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Toree S. Randall

Toree S. Randall

Associate Professor Emeritus

B.S., magna cum laude, Lee Honors College, Western Michigan University

J.D., magna cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

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Professor Randall has expertise in Research & Writing, Advanced Writing, Moot Court, Appellate Advocacy, Scholarly Writing, Law Review, and Introduction to Law.  Professor Randall rejoined the WMU-Cooley faculty in 2017 after working in private practice for three years.  She was previously a member of the full-time faculty from 2010 to 2014 and a member of the part-time faculty from 2008 to 2009.  She brings over 20 years of legal experience to Cooley, with experience in law-firm practice, large-firm business development, and legal-research consulting.

Most recently, Professor Randall served as the Director of Client Development at the Detroit-based national law firm of Dickinson Wright.  In that role, she worked alongside firm leadership to design and execute business development initiatives to support the 450-attorney firm's North American expansion.  In addition, she coached individual lawyers on strategies to grow their practices, develop their professional brands, and provide excellent client service.

Before coming to WMU-Cooley, Professor Randall was an Assistant Professor of Research, Writing, and Advocacy at Ave Maria School of Law.  In addition to teaching the introductory legal-writing course, she taught the first-year appellate-advocacy course and coached national moot-court teams.

From 2000 to 2007, Professor Randall served as a research consultant for LexisNexis.  In that role, she partnered with the faculty at the University of Michigan Law School and Ave Maria School of Law to develop and execute legal-research training programs.  She also directed national law review conferences and later served as the National Manager of Faculty Programs for LexisNexis.

Professor Randall began her legal career as an associate with the full-service, Michigan-based firm of Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith.  While at this firm, she represented employers, insurance companies, and other clients in litigated matters.


She has been published in the Wayne Law Review and the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute and has served as an assistant editor for the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.  As a law student, Professor Randall served on the WMU-Cooley Law Review.  She received American Jurisprudence or Certificate of Merit "book" awards in five courses.

At WMU-Cooley, Professor Randall has taught Research and Writing, Advanced Writing, Scholarly Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Introduction to Law.  She has coached national moot court teams and has served as the faculty adviser to various student groups.

Articles (Law Reviews and Law Journals)

  • Toree Randall, Meet Me in the Cloud: A Legal Research Strategy that Transcends Media, 19 J. Leg. Writing Inst., 1027 (2014). 
  • Toree S. Randall, Worker's Disability Compensation, 47 Wayne L. Rev. 815 (2001).

Books and Chapters in Books

  • Toree S. Randall, "Reasoned Legal Research:  multi-media workbook, and thirty instructional videos," Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2012).

Short Works

  • Toree S. Randall, New-Lawyer Development Tips from the Law School Trenches, 97 Mich. B.J., Feb. 2018, at 44.


  • Toree Randall, Speaker, A Research Process that Transcends Books, the Internet, Mobile Apps, and the "Next Big Thing" (Legal Writing Institute 2012 Biennial Conference, New Teacher's program, Palm Desert, California, June 1, 2012).
  • Toree S. Randall, Speaker, Ten Tips for Better Written Advocacy (State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Summit, June 7, 2013).