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Monica R. Nuckolls

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Monica Nuckolls

Professor

B.A., cum laude, Michigan State University
J.D., University of Michigan Law School

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"Teaching law is more than a profession - it's a calling."

There is no greater joy than to help a student understand, appreciate, and challenge the law all at the same time. I am honored to teach Torts I, Torts II, and Equity & Remedies at WMU-Cooley Law School, and serve as the chair of the Torts department.
Before joining the WMU-Cooley faculty, I served as a commercial litigation associate at the law firm of Clark Hill, PLC in Detroit, Michigan. I also worked as a commercial litigation contract attorney for the Detroit law firm of Pepper Hamilton, LLP.

During my time in private practice, I handled various complex commercial litigation matters including product liability, labor and employment, breach of contract, property, environmental, asbestos, and business tort disputes.

I am dedicated to expanding law-related education in Michigan, and have co-authored several books aimed toward teaching young people about the law and promoting responsible citizenship. In addition, I helped create an anti-bullying program geared toward teaching young people about the legal, social, and psychological effects of this type of destructive behavior. I am a past recipient of the State Bar of Michigan's prestigious Champion of Justice Award and the NAACP (Saginaw Branch) Community Service Award.

I am actively engaged in State Bar of Michigan committee work and am a member of the Michigan Center for Civic Education board of directors. I am also an Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellow, a Michigan State Bar Foundation Fellow, and I am listed in Who's Who in Law Academia.

Articles (Law Reviews and Law Journals)

  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Torts: Annual Survey of Michigan Law, 59 Wayne L. Rev. 1243 (2014).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Torts: Annual Survey of Michigan Law, 54 Wayne L. Rev. 439 (2008).

Book and Chapters in Books

  • Nelson P. Miller, Paul T. Sorensen, Karen L. Chadwick & Monica R. Nuckolls, The Practice of Tort Law (Vandeplas 3d ed. 2012).
  • Hon. M.T. Thompson, Jr. & Monica R. Nuckolls, How Criminal Justice Works in Michigan: Understanding Our Courts, Criminal Justice System, & Bill of Rights (AuthorHouse 2009).
  • Hon. M.T. Thompson, Jr. & Monica R. Nuckolls, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: Drugs and Alcohol (AuthorHouse 2008).
  • Hon. M.T. Thompson, Jr. & Monica R. Nuckolls, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: Gangs, Bullies & Violent Crimes (AuthorHouse 2008).
  • M.T. Thompson, Jr. & Monica R. Nuckolls, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: Manchild in the Promise Land; A Crime Prevention Program (AuthorHouse 2005).

Short Works

  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Law-Related Education Can Change the Direction of a Child’s Life, 92 Mich. B.J., May 2013, at 30.
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Matthew E. Kirchbaum, & Allan T. Motzny, Constitution Day, Michigan Legal Milestones, and Law-Related Education: State Bar of Michigan Programs That Engage the Broader Community, 92 Mich. B.J., May 2013, at 26.
  • M.T. Thomspon, Jr., Monica R. Nuckolls, & Gwendolyn M. McMillon, Weekly Bully Beatdown: Who Can Stop the Bullying?, (Making Choices and Facing Consequences Workbook Series No. 1-10, 2011).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Project Future, 531 LACHES (Oakland Cty. B. Ass’n), Sept. 2010, at 17.

Presentations

  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Panelist, Using Law-Related Education Programs to Develop Membership (Mackinac Island, Mich., State Bar of Michigan Leadership Forum June 7, 2014).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Working Together To Stop Bullying (Auburn Hills, Mich., Michigan SOGI Education Conference Feb. 7, 2014).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Weekly Bully Beatdown (Clinton Township, Mich., Macomb Intermediate School District Dec. 18, 2013).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Working Together to Stop School Violence (Detroit, Mich., Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies Oct. 22, 2013).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Panelist, Some Things Don’t Change: Fulfilling the Organized Bar’s Role to Educate the Public About the Justice System (Mackinac Island, Mich., State Bar of Michigan Leadership Forum June 15, 2013).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Working Together to Stop School Violence (Auburn Hills, Mich., Thomas M. Cooley Law School Statewide Summit on Bullying June 7, 2013).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Bullies in the Workplace (Detroit, Mich., Family Spirituality Weekend, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Feb. 25, 2012).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, State Proposal 12-2: What is a Right to Work Law? (Detroit, Mich., Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Voter Information and Preparation: An Evening of Empowerment Oct. 15, 2012).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: A Drug Education and Crime Prevention Program Designed Specifically for Distressed Communities with a Youth Crime Problem (Detroit, Mich., Town Hall Meeting on Teen Violence, American Bar Association Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice May 3, 2010).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: A Drug Education and Crime Prevention Program Designed Specifically for Distressed Communities with a Youth Crime Problem (Richmond, Va., Virginia Bureau of Police May 30-31, 2008).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Law Day: Boyz-n-the-Hood (Pontiac, Mich., Success on Saturdays at Pontiac Northern High School Mar. 3, 2007).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: A Drug Education and Crime Prevention Program Designed Specifically for Distressed Communities with a Youth Crime Problem (East Lansing, Mich., Training Session for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Sept. 7-8, 2006).
  • Monica R. Nuckolls, Presentation, Making Choices and Facing Consequences: A Drug Education and Crime Prevention Program Designed Specifically for Distressed Communities with a Youth Crime Problem (Saginaw, Mich., Training Session for the Family Youth Initiative Jan. 19-20, 2006).