Phi Delta Phi Initiates New Members into Legal Honor Society

(Back, L-R) Elyssa Harvey, Simone Genus, Carolay Vargas, Nicole Karlau, Michelle Crippen, Lia Skelton, Tiffany Cerniglio, Alison Center, Scott Bird, Michael Schmiz, Melaine Schmiz, Loretta Poston, Whitney Prall, James Klinedinst, Sienna Osta and Valerie Mussler joined Honorary Bench Members (front, L to R); Dean Jeff Martlew, Assistant Dean Ron Sutton, Kathy Gustafson, Judge Nick Nazaretian and Judge Martha Cook on June 14, 2014 to be initiated into Cooley Law School’s Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society.

(Back, L-R) Elyssa Harvey, Simone Genus, Carolay Vargas, Nicole Karlau, Michelle Crippen, Lia Skelton, Tiffany Cerniglio, Alison Center, Scott Bird, Michael Schmiz, Melaine Schmiz, Loretta Poston, Whitney Prall, James Klinedinst, Sienna Osta and Valerie Mussler joined Honorary Bench Members (front, L to R); Dean Jeff Martlew, Assistant Dean Ron Sutton, Kathy Gustafson, Judge Nick Nazaretian and Judge Martha Cook on June 14, 2014 to be initiated into Cooley Law School’s Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society.

June 24, 2014 - Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, Castor Inn, initiated new members on June 14. Cooley students took part in an initiation ritual that has remained mostly unchanged for the past 140 years. The ritual allows students, barristers and new members to reaffirm their commitment to the ethical principles and high ideals that are foundation of Phi Delta Phi.

“I am extremely proud of our Phi Delta Phi members. I am grateful to the members for initiating me as an honorary member of such a prestigious organization,” said Katherine Gustafson, assistant professor and faculty specialist at Cooley’s Tampa Bay campus.

Cooley Law School’s Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society’s Castor Inn is one of over 120 Inns of Phi Delta Phi located at law schools throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Poland and Germany.

(Front L-R) Melanie Schmiz, Christina Mitchell, Elizabeth Burchell, Whitney Prall, Elyssa Harvey, (Back L-R) Tiesha Dyer, Judge Nick Nazaretian, Dean Jeff Martlew, Judge Martha Cook, Kathy Gustafson, Assistant Dean Ron Sutton and Christina Pytlinski attended Cooley Law School Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society’s initiation ceremony at Cooley’s Tampa Bay campus on June 14.

(Front L-R) Melanie Schmiz, Christina Mitchell, Elizabeth Burchell, Whitney Prall, Elyssa Harvey, (Back L-R) Tiesha Dyer, Judge Nick Nazaretian, Dean Jeff Martlew, Judge Martha Cook, Kathy Gustafson, Assistant Dean Ron Sutton and Christina Pytlinski attended Cooley Law School Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society’s initiation ceremony at Cooley’s Tampa Bay campus on June 14.

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

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society Holds Initiation at Tampa Bay Campus.

Phi Delta Phi Known for Ethics, Principles, and High Ideals.

Assistant Professor Katherine Gustafson Named Honorary Member.


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