Tampa Bay Campus Announces New Professional Development Coordinator

Laura Bare
Laura Bare

Laura Bare has joined WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus as the coordinator of career and professional development and externships. Bare will counsel students and alumni on career exploration and job search strategies. She will be assisting students with externships, social media, and networking.

Before joining WMU-Cooley, Bare practiced law at Robert M. Geller, P.A., and the Bare Law Firm LLC. She is licensed in the state of Florida and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Bare is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and Young Lawyers Division.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs from Florida State University and her juris doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law.


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.



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