Associate Dean Talks Ethics, Integrity, and Professionalism to Coast Guard Cadets
April 1, 2014 - Cooley Law School Associate Dean Joan Vestrand spoke at the U.S. Coast Guard’s 25th annual Ethics Forum at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on March 21. Dean Vestrand gave presentations on ethics and professionalism to several groups of cadets. This is the fifth year in a row that she has been invited to speak at the forum.
"It is always an honor to be asked to speak to U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets during their annual ethics forum about the importance of integrity," said Vestrand. "Integrity is the cornerstone for any individual, no matter what their walk of life, in building a solid foundation for a successful career and life."
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy's Ethics Forum provides the Corps of Cadets with a full day of lectures, panels, and small group dialogues on the topic of ethical situations in the Coast Guard and beyond. As future officers, cadets are schooled in the concepts of integrity and strength of character, but this annual event allows for an immersion in thought-provoking discussions led by experts in a vari-ety of disciplines. The forum offers cadets the opportunity to engage in open and meaningful discourse on ethical challenges in areas such as academia, broadcasting, business, engineering, environment, finance, government, journalism, leadership, medicine, military, sports, terror management and water resource management.
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 18,000 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, Florida.