Mentoring Mixer Connects Students with Legal Professionals

Students and law professionals, (front row left to right) Crystallis Ortiz, Simone Genus, Kymberly Starr,  Corey Stewart,  Morgan Gomillion, Nicole Engebretsen, (back row left to right) Shiela Burke, Dericka Burke, Edwin Lockey, Brittany Padgett, Mark Messerschmidt, Everett Stephenson, Rachel Brannan, Amy Bandow, assistant director of Cooley's Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism, Michelle Oberle, David Silverstein, attorney at the Florida Office of the Attorney General, Lisa Cetrangolo, Christopher Foster, Ben Shotten, public relations coordinator at Tampa Bay Storm, and Lisa Westberry gathered for a speed mentoring event at Cooley Law School on June 4.

Students and law professionals, (front row left to right) Crystallis Ortiz, Simone Genus, Kymberly Starr,  Corey Stewart,  Morgan Gomillion, Nicole Engebretsen, (back row left to right) Shiela Burke, Dericka Burke, Edwin Lockey, Brittany Padgett, Mark Messerschmidt, Everett Stephenson, Rachel Brannan, Amy Bandow, assistant director of Cooley's Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism, Michelle Oberle, David Silverstein, attorney at the Florida Office of the Attorney General, Lisa Cetrangolo, Christopher Foster, Ben Shotten, public relations coordinator at Tampa Bay Storm, and Lisa Westberry gathered for a speed mentoring event at Cooley Law School on June 4.

July 9, 2014 - The Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Career and Professional Development Office and the Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism hosted a speed mentoring event for Tampa Bay campus students recently. Attorneys and students participated in rounds of speed mentoring followed by a networking reception. Students had the opportunity to network with attorneys from a broad range of practice areas and experience levels including general practitioners, government attorneys, attorneys from private law firms, as well as solo practitioners and attorneys from small, medium and large law firms.

"This event provides an exclusive opportunity to our students,” said Dionnie S. Wynter, campus director at Cooley Law School's Tampa Bay campus. “Cooley students are able to meet with attorneys, all from different practice areas, and engage in conversations that charged the room with a palpable energy."

The Criminal Law Society, the Native American Law Students Association, and The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Law Student Division chapters at Cooley's Tampa Bay campus co-sponsored the event.

(Left to right) Cooley Law students Mark Messerschmidt, Everett Stephenson, Kymberly Starr, and Michelle Oberle at a speed mentoring event for Tampa Bay students on June 4.

(Left to right) Cooley Law students Mark Messerschmidt, Everett Stephenson, Kymberly Starr, and Michelle Oberle at a speed mentoring event for Tampa Bay students on June 4.

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.

 

Highlights

Speed Mentoring Event Connects Students with Legal Professionals.

Tampa Bay Students Get Opportunity to Network with Legal Community.

Attorneys from a Variety of Practices Participate in Mentoring Event.


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