Courses and Adjunct Faculty Added to Tampa Bay Campus
RIVERVIEW, Fla., Dec. 10, 2015 – The Tampa Bay campus of Western Michigan University (WMU) Cooley Law School will begin offering courses in Federal Court Practice and Arbitration Law beginning in January 2016. Victor H. Veschio of the Gibbons - Neuman law firm will join the law school’s adjunct faculty teaching Federal Court Practice. Andre R. Perron of Barnes Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron, & Shea, PLLC, will teach Arbitration Law.
Veschio has 17 years of experience as an attorney. He will continue practicing at Gibbons - Neuman in Tampa, a position he has held since May 2014. Veschio earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Florida and a juris doctor from WMU-Cooley Law School. He has extensive experience in creditors’ rights litigation representing banks, credit unions, and private investors in state court and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
Perron has practiced law for nearly 30 years and will continue at Barnes Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron, & Shea, PLLC, where he has an active arbitration practice. Perron previously taught classes in Banking Law at WMU-Cooley Law School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science at Tulane University, a juris doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law, and a master of laws in Banking and Financial Institutions from Boston University. He has met the certification standards by the Florida Bar Association as a specialist in business litigation. He has experience in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and mediation.
“With the addition of Mr. Veschio and Mr. Perron, we are allowing our students gain a depth of knowledge and real-world experience,” said Jeffrey Martlew, WMU-Cooley associate dean. “WMU-Cooley prides itself on offering students a practical education taught by leading practitioners.”.
About Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School affiliated in 2014, combining the status of a nationally-ranked, public, comprehensive research university with the commitment to practical legal education of an independent, non-profit, national law school. WMU-Cooley is accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The law school has provided nearly 20,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world, and enrolls classes in January, May, and September at its Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan campuses, and its Tampa Bay, Florida campus. WMU and the law school continue to operate as independent institutions with their own governance structure and separate fiduciary responsibilities.