While at Cooley, she became the managing editor and board member of the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law, earning the award for outstanding board member.
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.