Graduate Reneé Edmondson Honored by State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section for Work in Animal Advocacy
On Wednesday, May 22, the State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section presented May 2013 Cooley Law School graduate Renee Edmondson with the Wanda A. Nash Award. The award was created to honor a Michigan law student for contributions to animal law and is named in honor of the first chair of the Section. Ms. Edmondson was selected from among other law students in the state, all of whom were nominated by their animal law professors.
Ms. Edmondson was recognized for her commitment to helping animals. She is the co-founder of the Thomas M. Cooley Animal Law Society and recently played an instrumental role in creating bills that have been introduced into the Michigan Legislature. These bills would require individuals convicted of animal abuse to register with their local units of government and would establish uniform procedures and minimum requirements for adoption of animals.
About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, 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 17,000 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.