Melissa Stowe-Lloyd Named Assistant Director for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism at Ann Arbor Campus
June 29, 2012 - Melissa Stowe-Lloyd has been named Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism for the Ann Arbor, Mich., campus of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. In this role, she oversees the campus Professionalism Portfolio Project, coordinates the school's Integrity Speaker events, and assists with the school’s professionalism orientation, faculty, and projects.
Associate Dean Joan Vestrand welcomed Stowe-Lloyd to Ann Arbor. "We are delighted to have Melissa assisting us here at the Ann Arbor campus with the ethics, service and professionalism initiatives of the law school," she said.
"Given Cooley's mission which, in part, is to train future lawyers who share our deep commitment to community and devotion to the profession, this is some of the most important work we do. Melissa is perfectly suited to take the lead in not only persevering with current projects but to use her passions to develop additional meaningful opportunities for the professional development of our students and the good of the community," Vestrand added.
Stowe-Lloyd said "I am very excited to have the opportunity to work at Cooley and to be a part of its Ann Arbor campus. I look forward to developing and coordinating pro bono opportunities for the students as it is these opportunities that will serve as invaluable tools for each student to be able to put theories of law into practice while helping those that otherwise may not be able to obtain legal services. I am passionate about assisting and helping students and I bring this passion and prior experience as a practicing attorney to my position at Cooley."
Ms. Stowe-Lloyd was most recently an assistant prosecuting attorney for Wayne County, in Detroit, Mich. Previously she was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Mason County, in Ludington, Mich. She was also an attorney in private practice in Plantation, Fla., focusing on torts and products liability, and then in Ludington, Mich., handling criminal defense and family law matters.
She earned her B.A. in 1997 from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from DePaul College of Law in 2001.
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.