Past Events


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.


Honors Convocation in Auburn HIlls

The Auburn Hills campus of WMU-Cooley Law School will hold its honor convocation Nov. 9, 5 p.m. in Room 145.


Court of Appeals Visits Auburn Hills

The Michigan Court of Appeals will visit the Auburn Hills campus of WMU-Cooley Law School on Nov. 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. The court will hold its docket in the school's appellate courtroom, in Room L-48.


Affinity Bar Summit

The 2018 Affinity Bar Summit will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the WMU-Cooley Law School Auburn Hills campus, 2630 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills, Michigan. Participants will discuss truth, racial hearing, and transformation (TRHT) in  the legal profession and justice system, in order to provide input to the national and community-based  W.K. Kellogg TRHT process. Registration and breakfast begin at 9 a.m. and the program kicks off at 9:30 a.m. The day will include an interactive workshop, lunch, and the development of action steps to implement recommendations. Participants will be sent home with a "toolkit" to take back to their organization or community. The TRHT focus on the law includes local, state, and national policy; commitment to civil and human rights, redressing the inequities historically created by the legal system, criminal justice and law enforcement, and the integration of restorative justice practices. This program is presented by the State Bar of Michigan Diversity and and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Register at



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