Students Initiated Into International Legal Honor Society
On March 26, 12 students from WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus were initiated into Phi Delta Phi (PDP) International Legal Honor Society. PDP International Legal Honor Society is the oldest legal organization in America, predating the American Bar Association. Law students are invited to become members based on excellent academic standing, professionalism, integrity and service.
WMU-Cooley Law School students initiated into the society include TJ Barklow, Kim Canals, Joe Cline, Sierra Whitaker-Davis, Adi Gibson, Jessica Hopkins, Rob Johnson, Derek Matthews, Lauren Pack, Jennifer Roberts, Eric Watson, and Matt Wisniewski.
PDP International Legal Honor Society was founded in 1869 by four law students who wanted to create an association that would foster scholarship, civility, and ethical conduct in the law profession. Since that time, PDP has grown to exist in Canada, Latin America, and Europe.
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.