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Terrence F. Cavanaugh

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Terrence F. Cavanaugh

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, and Visiting Professor

B.S.E. University of Michigan 1971
J.D. University of Toledo 1978
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I joined the WMU-Cooley staff in 1995 as a clinical supervisor and teacher with the Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic, and taught Criminal Law Clinic. I served as an adjunct professor in Lawyering Before Trial and Trial Advocacy 1989-1992, and became a full-time professor at WMU-Cooley in 1995.

Before joining WMU-Cooley, I was a general practitioner in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1978-1995, focusing on criminal defense, family law litigation, business planning, and commercial and residential real estate. Before entering the profession of law, I was a math and science teacher for Livonia Public Schools, then a math teacher for Ann Arbor Public Schools.

I have taught as part of the Sixty Plus Inc., Elderlaw Clinic faculty, as well as Wills/Estates/Trusts, Equity and Remedies, and Criminal Law. I’ve supervised many externships, and have taught and supervised the Washtenaw County Public Defender Clinic for many years.

In 2003, 2006, 2013 and 2014, I served as co-director of WMU-Cooley's Australia/New Zealand Foreign Study Program. I’ve also served as a faculty adviser for the WMU-Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. I was a co-winner of the Beattie Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004. I am currently designated as a Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Articles (Law Reviews and Law Journals)

  • Kimberly E. O'Leary, Norman Fell, Terry Cavanaugh, & Marla Mitchell-Cichon, Teaching Interviewing and Counseling in the Criminal Defense Clinic: Following Up on the Criminal Defense Session through a Roundtable Conversation, 8 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L. 291 (2005).

Book Reviews and Other Short Works

  • Terrence F. Cavanaugh, Governmental Land Boundaries in Michigan, 4 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L. 251 (2001).
  • Terrence F. Cavanaugh & Gary Bauer, Medicaid Analysis in Developing an Estate Plan, 12 Mich L. Wkly., Jun 1, 1998, at 1064.