Interfaith Dinner and Panel Discussion Hosted at Cooley

Left to right front row: Hon. Katherine L. Hansen, 36th District Court; Dewnya Bazzi, AT Law Group senior partner; Lisa Halushka, Thomas M. Cooley Law School acting associate dean; Zanib Arshed, Cooley Muslim Society president; Antoinette Star Porter, DTE corporate counsel; Meikal Summey, Christian Legal Society president. Left to right back row: on. David Turfe, 20th District Court; Hon. Edward Sosnick, Ret.; Bryant M. Frank, Soave Enterprises, L.L.C., secretary and senior counsel; Ben Lesnick, Jewish Law Students Association president.

Left to right front row: Hon. Katherine L. Hansen, 36th District Court; Dewnya Bazzi, AT Law Group senior partner; Lisa Halushka, Thomas M. Cooley Law School acting associate dean; Zanib Arshed, Cooley Muslim Society president; Antoinette Star Porter, DTE corporate counsel; Meikal Summey, Christian Legal Society president. Left to right back row: on. David Turfe, 20th District Court; Hon. Edward Sosnick, Ret.; Bryant M. Frank, Soave Enterprises, L.L.C., secretary and senior counsel; Ben Lesnick, Jewish Law Students Association president.

Judge Hugh B. Clarke of Michigan’s 54A District Court speaks during Cooley Law School’s panel discussion, Breaking Barriers – Grading Diversity in the Legal Profession.

The panelists discuss their perspectives on how faith affects their personal and professional lives.

February 17, 2014 - On Tuesday, Feb. 11, Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus hosted its fourth annual Interfaith Dinner. Attendees included legal professionals from the Metro Detroit area and Cooley faculty and students. The dinner featured a panel discussion in which judges and attorneys shared their perspectives on how faith affects their personal and professional lives.

The dinner was a co-sponsored and hosted by the Cooley Muslim Legal Society (CMLS), the Christian Legal Society (CLS) and the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA).

The panel discussion was headlined by the following speakers: Hon. David Turfe, Dearborn Heights District Court; Hon. Edward Ewell, Jr., Wayne County Circuit Court; Hon. Edward Sosnick Ret., Oakland County Circuit Court; Bryant Frank, Soave Enterprises; Dewnya Bazzi, senior partner with the AT Law Firm; and Antoinette Porter, DTE Energy.

The presidents of the respective Cooley student organizations, Zanib Arshed, CMLS; Meikal Summey, CLS; and Ben Lesnick, JLSA; co-hosted and moderated the event. Cooley Auburn Hills campus Acting Associate Dean Lisa Halushka gave opening remarks describing the history of the event and the student organizations’ contributions to the Auburn Hills campus.


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.

 

Highlights

Cooley hosted its fourth annual Interfaith Dinner.

Panel discussion from judges and attorneys sharing their perspectives on faith in their personal and professional lives.

Co-sponsored and hosted by the Cooley Muslim Legal Society (CMLS), the Christian Legal Society (CLS) and the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA).


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