Past Events


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]

WMU-Cooley Law School
Cooley Center Lobby
300 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

Western Michigan Cooley Law Review's Annual Symposium



WMU-Cooley Law to Host All-Women U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold an all-women naturalization ceremony at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus on Friday, March 15 at 11 a.m. The ceremony, which includes the Oath of Allegiance, will be the final step to citizenship for the nearly 70 candidates. Before the oath is administered by Federal Magistrate Judge Julie Sneed, of the Middle District of Florida, WMU-Cooley Assistant Dean Katherine Gustafson will provide opening remarks. The campus is located at 9445 Camden Field Pkwy, Riverview, Florida.


WMU-Cooley Tampa Campus Presents Distinguished Leadership Award to Attorney

Attorney Warren Hope Dawson will be presented with the 2019 Distinguished Leadership Award by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at the organization's Black Tie Ball. The event, “Mardi Gras Masquerade,” will be held at the University Club of Tampa, 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 3800, on March 2, 2019, at 7 p.m. Ticket for the Black Tie Ball are $35 and can be purchased online at For additional questions email  [email protected].


It's About Justice

AH Criminal Law Society presents "It's About Justice" at the Auburn Hills campus at 2630 Featherstone Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan  48326, Room 145. Speaker is Julie Baumer, who was convicted of child abuse in 2005 based on mistaken medical information about Shaken Baby Syndrome. At her second trial in 2010, Ms. Baumer was acquitted of all charges after information about the condition of Venous Sinus Thrombosis was presented as the true reason for the child's condition. RSVP at:


WMU-Cooley MLK Day in Auburn Hills

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, the Auburn Hills campus of WMU-Cooley Law School will host a brunch, scholarship presentation, and a three-attorney panel discussion on "Living the Dream." The events, which will be held in Room 145, will begin at 10 a.m. Featured speakers are Michael Friedman, and WMU-Cooley alumni Aaron Burrell and Erika Morgan. RSVP at [email protected].


Integrity in Our Community

Former Oakland County Bar President Michael Schloff will be the featured speaker at WMU-Cooley Law School's Integrity in Our Community event at the school's Auburn Hills campus Nov. 15, noon, in Room 145. Schloff, a veteran who is active in various veterans' organizations, will also receive the school's Integrity Award.


WMU-Cooley Law School
300 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933 
(517) 371-5140

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