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Mina Woodard Graduates Summa Cum Laude

January 21

Of the 92 WMU-Cooley graduates earning their juris doctor degrees in December 2021, Mina Woodard ranked first with a perfect cumulative grade point average of 4.0 and was named Summa Cum Laude.

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WMU-Cooley Hosts Voter Suppression Discussion in Honor of MLK Day

January 20

As part of WMU-Cooley Law School’s monthly Community Conversations, Professor Monica Nuckolls hosted a discussion on voter suppression and voter protection. The discussion was held in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Desmond Meade

WMU-Cooley Holds Commencement for its Tampa Bay Campus Fall Term Graduates

December 22

Graduates of WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus were honored during a graduation ceremony on Dec. 19. The commencement, which was held live at the University of South Florida Music Hall Center, allowed the opportunity for family and friends to join the ceremony remotely through a YouTube livestream event.

Judge Richard Bernstein

WMU-Cooley Holds Commencement for Michigan Campus Fall Term Graduates

December 22

Michigan campus graduates of WMU-Cooley Law School were honored during a graduation ceremony on Dec. 18. The commencement, which was held live at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center, allowed family and friends the opportunity to join the ceremony remotely through a YouTube livestream event.

Vellar Morris

WMU-Cooley Senior Selected as Finalist for Prestigious Federal Award

December 17

Soon-to-be graduate of WMU-Cooley Veller Morris has been selected for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2022. The coveted program, administered by the U.S Office of Personnel Management, values leadership, problem-solving, strategic thinking and other qualities that lead to excellent service in a future career in the government.

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WMU-Cooley's Innocence Project Receives Grant to Support Forensic Case Review

December 10

The Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School $300,000 in grant funding to screen post-conviction claims of innocence. In 2019, the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project (Project) first received the Upholding the Rule of Law grant.

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WMU-Cooley’s Tampa Campus Holds Virtual Honors Convocation

December 02

On November 19, WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus honored students during the law school’s fall-term honors convocation.

Michigan Appeals Court Judge Christopher Murray

WMU-Cooley Law Review Honors Top Scholarly Briefs

December 02

The WMU-Cooley Law Review honored attorneys Mark Bendure, Sima Patel, and Jessica Zimbelman during the organization’s annual Distinguished Brief Award ceremony on Nov. 18. The ceremony, which recognizes the most scholarly briefs filed with the Michigan Supreme Court in 2021, was held virtually to due to the COVID-19 pandemic.