February 15, 2012 – To create broader awareness and find solutions to address the issue of human trafficking in Michigan and around the globe, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School hosted a live video simulcast discussion at its four Michigan campuses on Friday, Feb. 10. The broadcast event was open to the public and there was a question-and-answer session following the presentations. The program was designed to engage law students, community members and the public in a discussion of human trafficking in the world today. Recent reports estimate that there are 27 million slaves around the world, including here in Michigan.
Presenters during Cooley Law School's event to raise awareness about human trafficking spoke at one of Cooley's four Michigan campuses and the presentations were simulcast to all of the campuses. Presenters included: Wendy Sale, co-chair, Community Committee, Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force; Dr. Sabrina Black, vice chair, Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition; Stephanie Hamilton, International Justice Mission; Pastor Bonnie Laudeman, Clarkston Community Church; Sarah Warpinski, MSU School of Law; Forrest Pasanski, Michigan assistant attorney general and Chris Johnson, Cooley Professor.
Individuals participating in the program to raise awareness about human trafficking at Cooley’s Lansing campus included: left to right: E. Christopher Johnson, Jr., Cooley Law School associate professor and graduate program corporate law and finance director; Forrest Pasanski, assistant attorney general, human trafficking unit; and Sarah Warpinski, MSU School of Law abolitionist society.
Brigadier General Michael C. H. McDaniel, Cooley constitutional law professor, addressed members of the audience at Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus during the question and answer segment of the school’s program to raise awareness about human trafficking.
Individuals participating in the program to raise awareness about human trafficking at Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus included: left to right: Brigadier General Michael C. H. McDaniel, Cooley constitutional law professor; Stephanie Hamilton, International Justice Mission; Dr. Sabrina Black, vice chair Michigan Rescue and Restore; Pastor Bonnie Laudeman, Clarkston Community Church; and Cooley Law School Students, Kristen Suarez-Junquera, James Springer, and Elijah Buxo.
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.