Students, Faculty, and Staff Attend Constitution Day Activities
September 21, 2012 - Students, faculty, and staff at all five Cooley Law School campuses celebrated Constitution Day with a variety of programs in September.
In Ann Arbor, a panel discussion was held on "Constitutional Restraints On Elections, Past & Present." The presentation included moderator Cate McClure, Deputy Legal Counsel of the Michigan State Senate and panelists Dr. Michael Rosano, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn; Dr. Mariah Zeisberg, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan; and Mike Steinberg, Legal Director of the ACLU of Michigan.
In Auburn Hills, the annual program is titled Patriot Week. This year, the Oakland County Bar Association's Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee and Cooley presented a panel discussion on "The First Amendment in the Digital Age: What Will Free Speech and Free Press Mean in a Minority-Majority Era?"
In Grand Rapids, Professor Devin Schindler gave his ever-popular Constitution Day presentation entitled, "Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and the Upcoming Supreme Court Term." In keeping with the theme, students enjoyed some classic American food, and Professor Schindler reviewed the cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this term.
In Lansing, the campus chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, along with the Mock Trial Board brought in Cooley Professor Ronald Bretz with a Constitution Day lecture titled, "Know Your Rights: What You Can Do When You Are Pulled Over by the Police."
In Tampa, the campus celebrated its first Constitution Day event with an outdoor event titled "Hot Dogs and Hot Con Law Topics." Students joined Professor Brendan Beery and Cooley staff on the campus lawn for a free hot dog lunch and an informal discussion of this term's big Supreme Court cases.
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.