Michigan Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahra speaks at Cooley's Auburn Hills campus

Among the attendees were: Front Row: Dean John Nussbaumer, Professor Tammy Asher, Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Patrick Muscat, Judge Colleen O'Brien, former Judge Brian Levy, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahra, Assistant Dean Lisa Halushka. Second Row: Assistant US Attorney John O'Brien, Attorney Henry Baskin. Third Row: Attorney Caterina Amaro, Professor Toree Randall, Professor Heather Dunbar, former Senator Mike Bishop, Judge Gershwin Drain. Last Row: Attorney Steven Drakos, Attorney and Cooley Board Member James Vlasic, Michigan State Bar Secretary Thomas Rombach.

Among the attendees were: Front Row: Dean John Nussbaumer, Professor Tammy Asher, Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Patrick Muscat, Judge Colleen O'Brien, former Judge Brian Levy, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahra, Assistant Dean Lisa Halushka. Second Row: Assistant US Attorney John O'Brien, Attorney Henry Baskin. Third Row: Attorney Caterina Amaro, Professor Toree Randall, Professor Heather Dunbar, former Senator Mike Bishop, Judge Gershwin Drain. Last Row: Attorney Steven Drakos, Attorney and Cooley Board Member James Vlasic, Michigan State Bar Secretary Thomas Rombach.

January 5, 2012 - Michigan Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahra was the keynote speaker at the State Bar of Michigan's Professionalism in Action Orientation Program held at Cooley Law School's Auburn Hills campus on January 5, 2012.  Justice Zahra spoke to incoming Cooley law students about the importance of ethics and professionalism in their legal careers and lives.

During the program, Judge Colleen O'Brian, Judge of the Oakland County Circuit Court, was presented with Cooley's Frederick J. Griffith III Adjunct Faculty Award. Caterina Amaro, a Cooley graduate, was presented with the school's Pro Bono Recognition Award. Amaro has donated countless hours of her time to Cooley's Immigration Outreach Pro Bono Project.


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

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Brian Zahra was the keynote speaker for the State Bar of Michigan's Professionalism in Action Orientation Program

Judge Colleen O'Brian was presented with Cooley's Frederick J. Griffith III Adjunct Faculty Award

Caterina Amaro, a Cooley graduate, was presented with the school's Pro Bono Recognition Award.


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