115th Commencement Ceremony Bestows Juris Doctor and Master of Laws Degrees to 346 Students

Thomas M. Cooley Law School presented 346 students with the degrees of juris doctor or master of laws during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School presented 346 students with the degrees of juris doctor or master of laws during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Jan. 25.

On Saturday, Jan. 25, 346 students from Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Michigan campuses were presented with the degrees of juris doctor or master of laws. The school’s 115th commencement ceremony was held at Michigan State University’s auditorium in East Lansing, Mich.

Jack C. Davis, partner, with the Lansing law firm, Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting, PC, addressed the graduates. Davis has served on several international delegations to advise government leaders on trade and international tax matters for the development of a free market economy. He works with clients in the firm’s Business Transactions, Real Estate, Business Entities and Tax Law departments. He also practices in the area of sports and entertainment law.

Jack Davis, with the Lansing law firm, Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting, PC, addressed graduates at Cooley Law School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Jack Davis, with the Lansing law firm, Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting, PC, addressed graduates at Cooley Law School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Each entering class at Cooley bears the name of a distinguished member of the legal profession. The January 2014 class was named after former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Henry Brockholst Livingston. He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1807 and served 17 years. The opinions Livingston wrote during those years mainly dealt with maritime and commercial law. He was known to be succinct and fact-oriented in his writing, and had a preference for economical use of legal citations.

Cooley graduate Jessica Schlemer presented the valedictory address during Cooley’s January commencement ceremony.

Cooley graduate Jessica Schlemer presented the valedictory address during Cooley’s January commencement ceremony.


Professor Dan Sheaffer was presented with the Stanley E. Beattie Teaching Award during Cooley Law School’s January graduation ceremony.

Professor Dan Sheaffer was presented with the Stanley E. Beattie Teaching Award during Cooley Law School’s January graduation ceremony. The Beattie Award is an honor bestowed each term and is voted on by the graduating class. Sheaffer teaches Sales and Taxation for Cooley’s J.D. program. He teaches courses in Corporate Taxation, Income Taxation, and International Tax for the graduate tax program.

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 in Tampa Bay, Fla.

 


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