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Alumni Events and Networking Receptions

Alumni Events and Networking Receptions

Cooley alumni gather nationwide at alumni networking events each year. We are planning in-person and virtual alumni events around the country. See below for more information. If you are interested in hosting an event in your region, let us know! Contact the Alumni Office at [email protected] or at 517-371-5140 ext. 2844 with any questions. 

Upcoming Alumni Events

March 27, 2024
Dialogue with the Dean
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (EST)

Join us as we launch this new Dialogue with the Dean series. This web-based series is an opportunity for alumni to talk with President and Dean James McGrath about some of the latest developments at Cooley as well as about national trends in legal education and the legal profession. 


April 11, 2024
Innocence Project Community Education and Outreach
Alpena Community College
Alpena, MI

Alumni in northeast Michigan are invited to attend and bring guests to this Community Education and Outreach event for the Cooley Innocence Project. The program intends to increase awareness of wrongful convictions and the efforts of the Innocence Project to free those who have been wrongfully convicted in Michigan.  Staff from the Cooley Innocence Project will be joined by several of the individuals that the Innocence Project has helped get exonerated over the past 20 years.  The event is free and open to the public.  The event will be held in Fitzpatrick Hall from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Email [email protected] for more information. 

June 17, 2024
33rd Cooley Golf Classic
Eagle Eye Golf Course, Bath, MI

Mark your calendar to join fellow alumni along with Cooley faculty and staff for the 33rd annual Cooley Golf Classic. The event returns to the Eagle Eye Golf Course which is ranked as one of the top 10 public golf courses in Michigan. 

The outing is a four-person team, best-ball scramble. Those who don't have a four-person team can register individually and be paired with others to form a team.  All proceeds from the outing support the student scholarship fund.  Online registration will become available in March. 

A variety of sponsorship opportunities starting at just $300 are also available. For information contact the Advancement and Alumni Relations Office at [email protected]