5th Annual Mentor Jet Networking Program Connects Students with Lawyers and Judges

Mentor Jet Networking Program Group

Front row (left-right): Linda Kisabeth, WMU-Cooley Law School professor; retired Hon. Fred M. Mester; Hon. Michelle M. Rick, 29th Circuit Court; and retired Hon. William Richards
Middle row (left-right): Laura E. Polizzi, Chioini Group; Kristina Bilowus, Findling Law, P.C.; Rebecca L. Wilson, The Dobrusin Law Firm; Samantha J. Orvis, Collins Einhorn Farrell, P.C.; Jeffrey Lance Abood, Abood Law Firm; Bing Blair, MAHLE Industries, Inc.
Back row (left-right): Joseph A. Bellanca, Hertz Schram, PC; Colmon L. Potts, Detroit Legal Group, PLLC; Jeffrey May, Kerr Russell; Melissa Durity, Zausmer August & Caldwell, PC; Bryant M. Frank, Soave Enterprises, LLC; Ben C. Lesnick, Olsman MacKenzie & Wallace; Salam F. Elia, Adkison Need & Allen PLLC; Kwame Rowe, Oakland Prosecutor's Office; and Michelle R. E. Donovan, Plunkett Cooney

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus held its fifth annual Mentor Jet  program. The event is co-sponsored with the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and connects law students with leading lawyers and judges to learn about law practice and job opportunities.

The speed networking event was hosted by NAWJ District 7 Director, the Hon. Michelle M. Rick of the 29th Circuit Court, the WMU-Cooley Law School Career and Professional Development office, and the Auburn Hills student chapter of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

"We are proud of our ongoing collaboration with the National Association of Women Judges,” said Don LeDuc, WMU-Cooley Law School president and dean. “We thank Judge Rick and the attorneys and judges who volunteered their time for this important program.”


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.



Event connects law students with leading lawyers and judges

Practice of law, job opportunities, among topics covered

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