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Cooley Lansing Campus Holds Honors Convocation

On Nov. 9, Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus held its fall term honors convocation recognizing students for their achievements.

Adam Ostrander and Hannah Murphy were presented with the Leadership Achievement Award, which acknowledges those students who have consistently, comprehensively, and effectively provided leadership in a variety of capacities. The award is intended to be the culmination of the recipients’ participation in leadership activities at Cooley.

Cooley Lansing Campus Honors Convocation

Ostrander was also presented with the Alumni Association Distinguished Student Award. The award is given to selected graduating students based on academic accomplishments, professionalism and ethics, leadership, extracurricular activities, and post-graduation plans. The recipients are selected by the past presidents and executive committee of the Cooley Alumni Association. Recipients are presented a diploma frame from the law school.

Originally from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Murphy earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. While at Cooley she was a member of the Student Bar Association (SBA) where she served as secretary and as a member of the mentorship program. She also served as president of the Organization of Women Law Students (OWLS), American Bar Association Law Student Division Senator, executive publicity editor for the Cooley Law Review, and a member of the Health Law Society.


In addition to the Leadership Achievement Award, Murphy was honored with the Student Bar Association Robert E. Krinock Memorial Award for loyalty to the SBA and the student body through their dependable involvement and positive attitude; the SBA Fitzgerald Award for significant commitment towards the improvement of the school’s various student organizations; and the SBA Distinguished Student Award, which goes to an individual who dedicated their time at Cooley serving the student body through continuous dedication to the SBA.

Ostrander, who is originally from Marshall, Michigan, earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University. He served as editor in chief of the Cooley Law Review, treasurer for Mock Trial, Student Bar Association Senator, and as a member of the Health Law Society and Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. Ostrander was part of the Moot Court National Team and Mock Trial competition winner.

Nov 16 2023