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Brame Participates in Panel on Prison and Criminal Justice Reforms

June 17

On Tuesday, June 8, WMU Cooley Associate Dean Tracey Brame participated in a panel discussion on prison and criminal justice reforms.

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WMU-Cooley Law School Honors Juneteenth and African-American Independence

June 17

On Tuesday, June 15, WMU-Cooley Law School held a virtual discussion titled Juneteenth Promises Made, Promises Delayed, Promises Kept.

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ACLU of Michigan Attorney Speaks on History of LGBTQ Rights

June 14

In recognition of Pride Month, WMU-Cooley Law School hosted ACLU of Michigan Attorney Jay Kaplan to discuss the history of LGBTQ rights. The June 10 virtual conversation was part of the law school’s Community Conversation Series.

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Kimble Center for Legal Drafting Honored by Center for Plain Language

June 04

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Kimble Center for Legal Drafting has been honored with the 2021 ClearMark Award in the legal category by the Center for Plain Language.

WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Paves the Way for Release of Gilbert Poole After 32 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Paves the Way for Release of Gilbert Poole After 32 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

May 26

LANSING, Mich. - May 26, 2021 - Today, Oakland County Circuit Judge Rae Lee Chabot set aside the conviction of Gilbert Lee Poole, Jr. who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1989.

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WMU-Cooley Holds Commencement for its Spring Term Graduates

May 25

WMU-Cooley Law School held commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 23.

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WMU-Cooley Professor to Host Virtual Eviction Rights Community Forum

May 24

WMU-Cooley Professor Florise Neville-Ewell will host the District of Columbia community forum Tenants’ Eviction Rights on Wednesday, June 9 at 7 p.m.


D.C. Attorney General Speaks About Social Justice

May 24

As part of WMU-Cooley Law School’s Community Conversations series, the law school’s Federal Bar Association hosted Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine on May 19.


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