Cooley Staff Volunteer at Hillsborough County Bar Association Event
April 24, 2012 – On Saturday, March 24, 2012, staff from Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus volunteered at the 2012 Hillsborough County Bar Association Judicial Pig Roast and 5k Race to the Courthouse. Campus Director Dionnie Wynter was on the committee that organized the event and participated in the 5k Race to the Courthouse. Staff members Brianne Myers and Carly Wolf volunteered at the race. Bay Area Legal Services, the predominant legal aid organization in Hillsborough County, was also very involved with this event.
This annual event is a chance for local lawyers, judges, law students, and other legal-system employees and their families to support pro bono legal services in Hillsborough County. Participants raise pledges for pro bono hours, pledge pro bono hours themselves, or contribute to pro bono projects.
The afternoon started with a 5K race and finished with the pig roast, where the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Bay Area Legal Services, local vendors, and law firms sponsored booths with dinner and desserts for all participants. Nearly 200 people attended the event. Associate Dean Jeff Martlew also attended the Pig Roast with the staff members.
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.