Students Volunteer at Bar Association Food Festival
WMU-Cooley’s Tampa Bay campus faculty and students volunteered at the 13th Annual Hillsborough County Bar Association’s (HCBA) Judicial Pig Roast Food Festival on March 5. WMU-Cooley participated in the food tent competition during the festival, which took place after the HCBA's 5K Pro Bono River Run. WMU-Cooley was awarded runner-up for their Mardi Gras-themed food.
The HCBA Judicial Pig Roast Food Festival connects local vendors, community members, and law firms who sponsor tents with dinner and desserts for all participants. Nearly 300 people attended the event. HCBA officials encouraged law firms to decorate tents for a chance to be presented as the best food tent. All proceeds benefit the bar association’s pro bono services programs.
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.