Michigan Supreme Court Justice Viviano Visits Cooley Law School Students
May 2, 2013 – Justice David Viviano, the newest appointee to the Michigan Supreme Court, emphasized ethics and civility in his visit to the Auburn Hills campus of Cooley Law School April 30. Viviano, who was appointed to the state's top court by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in February, served as the keynote speaker for the incoming students' orientation.
Before Viviano's appointment to the Michigan Supreme Court, he was the chief judge on the Macomb County Circuit Court. He has also worked as an attorney for Dickinson Wright law firm in Detroit and Jenner & Block law firm in Chicago. Viviano is a graduate of Hillsdale College and the University of Michigan Law School.
The event was part of Cooley's Professionalism in Action Orientation series, which is held for incoming students at the beginning of every term. Past group discussion participants include: Chief Judge Gerald Rosen of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Judge Kurtis Wilder, Judge Cynthia Stephens, Justice Brian Zahra, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, former Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association President Douglas Hampton, and several former presidents of the State Bar of Michigan, including Thomas Cranmer, Edward Pappas, Charles Toy, W. Anthony Jenkins, and Julie Fershtman.
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.