LAW REVIEW membership
Welcome to the members page of the WMU-Cooley Law Review. Our mission is to publish pragmatic and theoretical legal scholarship for judges, practicing attorneys, and students of law. Our Law Review team is comprised of some of the highest achieving students from WMU-Cooley Law School. Together, we strive to produce a quality legal publication reflective of the caliber and diversity of students, faculty, alumni, and our school as a community. Our goal is to publish articles that will be useful for practitioners and provide support and guidance for our judicial opinions.
Law Review membership is available to applicants with:
- a 3.0 grade or higher in Research & Writing or Advocacy;
- a 3.0 grade or higher in Scholarly Writing;
- score of 70% or higher on the ALWD test; and
- a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Students may apply while they are taking Scholarly Writing, but their offer of membership will be contingent on receiving a 3.0 grade or higher in that class.
Participation in Scholarly Writing does not automatically qualify applicants for Law Review Membership. No applicant is guaranteed membership, including those applying for associate editor position.
If an applicant is a member of the Law Journal Board or holds a position with the Journal higher than an associate, the applicant is ONLY eligible to apply for a Law Review Associate Editor position. If the applicant holds an associate editor position with another publication, the applicant may only apply for a Law Review Associate Editor or Assistant Editor position.
Trinity 2022 Awards
Each term, the Law Review Voting Board of Editors presents awards to Law Review members who have made the most significant contribution to the publication of the Law Review.
Eugene Krasicky Award
The Eugene Krasicky Award is presented to the Assistant Editor who made the most significant contributions to the Law Review. The Award is named after Professor Eugene Krasicky, who developed Cooley's Scholarly Writing program. Scholarly Writing is an honors writing course and the foundation of our Law Review. We thank Professor Krasicky for his years of hard work and dedication to our publication.
The recipient of the Eugene Krasicky Award is Nicholas Taylor.
Dawn C. Beachnau Award
The Dawn C. Beachnau Award is presented to members of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review Board of Editors who made the most significant contributions through their leadership and dedication to the Law Review. The Award is named after the late Law Review Administrator Dawn Beachnau. Since 1978, Mrs. Beachnau has been the heart and soul of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. This award was established in recognition of her hard work and dedication. Her memory continues to be a true inspiration to all members, both past and present.
The recipient of the Dawn C. Beachnau Award is Nancy Zieah.
John D. Voelker Award
The John D. Voelker Award is presented to the Senior Associate Editors who made the most significant contributions to publication of the Law Review. The award is named after former Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker, who authored some of the most readable opinions in the Michigan Reports and is widely known for his literary works.
The recipient of the John D. Voelker Award is Riley Stheiner.