New Students Take Part in Professionalism in Action at Orientation
January 3, 2014 - On Friday, Jan. 3, new students at Cooley’s Auburn Hills campus took part in the school’s Professionalism in Action Orientation, an event that is held for the incoming classes at each of Cooley’s Michigan campuses in conjunction with the State Bar of Michigan. The keynote speech on professionalism and ethics in the legal profession was delivered by Larry Nolan, Cooley board chairman and State Bar of Michigan secretary. Also participating in the event were practicing attorneys and Cooley staff, including Frank Aiello, Joseph Bellanca, Thomas Cranmer, Lori Frank, Thomas Rombach, Lisa Halushka, Jeffrey Cuthbertson and Edwar Zeinah. These participants led small group discussions about real-world ethical dilemmas and professional conduct to prepare students for issues they will face as practicing attorneys.
Keynote speaker Nolan is in line to become president of the State Bar, and will be only the third Cooley graduate to hold that title. Nolan has been on Cooley’s board for 32 years and is a member of Cooley’s 1976 first graduating class. Nolan is also the founder and president of Nolan, Thomsen & Villas, PC.
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.