President's Reflections


President LeDuc has written essays reflecting on the Law School, legal education, the organized bar, and the role of law schools and lawyers in society. This page presents a sample of his work with a synopsis and link to the full text. 

WMU-Cooley—a Different Law School/a Different Mission
Published August 30, 2017

In this essay, President LeDuc's brief history of the Law School shows the strength in the School's differences from other law schools. Its access and practice missions allow it to provide legal education to students of all backgrounds, affording them the opportunity to become outstanding practitioners.  The School's admission practices are based on statistical data that allow the School to inform every admitted student about his or her chances for academic success. And the School's approaches to student profiles, academic support, bar preparation, and how it deals with students sets it apart for the rest of the legal academy.


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