Justice Thomas McIntyre Cooley Sculpture Dedicated in Ann Arbor

Cooley Law School students look from above as a bronze sculpture of the school’s namesake, Thomas M. Cooley, is unveiled.  Pictured to the left of the sculpture (left to right) Don LeDuc, Cooley president and dean; Matt Large, artist and sculptor; Layne Maloney, assistant vice president for operations; and to the right of the sculpture (left to right) Marjorie Gell, Cooley professor; and Jim Robb, Cooley associate dean of development and alumni relations.

Cooley Law School students look from above as a bronze sculpture of the school’s namesake, Thomas M. Cooley, is unveiled. Pictured to the left of the sculpture (left to right) Don LeDuc, Cooley president and dean; Matt Large, artist and sculptor; Layne Maloney, assistant vice president for operations; and to the right of the sculpture (left to right) Marjorie Gell, Cooley professor; and Jim Robb, Cooley associate dean of development and alumni relations.

October 16, 2012 - Thomas M. Cooley Law School held a formal unveiling and special dedication of a bronze casting of the school's namesake on Tuesday, October 16, at the school's Ann Arbor campus. The lifelike sculpture was created by Grand Rapids, Mich. sculptor and artist Matt Large.

"The Thomas M. Cooley Law School was founded in 1972 by a group of lawyers and judges led by then-Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court Thomas Brennan. The school was named for Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Michigan's greatest jurist, a man whose work in the mid-1800s as Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and as a legal scholar is still cited today," said Don LeDuc, Cooley Law School president and dean. "The dedication of this sculpture is our way of honoring our namesake and providing our faculty, staff and students with a constant reminder of the school's guiding principles."


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 16,000 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

Unveiling Ceremony Held Oct. 16 in Ann Arbor.

Bronze Sculpture Honors Namesake Thomas McIntyre Cooley, former Michigan Supreme Court Justice.

Identical life-size statues of the distinguished jurist, created by sculptor Matt Large.

Artworks to Grace Garden Areas on Campuses.


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