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WMU-Cooley Professional Development Series
 

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PART I
(0 credits earned) FOUNDATIONS
       
REQUIRED Exercises
  • My Personal Wellness Model (SUBMIT Wellness Worksheet)
  • My PD Self-Assessment (Quiz #1 of 3)
  • My Financial Credit History (SUBMIT My Credit History Summary)
  • VIDEO: Growth Mindset ~ Mindset Assessment Profile Scores (TAKE Quiz)
  • VIDEO: Intro to State Bar Requirements Exercises
  • My State Bar Requirements (SUBMIT Worksheet)
  • Florida Bar Timeline ~ Florida Bar C&F Information
 
  • Intro Video
  • Feedback Form
Materials to Explore (optional)
  • LIST: Professionalism Qualities
  • ARTICLE: Three-Read Method
  • ARTICLE: Ignore Law School Etiquette at Your Own Peril
  • VIDEO: Big Rocks Time Management
  • VIDEO: Connecting with the Case
  • BOOK: 1000 Days to the Bar by Denise J. Tonsing (available at WMU-Cooley Law School Library)
  • ARTICLE: 800 Things To Do with a Law Degree
  • WMU-Cooley Guide to Resumes and Cover Letters
  • VIDEO Knowing Your Life Purpose
  • BOOK: “The Alchemist”
 
PART II (6-15) credits earned) INSIGHTS        
REQUIRED Exercises
  • My Grades: Everything You Need to Know About Grades (SUBMIT Improvement Plan)
  • My Personal Code of Conduct (SUBMIT)
  • Write or Type Your Note and How to Take Cornell Notes (ANSWER Quiz)
  • 9 Best Study Techniques (ANSWER Quiz)
  • Bar Prep Resources Overview (SUBMIT Worksheet)
  • Financial Credit History Check (SUBMIT Improvement Plan)
  • Bar Preparation Timeline
  • Building Blocks to Florida Bar Exam
  • My Career Exploration (SUBMIT Worksheet)
  • My Draft Résumé (SUBMIT to Symplicity; then notify instructor)
  • Intro Video
  • Feedback Form
Materials to Explore (optional)
  • WMU Cooley Student Organizations
  • VIDEO: Your Elevator Speech
  • VIDEO: Crafting An Elevator Speech
  • ARTICLE: Professional Development & Mentoring
  • Attorney Discipline Background
  • BOOK: Going to Law School by Nelson P. Miller, Associate Dean Emeritus of the WMU Cooley Grand Rapids campus (available at WMU Cooley Law School Library and Bookstore)
  • Growth Mindset Video
 
  • ARTICLE: 26 Lawyering Effectiveness Factors
  • PUBLICATION: Guide to Résumés and Cover Letters
PART III (12-30 credits earned) EXPLORATION        
REQUIRED Exercises
  • My Electives (SUBMIT Choices)
  • VIDEO: The Testing Effect (ANSWER Quiz)
  • VIDEO: Spaced Repetition (ANSWER Quiz)
  • My NCBE Registration (SUBMIT Screenshot of Registration) ~ Bar Preparation Timeline
  • Building Blocks to Florida Bar Exam
  • Optional for Trinity 2020: Attorney Interview (SUBMIT Document)
  • Intro Video
  • Feedback Form
Materials to Explore (optional)
  • ARTICLE: Managing Your Image
  • Lawyer Diligence (Exercise)
  • EXERCISE: My Professionalism Check-Up
  • Growth Mindset Video
  • ARTICLE: Attend Motion Day
 
PART IV (31-45 credits earned) FOCUS        
REQUIRED Exercises
  • My Curriculum Plan (SUBMIT plan)
  • VIDEO: My Clinical Requirement (TAKE Quiz)
  • My WMU Cooley Bar Preparation Resources (SUBMIT plan)
  • My Internet Presence - Career Portfolio (LinkedIn Page / 12-Point Checklist)
  • Meet w/ CPD (Recommended)
  • Intro Video
  • Feedback Form
Materials to Explore (optional)
  • BOOK: “Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer” ABA Publication
  • BOOK: Pass The Bar! by Denise Riebe, Michael Hunter Schwartz (available at WMU Cooley Law School Library)
  • Growth Mindset Video
  • HOW TO USE: Externship Database
  • RESOURCES from CPD Office
 
PART V (46-60 credits earned) PREPARATION        
REQUIRED Exercises
  • My PD Self-Assessment (Quiz #2 of 3)
  • My Fundamental Lawyering Skills Self-Assessment (Self-Assessment)
  • Keep Your Application Updated (Quiz)
  • My Service Opportunities
  • My Credit History Update
  • Bar Preparation Timeline
  • Building Blocks to Florida Bar Exam
  • My Updated Résumé (SUBMIT to Symplicity. Then notify instructor.)
  • My Internet Presence - Career Portfolio Update (SUBMIT Portfolio)
  • Intro Video
  • Feedback Form
Materials to Explore (optional)
  • WORKBOOK: Beyond Bias
  • SURVEY: My Mid-Point Checklist
  • Reputation and Successful Lawyer Skills and Behaviors (Exercise)
  • TOOL: SeRiouS Software for Serious Law Students (fee-based service)
  • Growth Mindset Video
  • ARTICLE: Hardest Interview Questions
  • RECAP: Career Exploration
 
PART VI (60-72 credits earned) LAUNCH        
REQUIRED Exercises
  • My PD Self-Assessment (Quiz #3 of 3)
  • My Final Curriculum Plan (SUBMIT plan)
  • My Bar Prep Plans (Quiz and Exercise)
  • Bar Preparation Timeline
  • Building Blocks to Florida Bar Exam
  • 3L Career Audit With a Career and Professional Development Advisor
  • Intro Video
  • Feedback Form
Materials to Explore (optional)
  • ARTICLE: Professional Responsibility and Commitment to Professional Development
  • BOOK: Pass The Bar! (2nd look) by Denise Riebe, Michael Hunter Schwartz (available at WMU Cooley Law School Library)
  • Growth Mindset Video
  • VIDEOS: Pro Bono Work (2)
  • WEBPAGE: Young Lawyers Division of the ABA