Lansing Army Officer Sworn into the State Bar of Michigan via Video Conferencing
U.S. Army Judge Advocate First Lieutenant Jordan Wilson (Taft Class, 2016), of Lansing, Michigan, was sworn into the Michigan Bar while on active duty through the military’s video conferencing network, Friday, July 29, 2016. Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Amy Ronayne Krause administered the oath from the Michigan National Guard Headquarters in Lansing, where Wilson’s family, friends and colleagues gathered to witness his acceptance into the State Bar.
Wilson, who serves at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, passed the Michigan Bar Exam in February. He was commissioned as a military intelligence officer in the United States Army Reserve after attending Liberty University on a four-year ROTC scholarship. He has served as a platoon leader, executive officer, and battalion intelligence officer. While attending WMU-Cooley Law School, Wilson continued serving in the U.S. Army Reserve and at the same time worked with the Ingham County Veterans’ Treatment Court.
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.