Federal Judge Holds Live Hearings at Cooley Law School
February 23, 2012 – On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, the Honorable Paul Maloney, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, turned the mock courtroom at Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Lansing campus into a real courtroom, by conducting live hearings in two important federal cases. Lawyers came from across the state and as far away as North Carolina to argue their cases to Chief Judge Maloney with 50 eager law students observing.
After the hearings, Chief Judge Maloney eagerly received and answered student questions in the courtroom.
Chief Judge Maloney was introduced by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, Don Davis, who urged Cooley students to consider remaining in the Western District for its high level of professionalism and collegiality.
The event was capped off by a reception in Cooley's boardroom.
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.