Pontiac Teens Get Law School Experience as Part of Youth Employment Program
July 29, 2014 - Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Auburn Hills campus hosted more than 80 Pontiac, Michigan, youths, ages 16-19, who are participating in the Oakland Livingston Youth Employment Program. Those who visited Cooley had the opportunity to learn about pathways into law school and the skills necessary to succeed in a law profession. Cooley faculty members gave campus tours, and allowed the teens an opportunity to participate in a mock Torts class.
"The opportunity that Cooley provided allowed our youth to explore career paths that they may have never considered,” said Kathie Flanery, associate director of Workforce Development, Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency.
The Oakland Livingston Youth Employment Program gives youth the opportunity to earn money, gain work experience, learn and develop skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in today's workforce, gain exposure to a wide range of outdoor recreational activities and interact with working professionals.
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.