Events

Jan15

WMU-Cooley Auburn Hills to Celebrate Equal Access to Justice Day

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Black Law Students Association at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus has organized an Equal Access to Justice Day program featuring the presentation, “Learning to See Clearly: The Presence and Power of Implicit Bias” Monday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. in Room AH45 of the Auburn Hills campus at 2630 Featherstone Rd. The featured speaker will be Dr. Agustin V. Arbulu, executive director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Before joining the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Arbulu held senior management and leadership positions in the manufacturing, healthcare and nonprofit sectors. He also served 15 years as a practicing attorney specializing in corporate, business and tax law. Arbulu has taught graduate-level courses on organizational leadership, change management, finance and strategy. In January 2013, Arbulu was appointed to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission by Gov. Rick Snyder. He held the office of secretary until he was named department director in October 2015. Equal Access to Justice Day, as initiated by WMU-Cooley President and Dean Don LeDuc, suspends classes in observance of MLK Day. Students, faculty and staff devote the day to reflect and attend programs on the role of law and lawyers in protecting the right of everyone and assuring equal access to justice.  This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending may RSVP to [email protected].

WMU-Cooley to Honor Dr. King by Volunteering at Everyday Blessings

Foster children will have special visitors from WMU-Cooley Law School to help honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan. 15. Students, faculty and staff from WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus will honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while volunteering at Everyday Blessings in Thonotosassa, Florida, as part of the law school’s Equal Access to Justice Day. This will be the fourth year WMU-Cooley volunteers have commemorated Dr. King’s birthday by providing activities for foster children living at the facility. Events are also planned, including playing games with the children and various activities relating to who Dr. King was and the importance of commemorating his civil rights efforts. Additionally, WMU-Cooley students will give a presentation on Dr. King. Everyday Blessings will provide each child with a packet of educational activities that include goal charts and coloring sheets. Equal Access to Justice Day, as initiated by WMU-Cooley President and Dean Don LeDuc, suspends classes in observance of MLK Day. Students, faculty and staff devote the day to reflect and attend programs on the role of law and lawyers in protecting the right of everyone and assuring equal access to justice. The event will be held Monday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Everyday Blessings, 13129 St. Francis Lane; Thonotosassa, FL  33592.

WMU-Cooley Lansing to Celebrate MLK Day with Cardboard Prophets

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and WMU-Cooley Law School’s Equal Access to Justice Day, Jan. 15, the Lansing campus Black Law Students Association and Student Bar Association will host a discussion with Mike Karl from Cardboard Prophets, a street-based outreach program in Lansing. The event will begin at noon in the Cooley Center lobby. Following the presentation, WMU-Cooley students, faculty and staff will volunteer during Cardboard Prophets “Laundry Thy Neighbor” service project at All Washed Up Laundromat. While volunteering, individuals will wash and dry the laundry of those in need from the Lansing community. Cardboard Prophets’ goal is to tell the stories of those living on the streets and give them second chances through creative ideas. The organization focuses on involving the community to achieve real change for the homeless, as well as helping to restore faith in humanity. Equal Access to Justice Day, as initiated by WMU-Cooley President and Dean Don LeDuc, suspends classes in observance of MLK Day. Students, faculty, and staff devote the day to study, reflection, and programs on the role of law and lawyers in protecting the right of everyone and assuring equal access to justice.

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