Former U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak Elected to Cooley Board of Directors
"We are honored that Bart has agreed to serve on Cooley's board of directors. Bart's 18 years as a U.S. Congressman shows his dedication to stewardship. He is a fine example for our current and future students."
Don LeDuc, President and Dean
March 16, 2012 - Bart Stupak, former U.S. Congressman, has been elected to a four-year term on the board of directors of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He served in the United States House of Representatives representing Michigan's First Congressional District from 1993 to 2011 and is currently a partner with Venable LLP in the firm's legislative and government affairs group.
Cooley Law School President Don LeDuc said, "We are honored that Bart has agreed to serve on Cooley's board of directors. Bart's 18 years as a U.S. Congressman shows his dedication to stewardship. He is a fine example for our current and future students."
Stupak looks forward to serving on Cooley's board. "I am honored to be on the team that advances Cooley’s mission of creating practice-ready attorneys and offering access to those who seek the opportunity to study law, while meeting Cooley's rigorous academic standards. It is a privilege to join the board of directors of Cooley Law School and I look forward to my service."
Stupak began his career in public service as a police officer in Escanaba, Mich. He continued his career in law enforcement as a Michigan State Police Trooper until he was medically retired due to an injury sustained in the line of duty. While in Congress, Stupak served on the Energy and Commerce Committee and as chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. In this role, Stupak helped lead investigations into key issues, such as physical and cyber-security breaches at U.S. nuclear labs, food and drug safety, and insurance company policy rescissions. He also played an important role in the passage of H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
In spring 2011, Stupak was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Stupak graduated from Gladstone High School in Gladstone, Mich. in 1970. He earned his associate's degree from Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City in 1972. He earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Saginaw Valley State University in 1977, graduating magna cum laude. And he earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1981.
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.