Past Events


Human Trafficking to be Discussed at WMU-Cooley’s Tampa Bay Campus

WMU-Cooley Law School Tampa Bay campus chapter of Help Save the Next Girl (HSNG) will host a discussion about the effects of Human Trafficking in the Tampa Bay region. The featured speaker will be Pasco County Sherriff’s Office Corporal Alan Wilkett. 

Wilkett, who serves as commander of the Pasco County Human Trafficking Task Force, will talk about the signs, behaviors and indicators of trafficking and how individuals can become involved with efforts to end human trafficking. In addition, he will share information about helping victims and survivors of this crime.

Serving more than 22 years in public service, Wilkett’s career has included positions in Property Crimes, Major Crimes, Cold Case, Narcotics, Child Abuse, Patrol, and Court Security. He has served as a chief deputy, captain, commander, and director of public safety. He has been recognized as the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and was presented the Law Enforcement Official of the Year Award during the 2017 Human Trafficking Summit in Orlando.


Spin for Innocence

Join us at the SPIN FOR INNOCENCE event on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 from 9-9:45 a.m. at SPARTAN SPIN 918 Elmwood Rd, Lansing, MI 48917. 

Registration is free at: Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated. All proceeds will go to WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project and their important work.

​​The mission of the WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project is to provide legal assistance to persons who are imprisoned for crimes they did not commit and to train students in best practices. The Cooley Innocence Project has exonerated four men — Kenneth Wyniemko (2003), Nathaniel Hatchett (2008), Donya Davis (2014), and LeDura Watkins (2017). 


Gerrymandering Focus of Constitution Day Presentation At WMU-Cooley

In honor of Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 17, WMU-Cooley Law School and the American Constitution Society will host a panel discussion at the law school’s Auburn Hills campus featuring the Hon. Michael Warren, co-founder of Patriot Week, and Mark Brewer, an attorney specializing in election law. This year’s event marks the 10 anniversary of both the founding of Patriot and the inaugural event of the Auburn Hills Constitution Society. Warren and Brewer will lead a panel discussion, “Gerrymandering, the United States Supreme Court, and Michigan’s Constitutional Amendment.” The Constitution Day celebration at WMU-Cooley is free and open to the public. Individuals interested in attending should RSVP to [email protected]. The event runs noon-1:45 p.m. and will be held in Room 145 at the Auburn Hills campus, 2630 Featherstone Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326.

Voting Rights Topic of Tampa Campus Constitution Day Event

On Tuesday, September 17, Tampa Attorney Richard K. Fueyo will be the featured speaker during WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus Constitution Day Speakers Series. The event, “Voting Rights & the U.S. Constitution,” organized by the law school’s Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity will take a look into how voting rights have evolved and the role the constitution has played and include discussions regarding issues facing voter today. Fueyo, a member of the American Constitution Society, is a shareholder at Trenam Law. His practice focuses on probate, trust and guardianship litigation and includes commercial litigation and antitrust counseling. The Constitution Day celebration at WMU-Cooley is free and open to the public. Individuals interested in attending should RSVP to [email protected]. The event is at noon in Room 321 of the Tampa Bay campus at 9445 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, Florida 33578.

Constitution Day in Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids campus of WMU-Cooley Law School will celebrate Constitution Day Tuesday, Sept. 17 with A Discussion on Reproductive Rights, presented by the Organization of Women Law Students. The noon-2 p.m. event will be held in Room 529 of the law school at 11 Commerce Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503. All are welcome; lunch will be served.


Street Law Stand Down

WMU-Cooley Law School Lansing campus and Cardboard Prophets will co-host the second annual Street Law Stand Down event Saturday, May 11, 2019, 12-4 p.m. in Reutter Park in downtown Lansing. The event will pull together agencies and resources that will be able to assist area citizens in need, all at one easy-to-find, accessible location.

Campus clinic faculty, attorneys and students will answer legal questions and help with forms and referrals in such areas as housing rights, criminal expungement, power of attorney, medical directives, and employment law.

Cardboard Prophets, a street-based ministry and outreach organization that works with the homeless and families, will be on hand with information on their services.

Other participating organizations will be the AARP Foundation (senior services and senior employment), Blue Cross Complete (medical), Lansing Board of Water and Light (customer service assistance and energy savers department), Capital Area District Library (assistance with documents for state ID cards), Child & Family Charities, Community Mental Health (medical), Footprints (free shoes), Lansing Safe Families (child care-family assistance), Lovejoy (home care, adult foster care, respite services), Michigan Veterans Affairs (veterans assistance), MSP Angel Program (dependency and addiction assistance), and the Secretary of State Office (assistance with state ID forms). More agencies may be added to the list as the event draws near.

The day will also feature another of Cardboard Prophets' popular Picnics in the Park, with free meals from the Smoke N' Pig food truck. The event is open to everyone and all services are free. Reutter Park is at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Kalamazoo Street, directly south of WMU-Cooley Law School, in downtown Lansing (across from the library). If it rains, the event will be moved to the lobby of the Cooley Center at 300 S. Capitol, Lansing.


Law Day Event in Kalamazoo

Celebrate Free Speech, Free Press & Free Society with Community Champions for Law Day. Panel Discussion on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special Guest: Mary Beth Tinker. The event will be held in Room 1355, Schneider Hall, Western Michigan University campus, 903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Limited seating. Register here. Contact Ellen Zwarensteyn at 248-321-4842 with questions. 

LAW DAY Kalamazoo



The Changing Face of Title IX

The Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Law Review cordially invites you to join a discussion surrounding important updates to Title IX in the symposium, "The Changing Face of Title IX: An Eye on Gender Discrimination," on Friday, March 29, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information: [email protected]

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