First classes begin at the Tampa Bay campus; Ann arbor receives full approval.

2012

First Classes Begin for the Tampa Bay Campus.

The Tampa Bay campus opened its doors to a inaugural class of 104 students.


Students listen as Paul Zelenski, associate dean of enrollment and student services, speaks during the school's orientation program on April 30.First classes begin at the Tampa Bay Campus.

« Students listen as Paul Zelenski, associate dean of enrollment and student services, speaks during the school's orientation program on April 30.

 

 

 

« First classes begin at the Tampa Bay Campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pictured (from left to right): Al Higginbotham, Hillsborough County Commissioner; Haile Spratt, Tampa Bay Student Bar Association president; Sharon Hanlon, attorney Zelman & Hanlon P.A. and Cooley Board member; Hon. Thomas E. Brennan, Cooley founder and president emeritus; Hon. Emiliano Jose Salcines; Jeff Martlew, associate dean of the Cooley Tampa Bay campus; Don LeDuc, Cooley president and dean; Gwynne Young, president of the Florida State Bar; and Robert Nader, president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. « Cooley formally marked the opening of its new Tampa Bay campus with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting.  Over 250 people attended the event at 9445 Camden Field Parkway, including Cooley's founder and president emeritus, the Honorable Thomas E. Brennan.  Pictured (from left to right): Al Higginbotham, Hillsborough County Commissioner; Haile Spratt, Tampa Bay Student Bar Association president; Sharon Hanlon, attorney Zelman & Hanlon P.A. and Cooley Board member; Hon. Thomas E. Brennan, Cooley founder and president emeritus; Hon. Emiliano Jose Salcines; Jeff Martlew, associate dean of the Cooley Tampa Bay campus; Don LeDuc, Cooley president and dean; Gwynne Young, president of the Florida State Bar; and Robert Nader, president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.










The bronze sculpture of Justice Thomas M. Cooley, unveiled June 26 at the Lansing campus, was joined by, from left, Cooley President and Dean Don LeDuc, sculptor Matt Large, Cooley Law School founder Justice Thomas E. Brennan, and Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations James Robb.

« Justice Thomas McIntyre Cooley Sculptures Dedicated on the Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids, and Lansing campuses.

"The dedication of this sculpture is our way of honoring our namesake and providing our faculty, staff and students with a constant reminder of the school's guiding principles." - Don LeDuc, President and Dean

Pictured clockwise:
1. Ann Arbor campus - Pictured to the left of the sculpture (left to right) Don LeDuc, Cooley president and dean; Matt Large, artist and sculptor; Layne Maloney, assistant vice president for operations; and to the right of the sculpture (left to right) Marjorie Gell, Cooley professor; 2. Auburn Hills campus - Pictured (from left), Associate Dean John Nussbaumer, Assistant Vice President for Operations Layne Maloney, sculptor Matt Large, Cooley President and Dean Don LeDuc, and Auburn Hills Student Bar Association President Richard Shermanski; 3. Grand Rapids campus - Pictured (from left), Associate Dean Nelson Miller; Associate Professor Marjorie Gell, sculptor Matt Large, and Cooley President and Dean Don LeDuc. Photo © Adam Bird, all rights reserved; and 4. Lansing Campus - Pictured (from left), Cooley President and Dean Don LeDuc, sculptor Matt Large, Cooley Law School founder Justice Thomas E. Brennan, and Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations James Robb.


Ann Arbor campus « The Ann Arbor campus receives full ABA approval. The American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, has granted full approval to Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Ann Arbor campus. The Council determined that both Cooley's Ann Arbor campus and the law school are in full compliance with ABA standards and that the school may continue to report its annual questionnaire data and basic consumer information in consolidated fashion.


The Ann Arbor campus opens an Immigrant Rights and Civil Advocacy Clinic. The Immigrant Rights and Civil Advocacy Clinic at Cooley's Ann Arbor campus combines a real law office serving clients with instruction in skills and ethics to upper level law students. 


 

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