Students, Faculty, and Staff Celebrate Juneteenth

Cooley Law School Professor Stevie Swanson, fourth from left, and Cooley students Edwin Lockley, Adrianette Williams, Zoya Shpigelman, Sylvester Stokes, and Trevor Lake were among the organizers and presenters of the Juneteenth celebration at the Tampa Bay campus on June 19, 2014.

Cooley Law School Professor Stevie Swanson, fourth from left, and Cooley students Edwin Lockley, Adrianette Williams, Zoya Shpigelman, Sylvester Stokes, and Trevor Lake were among the organizers and presenters of the Juneteenth celebration at the Tampa Bay campus on June 19, 2014.

June 24, 2014 - Cooley Law School students, faculty and staff at the Tampa Bay campus celebrated Juneteenth on June 19, 2014. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The event was held by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Cooley professor, Stevie Swanson, was the guest speaker. BLSA members participated by hosting a trivia game to educate the diverse audience on the history of Juneteenth.  

“Cooley Law School is among the most diverse law schools in the country,” said Swanson. “It is important that we learn from each other and share experiences to help foster growth and understanding of all individuals.”  


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

Juneteenth is an Annual Celebration Commemorates the End of Slavery.

Diverse Group Gathers at Cooley’s Tampa Bay Campus for Event.

Program Sponsored by Black Law Students Association.


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