Cooley Students Get Ethics Advice From Top Legal Professionals

Front row, from left: Associate Dean John Nussbaumer, Edward H. Pappas, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Syeda Davidson, Lakeshore Legal Aid; Janet K. Welch, State Bar of Michigan; Jennifer Grieco, Neuman Anderson, PC; and Assistant Dean Lisa Halushka. Back row, from left: Associate Dean James Robb, Hon. Gershwin Drain, 3rd Circuit Court; Gerald J. Gleeson, II, Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC; Emil Semaan, Macomb County Prosecutor's Office, John T. Gemellaro, Macomb County Prosecutor.

Front row, from left: Associate Dean John Nussbaumer, Edward H. Pappas, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Syeda Davidson, Lakeshore Legal Aid; Janet K. Welch, State Bar of Michigan; Jennifer Grieco, Neuman Anderson, PC; and Assistant Dean Lisa Halushka. Back row, from left: Associate Dean James Robb, Hon. Gershwin Drain, 3rd Circuit Court; Gerald J. Gleeson, II, Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC; Emil Semaan, Macomb County Prosecutor's Office, John T. Gemellaro, Macomb County Prosecutor.

May 10, 2012 – Former State Bar of Michigan President and program founder Edward H. Pappas was the keynote speaker for the State Bar of Michigan's Professionalism in Action program at Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Auburn Hills campus May 4, 2012. Begun in April of 2009, under the leadership of Mr. Pappas, the Professionalism in Action program brings students, local attorneys and judges together to discuss the role and importance of ethics and professionalism in the study and practice of law.

Before incoming Cooley students step into their first law school class, they learn from experienced attorneys and judges how to spot and resolve ethical dilemmas based on real-life case scenarios.

This term's distinguished discussion leaders included: Syeda Davidson, Lakeshore Legal Aid; John T. Gemellaro, Macomb County Prosecutor; The Hon. Gershwin Drain, 3rd Circuit Court; Gerald J. Gleeson II, Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC; Jennifer Grieco, Neuman Anderson, PC; Keela Gracey, Gracey Legal, PLLC; Edward H. Pappas, Dickinson Wright PLLC; Emil Semaan, Macomb County Prosecutor's Office; Joshua Van Laan, Van Laan Law PLLC; and Janet K. Welch, State Bar of Michigan.

 


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.

 

Highlights

Incoming class hears from prosecutors, judge, attorneys

New students get inside tips on how to spot and solve ethical dilemmas

Professionalism in Action program features look at real-life legal issues


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